Monday, October 27, 2008

Sleeping on the Job

Isn't this a great picture of what we all desire to do when work, parenting and life gets crazy? Rest, or in Isabel's case- knocked out. I wish I could do this everyday at work around 1:30pm. The funny thing with Isabel is this picture is not her true self. She and Angel had special mommy/daughter time yesterday, and Isabel talked for the first 45 min. Angel finally told Isabel to take a break from talking, and Isabel promptly said, "but mommy, I can't stop talking."

Sunday, October 19, 2008

When Clive Grows Up

When Clive (7.5 yrs) grows up, he wants to be any of the following:

1. Astronaut.
2. Baker.
3. Mailman.
4. Serve popcorn in a movie theater.
5. Own a fish store, as in pet fish.

I tried to add a picture, but had trouble uploading. See August 6, 2008 for a reference.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Sheppards, missionaries in Liberia

Below is a link to a Wish List of items that our missionary friends, The Sheppards, in Liberia are requesting. This family took in our little Eva when she was 15 mths old and weighed only 9 lbs. They lovingly nursed her back to health and have continued to do the same with other children who needed extra care and could not go directly into the orphanage.

They have been in the US this past year raising more support and are headed back to Liberia in November. These are solid missionaries who have been doing kingdom work in West Africa for 20 years. Your donations would be put to good use if you feel God leading you to contribute to their work in Liberia.

~angel pregont

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Can't Sleep Without My Wife

Matt here at 1:30 am EST.

I'm in D.C. and can't sleep. It is hard to sleep alone without my wife. I'm blogging to let my lovely wife, Angel, know how much I miss her and love her. Hope you have a good morning.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Voter Registration

Angel here.

I'm sure you all have little stations set up in your community for Voter Registration this past week.

And I'm sure you've all seen the signs:

"Register to Vote Here"

"Deadline October 6"

"Felons can vote, too!" (they have this one in YOUR neighborhood, too, right?)

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Mad Skills Part Deux

Another weekend of mad skills. This weekend I put together our closet system. It is so nice to be able to have order in our closet!!!

Women, does this score points with you? If your hubby organized your closet, would he earn points for this?

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Isn't it time for another one?

Matt here, again.

For some crazy reason 3 people asked me this week if we were going to adopt another kid. Two of three said, "isn't it about time for you and Angel to adopt another?" They were serious. It made me think about the last 5 years, really the last 6. We started considering adoption in 2002 when Angel had a miscarriage. We got pregnant with Hudson in April '02, and started interviewing agencies then. We also started the dreaded fundraising.

So, since 2002 until now we have either been preparing for an adoption, going to get a child, or bonding with the new child (granted, you never truly stop bonding).

No wonder co-workers who I've been working with over the last 6 years keep wondering when we are going to get our next child. I mean come one, aren't we all waiting to hear if Brad and Angelina are going to adopt or have another bio child!? Isabel and Jacob are conditioned that if daddy doesn't give them a kiss good night, then they can't fall asleep. Like Isabel and Jacob, my co-workers are conditioned that about every 2 years I will inform them that we are adopting.

A close friend of mine asked me about a month ago if we were done, and I said emphatically, "YES." He quickly stated that was the first time he'd ever heard me say that. Even after Eva, I wouldn't say we were done (guess I was right on that one because 2 years later we brought Nia home).

So, why are the Pregont's done adopting? Stay tuned for this week's blog topic of why we are done adopting.