Monday, November 30, 2009

Baked ripe sweet Plantain

Here is another Creole Cuisine recipes Sounds Yummy I can not wait to make it...


4 fully ripe bananas
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup sugar cane syrup
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
2 pinches salt

peel the sweet plantain,and cut each of them into 4 or 5 pieces
place the pieces of sweet plantain in an oven-safe glass or earthware dish.
add the butter cut into bit,the syrup,salt,cinnamon powder,and the water.

cover the dish with aluminum foil,and bake in the oven over medium heat at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
uncover,and let cook for 15 more minutes,basting the plantain occasionally until they become goldenand crispy. serve hot.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Doing Great!

We are still at the Hospital but Kaleb is such a strong kid. This is a picture of the rod they took out of his left leg now he has one in his right leg. when the doctor came out of surgery to show us the hardware we where in shock, but Kaleb is doing great they are hoping to turn of the epidural off today and see how he does on just straight pain pills then we might be able to go home. We are so proud of you Kaleb you are doing great and such a trooper.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I am Thankful

I am Thankful for Heavenly Father sending me someone so perfect and wonderful.
I know that we where meant to be on this great Journey of life together,there is no one I would want to ride the roller coaster with. I love you Honey you are such a great man.

Monday, November 23, 2009

our yearly Thanksgiving surgery

We are getting ready for Kalebs big surgery that is on wed. morning,He has Femoral torsion so they have to go in and Break his femur then they rotate it then they put a steel pin in his femur and growth plates to keep them in place. It sounds painful and yes it is the whole time he is at the hospital he is on a epidural and strong pain pills that is why he is smiling in the one picture.
We had his left leg done last year and we have to go back in to remove the rod then they will do the right leg. so yes that means we have to have the rod removed next year. Hopefully not at thanksgiving. we where in the hospital last Thanksgiving and now this thanksgiving. But we are very thankful that we can have this done so when he is older he will not have problems with his legs, Plus we feel blessed to live in a great state that has a good children's Hospital.
We hope everyone has a very nice Thanksgiving and can remember all that we are given and can feel Thankful for all our blessings even the one's that are hard.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

You Know...


1. The fact that there are 143 million children without a parent to kiss them goodnight has made you lose sleep.

2. You realize DNA has nothing to do with love & family.

3. You can't watch Adoption Stories on TLC without sobbing.

4. The fact that, if 7% of Christians adopted 1 child there would be no orphans in the world, is convicting to you.

5. You spend free time surfing blogs about families who've experienced the blessing of adoption.

6. It drives you crazy when people ask you about adopted child's "real" parents.

7. You've been "pregnant" with your adoptive child longer than it takes an elephant to give birth.(2 years!)

8. You had no idea how you'd afford to adopt, but stepped out in faith anyway, knowing He'd provide. (& He does!)

9. You've taken an airplane half-way around the world with a child you just met.

10. You believe God's heart's for adoption.

11. You realize that welcoming a child into your heart & family is one of the most important legacies you could ever leave on this earth.

12. You know what the word "Dossier" means & you can actually pronounce it correctly!

13. You've welcomed a social worker into the most private parts of your life.

14. You shudder when people say your child's so lucky that you adopted them, knowing full well you're the blessed one to have him or her in your life.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

What do you do with stickers

Sweet Nerlande loved going down to Bambi's Hotel Room to visit her and Vania and Her sister.
One day she came back with stickers and she was so excited then the next thing when I looked over she was putting stickers all over her and her doll.she was having so much fun putting them all over her.
she was covered head to toe
I can not wait to see you again real soon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Our Thinker

Yonelson is always so deep in thought you can tell he is thinking about what is going on.
Me and Dave felt so bad because we thought to ask someone to talk with Fabrice about becoming part of our Family but we did not think to have someone talk to Yonelson and Nerlange.
Nerlange seemed alright and was not bothered by Fabrice,but We think Yonelson was unsure about Fabrice. Toward the end of our week he seemed to be taking it better.We know Fabrice will look out for him at the O because that last morning he made sure to get all of their tooth brushes and combs and asked where all there clothes where plus Daves deodorant.
We hope you understand Yonelson and we know once you guys are all home you will enjoy having Fabrice here to play and share your life in America with. We love you Yonelson you are such a sweet little boy who has the best smile and we know you will be one amazing young man.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thank you

