Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hayden is growing up

We just received Hayden's update, and she is growing like a weed. She now weighs 12. 9 lbs, and is 23.6 inches long. I was really hoping for a smile, but I will settle for the focus this child seems to have. She is meeting her milestones, and looks like she is doing well, and looks happy and healthy.Now we just need a court date and get this train moving out of the station. We are ready to go get our girl and get her home where she belongs:) I do love that it seems her foster mom keeps Hayden in pink.....just like it is suppose to be:)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

BoBo Tea a.k.a. Bubble Tea

Bubble tea, also called "Boba" tea, is a Taiwanese tea beverage containing gelatinous tapioca pearls. It originated in Taiwan in the 1980s, spread to nearby East Asian countries, and migrated to Canada before spreading to Chinatown in New York, then to various spots throughout the West Coast of the United States[1]. The literal translation from Chinese is pearl milk tea (traditional Chinese: 珍珠奶茶; Tongyong Pinyin: jhenjhu nǎichá; Hanyu Pinyin: zhēnzhū nǎichá). The word "bubble" refers to "bubbling", the process by which certain types of bubble tea are made, and not the actual tapioca balls. The balls are often called "pearls." Drinks with large pearls are consumed along with the beverage through wide straws; while drinks with small pearls are consumed through normal straws. Bubble tea is especially popular in many East Asian and Southeast Asian regions such as Taiwan, China (including Hong Kong and Macau)I finally made it to Dr*gon Berries yesterday to try the bubble tea. I had the coconut and I loved it! I think I ate too many pearls though. I think the next time I will make sure I leave a lot of the pearls in my cup. The pearls made me think of soft gummy bears. It was weird, but in a good way. The milk tea was really good. I look forward to trying this in Taiwan.If you have the chance to try it.....do!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Matilda Jane is having a SALE!!

If you haven't shopped at Matilda Jane, I highly recommend you head over there and check it out. I adore this site, and her stuff. The big ruffle pants are my favorite, but I also love the knot dresses, and as soon as Hayden is walking, don't doubt she will have plenty of both!!! I love when she has a sale.......so go now, what are you waiting for??

Sunday, January 04, 2009

WII Fit anyone???

My step-son is home from college for the holiday break, and is not working as he has a job back in the town where he goes to school. So he took his Christmas money and has been stalking the electronic stores for the WII consoles and WII fit, so he could sell them. He has taken the hard part out of the task for you......he is the one getting up in the middle of the night to go stand in line for these crazy(but fun) things. So if you are interested in a WII Fit, or a WII game system email me, and he can get one out to you. He is charging just a flat $5 for shipping. If you have been thinking about getting one of these but haven't started searching for one.....trust me when I say it is not an easy task to get your hands on one of these.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!

This is our year, and it feels so good to say it!! While the year has flown by, it still seemed like another year left in limbo, and now we see the not only the light at the end of the tunnel, we can actually see the end of the tunnel.

So as we ring in 2009 here in Dallas, know I am wishing you and your family, health, happiness, prosperity, and hoping all of your dreams come true. Thank you for your friendship, good wishes and blessings!!

So......out with the old, in with the new!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Thank you Santa, this is all I wanted!!!

Oh my goodness, all I really wanted was an update on our girl, and I was convinced that was not going to happen until next week. But I came home to the best gift ever.

Look at our girl!!!! I am just head over heels in love with this girl. I think that is a little dimple coming out on one of those cheeks!!! I can't wait to get my hands on her.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Hearing

Our first hearing is scheduled for Christmas day. So less than a week from now Hayden's birthmother will have to go to court to express her desire for adoption. This is what starts our court process, and then we will hope that we hear nothing. No news is good news under these circumstances. I am sure this will be a very difficult day for her, and I will be hoping that she can find some peace and comfort in her decision. I think she wants a better life for her daughter, and we will do everything to provide that for her. But it will never leave my mind and heart that this women is giving me the most valuable gift ever, and I will never be able to thank her in a way that will suffice, other than to give her baby girl the life that she hopes for her to have.