Lea and I are happy to post the biggest announcement this website has ever seen. Over the weekend we doubled our family size!

On Friday June 20th, we brought home Kevin Markus (3) and Miriam Anne (1) to join the Edminster household. We have been visiting the kids for the last three weeks awaiting permission from various departments to bring them home. During that time we were able to get to know a bit about their personalities and develop affection and a basis of trust.

Kevin is a happy little boy with a healthy adventurous streak. We’ve run him through the Edminster gauntlet of nibbling, wrestling and general rough-housing and he’s emerged with a smile on his face asking for more. He is very clever and has been picking up both Estonian (from his mom) and English (from his dad) quickly and seems to be a wiz at puzzles and books. At three Kevin is exploring his new world, identifying what is his and what is not and is exerting his independence. We’re happy all this is happening under our roof!

Miriam is a goofy little primadonna who loves to be the center of attention. She is a compulsive smiler and when she’s fed and dry, she will laugh at almost anything including herself, though she also knows how to play hard-to-get. Her favorite play things are her feet and anything she can quickly stuff into her near-toothless mouth. When not otherwise occupied, she’s content to scratch her fingernails on any textured surface she can find. Miriam is just beginning to toddle around but has about a month to go before she starts walking so we’re soaking up this moment of relative calm before the storm.

Lea and I are very glad to be rearranging our lives, habits and schedules around these little people. We’ve been looking forward to this day for a good while and it seems that God has done his best to match us with a pair of kids who fit in all the best ways. Praise Him!

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eric daryl meyer

Matt and Lea,

What a happy announcement!

Thank you for posting all the pictures of Kevin Markus and Miriam Anne—the newest Edminsters. These youths are blessed to have ol’ folks like you to guide them through the first bit of their lives in this world. May God bless your growing family!

Wow… great news…

God’s peace,

Ruth Norris

The children look absolutely beautiful! congratulations to you all! I’m thrilled you have this gorgeous pair, and delighted that they get to have you as their parents….what gifts! Huge love to you all. Ruth xxxx


Not many folks get to triple thier grandchild count in one day. Beautiful photos….. beautiful kids…. beautiful arrows in your quiver. Dad


Congratulations you guys! Ellie can’t wait to meet her new cousins, they are just precious and seem a perfect fit. You already look like you’ve stepped into the parenting role so naturally, you’ll be wonderful. We are so happy for you all. Love, Joel, Angie and Ellie