Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Morning was succesful!!! Plus some added photos of our trip to see Santa.

The upper three are of all of us at North Park Center in Dallas on Saturday Dec. 22nd with our Santa that we have literally been going to since the two older girls were small! My kids swear he is the "Real Santa"! The story is long about our day to just get these photos.... We got out of our house to get to this Dallas Mall by opening. We managed to get there at 10:30 a.m. and Mike ran to get our ticket to see Santa. Turns out that he should have been there by 6:00 a.m. to have gotten a good ticket! Well needless to say our ticket was #174!!! They told Mike we should be seeing him around 6:30 p.m. At first it didn't seem too bad, because we wanted to shop and eat lunch at a favorite Italian Restaurant with in the mall. When we decided to go and see what # they had reached it was 5:30 p.m. and they were only on #90!! Mike, for the very first time said we were going to stay if it took to 11:00 p.m. that night!
They advised everyone to be there at 7:00 p.m. and they were going to start getting everyone in line by their # order and get everyone seen at a better pace. Why not do that in the first place???? Gee! We were so tired and I'm so surprised that we all looked good in the photo. Luckily Wendy had taken a nap in her stroller; which I'm grateful that we decided to take it (Wendy isn't much of a stroller kid anymore).

Mike got in line when our # was called. Only one person could be in line for their whole family; so we gave Mike a potty break and an extra breather. It was finally our turn to see the Jolly Man at 8:30 p.m. Hey, at least it wasn't 11:00 p.m.!!

The bottom photos are only a sampling of this mornings raid on the presents. Notice the change of P.J.'s.... thank you Leigh and Katey!! More photos later......

Merry Christmas to Everyone,

We managed to sleep in to 7:30! Wendy woke up and found her stocking was full and had the cutest kitty (stuffed)sitting on top of it. I allowed her to open her stocking first since the big girls were not awake yet.
Besides, Wendy didn't even give the tree a thought at that time. How lucky was that.

She did get the items she asked Santa for and then some..... What are kids for, but to spoil them!! Right?

The big girls cashed in, too!! This was a very giving Christmas..... Lacy and Holly made gifts of Soap. They may open their own line. Wendy went shopping for everyone in the family at the Dollar Tree. You know that is a wonderful store for little kids to be able to give each person on their list something while on a tight budget....hey, that even goes for grown ups on a budget. I tried my best to turn the give~mes into thinking of others.

Wendy was very grateful for everything she got. Since this is the last Christmas in this house it was a true success.

(Oh, Leigh....we waited till this morning to open the packages for Wendy and I. You have no idea how hard that was for Wendy. She would go in and hold the package and then put it back under the tree. This morning she opened it with great excitement and loves her book and the p.j.'s!! Check the photo of before and after.)

To Sue and Ed, thank you so much for the card of the girls. Man they have grown so much in a year!! Both are getting even more beautiful!! Miss you guys. I hope you read this.

Sally, if you read this blog thank you for your kind letter and excited welcome with our move. I can't wait to meet you in person as well. Wendy is so excited to meet Camry as well. I know that they will become vast friends.

Merry Christmas to all......


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Junebug Secret Pal Revealed.....

We received our final Secret Pal package yesterday. It was so hard to keep Wendy from opening her part of the package. My pal had left hints and an order of our presents.
She did it to Christmas Songs.
Mike had "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
Lacy had "Frosty the Snowman"
Holly had "Winter Wonderland"
Wendy had "Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer"
Mylie had "Little Drummer Boy (Girl)"
And mine was "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree"

Well, Mike received lots of Chocolate with a nice Santa.
Lacy, snowman lotion,lip balm, and nail file.
Holly, penguin lotion, lip balm, and nail file.
Wendy, a Reindeer Apron, and Chef Hat.
Mylie, a wonderful drum with playing instruments inside. This will be waiting for Mylie and I know she will absolutely love it!!
I received a Beautiful Cut Crystal Ladybug!
Last of all we all received Maple Syrup from her area in Canada. YUM! We plan on using it on Christmas morning with breakfast.

Everything was so beautifully wrapped in Christmas Paper. Such a wonderful package for a final gift. My pal has been about the sweetest thing with all of the wonderfully thought out themes and packages.

