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Sandi reads a lot of Ethiopian adoption blogs for obvious reasons. Tonight she noticed that one of them had gotten their court date. That is such a happy time, but what makes it even more impressive is that they finished their dossier on September 19, 2007! They’ve spent a little over six months total on [...]
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“Daddy, come and wipe me. I mean, Scarecrow, come and wipe me!” — Madeline The first sentence is an oft-heard request. I didn’t respond quickly enough, which Madeline interpreted as her calling the wrong guy. What’s even funnier is that while I was doing the deed, she reasoned, “Because Dorothy can’t wipe herself.” Maybe I’m [...]
3 weeks ago I took Mimi into the Dr. because she had a bad cough. While the cough was not constant after some breathing treatments she was still not getting better so I figured I should take her in. I took her in today and they did a chest x-ray. Mimi has bronchiolitis or pneumonia. [...]
Hooray!!! I just got the email that we are once again certified in the state of Arizona to adopt a child!!!!! Now our certification is sent to CIS and we wait 4-6 weeks for the I-171H to arrive by mail! That gives me plenty of time to get all the stuff together for the dossier, [...]
For Christmas dinner we had a nice candlelit dinner with all the special touches. This includes drinking Martinelli’s apple cider from our Waterford crystal and eating from our Spode Christmas Tree China. Generally I serve dinner all pre dished out since the kitchen is so far from the dining room and I don’t want to [...]
We had a perfect day. Kimmie loves EVERYTHING! Seriously she loved everything about Christmas. Kid is a Christmas fool. No idea where she gets that. Annie loves her new guinea pig “Nacho”. He is rescued from the humane society and so cute! Mimi loved all her new toys. Mommy was so blessed and spoiled. Daddy [...]
Here is a peak into our home this morning. Enjoy and hope you had a great holiday!
We have finished shopping and the girls and I have set out baking. I made a commitment to myself when the girls were born to bake Christmas cookies with them each year. This year was no exception. I loved the time we spent together. This year was interesting as the girls had their own ideas [...]
Yeah the holidays have made me very sentimental and yearning for Salty. How can I not. I hope that all my children always find a way to dream for more.
The first weekend of the month we attended Liz and Alex’s annual Gingerbread House Party. It was such fun. As usual they put out a great spread and we have a jolly time decorating our house. Kimberly took over the job of decorating the trees. Annie helped with the licorice and really enjoyed learning how [...]
Today Mimi was sorting through my drawer and stumbled upon a preemie dress she wore when she was first born. Here is a pic of her in it from May 6th, 2005. Here she is in it today! Yeah it is a bit shorter but I was amazed that it fit. She has worn it [...]
Today was Mimi’s Christmas Family Dance Show. She invited Daddy, Grammy and Papa. She was so excited to perform for them. She did a great job. Mimi is the one wearing the purple leotard.
Yesterday I took the kids to finish up our Christmas shopping. We are officially done!!! While at the mall we stopped by to speak to Santa. In true form, Kimberly was the first to greet Santa. Kimberly is a rule follower. She knows the drill. First you have to tell Santa what you want, then [...]
The girls love to play with and adore Peach. Mimi was playing with her one evening and called me over to look at Peach. I had to snap a pic!! I could not believe the detail she went to, even including a book open as though Peach was reading. One day Peach will be too [...]
Yesterday a dear friend lost her husband suddenly to a short battle with cancer. She was a true testament to love to her husband. For ages she had not gone and done things with the girls in favor of spending time with her husband. Did she somehow know that the time was shorter for him [...]
“Put me back in my bed now or I will bite you!” — Kimberly Said to the world at large as she was laying by herself in the midst of a serious fit on the day bed in the “office.” She had pitched an initial fit in her bed when she kept talking—after being warned—and [...]
“Mom, you made the Mimi!” ~ Madeline Said to me while she was watching me type and saw a capital M appear on the screen. My little smarty!
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In one of those rare, treasured spontaneous moments, Sandi suggested on Thursday that we book a room in Flagstaff for Saturday night. We found a two room suite for $71, which we thought—correctly—would be enough room for the 5B. Sandi packed our things on Saturday morning and off we went. The ride up was uneventful [...]« Previous Entries