Forever I am Changed

March 29, 2011By rachaelmcclearyUncategorized No Comments

Oh Happy Day, Happy Day You washed my sins away Oh Happy Day, Happy Day… This Saturday, four of my dear friends threw a shower in honor of the twins.  They are amazing ladies and sweet friends.  They had the room decorated with beautiful traditional Ethiopian decorations.  We drank Ethiopian coffee and enjoyed delicious fruit … Read More

Big News

March 23, 2011By rachaelmcclearyUncategorized 6 Comments

It’s a snowy day here today.  The kids are home from school due to the weather outside.  There is much talk about “spring” and how it still feels like winter – and indeed it does.  Yesterday it rained almost all day.  Then it snowed all night and there are still flakes coming down today.  A … Read More

World Water Day

March 22, 2011By rachaelmcclearyUncategorized No Comments

It’s World Water Day today! Today, I am thankful for the water that comes out of our faucets – clean and ready for us to drink, wash clothes with, cook with, wash dishes with, take a shower under… along with the many ways that we use water.  Interestingly enough, today, our daughter Amanda woke us … Read More

Strength Will Rise

March 16, 2011By RachaelUncategorized No Comments

There has been so much happening and so much speculation and possible “rumor” of things happening these days with adoption in Ethiopia.  Up to this point, we felt like the adoption we are in the process of was flowing so “smoothly”.  We are still waiting for a court date and not really any longer than … Read More

Strength Will Rise

March 16, 2011By rachaelmcclearyUncategorized No Comments

There has been so much happening and so much speculation and possible “rumor” of things happening these days with adoption in Ethiopia.  Up to this point, we felt like the adoption we are in the process of was flowing so “smoothly”.  We are still waiting for a court date and not really any longer than … Read More

Letters to God

March 7, 2011By RachaelUncategorized No Comments

This little girl picked out a movie for our family to watch tonight.   Letters to God (http://www.letterstogodthemovie.com/) …  if you haven’t seen it you should – but do have a tissue box near you.  There was much “talk” this week about Ethiopia and adoption.  The Voice of America website posted this http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/-Ethiopia-to-Cut-Foreign-Adoptions-by-Up-to-90-Percent-117411843.html For those of us in … Read More

Letters to God

March 7, 2011By rachaelmcclearyUncategorized No Comments

This little girl picked out a movie for our family to watch tonight.   Letters to God (http://www.letterstogodthemovie.com/) …  if you haven’t seen it you should – but do have a tissue box near you.  There was much “talk” this week about Ethiopia and adoption.  The Voice of America website posted this http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/-Ethiopia-to-Cut-Foreign-Adoptions-by-Up-to-90-Percent-117411843.html For those of us in … Read More

A weekend full of MN Fun

March 3, 2011By RachaelUncategorized No Comments

We spent last weekend outside.  It was a cold weekend here, but that didn’t stop us. On Saturday, Zachary was in a snowboard competition at Andes Ski Hill.  Here are some pictures from the day.   On Sunday, we made our way out to Lake Darling and Ryan and Grace jumped in the hole that was cut … Read More

A weekend full of MN Fun

March 3, 2011By rachaelmcclearyUncategorized No Comments

We spent last weekend outside.  It was a cold weekend here, but that didn’t stop us. On Saturday, Zachary was in a snowboard competition at Andes Ski Hill.  Here are some pictures from the day.   On Sunday, we made our way out to Lake Darling and Ryan and Grace jumped in the hole that was cut … Read More