Anik Nolet is my Secret Pal and she lives in Canada, and this is she and her husbands first child. They are LID May 18 2006....one month before ours. Some of the families in our Junebug 06' group weren't sure of their LID at the time they joined the June group and many got to know all of the June LID families so it was hard for them to not stay in ours and May or July however their DTC/LID's fell.

I'm happy that she is part of our group, and that I was able to get to know Anik!

Thank you so much Anik for all you have done for my family.


Happy 18 Months......well not totally happy~

This is the time of year I had actually thought we would be in China for Mylie. There are many things going on at this time of year to keep us busy though.
I have been wrapping presents, addressing and mailing our Christmas Cards. Not to mention all of the packing going on. So, we have really been too busy to whine about it this time around.

Happy 18th month to my future travel mates!!! I am know hoping that this time next year we will hopefully be on our way to our new little ones.


Saturday, December 08, 2007

Oh my, don't look now.....

but it looks like Holly finally got elfed along with three other family members.

I couldn't resist!!!!

Go the link below....

Hey, I just made a total elf of myself. Check it out by clicking the link below.


This elfin' greeting brought to you by OfficeMax®.


Friday, December 07, 2007

Our family has been Elfed.....

You can go to this link to see. It looks like they don't want to let anyone put it on their blog unless you pay mega buck.
I'll see if I can get Miss Holly one up also. I didn't want to leave her out, but they didn't allow 5 family members. I had decided what I would do is send this to her last night of all of us here waiting for her to come home for the holidays. She has finals up until next Tuesday....


Thursday, November 29, 2007

Today is Wendy's 3rd Gotcha Year!!




Momma and Daddy are so proud that we are your parents. We have been so blessed by having you in our family.

I just can't believe that it has been 3 years ago since they placed our Wendy in my arms. I'll never forget that day!
We have made many life long friends through our trip and we are especially grateful to have found out who your nanny mate was. I can see why they paired you and Katey up!

To all who traveled with us I wish you and your daughters and son a Very Happy Gotcha Day! We were so blessed to have had such wonderful people to travel with. I'm so glad we are going to be life long friends.

Here's to our Daughters and our one Son....Wendy, Katey, Jade, Abigail, Elizabeth, Kaylee, Amelia, Lilu, and Hai Chong(Chong Chong). We miss all of you terribly!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Trip to the Photographer.....

Last Tuesday Holly and I took Wendy to get her Birthday photo made at a new place about 20 minutes away from us. Being that it was before Thanksgiving we thought that maybe by getting there early enough we could get her photos done as a walk in.
Remember I said it was a New place! Dummy me, I should have gotten an appointment. They were booked solid up until 7:00 pm or they could get us in on Friday. I voted for Friday, but Holly wanted to just take care of it that day and so we made the 7:00 pm appointment. Now, being that we live a ways from there we decided to go to the mall to kill a little time before our movie started (The Bee Movie). Once the movie was over we were to meet Lacy and Daddy at our favorite Thai place to eat. Wendy calls the Owner/Cook "Grandma". Grandma just adores Miss Wendy!!
By the time we were done with dinner it was 6:15 pm. Holly, Wendy, and I took on off to get there in time for our appointment. I really should have called to see if they were running behind, but noooooo! We get there about 6 minutes before time and they had so many families waiting still! One family had 9 in it to have their X-mas photos taken.....needless to say they took forever. There were 3 other groups ahead of us. Once we were called Wendy was really tired(she had had no nap), and her little eyelids were very heavy looking, but she mustered up some smiles for us.
Here they are.

Yesterday I took her for her Christmas photos at BRS/Kiddie Kandids. Wendy did a wonderful job there as well, but this time the photographer made her smile unlike the other place where Holly and I were asked to make her smile? I didn't like that about them, but their quality was really good and the price was GREAT. BRS/KK's camera failed to flash and we had a really good smile/pose! Wendy was a trooper and came through it okay, but we had many camera problems in between each shot. The girl said it was a pain in the neck camera, and Wendy replied with this " No, it is a pain in the FLASH!" Isn't that too funny!?! I'll try to post some of these photos, but their disc is harder to load.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

give thanks

Our family has many things to be Thankful for this year. I am very thankful for my Husband, Daughters, and I am thankful for one last chance at being a parent to another sweet baby girl sometime in our future.
I wish for you and your families a very Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
May you get lots of Turkey and the fixings today!!

