Last Friday night, Cory and I showed our house to a young couple and on Monday morning I received an e-mail from the wife (who teaches at the high school) saying that they want to buy our house! We are excited to be moving closer to my job and to be able to have Allie in the same town I work in again!!! Our plan is to move sometime in May or June to a farm house we will be renting until the perfect home comes up for sale in Tracy.

Hopefully the packing/unpacking/moving/decorating will help to keep our minds off the ever extending wait for baby E!!!


A gift from the heart

Christmas isn't about gifts. It isn't about the amount of money you spend on someone or about if you can "out do" someone else's gift. Instead Christmas is about family, love, giving, and about Jesus.

On Friday, we celebrated Christmas on my side. Upon walking into my parents house, we could see the presents that grandma and grandpa had bought to spoil the grand kids. What we didn't realize right away was that there was an extra special present under the tree. This present probably didn't cost a ton of money, but it was a present that is priceless to us...it was a gift for 'Baby E.' My mom had an 8 X 8 scrapbook made for 'baby E.' It has adoption poems in it, maps of Africa and Ethiopia, animals that are indigenous to Ethiopia, as well as areas to add pictures once we receive our referral and information about Allie's reaction to 'baby E.' We were amazed at how much thought and love went into this book. Not only was the book a wonderful keepsake for 'baby E', but just having people recognize that 'baby E' is already a part of our family was equally as special. This book was hands down the most amazing gift (with exception of Allie) we've ever been given.

I'll post some pictures of the book soon!


Christmas 2009


We had Christmas on the Klukas side today and we had a BLAST!!! My aunt bought Allie a Tinkerbell dress-up costume and you can see how much she loved it! More pictures to come!