Friday, March 28, 2008

Sweet Aunt Maude

Well tonight I am in Harlan, Kentucky with my family to attend my great aunt's funeral. She is the sister of my grandmother who will be 96 next month. Yes, my grandmother who I call Nanny will be 96! Her sister (Aunt Maude) died yesterday after a long battle with lung cancer. She lived a long full life and is now in heaven seeing the life that we await. Tomorrow is the funeral here in Harlan where she will be laid to rest.

Tonight while at the local Wal-mart -- mom forgot to pack underwear -- she's gonna kill me for this one, I asked her, "do you think this time next week I will know my Izabella?" and of course in all of her positiveness, she said "I know you will." But you know, I am thinking about it and how one picture of a child who is 6,859 miles away can have such a life altering impact on two families. Not only my family but the family of the little girl (I'm assuming) that will be our daughter. I'm sure they will always wonder who her family will be and where in the world she will be. If she is safe and loved and cared for. I can't imagine the pain and longing that family must have and excitement and joy that we are anticipating and will feel. Who ever you are out there, I personally can make one promise to you, she is going to have so much joy in her life. She will be so loved and cared for and we are going to give her the best life that we possibly can. If only there was a way to let them know that. It is so hard for me to believe that there are people out there that harm children or neglect their children. It upsets me so much to see or hear something like that. I cannot imagine!!

I just know that this time next week my whole life will possibly be different because of a sweet little face that we cannot wait to see.

Monday, March 24, 2008

More Room Stuff

Here are the cushions to the glider that I found at the Goodwill! Dad still has the chair and is painting it for me. He finished upholstering the cushions and footrest and the pillows. They all coordinate to the fabric in the letters of her name on the wall. My neighbors Kim and little Ella who will be Izabella's little friend came over to see her new room. Ella squealed and just looked around. I think she liked it!! Dad, you did a fabulous job on these!! I know Izabella is going to love them as much as I do!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


After two long weeks of work, the Nursery is FINALLY done!! I can't believe how beautiful it is!! AND, we are crossing our fingers that we will get our referral possibly next week!!

Now that it is done, it makes me want to go NOW!! I cannot wait for her to see her new room!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Okay so I have been working on getting the Nursery ready for Izabella's arrival. Hopefully we will know something first of April. That is sure what I am hoping. What a journey this has been. Well, here is what we have done so far. Stay tuned this week as I will have more updates of the progress...

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Ron turns 34

My brother turned 34 today. We had a little birthday lunch for dinner with a strawberry cake from the Homemade Pie and Ice Cream Kitchen!

And here is sweet Nanny - my almost 96 year old grandmother.

And, here is the baby's room so far...

Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Past week...

Well last Friday which was February 29 this is what we woke up to...

It is HAIL the size of peas!!

Then I went scrapbooking for the weekend, got bronchitis and finally am over it and today we got 13 inches of snow overnight -- we just don't get snow like that around here...

This was out the front door this morning...

This was the view from our back deck...

It has finally stopped snowing and the sun has come out and now it is finally melting some on the roads. We did make a stop at the Starbucks this morning. We both have 4 Wheel drive car and at least it paid off for us to have them today!!