By the way, right before I made coffee this morning I let the puppies out to pee, and I saw on my wallpaper a lovely deep red ladybug sitting there. I just reached over and gave it a kiss. She started to fall; so I caught her and made my wish then I put her in the front entrance on our Ivy plant. Mainly because it was 34 degrees and later decided to sleet and snow. I'm so happy I didn't send her out side in that.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy 17 month of WAITING, and Waiting, and waiting.....

I can't believe it but it is time again for our monthly anniversary clock in. I do wish I was one day soon surprised and could actually say it is referral day, but alas no....
Yesterday we were at my parents house and I noticed my dad had a magic 8 ball; so I picked it up and the first question was for my dad...."will he be able to walk and come for Thanksgiving Day?" Answer:Most Likely. Then I thought maybe I could ask "will we get Mylie by next December".... Answer: "Defiantly Not". I got disgusted and walked out. Luckily we were actually leaving anyway.

Today was a better day though. I was helping clean our front flower bed out and I was actually cleaning the leaves out of the Rosemary bush and guess what I found in there? Well, I found the prettiest Red Ladybug ever! She climbed on my finger and then walked all the way up my arm and sat on my shoulder. I made my ultimate wish....you know the one, and then I actually "Kissed" her! Mike then took her and made his wish and sang the song "Ladybug, ladybug fly away home" and then she flew. I would love for our wish to come true. Earlier this morning Wendy made a wish on one also. Maybe just maybe it is a good sign.

Happy 17th Anniversary to all of my June 19th Sisters.


Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween Photos from last night.

We had a wonderful time. Wendy kept saying that this was the best Halloween EVER!!! It couldn't have been because she had all of her family dress up too, or could it be? She was really excited that her daddy actually dressed up, but I can't say he was very happy about it.
He got so many little kids hollering "HEY IT'S DONALD DUCK"!!! That part was really cute. We even had our family photo taken by the Fire Fighters who were passing out candy. How funny!

The thing that happened around 10:00 pm was that Mike had turned the lights out at 9:30 pm and the doorbell rang at 10:00 pm along with a very demanding 3 Knocks behind the doorbell ringing. We all looked at each other and said hum must be a very demanding crew wanting candy. Mike said that it sounded like a more important knock than that. Sure enough he went to the door and there stood a couple of State Troopers!
Sir, does that car parked in front of you house belong to anyone here? Mike: Yes sir, that is my nieces car. Trooper: Well we just apprehended a young lady who just hit it and ran from the scene. OMG!! Can you believe it????
Well we had 3 Trooper cars out front and one Sheriff and the girls car along with a couple of others until after 11:00 pm. The girl gave her name and phone #, but not her insurance info. Come to find out she didn't have her license with her and she had been drinking with some teen friends while trick or treating..... Wait it gets better. The girl lives three houses down from us on the opposite side of the street, and her mom decided she didn't want her to give her insurance info; so she drove the short distance down and got out. Come to find out the Mom was intoxicated! They took her driving license and had her daughter drive her home; they both were ticked, and now owe my niece money to have her car repaired. Let's see Hit and Run, no license, DWI really for both. Hummmm One screwed up family if you ask me.

We have been having trouble with our cross the street neighbors for some time with their son. He happens to be friends with this girl and every other teen who was sharing a beer or two and has been causing trouble with fire works and his friends parking deliberately in front of our our drive way just daring us to hit their cars. The Troopers told us that if they continue to do so to call them and they will have them towed. It is against the law to park in front of a driveway.

Oh by the way, Lacy was headed in to get my niece a jacket and on the way in she saw a lovely fall leaf or so she thought......when she picked it up by the stem she found out that the stem was a mouse/rat tail and that it had been ran over by a car! Needless to say she RAN SCREAMING all the way into the house. She washed her hands for oh....a minute or more.

What a memorable Halloween! I hope everyone else's was not as exciting as this one was for us.


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Some of our Pumpkins....

Here are a few of our pumpkins from last night and the night before.
Wendy sure enjoyed helping.
The last pumpkin is more huge than this photo can show! It was our prize find.


