Thursday, November 30, 2006

Winter Wonderland!!

It may be referral day for everyone else, but it is a SNOW DAY for us in Texas! It doesn't happen very often, but a winter blast just arrived late last night, and even though it was 80' yesterday, it is now 28' as we speak. Now while I know you northerners are looking at this picture and laughing, I would like to remind you that we don't spend our tax dollars(thankfully) on being prepared for this kind of weather. Everything just shuts down, and everyone acts as though a blizzard just blew in. I will say our biggest problem when weather like this hits our area, it's not that little bit of snow, it is the ice that seems to come with it.
So we are shut in, and getting stuff done around the house. All will be well in our world tomorrow morning after the rush hour.
Happy Referral day to what seems a very small number of families. I suspect our referral will arrive sometime in 2014 with the current pace. grrrrrrhhhhhhhhh

Monday, November 20, 2006

2 months....Now that wasn't so bad, was it?

2 months down today!!! I hope the following months go by as quickly as these two went. It feels like a lifetime since I sent our paperwork off(in Aug) but these first 2 months of actual waiting went really quickly. So Happy Anniversary to us.

The strangest coincidence happened...I signed up for our DTC group cyber shower, no big deal. I send our gift, and I receive our gift. I then email the girl who sent ours to ask her for her live address so I can send a proper thank you note, and mention that I see that they live in Missouri, and that I am from Columbia, Missouri....Where are you from? yada, yada, yada. So she kindly responds and says that they live in Columbia!! Okay, how random is that? There are a lot of people on that board, I think they matched us up based on our LID's, but what a coincidence to be matched up with a family from my hometown. Anyway, I was amazed. Anyway, it was really fun, and I got 2 really cute books for Avery. Thanks Parnell's.

Well we are off to Houston for Turkey day. Should be fun to eat and be with family and friends. I still have a few things that have to be done before we leave, but D is out of town so I will be able to get those done, and be ready to depart on Wed.
I hope everyone has a very good turkey day, and lets hope that we see referrals in the next few days!!!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

baby laughing

If this video doesn't make you belly laugh, than nothing will.

Monday, November 13, 2006

You talking to me???

1) What side of the heart do you draw first?The right
2) Can you dive without plugging your nose?Yessirree, it is hard to dive one handed.
3) What color is your razor?Silver/lime green
I don't use disposable, they rip the crap out of my legs.
4) What is your blood-type? A+
5) Who would you want to be tied to for 24 hours? My husband :)
6) What is a rumor someone has spread about you? I have no idea, I am sure there are many, and they haven't made it to me. When I first met D his officemates were always telling him that I was a "party girl" SO NOT TRUE....UNFORTUNATELY
7) How do you feel about carrots? I love me some carrots, I love them roasted with dill. But I don't love them as much as our dog. That is her treat of choice, and we go through a lot of carrots per week!!!
8) How many chairs at the dining room table? 8...I think, not at home so I will have to look.
9) Which is the best spice girl? Posh I think. I never really liked any of them.
10) Do you know what time it is? Yes, both here PST, and at home CST
11) Do you know all the words to the Fresh Prince song? Probably most of them, I did when that show was popular.
12) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator? If I was alone? I think I would freak for a minute worrying that it was going to fall, then I would probably pick up "that phone" that I have always wondered who it calls, and see if they could help! If I were with D, I can guarantee what he would want to do......
13) What's your favorite kind of gum? I really don't chew gum(it's really unattractive if you watch ANYONE chew gum, so not ladylike) But like Heather, I only chew gum to get the flavor(Juicy fruit) until the flavor is gone, and then repeat. But that is about once a year!!
14)T or F: All's fair in love and war. False
15) Do you have a crush on anyone? Yes, my husband :) and maybe a little one on Vince Vaungh.
16) Do you know how to use some words correctly, but not know the meaning? Absolutely!
17) Do you like to sleep? I love to sleep, when it is good sleep, but hate when I dream too much, or it feels like you are not really asleep, but you really are asleep. I often worry that the sleep part of a baby is going to be my downfall in mothering. I am not nice, or capable of thinking when I haven't had about 9 good hours!! I know, I know, no comments here!! This is from the 16 years of flying and being sleep deprived all that time.
18) Do you know which US states don't use Daylight Savings? Arizona, Indiana-but I think only part of the state for some reason.
19) Do you know the song Total Eclipse of the Heart? Doesn't everyone? I thought everyone had called the radio station at least once in their life to dedicate this song to the jerk who broke their heart!! Once upon a time I was falling in love, but now I'm only falling apart... Nothing I can do - a total eclipse of the heart.
20) Do you want a bright yellow '06 mustang? Gawd NO, I wouldn't want a bright yellow anything, or any mustang. I would like a butter yellow convertible VW bug though.
21) What's something you've always wanted? A flat stomach (doesn't matter how much I weigh, even at my thinnest point I didn't have a flat stomach) to go to Bora Bora, and Postinano, Italy...I will go to both, it just hasn't happened yet!!! Maybe while we are waiting.
22) Do you have hairy legs?No, I can't stand to have hairy anything. I am not a fan of facial hair on men either!! Hair is gross...Well except on your head.
24) Would you rather swim in the ocean or a lake? Neither. I for sure would never swim in a lake. I try to make it my policy to not swim in anything that I can't see the bottom. But D and I both always tell people we are kind of beach people, as long as there is a POOL! I will swim in the Caribbean(again, sticking to my policy that I can see the bottom)
25) Do you wear a lot of black? Yes, it just goes with everything, and it doesn't matter if you spill!!
26) Describe your hair.Right now? Getting longer everyday. I am growing it out, hoping to grow it long enough to donate to locks of love. I have really thick hair that is past my shoulders at this point. It is sort of auburn with some light highlights(that I just started doing this year) I wear it in a ponytail almost everyday. Love the ponytail!!
27) Do you have Entomophobia? Yes, I have every phobia that relates to bugs, spiders, snakes, rodents!!
28) Are you an adult? Technically, based on my age. But sometimes don't feel like an adult. Hopefully the CCAA isn't reading.
29) Where is/are your best friends? Kansas, NJ, and Dallas(not in any particular order) I wish the two that are out of state lived close. I wish I could see them everyday. I talk to the one in KS everyday, even though I really hate to talk on the phone. Sometimes we talk 10 times a day, but maybe for only 20 sec at a time. Weird I know.
30) Do you have a tan? No!! I do get mystic tan in the summer...b/c tan fat is better than pastey white fat. But I am obsessed with sunscreen(Blue lizard)and I get my skin checked once a year at the derm. I have had enough moles removed, that I am not interested in getting a real tan!!
31) Are you a television addict? OMG, it would scare you how addicted to the TV I am. I would like to have Tivo on every TV in the house. I am making an effort to figure out how to kick this addiction. I am not a believer in kids watching TV(well at least very, very little) So this is where the Tivo thing is going to be the greatest invention evaaaaar!!!
32) Do you enjoy spending time with your mother? NO, nuff said!!
33) Are you a sugar freak? No, but my husband has a terrible problem with sweets. I love SALT!!!
34) Do you like orange juice? Yes, but only the pulp kind, the more pulp the better!!
35) What sign are you? Cancer
36) What color is your Cell Phone? Silver/Blue
37) Where do you wish you were right now?China, or see #21

