Monday, December 22, 2008


  • I wanted a picture for this post. I typed STUFF in the place where I sometimes get pictures. Quite and eclectic range of shots were displayed. This is one of them...
  • We survived the shortest day of the year! From here on in, the days get longer and longer. I am glad that that is the case. The nights seem much longer these days.
  • I don't know what I was thinking...I went to the mall today!! Again - I don't know what I was thinking. I didn't even really need anything. I just went for something to do. Actually I was forgetting that Christmas was just around the corner and off I went. I was quickly reminded when I got to the parking lot. Amazingly enough, I found a spot quickly and went in. I didn't stay too long as I was getting frustrated with all the people.
  • Speaking of Christmas, I can't believe that it is only 3 sleeps away! How did that happen so quickly? It just really came out of nowhere.
  • If you invite me to your house, please turn the tv off. I am there to visit you and not watch tv. If you want to watch tv, then don't invite me over. I can watch whatever I want at my own house AND I don't have to talk to you OVER the sound of the television thankyouverymuch.
  • My computer is acting up again. I don't know what is wrong with it. Mark is getting frustrated as I keep getting on his computer.
  • I don't think I will post again before Christmas (I know, I know - your jaws are all dropping at that one!! LOL!) so I want to wish everyone a great Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Tree

Christmas is coming up so quickly! I am KINDA prepared. I have MOST of my shopping done but I haven't even started the wrapping yet.

Christmas day is a busy one for us - we have FIVE stops. It is a busy day, but a good day spent with family.

On Boxing day however, we stay home, in our pj's all day. We don't answer the door, we don't answer the phone we just stay in and eat the left overs that we have gathered from the 5 stops from the day before. It is BLISS!!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

TWO YEARS!!!!!!!!!

Yes people - that is TWO YEARS that we have been waiting in line to get our baby from China. I know there are people who have been waiting longer then we have - however, I am SURE that we will wait longer then them (does that make sense?).

It has been THREE YEARS since we started on this journey.

However - trying to keep on the positive - we have met so many FANTASTIC people and have become part of a wonderful community. Some of the people that we have met on this journey will be life long friends and for that part of the wait I am thankful.

Today also marks the TWO YEAR mark for Dolores and Shawn. In keeping with the positive, if we were not where we were, we wouldn't be traveling to China with them.

Happy 24 months to us and them...sigh...

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Lost and Found

In our home, we have a set of cordless phones. It is one of those sets with three handsets. We have one handset and base on each level. It is also one of those sets that doesn't have a "HANDSET LOCATER" button...

One day the phone rang (well it rings most days) and I couldn't find the phone. I RAN upstairs to get the phone upstairs. I started talking on the phone and brought it downstairs with me. That was about 3 weeks ago.

Since then, we have not had a phone upstairs. We have been looking EVERYWHERE for the 'downstairs' phone and have not been able to find it.

Well today, I was sitting on the couch and I dropped something in the cushions of the couch and I came up with a phone!!

I am happy that we have found the phone!

Yes it is true and sad that that is all I have to write about here!!