I can't believe it is time for Halloween to be here again! Has it already been a year since it was here last? Wendy is going as Elizabeth from Pirates of the Carribean. The rest of us are dressing up as Disney Characters. Wendy isn't into the scary type of stuff this year. She has finally hit the age of being able to be scared. Poor baby runs to me every time she sees someone dressed as a Wolf, Dracula, Frankenstein or anything that is just plain scary. She told me she was going to hide under Daddy's costume tonight. That will be rich since daddy is going as Donald. I will be Daisy Duck and Lacy is going as Minnie Mouse, our niece is going as a Disney Tourist. It will be fun. I will post photos tomorrow of all of us, but for right now enjoy some Maxine comics......
Happy Halloween!!!


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Happy Birthday to My Holly!!

Happy Birthday to my 2nd daughter Holly!! I can't believe 20 years has past. Time sure flies by when you aren't watching. Wow, 20!!
Holly was my emergency C-section after being induced for many hours. The doctor kept thinking she was twins! We weren't prepared for twins....yikes. Holly ended up being just a very large baby who couldn't make it into the world naturally. She was a whopping 9lbs.14ozs.!! Look at her now she is a tiny little thing.
We love you Holly!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May you have many more.....

Love ya,

Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy 16 months of our LID!

I just can't believe it has been 16 months since we have been logged in for our little Mylie!! I remember our FCC friends telling us that they waited 18 months and me thinking wow what an incredible long wait that would be! I never ever thought it would happen to us. Unfortunately we really don't know when our wait will end. All I know is that it will and in the end we will have a beautiful little girl as an end result.
Please keep thinking of us and praying that all will speed up for us as soon as possible.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tales of NYC/NJ and the Adventures in Flying home from NJ

Thursday evening gift exchange....

Sherry with her beautiful scarf made by Susan....

Michele with her blanket from Patti and on the table is the blanket from Sherry....

The girls minus me at the outlet mall. I caught this of them acting silly....

Macy's at first sight....

Me in front of the older part of Macy's....Wooden Escalators!

Beautiful Architecture.....

Times Square.....

Empire State Building....

Up Town Girls... waiting for the uptown tour in NYC!

Three Chicka's.... Lesa(me), Sherry, and Michele with our Pumpkin Beer.

Night Time at Rockefeller Square.....L/R Cynthia, Lesa(me),Sherry, Susan, Michele, and front row Patti

Street Fair in Cranford NJ.....

One of the beautiful examples of homes in Cranford NJ....

The side of the house.....

Another beautiful home....

Yet another I found I loved....

Our Hostesses home....

I'll try to remember all that we did. Let me start with the day I landed. I was picked up by Michele who surprised me while I was waiting for my luggage. It was GREAT seeing a familiar face amongst all of the crowd. Cynthia was waiting on us outside. It was good to see her too. We loaded my bag into Cynthia's car and away we went to Michele's house. When we arrived all of my China Sisters that had arrived earlier on greeted me. I was so excited to see everyone!!!
Our first evening we ate and shared gifts with one another. All of the girls were very generous. I love everything I got. Susan gave a very special gift of hand knitted scarfs. They are beautiful, and came in handy when we went NYC. Sherry gave us the most beautiful baby quilts with the China Doll print and the Asian parasol print on the reverse plus a meaningful adoption quote. Patti gave us a beautiful crocheted baby blanket that her mother put many hours into making them. Mine was the prettiest teal blue to match our paint we will be using in the Nursery. Cynthia gave us a cute bag with our daughters names engraved on a name plate, Patti and I got two bags one for our daughters we have now and the other for the ones we are waiting for..... it was filled with Emergency Chocolate and ladybug tissues along with Eye Masks that say "Mommy Needs Sleep" on them. Michele gave us a ladybug bag stuffed with a Cranford T Shirt (where we were staying), a piggy puffy, and some Raspberry Salsa...Yummy.

I do hope I didn't forget anything ladies. If I did please let me know. I still owe thank you notes to everyone....I'm terrible.