Wow, that was long. Leave me a comment if you decide to offer up the info on yourself so I can come take a look!!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

where have you been??? right here, just not blogging

Well sorry for the delay in updating. There has been a lot going on around our house that hasn't given me a moment to think of something creative, interesting, or whitty to write about(like that is something new) So I have given up, and will just give you a quick update so that you are not left in the lurch of clicking on my blog to only be irritated that I still have not posted anything.

Well so much has gone on on the world of IA in the last week or so. We were left with the impression that we had finally seen an increase in referrals(first in 9 months) but as luck would have it, it seems the increase is not exactly what we had once thought. It also seems that we have a new issue to worry about(oh goody, something else to worry myself sick about) It seems that if you are questioned at all about your dossier, you are pulled from your group and not put back once things are resolved. So when your turn finally comes, there is no guarantee that your referral in that batch. Just know you will have to restrain me if this were to happen to us.
And we picked China because it was so predictable.

I went to this big holiday bazaar. Found this great t-shirt(would show you a picture, but it keeps putting it at the top of the post, and I don't want it there. So if you can tell me how to get it in the middle of the page, I will post a picture) But it has chinese charactors on the front, and the translation on the back. I found one that says Mothers Love.
My friends were so cute when I showed them, it brought happy tears to their eyes.

Wow, I went to vote, went to bed, and woke up and everything was BLUE. Lets see what the dems have for us. I hope change is good in this case. We can really only go up from here. I do have a little song for Rummy.....hey, hey, hey GOODBYE!!! nanananana hey, hey, hey GOODBYE. I think this is a really good change.
Please lets reevaluate our position in Iraq.

Well, as I said things are little crazy around here right now. So I won't be posting often, but wanted to make sure you were aware and abreast of the situation. It is very frustrating to keep clicking on a blog only to see they are not keeping up with their obilgations. So I will update you next week when we return from Sin City(because what happens in Vegas, doesn't stay in Vegas) We live on the edge, and lead very exciting lives, so I leave you with D sentiments about our needs a new pair of shoes. LOL

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Well it's about time

Congratulations to all the families receiving their referrals today. It sounds like we should be impressed with the date, there were some big days, and it looks like they got through them. So maybe we are finally seeing a stablization of this wait. I think we will have to see a few more rounds of big numbers before that is confirmed. But that would be some good news for all of us.
So can't wait to see some pictures of the babes.
I want to send a shout out to the CCAA.......way to kick some referral butt!!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

No news is good news???

Well I am back from NJ, and what fun I had. Was a little sick while I was there, so that was a drag, but overall had a great trip. Wish I could say that I had missed the computer, referrals, RQ etc... but actually really didn't think once about what was going on-MENTAL BLISS ahhhhh

I am totally amazed to come back and find that referrals are still unknown, a good reason to stay away from the daily grind of this adoption stuff. So lets hope that no news means good news. Sounds like the stork alert has been posted, so for all of the Aug 05' people I am sending you good wishes, and thoughts, and hope it is good news for all of us coming around the bend, and hope you see your babies soon.

Not much going on here, weather is fall like, we have a trip to Las Vegas coming up, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and have a really terrible cold going on. Now if that is not news, I just don't know any then.

So Happy November 1st, and will see everyone on the other side of referrals!!