Saturday, June 30, 2007

All Done!

Abby's dresser is all done :) I think it turned out pretty well. I can't wait to start putting her clothes away in it. I'm also thinking that I might be able to put a changing pad on part of it? What do you guys think???? The dresser is actually wider then it looks in the picture and it would fit one.

Once I get her dresser filled then I will tackle her closet. It's not to pretty right now. Thanks also for the suggestions to separate her clothes by size. I'm embarrassed to say that I have done that. The clothes in her closet are size 9 months to 12 - 18 months. I know, I am out of control :) A lot of the clothes are hand me downs though. I am never one to turn those down. I love baby clothes! Plus I have been buying cute baby stuff for others for years and it's now finally my turn :)

I will say though for you guys that are much earlier in the process, if you can control your self try and space buying your baby clothes out. The reason I say that now is because I am still seeing Lot's of cute stuff I want out there. Now I am having a hard time though cause I know she will never be able to wear everything so I can't justify buying anything else. (Unless of course it's really cute!)

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Red Couch: Chinese Adoption

I found this cute video on you tube. It shows a travel group shooting their red couch photo. Can you say ADORABLE? I love how the camera turns to record the paparazzi. I bumming because by the time I get to go over the White Swan will be closed for a facelift. Oh well.

Thank you also for all of your crossed fingers. My ac coil just needed to be unclogged and of course some freon. Thank goodness!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Oh what a Mess!

My babies room is a mess! A while back I painted one of the dressers from my room for Abby's room. You can see it in the picture. It used to be cherry but i painted it white and changed the drawer handles to these cute knobs that I found at Target. Well now all of those drawers are packed and I still have a lot more to place. Her closet is a wreck and I can't begin to organize it until I put away all of her non hanging stuff first.

If your still with me on this oh so exciting post, I decided to move my other dresser into her room. So I'm painting it tonight. Now my stuff is stacked in my closet but my girl needs the dresser more then me. She definitely has more clothes then me.

I had planned on getting new bedroom furniture anyways. the dressers belonged to My Nanny. I think she would like the idea of her dressers being in Abby's room.

By the way my shelf is still hanging!

Six more drawers for Abby's stuff! I'm so excited :) Once all of her clothes and accessories are put away then I will finish her closet. Then with the exception of a few little things her room will be done. Now I have to convince Quackers that this is really not her room....

Signs that my Niece made for Abby's door. Did I mention that it is currently 80 degrees in my house right now? My thermostat is set on 65. The air con people are coming tomorrow. Fingers crossed that I only need Freon.

Monday, June 25, 2007


I guess first timers like me need to be ready for anything :O

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Just a funny

Since I have nothing to post, I give you this :) And yes I have 2 cats.

Diary Excerpts From A Dog And A Cat

The Dog's Diary

8:00 AM - Dog food! My favorite thing!

9:30 AM - A car ride! My favorite thing!

9:40 AM - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!

10:30 AM - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!

12:00 PM - Milk bones! My favorite thing!

1:00 PM - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!

3:00 PM - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!

5:00 PM - Dinner! My favorite thing!

7:00 PM - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!

8:00 PM - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!

11:00 PM - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

The Cat's Diary

Day 983 of my captivity.

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates my capabilities. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am. Bastards!

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow, but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog gets special privileges. He is regularly released, and seems more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

The bird must be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Cool Stuff

My friend Randi sent me the link to this

This cute little pan can be found at Williams-Sonoma.

Monday, June 18, 2007


I have always admired Princess Diana so I made sure to watch Matt Lauers interview with William and Harry tonight. I think she would be pretty proud of how her boys have turned out.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Dads day!

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads and Dads in waiting out there and a special BIG HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all of the Dads in my life! I hope you have a GREAT day :)

Friday, June 15, 2007

Summer time

I saw my first lightning bug tonight. I know summer doesn't start officially until June 21st but to me lightning bugs always mean summer. Tonight as I watched a lone lightning bug flash on my deck I started wondering............ What makes them flash. I googled them to see.

Turns out they make their own light due to some sort of special cells in their belly. These cells produce a chemical and a enzyme that combine to make the light. What I found even more interesting was that when the lightning bug is flashing they are doing so to attract a mate. When the perfect mate is found she flashes back to signal that she's into the mate. They then due some heavy flashing between the two of them (I guess their flirting with each other?) before they actually mate. It's true I'm not making this up. I read it here.

Anyhow...... I really didn't have anything to post until I saw the lightning bug. It got me thinking. Spring sure did fly by fast. Now if only summer will do the same. No offense to all of you summer loving folks out there, I just really want time to fly so I can get my referral :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Britain's Got Talent- Conny

Check out this 6 year old cutie! Even Simon is a softy.


You all are the best! For those of you who have been there and back, for those of you who just got your referrals and still took the time, for those of you that are waiting just like me, and for those of you that are here to support me. Thank you so much for all of your encouraging words and for letting me vent. It means so much! I know we will all get through this one day at a time........ And I also know that good things come to those that wait. Just needed a little reminder. Thank you :)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

LID 18 Months Today

So as of today my dossier has now been logged in with the CCAA for 18 months. I think we all know why I am not feeling happier.... First off I want to say that I in NO WAY mean to rain on any ones parade. I am so happy for all of you LUCKY families that have finally had your dreams come true! I can't wait to see all of the beautiful pictures and hear how you are coming along as you get ready for your trips and share in just a little bit of your excitement. Seeing your dreams come true is a big part of what keeps me going.

I can no longer live on the theory of waiting to see what happens next time to guesstimate what my chances may be. 6 days this time and 6 days last time probably indicates a trend. I'm not going to try and guess when Abby's referral might come anymore either. I have now had my hopes dashed one time too many. This snails pace is killing me! With every month that referrals are issued I have to add one more month to my wait. I am in a freaking standstill. I feel like I am not making any progress and I don't know who to feel sorrier for me or the people that are in line behind me. The thought of spending yet another Christmas without her really makes me ill.

I feel like I have lost my happy place. I have tried for the most part for so long now to remain positive. Now I'm just tired . Tired of hoping and daring to believe only to be shot down yet again later. I am sorry for this negative downer post. I truly am happy for all of the new families out there. I just wish things would speed up for the rest of us.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Referrals Are Here!

Referrals began to arrive today. It appears that the cutoff date this time was for lucky families that were logged in from November 2 through November 7th only. (So much for the double digit rumor) These families have been waiting around 19 months for their referrals. I am so happy and excited for those that have finally received their long awaited good news. This has been a strange wait this time around. Again it's like the CCAA skipped a month since the last group of referrals arrived in April. I know that's not actually the case since evidently there can and often are more then 30 or so days in between referral groups issued. That said it still seems like a missed month to me. Anyhoo I'm looking foreword to seeing some adorable pictures sprout up soon :O

Friday, June 01, 2007

Baby Laughs

I found this sweetie on you tube. Is it not just the cutest thing you have ever seen :O