Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Little Duncan- aka: Peanut

So a new little addition to the family was born last thursday...his name is Duncan and he is a little cutie-pie. We have been calling him peanut though because he is so small and itty bitty. He was born on Thursday, June 18 at 5:08 pm at 6 lbs 6 oz. I need to get more pictures....because these below are the ones taken right after he was born and you can't see his face very well, but they will do for now! Enjoy!

Monday, June 15, 2009


yep...thats right, we recently went to Schlitterbahn with my family and it was AWESOME. Here are some pictures from the weekend...

Mmmm dippin dots!

Goofy Ashtin

Good Ol' Mark and Tamra

The Gristmill in Gruene, TX

kiddie area for Ashtin

The crew...minus my dad.

Me and the J-bird

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Boycott "Orphan"

I am posting to inform those reading this to boycott a film coming out called "Orphan". I'm sure not many of you would probably see the movie anyways, but spread the word and tell people not to support this film. It carries an intense negative message regarding adoption- especially the adoption of older children. Having worked with abused and negelcted children that are currently available for adoption, this movie breaks my heart. Adoptions allow for beautiful opportunities for children and families to experience the fullness of life that Christ has given us on this earth. I have met and loved many beautiful children in the foster care system that have been through more than most adults have experienced in 50 years, and these children are NOT damaged goods,thank you very much Warner Brothers. Sorry, I am getting worked up, I'll shut up now. You can read about the film below...

Info from Forever Families:
There is a horror film being released on July 24, called Orphan, about a family who adopts an older girl who "is not what she appears to be." The film is currently being promoted, and the trailer is available at http://orphan-movie.warnerbros.com The adoption message is extremely negative, and plays into the stereotypes of adopted children, particularly older children, as damaged.

Though we have not been able to preview the entire movie, the trailer leads us to believe the movie will send a horrific message about adoption. The adoption community is protesting the release of the film. We urge you to contact the makers of the film, as well as your local movie theater chains, with your concerns. Contact information:

Warner Bros.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522

Silver Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd. 90
Burbank, CA 91522-0001

Time Warner Inc.
One Time Warner Center
New York, NY 10019-8016