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    We’re Paul and Amy. We’re teachers and artists and lovers and laughers. We have a daughter,
    Lucy, who fills us with delight. We take pictures in fields of flowers. We’re adopting a little boy
    from Africa. And we can’t wait to meet him.

July 4 | 2016

On Gideon’s first 4th of July, we learned that he is fearless in the water and loves his great-grandparents. We learned that Lucy loves playing card games (just like her mom and dad) and can build a cookie model of the White House with appropriate supervision. We learned that an inflatable pool makes everything better. We are so blessed.

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July 6, 2016 - 5:37 am

Connie Reams-Lauterbach - All are so precious. Glad you had a good time.

Christmas in July

My wife is amazing.
Gideon missed Christmas with our family this year, so on June 30, Amy brought down some of the Christmas presents that people bought for him and set up some of our Christmas decorations. When the kids woke up the next morning, they were quite surprised to find that it was a mini-Christmas morning.

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July 4, 2016 - 3:16 pm

Cheri Gilbert - What a great idea! This makes my heart happy

July 6, 2016 - 3:39 am

Connie Reams-Lauterbach - What a sweet idea. Love you guys.

Our Trip to the DRC | Photo Heavy

Our trip to the DRC started with a flight from LAX to Istanbul. We had a twenty hour layover in Turkey, which was fantastic. We got to sleep in a hotel bed (what a luxury after a 13 hour flight!) and visit the Hagia Sophia. Lucy has been talking about Turkey ever since we arrived. “It’s a very fancy country,” she says anytime that her trip to Turkey comes up in conversation. “Very fancy.”

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Once we arrived in the DRC, we were excited to spend lots of quality time as a family of four!

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We also were able to spend lots of time with other adopting families while we were in Kinshasa. All of us loved getting to know these families, especially Lucy who was grateful for some friends her own age.

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We didn’t get to leave the hotel a ton–and when we did we were strongly discouraged from taking pictures–but we did get to visit the Congo River one day

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And spend quality time with Congolese friends!

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We also got to spend Easter and Lucy’s birthday in Kinshasa!

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But mostly our trip was about spending quality time as a family together!

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April 26, 2016 - 5:23 am

Connie Reams-Lauterbach - These are all so precious and special. So glad you are home so we could meet Gede in person.

April 27, 2016 - 10:07 am

Aunt Grace - Precious pictures of the fantastic four! What a journey, looking forward to meeting Gede
Love you- Aunt Grace