Thursday, June 24, 2010

Kazapalooza 2010

We had such a blast at the third annual Kazapalooza in Milwaukee this past weekend! It is always wonderful to gather with other families who have been amazingly blessed through adoption and particularly through the shared bond of Kazakhstan. It was interesting and sweet to see our kiddos with a shared heritage to recognize each other. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing old friends and making new friends.

I had a chance to participate in the Two Hearts for Hope presentation on Saturday morning which included a moving video presentation of our trip to Kazakhstan last month. I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to serve the country and children of Kaz. I'm also incredibly grateful to be able to serve with Two Hearts through the mission trip and through the Walk - it's an organization that really seeks to bring hope and blessing to orphans.

We shared much joy, much love, and much laughter this weekend. As the boys grow older, I see that the connections they make with other Kaz families (and children) are increasingly important to them. They had such a good time.        


Gretchen said...


liz nelson said...

sounds like a really cool time. and i'm looking forward to participating in the walk!:)

Heather L. said...

Can't wait to hear more about your trip! Glad you got a family picture!

Micah said...

What a great family picture! I might be interested in the walk!! That is Livie's birthday, so Brad and I will need to talk about it. His parents usually come up, but we could possibly move the celebration to a different time.

You do so much to help others and I LOVE you for that. James 1:27