Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Nicest Compliment

" You are a great friend. If I hadn't married you, I would still want to be your friend."

Friday, July 30, 2010

Emmanuel- God is With Us

Today my Mawuli Kodjo became officially Emmanuel Kodjo. :) That may come as a shock to some of my readers who never even knew his legal name was Mawuli.

This morning after taking his US Citizen exam, his name was officially changed to the name he was born with "Emmanuel". Through political decree it had been changed as a child to Mawuli and has since been on all his paperwork, drivers licsense, marriage certificate etc... So the confusion is now over. He is back to Emmanuel.

This handsome hunk of mine is not quite yet officially a Togocan as I like to call him. An American from Togo. In approximately a month he will be sworn in officially as a citizen and we will have a little celebration. Or should I say another celebration!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Another day with my daughter

I know probably in the near future I will cry for days such as this. Days where I can snuggle on the couch in my pj's with my daughter as we read a book or watch a movie. Days where I see every smile, every tear, every grunt and whimper.

Although I fought and struggled, I have come to enjoy the time home with her. She is my joy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thought for the Day

Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.
~Karen Ravn

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Surprise Party 2010

Last weekend we surprised Emmanuel with a special party just for him. Being a Christmas Eve baby, it is just impossible to accomplish that over the Holidays. So what better occasion than his US Citizenship...and what better weekend to celebrate than 4th of July!!!

Here are some pics of the day. It was alot of fun and I am thankful to all the people who helped me pull it off and all the people who traveled from far away to be here.