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If you want to see how slippery your memory has gotten over the years you needn’t look much further than playing Memory with Annie. She is amazing. She exerts no effort to remember where cards were and she beats the pants off me and the other kids. (Daddy thinks he has a chance at beating [...]
Today marks 12 weeks with our dossier in Ethiopia. Just a while ago this day seemed so far away and now it is here. I highly doubt that a referral will be offered to us today. I think we are in for more time. Just the other day Bill was eating his Pei Wei lunch [...]
Today when I told the girls that we had to go get another paper signed and then go all the way downtown Kimberly was a little sad. This journey has been so hard on them. She asked if our friend Angela had to do all this to get her new baby and I just told [...]
Last Friday our agency notified us that Ethiopia now requires a Power of Attorney for our in country represenative. We needed to get it done as soon as possible and on it’s way. Today we had a playdate so I figured after it we would just zip out and get that done. Yeah, I still [...]
I have been working for a couple of weeks on a table runner of sorts. I have been cutting and embroidering to create. The little sea creatures came out so cute. I love it! I plan to make a special one for birthdays and one for Christmas. (note: all pics were taken on a table [...]
“Out of toilet paper here!” — Annie I don’t know if it was the way she said it or the words she used, but Sandi and I just busted up laughing at this.
“Mom, I wish we could go to Disneyland. I really want one of those corn dogs.” ~ Kimberly Kimmie is a girl after my own heart. Those corn dogs are good but we can’t have them for dinner today.
When I went into the process of adopting I knew that it would be hard on me, but I knew I could withstand it. What I didn’t fully prepare myself for was how hard it would be on the Girls. For almost nine months we have been openly talking to them about having a baby [...]
Currently Ethiopia is suffering from a drought. Since they are a culture that lives off the land they are very vulnerable to this situation. Many people are going hungry and becoming malnourished. I cannot imagine having to give your children up to another because you cannot provide them with primary needs. It would be hard [...]
Annie is quite the ingenious little girl. She’s become quite adept at fashioning whatever she needs using the materials at hand. For example, we had a bag of pipe cleaners that Sandi was using for arts and crafts. Annie has appropriated nearly every single one to make necklaces, bridles and reins for the horses, gates [...]
We have plenty of beds in the house with room in them. Here is what our bed looks like most night. So if you want to sleep over I don’t think we will have room for you in our bed, but we have 3 other twin beds, 1 toddler bed and 1 crib available. This [...]
I bought the kids a checkers set for Christmas but we hadn’t had time to try it out yet. Today we made time to do it. (When I say we made time I mean we avoided cleaning the house or doing laundry in favor of some sewing and playing games. ) Kimberly and Annie caught [...]
My kids seem to think that if you ask a question a various number of times you may just get what you want. Sometimes they ask 3 times even though the question was answered on the first query. Sometimes they ask 17 times, hoping that is the right number of times. It makes me INSANE!!!! [...]
Last night we took the kids to their first concert. We went to the local railroad park to listen to a live band play and have a picnic. The kids were very excited for their first concert. It was a regular band that played varied songs. We met our friends at the park and the [...]
The other night Bill and I had the opportunity to go to see the Phoenix Symphony. It was a wonderful concert and I am glad we were able to go. We left the kids at home with Grammy, Papa and Great Grandma. They loved spending time with them and kids loved all the attention and [...]
Life, at least mine, is always full of interesting moments. Times that bring you to your knees in mercy and times that glide you among the clouds of happiness. Right now we are in the middle of something where the outcome has yet to be determined. We are wondering, praying and hoping that it turns [...]
So here I am patiently waiting for a referral for our son and you all post your guesses of when you think it might happen. My nephew Wyatt guessed a date so far away that I could not possibly get anxious over it, God Bless him. Then there was Joni and my Mother, both very [...]
For me this day is a very emotional one. I am going to paste my last year entry because it sums up exactly how I feel. I believe every word of it and it still rings very true for me. The emotions I feel each year are as follows: Happiness and Price: First, I want [...]
“Are you going to work?” — Madeline Asked this morning when she saw me in my brown shorts and yellow “I bent my wookie” t-shirt. It’s so nice that I work in such a casual environment.
NBC and Teleflora have decided to hold a contest to bring glory to all the moms out there. You can go to their site and nominate your mom. Wait … don’t rush over just yet. You would have to pick a category for your mom. Sure there are the traditional choices but there is also [...]« Previous Entries