Thursday, July 30, 2009

(((((((((Drum Roll Please))))))))))

It is with Great Joy that we announce that we have a......... SON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He is 2 1/2 years old! Our LOI was sent off just today, and now we wait for PA (Pre- Approval)!!

I will tell you it is very hard to believe that we have a son. A BOY!!!!!! We have a few names we are playing with, but no one in the family can agree on one and settle with it. Don't mention Miles.... It has been nixed by all of the family, but I can say I liked it. This is a first for us. We always have had names for either or back when our Bio daughters were being expected. Wendy was always going to be a girl and only took 6 months from LID, but since we have waited so long this round we have had the name Mylie Camille and nothing else. I will need to put a poll up on names. lol

As many of you know Mike never would consider a boy! He was all about the girls. This little one popped up on the list the day after my birthday and we had to wait the whole weekend until our agency open up on Monday. Mike said this is the first boy he would ever go with and really kept wanting me to show him his photos. He stole daddy's heart! I had an email in, but didn't actually get in touch until Tuesday. We said if he hadn't been snapped up by that time he was meant to be ours.

Wendy has had a hard time with this wait. She has wanted a sister so badly and then to spring a brother on her was something, but not turned down. She did want us to know that she was worried about being dethroned. We told her with a baby brother she would always be the baby girl and not to mention be able to still be a big sister. She is so excited about this now, and is ready to pack her bags!!

I can't add photos of him now or until we get word from China. So everyone will have to stay tuned for that to happen.

I will tell you a few things though.... He is absolutely adorable and is loved by all of his nannies there. We are prepared for a spoiled little one....ha As if Wendy isn't totally spoiled rotten!!!!!!!!!!! LOL He has the best smile and the sweetest little lips ever. I hear he gives sweet kisses, can't wait to get my first from him. We think that he looks like Wendy, and we all know how precious she is.

I can't wait to travel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG I still can't believe it! I still have to pinch myself.

Now we need to do something with all of the baby girl items that I can part with, and save the rest for Holly or Lacy in the future. I have nothing really for a boy! Got to have fun looking and shopping, and registering.

Anyway, we wanted to share our news with everyone.

Very excited Momma here,

Drum Roll>>>>>>>

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Something is Brewing!

I can't go into major details, but I will be able to say more after Thursday. Can't wait to share the news!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, July 25, 2009

On my birthday.......

I went to Screamin Mimi's to get my first tattoo. I knew pain would be involved, but didn't really know what kind..... lol
Chad said it was my right to passage, and no one can ever take this away from me. ha They better not since I went through a lot to get it!


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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Panhandle Plains Museum

We had a wonderful time at our local Museum. We are actually about 30 minutes away from it here. It is in a town called Canyon. This is such a nice Museum. Mike says it is laid out like the Smithsonian in some ways. This museum is 4 stories tall and has so many hidden treasures. Mike took more photos here than I did, but next time we go I will take even more.
We now have a family membership! We are so happy to be able to go again.

New Photos.....

I will start with our friends who came to see us. I had forgotten to take my camera out to the restaurant, but I got a few at home. Maybe Brenda will send some to me.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Well folks, we have made the 3 year one month mark!!

I really didn't want to post at all about this, but the day got away from me anyway so writing about it a day late feels pretty good.

#37 this go around. There really isn't any telling how much longer we have to wait. The last group of referrals went to March 20th 2006 and they had waited 40 months. I know that it doesn't sound like we have that much more time to wait, but when you think about how many days they the get up to each month it will take at least a year more. The only way we will speed up is if China starts doing 2-3 weeks worth at a time now. We certainly have hoped for a speed up, but look how long we have hoped for that to happen.

Off my soap box. I'm okay with it right now.

My worst thing that is on my mind this week is that I am about to turn "47" on Friday, and I had always had in my head that there would be no possible way we would not have Mylie by the time my 47th birthday hit. Wendy continues to ask me how old I am. I continue to tell her the truth.... Although, yesterday I told her I have decided to remain 46 for a very long time now. LOL

I have tried to get my photo stick to upload my latest photos of things that have been going on around here.

I'm so sorry that I have been so delayed with my posts. I promise once I get these photos off of my memory stick I will post them.

One quick thing to tell you. We had friends of ours from Ft. Worth fly up to see us on Saturday!! We were overjoyed to be able to spend the day with them. We visited here at the house and then took them to a favorite hamburger place here called "Blue Sky". They had a sand pit for the girls to play in and those two cuties had the best time. It took a little bit for them to warm up to each other since we haven't seen them in a year, but once they played a bit together they didn't want to part. Wendy and I drove them back to the Airport and on our way home Wendy dropped off to sleep for the ride home which was only about 15 minutes. Jim and Brenda told me that Emily fell asleep before the plane took off. We all knew that they had a great time since they had been so worn out from playing.
I will post those photos to the tail end of this message as soon as I can.

Good to be back on the blog!

Love you guys,

Monday, July 06, 2009

We are alive...

I just wanted everyone to know that we have been very sick in our household. Mike came down with it first Friday afternoon. We thought is was food poisoning, but then about 36 hours later I got it. We have thrown up and had lower G-I problems all at once. We are now wondering if it was the swine flu. Luckily we have managed to keep Wendy and Holly from catching it.
I guess we could have gotten food poisoning from two different restaurants, but not likely.

I promise I will get things back together as soon as we are totally over this. I'm still so sore that it hurts to laugh or even cough.

I do hope everyone else had a better 4th of July than we did.