THE CONRADS IN ARIZONA

A blog about the recent updates on the Conrads.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summer Fun Photos

This is not a real earring!

Clayson's team won the championship!


Clay got an in-the-park home run!



Guymael just hanging out!




Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Update on our boys' family in Haiti

Our boys' biological family in Haiti is okay. I got a call from their older brother, Jessy and they are all okay. Including their Mom -Josie, Uncle -Jackson, and their Grandma and little brother. This is so much of a relief to know that they are well. They are running out of food and water. Luckily, Randy will be there to offer some assistance. Praise God that we heard from them!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jamie Hinsz Way to Go Girl

If you are checking out our blog, I just want to give you a push to check out Jamie's blog as well. We are so proud of her and want those of you who know her to check out her recent Award. Congratulations Jamie from The Conrads.

Photos of the cousins!






















Monday, May 25, 2009

Haiti Visit May 2009

Hello friends and family:
I had a wonderful time in Haiti. It was the first time I had visited alone and the first time I had ever visited and stayed at a hotel in Port-Au-Prince. It was extremely nice to have all those amenities - running HOT and COLD water. The hotel had electricity all day long with air conditioners. It was amazingly comfortable. This trip I was able to get out several times. We went to the beach one day, the baptist mission up in the mountains, we went to the market and out to eat at Epidor (which is a Haitian style Mcdonald's). I'm posting several of the pictures of the trip and some of the places we went.
Schella is doing good! Her health has plateaued and they are reducing some of her medications. We had a wonderful time together. I was so grateful to spend this time with her and miss her tremendously now that I am home. I hope that soon we will be together again.
I felt very safe in the hotel we stayed at - Hotel Villa Therese. The owner, Alix was very gracious and we were able to have a live band come and sing to us one night. It was wonderful! This trip was probably the most "fun" and "entertaining" I've ever had in Haiti. I'm so grateful for experiencing the country in this way.
Please keep praying for Schella, for her health and her emotions as she continues to wait for us to bring her home. Sometimes it is difficult for her to wait for this long process. Please continue to pray for the workers, the directors (Chris & Hal) and the kids that are waiting for adoptive homes. Thank you for thinking of us and the people in Haiti!

Angie

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

What's new?

Hello Friends and Family:
Here's what's new with us... My parents have just arrived to stay in Arizona for a few months. So, we regularly get to see them. Randy and I are looking forward to an evening out, just the two of us and Grandma and Grandpa are going to watch the kids! We have basketball practices three times a week. On weekends, the boys play basketball and sometimes Clayson has a baseball tournament. As you can see, sports activities is where we spend our free time. We have enjoyed a new projector for Christmas - thanks to my brother, Brent and Randy's grandparents (Wes & Betty). We get to watch movies on the wall - big screen! It's lots of fun.

Other than that, our daily life is school, pickups for practices, homework, dinner and then to bed. We are looking forward to winning the school's raffle for a new car (pray for us, the drawing is on February 14th) - since our last car died, we've been commuting around with just one car. We are again so thankful that the Lord gave me a job from home, otherwise this would be an even more trying endeavor to get everyone where they need to go.

I've put a few posts of the boys playing sports. Some videos of James and Clayson. I will try to put a video of Guymael's basketball game on soon. His team is a joy to watch.

Love and blessings to all our friends and family. We love you!

The Conrads
Randy-Angie-James-Clayson & Guymael

James goes to the hoop...

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Upward Basketball at The Grove


Randy is directing the Upward basketball league at our church. This year God has given us 180 kids in the program. We are so proud of Randy and what God is doing through him in this endeavor. Each of the boys are playing and it is fun to watch them improve their skills.

James Upward Basketball

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James has begun his basketball season at our church in Arizona. Randy is directing the Upward league and all of the boys are enjoying playing.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Clayson gets a walk and steals second...

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Clayson drew a walk and steals second. He slides everytime he steals a base whether or not the catcher even has time to throw the ball...

Clayson steals third

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Clayson scores on a pass ball

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Every time Clayson got on base at the tournament, he managed to make it home!!! He did awesome. He also had an in-the-park home run! (NOT PICTURED)

Clayson gets a medal at Holiday Baseball Tournament


Way to go Clayson

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Holiday Tournament Champions


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

James discusses cars, politics, basketball and sports with Grandpa!


Ladies night out!

I was able to go out on an evening with friends to Olive Garden! These friends attend a bible study that I go to on Wednesday nights.


The Phoenix Suns up close


The boys got to see Shaq and Steve Nash up close. It was a free night at the US Airways stadium!

US Airways Stadium Tour


Phoenix Suns practice

The boys enjoyed watching the Suns practice before the regular season starts.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Haiti Photos from May 2008





Here are some photos of the orphanage while I was there. My camera had so many problems, it was so disappointing. I wanted to get more pictures of Schella! Some things have changed and been moved around since these photos were taken. Some of the babies have been moved upstairs. As you can see where the rocking chairs are... that is where I slept to remain cool at night (on the balcony). There is also a picture of all the girls having their nightly bible study and singing. Madame George is with the kids eating outside.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Who needs WWF when you've got it at home!

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We've really got to buy our kids some toys... It has come to this!

Evening Entertainment

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Get the popcorn! The cheapest entertainment around!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Trip To Sedona

We enjoyed a day at Slide Rock near Sedona. There were lots of people there as you can see. The weather was wonderful and each of us took a turn jumping off the cliffs into the water. We had a great time. Is was a great weekend of relaxation.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Kids Singing in Haiti!

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The kids enjoying chapel at HIS Home. This was one of those moments we will remember forever. Watching their joy in singing was so much fun to experience first hand! If you are interested in going to Haiti on a mission trip, just let us know. We are making plans to go in October of 2009 to work in sports missions. Of course, we'd also visit the orphanage in Port Au Prince. Let us know if you are eager to hear more about our progress on this endeavor!

Fun in the sun!


Friday, June 6, 2008

Our 1 Year Anniversary in Arizona

It's hard to believe that in a few short days, we'll have lived in Arizona already a year! It has been a great one, full of new adventures and new friends. We feel so blessed to have been able to enjoy our pool almost year round! The weather is beginning to get hotter every day! Here comes summer! Arizona brings a whole new meaning to the word "summer".

The boys are now out of school and enjoying everyday at home. Sometimes they get bored because I won't let them watch much television. We have plenty of kids over to the house and that keeps them busy.

Randy is starting a basketball camp at The Grove (our church) in a few weeks, so he is organizing that effort. I'm working from home and just hanging out with the kids during the day. I'm looking forward to my parents visiting on Monday, the 9th. It will be nice to have family in town again!

For all our friends and family... keep in touch! We miss you!

Angie