A Good Christmas

I just wanted to say that I had a very sweet Christmas with my dear families. I so enjoyed my Galbo family coming to CO to see me! It was so wonderful for them to come make the drive(and flight) to Denver. I hope it's not so far of a journey one of these days! I also enjoyed Christmas dinner with the Hunts and some Browns. I always love going to Greeley to catch up with them. It was also wonderful to have my two families together for Christmas dinner.

I can't really express how blessed I am to be a part of two very wonderful, kind, loving, and flexible families. Thanks to both of you for loving my husband and I and investing your lives in us!


Fav of the Week

This is a new tradition that I hope to start. Each week I hope to post about one favorite thing, event, etc for the past week. This week's fav is pretty trivial, but hey: Splenda with 1 g of fiber in every packet is pretty cool. Fight cholesterol and stay healthy while consuming a sugar like substance that has no calories... hard to beat. I definitely recommend.

PS- My family comes in 1 week!


Our Afghani Family

We have been cultural mentors to another family since about October. This family is from Afghanistan. It is a much different experience than with our family from Burma because the Father, Mother, and two oldest girls can speak English. The rest of the family is coming along well with their English also. They are incredibly hospitable, similar to nearly every family I have met from a non-Western culture. We Americans have a lot to learn!!! They are such a sweet family and I really enjoy visiting them. Here are two pictures from when we had them over to dinner at our house.

New Dog!?

Alan and I having been wanting a friend for Nigel for a while now... so yesterday we decided to take a trip to one of the local shelters and see if there was a dog that might be a good match for us. We found Timber, a 1 1/2 year old Labradoodle. They are a well matching pair. Although, they aren't quite getting along yet. I also might be a little allergic, so it's still a tryout, but Timber is a cute fella. Not too hyper and has some training. He still has a lot to learn and has a lot of energy.


Timber and Nigel on their beds in the same position

The pair


Water for Christmas

Just imagine walking miles to gather dirty water everyday. That's reality for millions of people. Visit water4christmas.com to learn more about how to help. Water4Christmas is trying to get people to donate $10 on Fridays. All of the money goes directly to building wells. $20 gives one person clean drinking water for 20 years. Think about it. What could you give for Christmas?