Monday, October 30, 2006


Why is it that when a kid gets sick for the most part they go on as normal, runny nose and all. I mean James will take a little bit of a rest here and there and of course he is whinny. However he will still play and kid around a good bit of the time. Now I have his cold and I wish the world would just STOP for a few days!!! I do not want to move let alone teach abc's and 123's to James, or chase the newly walking Bella around the house for a diaper change. I feel like .... Well let us just say NOT GOOD! What's more is I want to know what the cut off date is this month and it seems like that has been in suspended animation for almost two weeks now. There is no real clue as to when the referrals will come let alone how many we will get and so many agencies are giving their clients different info so it is all just a bunch of confusion.
There was one rumor I am trying really hard not to get my hopes up over and that is the one that says That an agency has told their clients that Nov. Referrals will include up to Mid Sept. LIDs..... That's us!!!! Now I have no clue if this is even remotely true and only time will tell and maybe this batch of referrals will help answer that. So I will go back to waiting with my stuffy nose and a small glimmer of hope!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


I love a day at the lake. I love the smells and sounds of nature as the breeze blows in off the water, but most of all the peaceful feeling that comes from just simply being in that moment. We had the privilege of joining Randy at his work picnic this year out at a local lake and I really enjoyed it. The great part is we got to have some quality family time away from the group as well as some time with friends. Here are a few pictures:

Father and Son Moment...... James in love with a new rock he has found! Texas at it's finest!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Wait and Wonder

What am I waiting for, well referral information of course. What am I wondering about, hmmmm let me see, oh yeah.... Just how far will they get this time! I am so ready to know something at this point that I have checked every site I can think of for the smallest glean of information and the most I can come up with is the 23rd is included and as for anything else after that there is NO WORD..... Yuck!! I really am hoping with about a thousand other waiting parents that this is the speed up we have all been holding our breath for. If not I will try very hard to hold out hope for next month and keep telling myself December is our month no way will we not see Miahs face by the end of the year. It just can not go past 15 1/2 months, nope it has to be December... Right??? UHHHHHHH only time will tell and until that happens I am officially going batty!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Pumpkin Patch time again

It has already been a year since our last tromp through the pumpkin patch and it was a little bit sad for me this year and a whole lot of glad too. I was so sure we would be home with Miah this year and taking tons of pictures of her and James together, but I guess fate has other plans and next year will be our year all together for this fun family traditon.
James was as usual a little turkey when it came time to pose for the camera but after a few bribes a little begging and a threat of no TV for a week he complied to plaster on a few fake smiles and some not so fake too. Here are a few of our shots. I just love this time of year!!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Our Current Events

Wow it has been a few days since I last posted. I guess I really need to document a few things going on in our lives now.
1. We are busy with church! Very busy. I am singing at our up coming conference and we have been offered a new position in our children's ministry. Not to mention I am going to be in the special performance dance to open the conference... No I can not dance, but I am learning and having lots of fun doing it. The music team is WONDERFUL and I am loving that so much!!!

2. We are already in full swing with holiday shopping. It makes it much easier on our budget to stretch it out over a few months. Then in December we have spending money to do the fun things instead of having to buy all of the gifts at once. I have found some really great deals and to date have saved about $130 so I can not complain about that.

3. Our van had a total melt down and Randy was sure it was going to cost $$$$ in fact he stated to me several times we are about to shell out at the very least $2000.00 NO WAY was all I could say and then grin and bear it. Well thankfully it was a fluke that we were faced with and a spring that cost $20.00 was all we needed to fix the whole problem. Funny how one little spring can stop a van in its tracks.

4. Well James is in Kindergarten.... sort of.... I put him in for three days and then took him out to home school. That is a long story in its self and maybe I will put it on here later. He is doing great and loves learning at home. I enjoy teaching him, but that is not to say that it is a piece of cake by any means. Stubborn does not even begin to describe it when he gets mind to misbehave, but for the most part he is really great at this whole new world of rules, learning and fun.

Ok I think that covers most of it for now unless you count that there are just 34 days left between us and our LID being matched....... I love that they did 18 days last month and I am praying this will be a BIG month not just in LID days but in matches!!!! I know they can do it. So by all that we have seen in the past I really feel like we can finally say we are on the count down instead of always pushing out the finish line just a little further. I really believe in my heart we will see Miahs face by or just after Christmas this year. Come on CCAA give me a surprise and do 34 days in October!

Monday, October 02, 2006


Some one is really out there! Well I put a counter on my blog.... Really I just figured out how. Ok so I am not the most computer literate, but at least I try. Any way I thought maybe one or two people would stop by every few days, but hey in the last four days there have been about eighty people here give or take a few. Hi people, how are you and what brings you my way. Are you adopting, have adopted, want to adopt??? Are you just surfing the blog waves or did you stumble on in by accident? It really does not matter to me how you came to be at this site only that you are, and as long as your nice or at least civil WELCOME.

Oh and James welcomes you too, see his big smile and look he made you a special gift, how cool is that.