Thursday, November 27, 2008


I was tagged by my bloggin buddy Margaret to post 5 things that I'm thankful for.

1. I'm so thankful for adoption. We are loving this journey and feel fortunate to be able to start a family this way. I'd be even more thankful if we'd get a referral call SOON!!! :)

2. My husband. Tim is wonderful....he loves me very much and I know I don't tell him enough how much I appreciate him. I love you Tim!

3. My family & friends. They support us in everything we do and are always there for us. Plus they are fun and just awesome....I love them so much.

4. For the birthmother of our child... for the most unselfish decision that she is going to make. We are forever grateful.

5. I'm thankful that Tim and I both don't need to worry about losing our jobs in this stinky economy. Everyday I'm hearing of more and more companies laying people off and I think I often take it for granted that we don't have to worry about that. So, I'm thankful for our job security!

I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!! I know we did - I got to spend lots of time loving up my nieces and nephew. Oh and the gravy I made today was pretty much amazing if I may so myself!! I know several of you have all done posts on what you are thankful for, so if you haven't yet - consider yourself tagged!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Turning that frown upside down!

I was SOOO happy that there were 2 more referrals given out today - YAY!! That puts us at...

I have now officially set a different ringtone for when the agency calls. I chose "More than Anyone" by Gavin DeGraw. It is my FAVORITE song!!! Now, I just hope I don't get any false alarms from them! Hopefully we'll get an email next week instead of a phone call for our number update! Congrats Sunday & Kristi!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Barbados...I miss you

Well, I haven't posted in quite awhile now. I guess I didn't have much to post about - pretty quiet on the referral front (besides my bloggin buddy Erin - wohoo!!). That puts us at #5 and #8. I have to admit that the wait is getting hard. Really hard. I am glued to the computer everyday in hopes of hearing of some referrals. We are longing to know if it's going to be a girl or a boy... an itty bitty thing or a little chunk... it's so hard not to know. It's been 4 months, 2 weeks and 3 days on the wait list... but who's counting. However, we are very excited that more families got their travel calls and will be going over in a few weeks!!

Since I woke up this morning to yucky snow, I thought I would take a little trip down memory lane to one year ago today. This is what I was doing.....

Last year at this time was tough. Tim and I were not in a good place. It was clear that we would be spending another Christmas without a child. The infertility stuff was really wearing on us and we needed to escape. So, what better to do than to go on a 10 day cruise?!?! It was AMAZING!! It was exactly what we needed. We needed to get away from our everyday life, doctors, cell phones, tv, etc etc... It was soooooooo nice. And oh do I miss Barbados....

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Ok, I've been tagged by Amy... so here it is folks. I'm supposed to take the 4th picture out of the 4th folder on my computer and tell you about it.

This is a picture of 2 of my nieces - Bayli & Ava catching some sun on our patio this summer. Oh do I miss summer and my flip flops. You can't see their faces, but trust me - they are the cutest redheads you ever did see. I promise!!
I'm SO very happy because I took tomorrow off - WAHOO!!! And what am I doing? Oh nothing. Sleeping in and just catching up on housework. We've been so busy lately and I've gotten so behind in the housework, so I need a day to just catch up. It's kind of sad to look forward to a day of cleaning....lame-O!!!
Ok, now I need to tag others. I have no idea who has been tagged. So, if you were already tagged - sorry. Let's go with Jody, Kristi, Erin, Kristin and Karen. And I have no idea how you other girls link the names to the blogs. Someone needs to tell me how to do that.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bizarre Foods in Ethiopia

Have you ever seen the show Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel? I've never seen it, but I saw a commercial for it and I set the tivo to record it. Tomorrow night Andrew Zimmern is in Ethiopia experiencing Bizarre Foods. Just thought you all might want to check it out. He goes to a few different villages and cities and one of them is Addis Ababa. Check it out!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Are you a "yes" person? I'm a YES person...completely. I never say no. It's definitely an issue I have, but I just can't stop. I have a very hard time saying no to anyone. Why am I that way? I have no idea. I guess I'm afraid to disappoint people. Whether it's someone at work asking for help, or a friend asking me to go to dinner, or an invitation to a party, or a family member asking me to watch my nieces, etc etc etc... you name the circumstance... I can't say no. Now it's almost always something I do want to do or help with, but I have a hard time fitting everything in. I've been very overwhelmed lately - the social calendar has been a little out of control. So, I'm trying my best to pull back a bit and give myself more time for ME. If anyone has any advice out there on how to say "no" nicely... I'm listening. I wish I could just be ok with saying "I'd love to, but I can't". I think it, but I just can't say it. Ok, well thanks for listening to my rambling post about nothing.

P.S. No I have not received new #'s from AGCI yet. But, I'm not too concerned seeing as I know what our #'s are. Oh and waiting if you didn't already know. I'm not a patient person - at ALL.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Party

Tim and I went to a little Halloween Party on Saturday. Tim came up with the great idea of being Michael Phelps & his mom Debbie. So... introducing...Michael & Debbie Phelps...