Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Nope! I'm not listening. I refuse to hear any bad rumors. How can something that seemed so promising for a while now no longer be the case???? Enough already :(

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Remember Me

To Honor and Remember! Don't forget to go to my last entry and send some of these every day heros a digital card.

Friday, May 25, 2007

In support of our troops


I posted this site last year too. In honor of Memorial Day why not take a minute to also pay tribute to those many brave Men and Women serving overseas? They are making such a sacrifice for us. Many may not agree about the current conflicts but regardless our people are over there. It's easy to forget what they are enduring as we sit in the comforts of our own lives but why not send them a note and let them know that we have not forgotten them. Let's let them know how proud of them we are and how much we appreciate the chances they are taking for us? If everyone sent at least one card just think how many days we could brighten.
Xerox is sponsoring this site. It only takes a minute. You can digitally send a card with a message that you select to our troops. These cards are then printed and sent to our troops serving overseas by Xerox. Go ahead and check out there site. It's really EASY and its FREE! It's cool and you will feel better after you do it. Let's say THANKS :o

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Jon and Kate plus 8

I just recently found this show on the Discovery Health channel. It's pretty cool. This amazing family are the parents of multiples times two. They have a set of twins and a set of sextuplets! Wow is all I can say. It's fun to watch this show and see how they do things although sometimes I think she is a little hard on her husband. All of their children are beautiful and part Asian. It comes on Tuesday nights at 10:00 and 10:30 pm. (eastern time)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Whoa Nellie

The Rumors are just so promising right now and I am trying SO hard to not let myself get sucked in. I know that it is way to early to count on anything right now. I know the rumors can and probably will change several more times before we finally get to see what happens. I also know that I have been disappointed multiple times in the past when the good rumors didn't end up panning out. I still can't help wondering and hoping! Double digits??? If they (CCAA) are able to issue referrals for LID's up to the 15th or 16th? That's 15 days! If they can do that this time then maybe another 15 days next time. That would bring them up to November 30th. December is predicted to be a small month so maybe I would be next?? Is it possible that I MIGHT have my referral in August???? Then with referrals currently coming out at the beginning of the month and if I were to get my referral in early August... Could I possibly travel by the end of September???? Before the start of the dreaded trade fair????

Time will tell. Bring on the referrals the suspense is killing me :)

Monday, May 14, 2007

And now a little Shoppy

Just thought I would post pictures of my Referral Day celebration shopping last time :) Now bring on the next batch! I'm ready :)

Bathing suit and Hat from Babies R Us

Dress from E bay Shoes from Babies R Us

Sunday, May 13, 2007

It's your day!

Happy Mothers Day to all of you Mothers and Moms in waiting out there! I hope your day is as special a you are!

I also want to take the time to wish my Mom a Happy Mothers Day. I love you and my life is better because of you! Thanks for all you do and have done for me and for all of your Love and Support during my journey to Abby. This wait has been much easier to handle with you standing beside me!!!! You are an awesome Grandmother and I can't wait for Abby to get to know and love you :)

Today I also find myself wondering if I am a mother yet? I think there is a good chance that Abby has been born by now. I have thought that before but now that I am starting to get so close to the end of our red thread I really believe it. I had a dream about a month ago that I had finally received my referral. It was my most realistic dream to date. I actually saw her face in this one. I can vaguely still picture it. (It is probably a mixture of all of the cute babies I have already seen on all of your blogs) In my dream I was holding her referral photos and I remember saying the province that she was from. Who knows what that was though because I surely would not be able to name one province in China now if you asked me too :)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Memory Keeper Box

I just had to share. I found this at Hallmark tonight. It's pretty cool. I am going to use it for Abby's Gotcha Day memories. It was only $14.99.

It has 2 storage sections. It also comes with 20 photo sleeves for journaling. I'm thinking I will keep the clothing that she has on that day in here and any other special memento's from that special day. I also thought it was pretty special that the box matches the back of a ladybug and even more of a coincidence that the little girl pictured on the lid is Asian. Do you think Hallmark knows about the ladybug China adoption connection?

I also found these cute book labels at Hallmark to place in all of Abby's books :)

Monday, May 07, 2007


First off THANK YOU to everybody who offered me their opinions and feelings on my move or not move dilemma. The general consensus seems to be for me to try out my current living situation first and then go from there. I think that is what I will do unless a better or unable to pass up wonderful opportunity presents itself. I really appreciated all of your thoughts though.

Now on to today's milestone. It is just crazy to me that it has now been 17 months since my paperwork was logged in with the CCAA. Whats even crazier is that the lucky folks that just received their referrals had been logged in for 18 months. That makes it sound like I am so close but we all know that is not the case. I am figuring on at least a 4 more month wait for Abby's referral :(

Another thing that is crazy to me is how the time is passing. It is so hard to explain what I mean. To me it seems like it was just yesterday that I was posting for my 16 month LID anniversary and now I'm up to 17 months. This past month went by lickity split but it seems like the waiting for this month to end and see what happens next is taking forever already. By the same token though each day seems to be passing quickly? Just a crazy and unexplainable feeling of time moving both fast while dragging slowly at the same time. I wish I could explain it :)

My picture I posted is how I have been counting up my LID months accrued. Each month I add a ladybug. (I get them from Hallmark) (Ignore the dust on my table) Presiding over my ladybugs is a lucky Buddha that my Mom gave me last year. And of course you can't miss my lucky bamboo plant :)

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Opinions Needed

I have been living in my condo for 6 and a half years. It needed a new paint job so I finally got motivated to start last night. Those vertical blinds just got away from me when I tried to take them down, taking out my lamp and just narrowly missing my TV when they fell. Luckily no serious damage occurred but I did end up ditching the blinds. I think it was time for new ones anyway.

I have been trying to decide if I should move or not before Abby arrives. My condo is on the small side. Just a little over 1100 square feet It has 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. I'm on the 2nd floor. It's not real big on storeage so I am considering renting a small storeage place for over flow.

Why do I want to move? I am really worried that my condo just won't be big enough for Abby and I once she gets here. I know babies stuff has a way of multiplying. I already don't have enough room for all of her clothes :) I also really want a yard to take Abby out to play in. My condo fees combined with my current mortgage payment would easily allow for me to ajust to a higher mortgage payment. My condo has doubled in value since I purchase it a little over 6 years ago so there would be some good extra cash if I sold it. Plus it seems to be a good time to buy right now. If I move I would prefer to find a small home in my same neighborhood. There are several available right now.

Why not to move? I will have to get a homestudy update if I move before Abby comes. Cost around 300 dollars. With a yard comes yardwork do I really want all that and a new baby too? At least at first? I know a house will require a little more upkeep then my condo though I'm sure I would be able to handle it. Currently all my outside maintanace is taken care of and that is nice. There is also a park right across the street from me and I know we will be at my Mom's a lot too (big yard there). I am 15 minutes from work and her future daycare. I am used to it here, I like it here. It's a good safe security patroled established neighborhood.

So I guess I am just really hung up on the space thing. Do ye'all think 1100 square feet is enough space for me and Abby? Should I try it for a while and see how it goes? I wouldn't want to stress her out further by moving once she gets ajusted. Plus her room is pretty. We could try it for a year or not. Opinions???

The peanut gallary while I painted :)