Saturday, October 25, 2008


Do you remember JOE??. (Click the JOE link to read the original story) Joe was someone who came to our home to give us a 'quote' to get our dresser refinished. He was here for a very long time, gave us his life story and, I think, was scoping our place out.

Here you can see what JOE was looking at. This is what the dresser looked like for the BEFORE pictures.

Joe wanted to charge us $1800 to refinish this piece - $1800!!!

Needless to say, we found someone else to finish the dresser for us.

I must say - that it turned out beautifully!! Who'da thunk the beauty and the detail in the wood that was UNDER that paint!

All this beautiful restoration work was completed for LESS then $300!! A FAR cry from the $1800 that Joe was going to charge!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Husband...

...the marketers dream!

We were at the mall today and we walked by Bath and Body Works. Well they are having a "lamb giveaway" and well Mark just HAD to have a lamb.

The stuffed lamb was free if you purchased $15 (not hard to do).

So in he went, picked up some items and a stuffed lamb ended up costing $27!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Mark and I received this candle from Rhonda and Josh on Saturday.

It was purchased from Bath and Body Works.

Let me tell you - it is AMAZING!! The smell fills up the room every night when we light it. It burns so slowly and it is pretty too!

We LOVE it!!

Thanks R&J!!

Thursday, October 09, 2008


Saturday night party!!!

As promised, o.k. a little late, a picture of our gathering from Saturday night.

We had a great time. Having Dolores and Shawn here was FANTASTIC!!

Having Doris and Dan here to surprise everyone was GREAT!

It was great to see everyone else that was here.

There just never seems to be enough time.

Monday, October 06, 2008

22 Months done!

What do these two pictures have in common???


22 months is the gestation period of an elephant...the LONGEST gestation of any mammal.

Well except for international adoption that is...

Either way we are 22 months closer to Pumpkin and we have had 22 months to become GREAT friends with Dolores and Shawn with whom we will be traveling with to China.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Is it wrong...

Is it wrong that I am still in my pj's at 6:30pm???

We have had a GREAT weekend and now we are winding down!!

Waiting for someone to send me pictures from last night...misplaced the camera...

I will post them when I get them.

Dolores and Shawn - you will be missed and we will be waiting for you to come back home again.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

1 and 3

One more sleep until Dolores and Shawn arrive at our house to spend a few nights!!

Three more sleeps until the gathering where some of our adoption friends gather here for a night of socialization (and lots of food and drink)!!!

We are sooooo excited!

There is much to do and to organize and prepare - but WOW is it ever going to be worth it!!

Can't wait until tomorrow!!