Friday, December 28, 2007
Most of you know that if we had been matched with a girl, we planned to name her Lily Grace. That was cool and we had Mya all prepared for that. She made a pretty quick transition to Noah James and is happy to be getting a brother. With that, you'd think that Lily Grace would be forgotten but NO! Lily Grace is everywhere. Mya has made her in to an invisible friend and quite a mischievous friend at that. I imagine she has the same look in her eye as this picture. Sometimes, Mya yells stuff and then explains to me that Lily Grace has done naughty things and needed to be told to stop or whatever the case was. Today, I had to tell Mya that if Lily Grace could not be nice, she could not stick around. LG was just causing all kinds of trouble in the car on the way home from grandma and grandpa's house.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Twas the Day After Christmas and All I could do.
Was heat up the leftovers and serve them to you.
So here are some pictures to look at today.
Hope you can feel the love coming your way.
Carrie sent Mya a bakers outfit.
Love this shot of the living room with Mya checking out the gifts. The blue background is really neat. I've never had that show up before.
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Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Doesn't look too formal but it certainly is. The return paperwork is going out today via overnight UPS. I was going to include a photo of the actual paper but thought it might not be appropriate to do so. So, this will have to do for all of you.
We also got our travel packet. I picked up my leave of absence paperwork too. Things should move along quickly now, especially with the holidays in here.
Have a great day!
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Monday, December 17, 2007
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Friday, December 14, 2007
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Today, the doorbell rang and I jumped up, thinking it might be our LOA papers. Nope, it was a package from Leigh Ann at The Wrather Clan --a very nice surprise. She sent Noah these Spiderman items--a web ball and a marvel comics toothbrush with toothpaste --really cool!! Mya was immediately jealous and now wants a marvel comics toothbrush!! That means they are definitely a hit! ~Thanks Leigh Ann.
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Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Yesterday, Keith and I went to be refingerprinted. Keith has sever eczema on his hands that flares in the early winter/late spring. It is at its worst right now. When we were being fingerprinted, Keith told the gal that we were adopting from China. Then it was my turn. I had to watch Mya while he was being done because children are not allowed in the fingerprinting area. So, I walk in and take a seat while the gal puts my info in the computer. She tells me that Keith had mentioned our adoption and I told her that we already had a boy waiting and we hoped to travel in Jan/Feb. We discussed the eczema and I asked her how long til we knew about whether they passed or not. She told me Tuesday, they would call to tell us if they were rejected and if we did not hear anything, they were fine. Lo and behold, the phone rings this morning -- Erin answers and gets Keith. Keith come out of his office in shock and surprise because the fingerprinting office called to tell us his prints passed!!!! A miracle on 2 counts--first, they passed; second, the INS called to say they passed!! Praise God!!
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Thursday, December 06, 2007
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007
What do I do when I get home from work at nearly midnight??? Well, sit at this crazy computer, of course! Usually, I check my bloglines list to see who has posted -- tonight there were over 10 on the list that had posted (see sidebar of those of you that I have on my bloglines).
Anyway, another one of my favorite things to do is check my statcounter. I just like to see where folks are from who drop by. I have my friend Katie's IP address labelled as well as Carrie's (my daughter). There are so many of them--one hundred views today! That is a lot for me! So, if you are from Toledo, nice you stopped in. Bethlehem PA, howdy! Saganaw, Royal Oak, Kalamazoo MI--OK, you get it, it's just fun. I would post a map if it would let me copy it. Mom -- I think you are the Wabasso one. I see a hit from Spearfish SD-- Is that Jenny, Carrie's friend??? Hmmm . . . let's not forget Toronto and Quebec. I could be here all night listing the cities. Just know that when you drop by, even if you don't leave a comment, I know you have been here and I appreciate your vitit.
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Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Mr. Brian sent this beautiful Christmas ornament to me along with a tin of peppermints. I would have taken a picture of the tin but my hubby has taken it to his office. So, Mr. Brian, he has taken his cut of the loot!! Thanks so much for the gift.
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Monday, December 03, 2007
I have started using Blogrolling and Bloglines to keep track of all of you. So far I have 41 blogs listed and will surely be adding more. I'm enjoying looking at all the great posts.
Erin gave baking a try last night. She made banana bread and pumpkin cake. They tasted very good. The bad news--the kitchen was still a BIG mess when I came home from work last night. Guess that's the price I pay for banana bread!!
One last thing for all you who thought I was so ahead by getting those Christmas letters printed and into the envelopes--they are still on the table waiting to be mailed!!
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Saturday, December 01, 2007
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