Saturday, August 30, 2008

Changin it up

Don't go's still me!! I decided that my page needed a little change-a-roo... so.....TA-DAH!!! Like it?! I am so mad at myself changing layouts somehow I lost our timeline. I'm upset because that's the only place we had it documented. I guess I'll have to go back and try to piece together dates...bummer.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New In Town

My sister in-law bought me this SUPER cute onesie last week and I just had to share it with all of you. It says "New in Town" and has little brown feet. Love it! Thanks Tammie!!

My friend Jenna also got me some cute baby stuff too. A little baby photo cube thingy that we can put pictures of the family in and it makes some cute little noises. I absolutely love getting stuff for the baby. I'm usually the one always buying stuff for other people's babies, so when I get stuff for OUR baby - it's very cool. Kinda makes it "real" on a whole different level. Know what I mean? Even though we don't know if it's going to be a boy or a girl or the exact's just so fun. It's probably a good thing I don't know the sex and age because it would be so hard to not constantly be buying stuff. Everytime I go into any store...I must must must hit up the baby section. Just to browse...because I can!

I took Tim into Babies R Us the other day because I wanted to show him some bedding in there that I liked and they have some reserved parking spots for "Expectant Mothers". Tim says..."We should park there - you are an expectant mother". Hehe...we didn't park there, but I kinda wanted to.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Birthday Weekend

I LOVE birthdays, don't you?! My birthday was on Saturday and I had a wonderful day! Friday night we had our kickball team over for a cookout to celebrate being in 1st place! Woohoo - go team! It was a nice cookout...lots of good food and some good fun. And I received some wonderful & thoughtful gifts!! Here are a couple of pictures from Friday night...

Then on Saturday we woke up and took the train down to Chicago with our friends Casey & Cara and just spent the day walking around, eating at my favorite pizza place - Giordanos, people watching, and catching some of the Air Show. It was a good time.

Today I caught up on some much needed sleep and just relaxed most of the day. Tim and I went on a nice long bike ride today and enjoyed the weather.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I feel SO incredibly blessed to have some of the best friends I could ask for! It's been a tough year or so and they have all been so supportive to me. Whether it be calling and asking how I was doing, just having fun without talking, relating to my issues, trying to understand all of the meds and procedures we were going through, or simply sending a card to say you were thinking of me. THANK YOU! There is no way we could have gone through everything without all of our friends and family.

I received a very nice phone call yesterday from some close friends of mine and they informed me that they have planned a fundraiser for Tim and I to help raise money for the adoption! I was speechless and trust me that does NOT happen often. (I'm a chatty patty) Although, Tim and I do feel somewhat awkward accepting this, we know that people want to support us and so we keep trying to remind ourselves of that. I don't know all the details about the event, but I do know that they are working very hard and knowing these girls I know that it will be AMAZING. I can hardly wait! So to all of my friends and family that are helping with this....THANK YOU...from the bottom of our hearts....thank you.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

new numbers

We got our monthly call from Julie today and our new #'s are.....

for a boy.... and #24 for a girl still. We don't expect to move much more the next 2 months with the courts closing, but happy to see some movement in the last month. :)

Only in Wisconsin....

Last night I went to the State Fair to see Vanessa Hudgens & Corbin Bleu. NO....I am not a fan of High School Musical - I've never even seen the movie. My friend Deanna asked me if I would go with her to take her daughter Aaliyah. Ok...sure....why not. Well, I think I might possibly be deaf in my right ear from fifty gazillion 4-15 yr olds screaming their little heads off, but it was all worth it because as we were walking out Aaliyah says "Mom - that was the best night of my ENTIRE life". Hehehe...I replied with "Oh man - ME TOO!!". While it may not have been the best night of my entire was close. Because of the teeny boppers? no no no.... because of this....

Friends...let me introduce you to the deep fried smore on a stick. Yes, you read that right. Only in Wisconsin do we take a perfectly delightful treat...deep fry it and then slap a stick in it. Somehow that seems to make EVERYTHING better. Well, they sure did get it right with this one. It was SOOOO good. I should have taken a picture of the inside of it, but I was too busy devouring it. It was nice and warm with a crispy...yet soft shell with lots of ooey gooey marshmallow & chocolate inside. I would love to know who invented this...they really truly deserve an award. And I would love to express my gratitude to them. So, for those of you who live in WI...go to the fair and get one!! Ok, I think I have rambled on enough about that.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

P.S. Here's a picture of Aaliyah at the concert. Let me just tell you - she was dancing & singing her little heart out. It was pretty cute. And little does she know...I have some video of her that I think will haunt her later in life.