Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

Well another year has come and gone and we are STILL waiting on Izabella. I really hope 2008 is our year! Will post holiday pictures later on!

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Well here we go again...

It looks as if CCAA has matched families through December 8, 2005, which means within about 33 days of matching, it will be our turn!! Keep in mind, they only do about 5-8 days per month...

So, in the mean time, I went on a Caribbean Cruise with my girl friends (pictures to follow) and I just had surgery which is rapid palatal expansion. My upper palate it very deep and narrow and it is causing trouble with my other teeth, so in order to correct the problem, I had to have the roof of my mouth cracked and will be widening it with an expander in my palate. So, it will be my greatest weight loss challenge yet!!

Well, I went with my friend Nora From Colorado and Sharon and her husband. They brought their daughter and her friend as well. It was a great time!!

This is us at one of the great shows!

Dinner at Johnny Rockets!

Dan, enjoying all you can eat Sundae's at Johnny Rockets!

Our crazy teenagers -- Chelse and Abby!

A cute little place in St. Maarten

This is just half of one of the acts on the cruise called MOASIC (check them out @ http://www.notaboyband.com/). They were so fabulous!

Us girls going to dinner one night!

Our last morning waiting to exit the boat! A sad morning!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Don't Freak Out...

I know posting twice in one day might freak you guys out!! But check this out from You Tube.
I can't help but laugh every time I see it.
I have a twisted sense of humor!!!

21 MONTHS!!!!

Snagged this one from Stephe my Sparkle Sista!! But today has been 21 months since our papers were logged in China. At this rate, the above photo will be me!!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

It Finally Happened...

Now that they've created this, you never have to leave your computer!!

Sunday, October 07, 2007


We are finally through November!!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Okay, how about some good things...

I thought I would put a couple things on here that help others. Here they are...

This literally just takes seconds to do........

Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on 'donating a mammogram' for free (pink window in the middle). This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors /advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising. Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know. http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/ . This is real and not a scam. I check it out myself.

My mom is a breast cancer survivor and I know how important early detection is. That is why she is alive!!!



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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Bed in A Tree???

Yes, that is right. We had a little get away last weekend and we stayed in sort of a fleabag motel - Unbeknownst to us!! We slept in "Sherwood's Forrest" -- In a tree!! It was not the get away we were hoping for needless to say!

And, my friend at work, just got a new puppy! He is such a cutie!! Puppies are cute but they use your carpet for a litterbox and they shed. I know, I know - don't hate!! I love them, I just don't love what they can do. We have an aquarium -- more my speed!! I know babies puke on your carpet BUT they wear diapers!! I just have this clean fettish. I know when the baby comes, it will end. BUT until them...

Monday, September 03, 2007

Another Slowdown

Update on the Chinafront---It seems as if family's whose paperwork was submitted up to November 23, 2005 have now been matched. Instead of doing what has been a week at a time, it has been 4 days. So, there you go... still waiting FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!


I know, I have not blogged in over month, I've been a bad blogger, so here is what's been going on...
We had some of our college student friends come over for a pre-back to school pool party. As you can see, it was a lot of fun...

Kelly Actually thinks she can walk on water!

Matt and his Sponge Bob Swimmies!! Very Hot -- hold yourselves back ladies!!!

Football season has begun. Cannot believe this year has gone so quickly! That means I am a football widow up until Thanksgiving so, I am keeping busy scrapbooking and trying to get caught up before we go to China. At this pace, I will be caught up on all my older stuff!! Since I have just not been in the right frame of mind to work on the nursery or any of the furniture I have to paint!

This would be my pretty pretty princess - I know, he is a manly man but such a Diva!!

The fire department came out and spritzed off the players after practice. It has been around 100 degrees here and I cannot believe those kids have the strength to continue to practice. I would have cracked by now. Go Broncos!!

Little Caroline trying to fit in like Paris Hilton at football practice. She belongs to Drew and Sara, friends of ours. If you go way back here in my blog, I have a picture of her in the hospital when she was born. She is such a sweet little thing!!

Who cut the cheese?? Scott or Ed???
The Team Picture - Crestwood Broncos!!

This was at their first scrimmage.
Now this is the cutest little group ever!!! My friend Meredith has a neice who is from China and she had a princess birthday party and they went on a carriage ride in a Cinderella Carriage. They are sooo precious. She is the one on the far left and her name is Jaelyn.


And, of course I cannot leave out my friend Shannon's twin boys. They just turned two and we got them the cars they are playing with for their birthday. They are Jack and Palmer and they are so cute!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

More Matches...

It seems we are 7 days closer to being matched. They have matched familes who submitted their dossiers and were Logged In China up to November 14, 2005. That puts our date less than 2 months away but if they keep only matching 7 days a month, it will take us forever!!!!!!!!
I am so weary of this process and the length of time it is taking. We are working on our 9th year of marriage and I thought we would have a family by now. Our log in date is January 10, 2007. Today has been 18 months since our papers were logged in China. It doesn't seem real that we will have a baby. I don't think I will believe that it will happen until we actually have her in our arms!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Cutie Patootie's Everywhere...

Today, I received pictures from friends of my parents who are in China getting their sweet bundle. Her name is Cai, she is 9 months and she is so chubby and sweet. I just want to squeeze her. It seems that she loves her bath and her brother and sister love her already!!!

Fallon allert, my silly neice posing in the sink tub. She loves to take a bath. You cannot mention the word or she goes nuts. It is so funny!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Mom and the Bachelor...

My mom went to an event called the "First Ladies Tea," for breast cancer survivors and one of the guest speakers was Bob the Bachelor!!! He was one of my favorite!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Okay, so catching up a bit and Fathers Day...

Well, for fathers day, dad and I went bike riding -- no this is not a photo of us, but I thought it was funny and you know my sick sense of humor... Anyhoo, I couldn't ride and take photos but maybe one day I'll be talented enough to do that. We went down to the waterfront downtown and rode for almost 2 hours. It was really a lot of fun!! I can't wait to go again. Then afterward we went to lunch and then we went to have pedicures together. He was hesitant at first but once they started working on us, he was pretty much liking it!! Then on Sunday everyone came over for a cookout and swimming! It was a great weekend!

So Far behind...

Well another round of referrals have matched and we are now up to November 7, 2005. Getting closer !

In a zoo in California, a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, they died shortly after birth.

The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve.

After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species will take on the care of a different species. The only orphans" that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger.

Take a look...you won't believe your eyes!!

This is so precious and reminds me that it is just like those of us waiting on babies, I doesn't matter where they come from, what country, what color, what culture, when you are to be a mother, you just need one to call your own no matter what!! I think it is great!!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Happy Birthday!!

They are so cute!!!!

My new friend Shannon had a birthday party for her twin boys Palmer and Jack. She has arranged for Jack to Marry Izabella one day and then Palmer is going to marry my pal Donna's China girl. That is if we get them before Jack and Palmer turn 10!! Anyhoo here are there pics from the party today!!
Still no word on referrals yet. No matches since May 1. Come on China, I need my baby!!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Queen is Coming!! The Queen is Coming!!!

This week is what is called the ever famous Kentucky Derby here in Louisville, KY. It seems as if we will be hosting The Queen this year who will be with her husband, Prince Philip. They will be attending the 133rd Run For The Roses -- The Kentucky Derby on Saturday as part of a six-day trip to the United States that also includes visits to Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Also, here are some photos of my little friend at work today. She is sooo cute!! Here name is Camile - she goes by Cami. We were blowing bubbles: