Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
I'm sure neither Dewey or I will sleep tonight. I can't believe we started this adoption 17 months ago, and we are finally going to bring our son home. I feel so blessed to be given the opportunity to be the mother to two amazing boys. Its overwhelming to me that for so long I didn't believe I would be a mother and now I have two beautiful boys. I get so emotional just thinking about it. I am incredibly thankful for my amazing husband and the life we live.
Thank you so much to our wonderful friends and family. You have all provided us with so much love and support. International adoptions (especially both of ours) are roller coasters of intense emotions we could not have made it through them without you.
We love you and are blessed to have you in our lives!!!
Well as usual I'm a little late to the party. There is a FFF= Favorite foto Friday theme put out each Fri by http://kissthefrog4me.blogspot.com (very cute blog) So I'm jumping in. This weeks theme is "Spring has Sprung". I posted a few pics earlier this week of the blossoms on our tree. These pics were taken the same day. Really that's all we have to show for spring so far, sort of green grass and blossoms. It is still dropping below 32 degrees at night.
I love these pics of Luke, he was laughing so hard playing with Skip. He would throw the frisbee (a few feet) Skip would grab it and then run around the yard, while Luke laughed. He recently learned "pop a wheelie" that's what he is trying to do on his bike. He is all boy!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
We are talking the crazy deep cleaning stuff you only ever do every blue moon or so. Example.... Last night I took every thing out of the fridge and completely dismantled the inside and scrubbed every inch. Get the idea FUN STUFF!!!
How many animals do you see in the above picture?
I don't think I have posted any pics of our pups. Skip is the Border Collie and Bailey is the Lhasa Apso. They are two of the members of our family. And I take no responsiblility for Bailey being just a teeny-tiny-bit spoiled rotten. :) They are also going to stay at Grandma and Grandpa's in JUST A FEW DAYS!!!!!
Monday, April 21, 2008
17 pairs of Pants
14 pairs of Shorts
56 Shirts !!
We are taking as much as we can to Mayan Families. (this is their website http://www.mayanfamilies.org/ check them out they are an amazing organization) When we went down on our visit trip we took a couple hundred Happy Factory cars to them. This time we are taking new and gently used kids clothes. Big thanks to Kim and Drew and Brad and Irene for their contributions! I spent Sat washing everything and rolling it into tight rolls for packing. Once I have everything packed I'm hoping to squeeze in some baby clothes to donate too. It costs a small fortune to try and mail things to Guatemala. As of this minute you can take 2 50 pound suitcases per person. All our bags usually come in at 48-49 pounds each. (I think the airlines are changing this rule and will begin charging $25 for your extra bag. But even at that its loads cheaper then mailing anything.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
So maybe I did buy it at Costco and it cost less then $18 and it got tossed in the cart next to the milk, bread, cheese, and various other items I simply must have in bulk quantities. What can I say, Costco fine shopping at its best. But too cute none the less and perfect for the Embassy :)
Friday, April 18, 2008
I am beyond overjoyed that I will have this cutie pie in my arms in nine days.
These pictures are from the last time Liz, Gary and the girls came down to see us.
(Luke had to sneak in the top picture)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Thank you everyone for your good wishes, it means so much to us to have your love and support!!!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Check me out.... Hair, makeup, earrings and sparkly shirt. This whole look VERY rarely happens
I even have on fancy blue heals......... Not mine, thanks kim :)
Now I know you can't see much in these pictures, but take my word for it,
We had so MUCH fun!!!! Thank you, thank you Troy and Wendy!!!!
There was a big group of us that went, but wouldn't ya know it no body took a group shot. I guess we were all to busy Rocking out baby!!!
Friday, April 11, 2008
And for those wondering, the ruts I made in our yard a few months ago when I got stuck in the mud....... did not magically disappear. Dewey had to till up the road ALL the way around the house. Oops.....
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Our back garage door before, (in my defence I hardly ever drive where I can see this door, so it was easily forgotten)
I honestly think white paint is the greatest thing ever. If you put enough coats on it will hide anything. Cracks, holes, dirt (that I tried to scrub off) whatever. So maybe a gallon of paint should have lasted farther then two doors but please see above comment.
So there you have it, I told you boring, but stay tuned for more such posts as I try to save whats left of my sanity.
Monday, April 7, 2008
I'm so excited.... My Aunt and Uncle who live three and a half hours north of us bought a vacation home 45 minutes south of us. So we will get to see a lot more of my family. We went down on Sat to check out their the place. My brother and cousin came down with them So we got to visit with everyone. Their home is beautiful with a pool and sport court in the back yard. It will be so much fun for the boys. Luke loved playing basketball with Dewey. We played board games and I should not fail to to mention girls team won, yea us!!
Friday, April 4, 2008
My boys riding their bikes. We have a little brick border between our grass and future shrubs. (shrubs are on the list along with the hundred other things we should do to our yard, pay no attention to the dirt on the other side of the fence) It was put there in our hopes of being a little decorative in our landscaping. We had no idea that its real purpose would be a bike path for Luke.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Please hold him in your prayers