Friday, February 27, 2009

Oh...Hi :)

I just found out that "some" people still check this blog! :) I'm sorry ~ I haven't posted here in so long because for the last several months my life has been all about our adoption! :) My intent was to post "general/family" stuff here and just adoption stuff on "Wings of Hope". Seems this site has been all but forgotten by me. :)
My mom has asked that her "not so flattering" (her words ~ i thought it was nice) photo be taken down from her anniversary post or else she was going to re-post one of me that is absolutely heinous! It's one of those that you think "i don't REALLY look like that, do i??" hoping with all your might that the answer is NO! haha!! :)
Anyway....I have generally been posting on my other blog and will most likely continue to do that. Not sure why I thought I needed (or could keep up with) two blogs! :)

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Happy Anniversary dad and mom!!! Your love and gentleness with each other inspires us all daily. We are blessed to be under the umbrella of your unconditional and very special love. We hope the next 35 are just as happy. :) We wish you a wonderful day of celebration ~
We love you so much!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

It's Beginning To Look (a little) Like Christmas!

I so enjoyed my day free of homework today! I slept in, sipped on hot coffee, checked on all my bloggy friends and e-mails and then I started on the Christmas decorating! :) I don't have a lot of things to decorate with...I seem to add a little bit to my collection every year, but it's fun to re-discover everything each year! :) I also finished a blanket I was working on and was able to get the gifts I've already purchased wrapped!! Yes, this feels good! Tomorrow....I hit the stores for some hardcore Christmas shopping!

Monday, November 17, 2008

They Did It!

My mom, my uncle, and two of my cousins were 4 of over 2000 people to walk 60 miles in support of breast cancer research this past weekend!!!! It all started on Friday morning at Freestone Park at around 7am. With an inspiring and emotional send off they began their trek to complete 60 miles over three days. Each day consisted of approx. 20 miles....they slept in tents and then got up the next morning to do it all again. They've trained all year and even though there were some mishaps with blisters the size of Texas.....there was no complaining....not even once. They are truly inspiring!

We (the family of supporters) greeted them at each cheering station with smiling faces and decorated T-shirts, signs, chairs, blankets, coke, gatorade, bandaides, etc. to help them get through the next series of miles before we would see them again. They were well taken care of by the 3-Day Crew, but we liked being there to give them anything extra that their heart may be Dunkin Donuts on the last day!! :)
This group of 2000 walkers helped raise over $5 million dollars this year for breast cancer research!!! The closing ceremonies on Sunday evening were beautiful and motivating......I think I cried through the whole thing. I cried for the people who were no longer with us, I cried for the people battling this disease right now, I cried for those who will and I cried out of tenderness for what each of these walkers brought to the 3-Day this year. It wasn't easy.....there were those who were sick from dehydration during the night and proceeded with their dedication of finishing this walk the next day, there were those in the process of chemotherapy who held their heads of up because they have hope for their future and every single person walked because this disease has affected them on some level. They carried that person or persons with them as they put one foot in front of the other and in the end they all knew that they had made a difference.

So, THANK YOU mom (Kimberly), Uncle Ken, Rachel and Kelleigh for helping make this world a more hopeful place to live.....imagine....a world without breast cancer!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Few Little Halloween Treats

My mom and dad had a Halloween party last night and we all had a great time! Here are a few random pictures we took throughout the night. I didn't get a picture of Asher's costume, but he was a yellow ladybug......a "meat eating" ladybug! :) Brodes was a dinosaur, Wyatt was a sock monkey and JoJo was a witch. :) Everyone was adorable!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Anniversary To Us

Yesterday (the 27th) we celebrated 8 years of marriage by driving home from San Diego with my family!! :)

We got to spend the weekend hanging out with family, being amazed by Shamu, being gently rocked to sleep by the breeze on the beach as we listened to the waves, rejoicing in the genuine excitement on each one of the little ones faces as they discovered something for the first time! It was a wonderful weekend full of good times and we thoroughly enjoyed it!

I just have to give a little "shout out" to my wonderful and adorable husband who has been my best friends for the last 10 years. He is what makes my days and nights so worth living and has been my rock through the times I didn't know how I would make it. I'm so thankful he is my partner and I would marry him all over again today. :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Let's Try This Again

Well, last summer I tried to take this algebra class and it kicked my booty so I had to drop it since I was taking Anatomy&Physiology and also working. Soooo, in another effort to take my mind off of my quest to become a mother I'm trying it again. :) My first day was yesterday....didn't really feel like the first day of school since I didn't have to go anywhere! :) It's an online class ~ I have to say that whoever's idea it was for online classes is truly a genius.
After this class I will only have 1 more class to take prior to applying for the nursing program! :) Plus I have to pass the N.E.T., which makes my stomach sick just thinking about it.
Anyway....I'm sure I will do great in this soon as I find my motivation.
Now....where did I put it.......