I wanted to thank everyone for saying such kind things on the post about Fabrice.
I believe we are all Hero's especially our little kids

Here is a great quote
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Christopher Reeve

We are all Hero's because through all the months of waiting and the long times without any words we still love our sweet kids and will not give up on them.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Remember it is all worth it

I know you don't feel well Honey but remember holding those sweet Babies,and how all they need is some Attention and love.

Wow what a year!!

You gotta love Haiti and all we bring back and more.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Something to think about

So Poor Dave has been sick for the last two weeks and we have been to the doctors the first time they said he had a sinus infection but then he still was not getting better so we took him back today and we showed the doctor how poor Dave's jaw was all swollen and had been for the last several days. The doctor said he had not seen mumps around for along time. but Dave has it.
So we found out even if you are current on your immunizations ,but you travel to third world countries you should get your MMR shot along with the other strange ones we got we just did not get the Mumps one a little too late but Dave will have a lifetime Immunity to it.

Monday, November 9, 2009

What you can do when you have sickle cell

clark nearly died following a game in Denver two years ago because of a rare blood disorder that is aggravated by playing in high altitude.

Clark had his spleen and gall bladder removed during separate operations and he lost 30 pounds after the Oct. 21, 2007, game in Invesco Field that ended his season. Many of Clark's teammates told him he should skip this game.

Ten-year veteran Tyrone Carter and rookie Ryan Mundy were expected to split snaps in place of Clark.

About 2½ hours before kickoff, Clark went onto the field in a long-sleeve black shirt and baggy black shorts with white tube socks and ran several times from one sideline to the other, walking back each time, resting for a minute and then repeating.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told the team's Web site he didn't want to risk Clark's health or burden his teammates and family members with worry.

"I think it was the appropriate thing to do in this situation. I didn't want to be worried about his physical well-being, and I know his teammates would be, plus his wife and family. By not allowing him to play, I think we all can be singularly focused on what we came to Denver to do, which is win a football game," Tomlin told

Tomlin said Clark took the news well.

"He's fine. Ryan is a professional. He's a team guy, and I think he respected the decision," Tomlin told the Web site.

This is the same disorder that Fabrice Has and as you can see with the proper steps he will be fine and able to do many Activities!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Photos by Fabrice

One afternoon while we where waiting for lunch Fabrice took the Camera and started telling the kids to sit down and he would take Photos of them they turned out pretty cute.
He is so smart he could figure any thing out all you had to do was show him once.
We can not wait to go back to see these sweet kiddo's

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pain De Viande -Meat Loaf

1Lb ground meat
1 medium onion
1/2 red sweet pepper
1/2 green sweet pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 stick butter
2 whole eggs
2 slices of white bread,soaked in milk

In a bowl,combine all the ingredients and mix well with the hands.add salt and pepper to taste.
pour the mixture into a buttered load mould or ovenproof glassware.
sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
bake in a 350* hot oven until golden brown.

Let me know how you guys do with this recipe I tought i would start with something simple !

Monday, November 2, 2009

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I will always love you

So this last weekend was a hard one I was really miss these sweet faces. I think it had to do with Halloween,going to a Baby shower and still trying to get back to norm putting the kids stuff away until our next trip.

but I will never stop loving them and will keep praying and wishing that Haiti can get the process figured out.
I love this picture of Yonelson looking so intently at the street and market outside the Hotel.
you can tell he is really thinking about all of it.
And this picture of Nerlande well she is quite the character and also so sweet.

Then here is our Handsome young man we had so much fun getting to know him. He is so smart and sweet he loved talking on Dave's phone to all of Dave's family at home. he would just call them even when we didn't know but Dave's family loved hearing this little voice saying "Hello this is Fabrice,How are you? I am fine."

so we love you guys and we will see you in just a few months!