life as we know it

Monday, December 6, 2010

As told by my husband and a few other tidbits...

Did I mention what wonderful friends and family we have? We really do have great people in lives. Like this one. Carrie and I have known each other for, dare I admit, 14 years! We met during middle school cheerleading.

I'm not even claiming which one is me. Can you tell? Well, sweet Carrie has posted about our journey and we are so grateful! I told Nick he had to write something GOOD for her blog. Of course, he did a wonderful job. It's not until things like this when I realize HE has a heart for adoption and orphans separate from me. I've never wanted to feel like this was a one sided thing and can I tell you, it is SO not. My husband is the most fiercely loyal and loving person I know and I am SO blessed to walk this road with him. How did I pull off such a great catch?! You know you picked a good one when your friends prefer his company over yours. It's okay, I can see where they are coming from. Okay, well if I keep talking like this, he's going to get a big head, so I'll leave you all with the fact that I love him deeply and that I hope all my friends can share a love like we have at some time in their lives.

This weekend was busy for both Nick and I working, but it was also a really fun weekend. Friday night, our favorite (and only, but still, they would be our favorite if we had ten neighbors!) neighbors came over for some Mario Kart on the Wii. I myself love the Wii but will always prefer a good old Nintendo Mario Kart battle over anything the Wii has to offer. After work Saturday (getting off much later than expected), we saw friends of Nick's (and mine, now!) that moved out to Colorado recently. Nick has climbed with Brian and Ang for years and they have some great memories together, but I'm excited about making some new memories out here in Colorado!

Wednesday is another day we're looking forward to! We are meeting a virtual friend! Wendy, of Adopted by Design, is in town visiting her family who just also happen to live in Loveland, Colorado. We have partnered with them to do some fundraising for our adoption (check out her stuff by clicking on the icon on the right hand side of our page- if you order, include "mortellite" for instructions with your order)! They're coming over Wednesday night for some dessert and Nick is pulling out all the stops with our favorite heath bar chocolate layer trifle thingy. If you're lucky, I'll remember to take a picture to share.

As always, thanks for sharing in our journey!


  1. I can tell how committed Nick is to adopting from reading his posts on your blog. You are very fortunate, Kelly....both of you are. So glad for you both that you have family and friends who care so deeply and are by your side as you go through this journey. Love, Mom

  2. Hi Kelly!

    This is my first time reading your blog...I got the address from your mom! My husband and I brought our son home from Ethiopia in August 2009. We would love to connect with you. I noticed the Drawn from Water link on your last post and that is an organization that we follow and actively support. We'd love to hear from you!