14 November 2010

Baby Shower in Mansfield

Seda was thrown another very generous, loving, and compassionate baby shower this past today here in Mansfield... I did not choose those words idly... I think that they are perfect actually... thank you to Sue, Joy, and all of the other ladies that made it possible! We are truly grateful.

1000 Random Acts of Culture - The Hallelujah Chorus at Macy's

Two weeks ago at the Macy's in Philadelphia, 650 singers from the Philadelphia Chorus showed up to sing the Hallelujah Chorus accompanied by the Wannamaker Organ. Thanks Mrs. Smith for showing this to me!

13 November 2010

At an adoption fundraiser...


Seda's Baby Shower at the Cambodian Church

Our friends at the Cambodian church were SO generous and loving towards us this past Sunday as they hosted a surprise baby shower for Seda. Here are a few pictures of some of the games, gifts and food!

An Asian Dinner

First Band Concert of the Year

Seda: passing out the concert programs

The Junior High Band


The High School Band

The Blue Flame Jazz Band

A steak dinner!

Halloween with Cambodia friends



Caring friends

Seda has found some very caring Cambodian friends in Columbus at our church.

03 November 2010

Elbert Hubbard quotes

I have no idea who Elbert Hubbard was, but I have recently stumbled onto some of his quotes (more here) that have certainly clicked with me...

- "Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive."

- "Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed."
- "Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped."
- "Life is just one damned thing after another."

- "Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street."

- "Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway."

- "God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars."

- "He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words."

- "The line between failure and success is so fine. . . that we are often on the line and do not know it."

- "Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit."

- "It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get."

- "Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of the field in hope that the cow will back up to them."