Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve 2008

It won't be long now until we ring the new year in and it will be January 1st, 2009. I do hope I don't write it wrong on the next check or letter I have to send out. Sometimes I start off just right and then revert back to the old year months later.

I want to wish all of my China Sisters, Close Family Friends and Family a Very Happy, Prosperous, and Healthy NEW YEAR!!

I hope and pray that this will be the year we celebrate receiving our daughter, and sister Mylie. It has been a long time coming and the anticipation is still just as strong as it was the day we sent of the paper work. I pray that China will see it in there hearts to speed things up since there are many children who need their loving mommies and daddy's to love and spoil them. Not to mention all of the mommies and daddy's who need their love in return. It is time for that speed up, but no one knows for sure whether there will be one soon or not.

To all of my sweet friends who will soon be traveling to meet their baby Daughters and Son; I pray that your TA's will soon come in and that you will be with them before too long.

To all of us that are still waiting I pray that our time will move swiftly and our patients will continue, because I know that the wait will be worth it in the end. I know first hand with having Wendy! I will say that the wait is still very, very hard just the same though. Wendy wants her baby sister so much.

Safe travels to all who will be out bringing the New Year in.


Friday, December 26, 2008


was Christmas Day. The morning started off great. Wendy came in our room for the first time since she has been in her big girl bed. I was half awake at this point...she climbed up in bed with us and said "My fan is making weird noises". Humm, I said maybe it was Santa making his final stop. She laid there all snuggled up and then just couldn't contain herself any longer at all! She was full of GIGGLES! "Can we go see if Santa has came????", she said. Well little did she know that Santa hadn't placed the larger gifts out at that time. So, Dad said just a minute and I will go and see if the Old Elf has came. During this time he quietly took the larger items and placed them in front of the tree. Once he had done this he came in and said it was all clear that Santa had came and gone. Wendy jumped up and ran into the living room and just stared in awe.

I got up and told her to run and tell Holly that Santa Claus had been here. This was now right at 7:45 am. Holly really doesn't appreciate getting up this early, but made an effort to look jolly. ha.

Mean time we got coffee ready and Wendy opened up her stocking gifts while waiting for Holly to come in. Once Holly came in we started getting ready for the tree.
From that point on I started feeling a little upset in the tummy. It started lower GI and then next came the upper GI, and then the two together!! Gee whiz!!!!! I was like this from 8:30 to 6:30 pm. Mike finally found a Pharmacy that was open, good ole' Walgreen's. We'll have to remember them for the next holiday season.... I hope not!!
Our first Christmas here in our new house and this is how I got to spend it! I really don't remember what I got at all.
This morning I woke up and am feeling better, but oh so sore from all of the lower and upper GI stuff! I'm hoping that things get better today. So far so good.

I think Holly took photos of the tree and gifts; so I will post those as soon as I get a chance.

Here's hoping that everyone had a better day than I did. ha



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Saturday, December 20, 2008

30th .......

month of waiting yesterday on the 19th! Enough said.....

Friday, December 12, 2008

Our First Panhandle Snow!!

I looked out on Tuesday morning December 9th and saw wet streets. It was still dark out so I assumed it had rained during the night due to the fact that we had dark clouds rolling in the evening before. Little did I know that it was snow!! Once I passed the kitchen windows I caught a glimpse of it falling and shouted out ("It IS SNOWING"!). Mike jumped out of bed and came running and Wendy had to get up off the couch to see what I was talking about. This is something we have looked forward to since we have been contemplating moving out here. It ended up snowing all day long. It was gorgeous to watch the fresh flakes fall. On the window you could actually see the shapes of the flakes even as tiny as they were. It was like looking under a microscope.

Wendy enjoyed every minute of it even at school.While Wendy was at school they had a fire drill and had to leave coats and all behind and stand out in the snow!! It must have not been a planned drill due to the fact that the children were without jackets. She said she almost turned into a Popsicle; this made me laugh. Once we got home from school she ran out and made a snow angel and I tried to help make her a snow man, but the snow was really dry and wouldn't stick together to form a ball. It is much prettier snow here than in Ft.Worth/Dallas. It is more pure in color, due to less pollution.

That night Wendy and I made cookies for her Ballet Class and had a wonderful time doing so.

Sorry these are late being posted, but better late than never. ha

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Sweet Moments....

One of my precious friends and China Sisters, Sherry, suggested that we take the evening off from a stressful week and just lay back and watch Wendy smile and giggle.
Well, we decided to finish up the tree and lay around in our living room (aka: Nostalgia Room since this is where we have many of our favorite antique's).
I captured some special moments of Mike and Wendy reading a new Ted and Fred book, their favorite. Then things got goofy.... in came our Chihuahua Luther and we got some fun shots of him with me and Wendy as well. He thinks he is human and very special. Our other fuzzy family members stayed at the kitchen door watching him get away with murder. ha

Thank you Sherry for suggesting this.... It took our minds off of the week.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


This is actually a fun tag. This is the fist time for me to be tagged. My friend Kristy (at Franceska's Journey) got this tag and said for anyone who wanted to do this was tagged. ha

What you do is go to the 4th folder in your pictures and chose the 4th photo out of that file and post it. Funny my 4th folder is of our Gotcha Videos. SO, here it is....

Monday, December 01, 2008

Fun with Photos

I have been playing with our photo pass pictures from Disney World. Here is one and I'll add a few more. So, if you see one pop up in between visits you will know what was going on.

You will have to copy and paste in the bar above to see them. Just figured that out...