Friday we went to the outlet mall in NJ. There wasn't a one of us that didn't come out with out a bag or bags. We all got a water massage, and herbal treatments. Michele and I got wonderful leg massages. That evening we had macaroni and Cheese that Michele made, Yum. That night 5 of us made a mad run to get our Train Tickets at the Depot for the next morning. We were really acting crazy and I know Michele was having a hard time concentrating on her driving. Sorry Michele....

Saturday Morning bright and early we left for the Train Depot and waited for a while for it to arrive. Once on we stood and as seats were available we sat. Off we go and on to the little girls room. From there once we got back together we were off to visit "Macy's". Now I was very excited about this. Three of us got musical water globes that played "New York New York". I absolutely LOVE mine! Thanks ladies for allowing me to stop in I know that it was hard on some. I will always cherish my photo of the old Escalators that have wooden railings and steps. So very neat!!!
We went on to get tickets for the Up Town Bus Tour and also our tickets for later on for the Downtown tour. I'm glad we did this even though it was chilly on top we had a great view and a wonderful time. Time out for a bite to eat and a Pumpkin Ale, YUM. That was so good!! Then down to get Cheese Cake at a place called "Juniors"; I found this to be a very nostalgic diner. It was like going back in time to the 40's how cool is that!?!
So much to see so much to do. We went to Canal Street to get some purses and some Dulce Gabana (sp) sunshades I had promised to Holly since she is in Delta Gamma Sorority. All six of us ended up going on a tour of two different places that were offering supposedly name brand purses such as Coach, Prada, Dulce Gabana, so on.... This was quite an experience and we made it out okay.
We saw Rockefeller Square at night which was absolutely beautiful all lit up. The colors change on the ice, of course my favorite was the blue! From there we went to The American Girl Store and got to see all of the wonderful dolls and saw the mothers and daughters that were having their dinner there along with their dolls.
From there we went to a beautiful Cathedral and then caught cabs to go down to Little Italy where we had a wonderful Italian dinner with Wine. Mine was delicious! The owner came by our table to make sure all was well at our table. We then caught another couple of cabs and made a mad dash to Penn Station where we caught the train back to Michele's area.
Sunday we went to a wonderful Street Fair in Cranford where many found some lovely Mariano Glass Pendants and chains which I came away with my share. I love my purchases! We ate at a old hotel for lunch and I had one of the best salads I've had in a long time. Good Food~Good Friends lots of laughs some tears. That evening we had a wonderful meal. Michele made some tasty chicken and after dinner we settled down for a movie and popcorn along with our Margaritas.
Monday was farewell day it was sad to have to separate from everyone. Cynthia took Susan and Patti to meet their flights, and Michele took Sherry and myself to do a last minute shop stop at a baby boutique and I got Wendy two of the most beautiful dresses for Christmas. Funny Sherry and Michele weren't going to get anything, but the sale was just way too good to pass up. Besides, Michele found a dress that was to die for in BLUE, and Sherry found a Renaissances dress. I was slightly jealous of the Blue dress find.... finders keepers......
We has a great lunch at a little pizza shop and then off to the airport.....


