Thursday, January 31, 2008
Search and Destroy is having a confessional today. There are just too many things to confess. I won't be putting any of them on there. However, here is one that is probably not new. I am NOT a nutrition maniac. Mya eats all kinds of really bad stuff during the day, as do I. Here she is having rice with butter and brown sugar for breakfast. It's about 10:30 and we are still in our jammies with no interest in getting dressed any time soon. We may go to Target if Noah's size updates arrive but that will be later in the day.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Last night I finally decided on a new blog name, with Erin's approval. For a long time I have been saying the big kids and the little kids. It seemed appropriate to title the blog as such. We won't be growing our core family any more, for many reasons. I do expect to have sons and daughters in law some day. Growth is inevitable, thankfully so. I hope you will continue to visit to see what life sends our way.
Here in the Midwest, we are in the deep freeze again. You always know it's cold when the weather person gets that hot cup of water, tosses it in the air and it makes snow. Just too cold for me. I was thrilled to have +30s on Sunday and Monday and in my naive state, thought it would stay that way. Not so. It was -15 this morning with wind chill warnings. http://www.kare11.com/weather/ Our local school district is 2 hours late--they don't want the kids standing in the cold waiting for the buses. Erin is always bummed when that happens -- she does not attend our local district. So, she had to go as usual. We will be inside all day today, fireplace running.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
People keep asking me how I'm feeling as the time to leave for Noah approaches. I feel excited sometimes. I feel like it's unreal sometimes.
Mya was playing Wow Wow Wubzy on Nickjr.com Man is she good at it. They have so many fun games that she can spend an hour playing. Basically she plays til she gets stuck/frustrated. http://www.nickjr.com/playtime/shows/wubb/games/wubb_amazing_adv.jhtml?=
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Last night Erin was making lemon poppy seed muffins for her boyfriend's birthday. Yum. Our kitchen has a vaulted ceiling and in the highest area, there is a smoke/heat detector. In most cases, this is a good thing to have but let's just say, it's a crummy location. As is common, when the oven was very hot, there was enough heat going up to the vault that it set of the alarm--very annoying. Mya and I were down here in the family room - me at the computer, Mya watching TV. When the alarm went off, Mya instinctively grabbed something, this time a sweatshirt, and waved it at the smoke alarm! As if that wasn't enough, it went off again and she was holding a pillow--yep she waved the pillow at the alarm! Guess we have done that just a few times cuz she knows the drill! I hope we never have a real fire!
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Monday, January 21, 2008
I talked to Carrie the other day and she is just not interested in my blog layout business. She likes to read the silly things that her little sissy is up to. This story is dedicated to Carrie.
While getting ready for Church yesterday, Mya was attempting to put a clip in her hair. She was moving the clip from her tempo back to collect hair to clip. As I watched, the clip kept moving farther and farther back until it was in the very back of her head. For some reason I asked her where the clip was. Her reply: In China!
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Saturday, January 19, 2008
Well, I finally bought Pull-ups. Sounds silly but it just seemed to be a big thing to me. We have 2 packs of the 2T-3T and that should be plenty. Don't want to run out though. Chinese diapers leave a lot to be desired--I rate them similar to the generics you get at Wal*Mart.
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Saturday, January 12, 2008
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Friday, January 11, 2008
Keith bought our webcam late last week so that we would be ready for the big trip. Want to be able to see Mya and have Mya and Erin see Noah and Noah to see them. This week Keith walks in to Target to get lunch and his usual popcorn ;). For some reason, he is drawn to the weekly ads and his eyes fall on our newly purchased web cam--MARKED DOWN. Keith had the receipt with him. So he marched over to the customer service desk & got the refund --Yipee, $$ back.
Today, he gets a mail that looks like just another bogus junk mail giveaway. He immediately deleted it but something caught his eye and he dug it out of his deleted file to look closer. Lo and behold, he won an Apple Ipod Nano. What a blessing!! We can download our favorite tunes, mostly Christian, and listen on the plane. Also, I have some of those calming CDs, you know the rain and harp kind, that are very useful to fall asleep by if you are feeling stressed. All I can say is THANK GOD!! He is surely good to us!!
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Wednesday, January 09, 2008
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One of my soon-to-be travel buddies offered to touch up Noah's picture and take the scratches off of it. Thanks so much. You know who you are E.D. Take a look in the sidebar to see how it turned out. Here's the original.
Another one of our future travel mates, Heather, started a Yahoo group just so the February travelers could get to know one another. It is really helpful. Heather is also going to Wuhan. I am looking forward to getting to know her and her hubs. I'm also really thankful to have another couple traveling to our province.
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Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
I haven't decided if it is better for them to be in her nose or hiding in my dresser drawers. Yep they do that too.
If I were a great artist, I think I could write a book about these guys and possibly make a load of cash.
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Friday, January 04, 2008
Still need to get a bed in to Mya's room for Noah. I think Keith plans to put Joe's old mattress on the floor. That will work. Just a pain to fix. But, no worries on falling out.
Housecleaning today. Putting away Christmas decorations. Got some animal spots on the carpet that are really bugging me. Don't want to pay to have a cleaner come in but may have to resort to that since I can't seem to get rid of the smell. Funny thing is, Keith can't seem to smell it. Guess his nose went the way of his ears. Do they sell smelling aids?? ;)
Carrie and Jon are in town and will visit tomorrow. We have their cake topper from their wedding. You know the tradition of eating it at your 1 yr anniversary. Keith and I did that and it was amazingly fresh. Carrie and Jon are taking it home to have it all to themselves. I don't want to host Jon's family. So, since we can't all be together, I'm just fine with that.
Colleen is planning to watch Mya and supervise Erin during our absence. We are relieved to have February travel as Colleen had complications this month.
Hugs from MN
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Thursday, January 03, 2008
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