Monday, February 7, 2011

general maintenance

i just wanted to take a second to run a few things by you guys.

first, i've been realizing how few pictures and videos i've been putting on the blog lately.  part of that is because ever since our camera fell in the toilet when lily was taking a picture of ozzy's poop, it just hasn't been the same.  the pictures it takes are blurry and generally crap.  and any other pictures i take are on my phone which are also kinda crap too because there is no flash.  the combination of the above, and just the basic logistics of having a camera with you when you have 3 kids have all made for me sucking at capturing my life.  so with that said, it is my goal to get more pictures on this blog!  this is my life journal these days, and frankly i too get tired of just my words.

which leads me to my second point....  i know a lot of bloggers who don't allow anonymous comments.  mostly due to people hiding behind anonymity to be mean.  thankfully i've had very little of that in my blog. in fact i kind of like the drama of anonymous comments... everyone trying to figure out who they are and so on.  but as they have been coming more frequently, i would just ask that if you feel like you want to be mean,  please send me your frustrations privately.  let me reiterate -- i haven't been offended by any of the recent anonymous comments, but i just get a little worried that it might be heading that way the more 'controversial' i get.  and lord knows i don't want to have to tone anything down for fear i might offend someone!  that's what blogs are for right?!

lastly, it's been really cool for me to be able to share our heart for adoption with all of you.  the response has been tremendous.  it's been especially neat to get personal emails or messages from you wanting to know more.  in the midst of all my rants and raves and general rumblings in my head, it has occurred to me that i haven't really taken the time to address some of the more basic questions about adoption.  people have sent me emails asking me lots of different things, and as you can imagine it can be sort of time consuming to answer all the questions, so on b's suggestion i want to have a special FAQ adoption post.
so, here's where you come in.  if you have a question or two about adoption you would like to have the answer to, i'd love to be able to use a blog post to share our answer/experience.  some of the more common questions i plan to address are,
'what agency are you using and why?'  
'why are you adopting internationally and not domestically?'
'how many times will you have to go to ethiopia?'
'what age/gender are you adopting and why?'

those are just some off the top of my head.  if you have any others, i'd love to be able to answer them.  so feel free to post a comment, or send me an email with a question and i'll try and get these answers up in the next week or so.  

in the meantime i'll leave you with some pictures of my babies.


The Harper Family said...

Love you...Holls and your beautiful family...the harpers miss you!

Pollard Family said...

loved seeing some pics of your darling kids. miss you just feels like it's been really long in between visits this time. bummer. would love to see you guys and watch the kids play together now that they're a bit older- especially the babes. lola is crazy- a little pistol...what's tali like?

The Schmidts said...

Seriously--you have adorable kids Holly! I haven't seen them in person in so long. Lily looks so grown up. -Rhiannon

Anonymous said...

i could put your kids in a tortilla and eat them.


Jonathan and Jen Bryce said...

love you. love your heart. love your babies. love your future babies. and i love YOU! thanks for your sweet post!


Anonymous said...

I would like to know why you are not adopting domestically. I am not asking because I disagree with your decision to adopt internationally, but mostly because I am uninformed on the issue.