I'm home from NJ/NYC and extremely worn out after my FULL DAY of Flying! I arrived at the airport safe and sound not to mention stomach full and with one more package in hand. Kissed Michele and Sherry bye, and on to the curbside check in station. I had my bag weighed and was over by 7lbs.! The guy said I needed to add some to my carry on. Oh and by the way, my flight was canceled! Okay ladies, you knew how nervous I was about flying by myself for the first time; well I marched in and shuffled my stuff around from one bag to the other plus adding some to my toy bag and off to the counter I went. Yes, it had been canceled and I had called Cynthia to get Michele's # in case I needed her to come back for me. I finally found her # in my Harry Potter book and called to let her know. Thank you Michele for hanging in there with me while they got me book for stand by and on the 7:30 flight out. When I got to security all was going better until they took my purse and said there was something in the bottom they needed to check so I got my things and went over to the side table where again he told me he was just going to go through my purse....I told him that was fine. I also told him I could have forgotten something but I really thought I got it all. You see, while I was moving things I had my purse still around my neck but my thoughts ran and I started imagining someone putting something in it.
Any way, It was my Aquaphor like Vaseline for my face. The guy looked at me and told me to stick it in that small bag. Boy that little baggy was full! Remember it was the snack size.
I then went to the counter to see when I needed to be there for stand by, and the check in clerk suggested I go through Chicago and then connect to Ft. Worth. Not a bad idea since the flight I was to stand by for would be full, and the one I was booked a seat for was leaving at 7:30. This way I would be home at 8:30, or so I thought.....
With that canceled flight that screwed the whole system up!!!!! I got on the Chicago flight fine and met a lady I was sitting with and we talked some. Then when we finally got to take off after waiting 20 minutes on the runway, we arrived in Chicago, and the Stuart came on to say all of the gates for change over. I couldn't hear the guy he talked in a low gay voice, and no one could hear a thing he said. I asked him my gate when I got to the front which ended up being K1 and we were in H13!! Now that doesn't sound all that bad, but O'Hara(sp) is HUGE! I walked so fast that I began to run some I felt like Home Alone or O J as Sherry said. I had 15 minutes before the gate would close!!! I had to Pee!!! I finally got to K2 and K1 was around this long corner wow! I was panting, and I had my carry on that was really fun now, and the toy bag that had additional stuff in it..... I checked in and by goodness if the darn thing wasn't delayed 30 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I met a guy who is Chinese and we talked a minute while in the check in lane. He was going to Ft. Worth to interview for a job with Alcon and wanted to know about the area. We got to talking about kids and I told him I was adopting from China, didn't consider he could be anything but Chinese, because of the way he looked and his accent some what. I was right. He was from China, Shendong between Beijing and Shanghai, he was really tall.
He was really happy we had adopted and were going back.
Finally took my much needed potty break, and got a sandwich from Wolfgang Puck's. Got back in my area, and boarded again. This time we sat and waited for everyone to get on which seemed to take FOREVER!! I was sitting by a man that was from India, I think, and we were hoping that the window seat would be vacant so we could have a seat between us so we would be able to just relax. No such luck. They had booked the poor woman and her daughter of age 2, one in the seat next to me and the other next to a Chicago native. He moved over with us and I was now between a Muslim and young man from Chicago. We actually had a very nice time. I got to know both of these men very well. The Muslim man, and how I how I know he was Muslim is he did a prayer ritual with his hands and then over his face and thick beard. I said my prayer for a safe flight as well, he showed me his daughters photo what a cutie. Chicago guy, Rob, and I really got a long very well. I offered him half of my sandwich because A) it was a nice thing to do, B) the poor guy had been 3 hours on stand by. He didn't accept, but I could tell he was hungry. I tried again....still no thank you anyway.
When we finally landed after a 2 hour flight, we got to wait some more..... The Captain came on saying that due to the weather earlier they had closed many of the gates and that we were in a LONG line to get into on or two slots!!! The joke became "Folks another 10 minutes and hopefully we will be next. It was 11:30 by the time I got to the DFW Airport!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then my luggage was at section A and we were all the way over at C. Whew!!!
Wendy and Mike came in and my three new male friends all came over to meet her. It was so sweet to see how the Chinese guy acted toward her. He has three children 2 boys and the baby is a girl, he said "finally". He came and said hello to her, and she had just woke up from in the car so she was a little withdrawn. It was so sweet though how he lightly stroked her arm. He asked what Province and I told him. He then said that she was tall. Humm He said that all of the ones from Guangzhou areas are very tiny. I had thought she was tiny! Evidently not. hummm
We told all of them by and wished them well.
Got home exhausted after Mike made the last stop back at A for my luggage which had come on the 7:30 flight from NJ that I should have been on to begin with. Oh well, I met some incredible people!

Now I'm just taking it easy. Wendy had a ragging fever when I picked her up at the airport! She has been very sick with a cold all weekend and still has a pretty good fever. If I don't get my photos up soon it is because I'm tending to her.
Speaking of....she is stirring so I guess I will close.

Sorry this is so long.

Thank you Michele for your kind hospitality. I really enjoyed the whole weekend. Thank you also for taking me back to the little shop. Sorry you guys bought something too. Hehee. The pizza was delicious and so was the company.

Cynthia, thank you so much for sharing your city with us, and allowing me to see Macy's. That was a real treat for me, and I really appreciate it.

I miss you all, especially BRANDI and THUMB!!!
Love and Hugs,