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Monday, February 23, 2009

Google fun

Ok so Melissa over at A long way from the Theta House did this and I thought I would try.....

Go to google an put in your name needs...for example I put in DeeDee needs and these are the top 10 things that came up.

1. Your prayers---wow Google you are impressing me so far.....I went on to read that DeeDee is a rat terrier in need of prayer....nice.

2. Certified for publication court appeal.....uh ok.

3. a good home.....that is true we are going to outgrow this one very soon!

4. not this time of the month-------I am just going to leave it at that.

5. packaging and fixtures

6. LOTS OF SPAGHETTI-----what?

7. pears---- apparently I am hungry.

8. about to be homeless---- wait what? see #3!

9. psycho therapy----- yeah I am about done with this game.

10. cash---- well at least this one is true.

well at least I got a laugh out of it:) And by talking to Kristi I may not be 5 and actually still at 6....so I need all the laughs I can get.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Moving SLOWLY up or is it down?

I am a child of the 80's so this is my way of saying we are now number 5:)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I really do have blog posts to share with you all but I am soooo tired. For instance, I would like to tell you Jackson has successfully moved into his new bunk beds with not one problem at all (and the pictures), and how he also peed in the potty for the first time, and how all of the sudden decided he doesn't need his pacifier anymore..... Yep, all in one week.

Next week I will be blogging about what college he has decided on.

Yes, these are all milestones that I would love to be sharing with you along with how I have started the nursery and bought a double stroller on Craigslist....I have even taken pictures like a good blogger does but instead.....I am going upstairs to take a nap:)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Congratulations TROY AND AMBER!!!

yep lots and lots of movement this week! I was blessed by seeing pictures of both Kristi's and Troy's new babies!!! Ummmm, I am ready for mine NOW!!!!

Still not sure what my numbers are but I did get in contact with Tara who is 2 spots before me on the list!!! YAY! Hopefully we will be able to travel together!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


So my blog friend Kristi has been stuck at the number one spot for WAY too long! But she just got the call, so go on over to her blog and say congrats!!!! AHH!! I can't believe it! I really hope the next 6 babies come really fast so we can travel with you guys!!! I am so happy:)

oh yeah and we could be lower but I know at the highest we are

Friday, February 6, 2009

Please Pray

A family in our agency was waiting for travel and received devastating news that their baby girl had passed away. That is all I know but I am having a really hard time processing this, my heart aches for this family and I ask you to pray for them at this time. I do know that they will be receiving another referral any day and that will definitely be a very hard time....to let go of one that you loved and receive someone new.....I don't know if I could do it.

I feel tired of waiting....maybe a blog/number break is in order.....maybe.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Officially 8?

Ok so our case worker sent us our official numbers and we are 8 which is what I thought but she also included this little gem:

Of course, it is good to know that there are a few referrals that were recently made that have not yet been factored out of the list as we are awaiting the official acceptances, but congratulations on your movement!

I am really unsure who she is talking about since Kristi still hasn't heard anything and she is still officially #2. So maybe we are unofficially 7 or lower if numbers 1 and 2 on the boys list got referrals and were on the girls list.....there is really no way of knowing. To me it sounds like we are lower than 8 but who really knows..... I guess we will find out in March:(

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jackson's first black eye.

Today at Mother's Day Out Jackson pulled a pretend shopping cart over on himself and got his very first shiner. I wouldn't be a good blogger if I didn't properly document this event.

Here he is telling his GiGi all about it while eating a cheese stick and notice whats laying in the floor behind him

You can't really tell by this picture but it is pretty bruised under his eye.... Jackson is so overly cautious that he doesn't really get big injuries often. He plays rough and hard but I think he has a low tolerance for pain like his momma so he tries to avoid falling down at all costs!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Serious Life Magazine

I wanted you to know about this publication I’m a part of called Serious.Life Magazine. They just published the February issue today, and I am in their Featured Blog Directory. It’s a very high quality magazine… you’ll really like it.

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