Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Check out our new blog

The new chapter of our lives is found at:
Surprise, It's a Boy!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Hit the Target!

Today, my friend Peggy and I 'hit the Target.' She joined me as I registered for baby items this evening. It was great fun!! Since Steve and I had already registered at BabiesRUs, he was totally fine not going this time. Actually, he asked NOT to! :) Oh well, at least I got him to BabiesRUs, huh? But, when I got home tonight, he wanted to know all what I registered for. We got online and looked and he gave me some more ideas he needed to add. That's the great thing about these registries being online, I can change them WHENEVER I feel like it or change my mind. I love that!!
I also love this little Bright Starts Tropical Turtle! He plays calypso music and I've gotta have it!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Fun with our Niece and Nephew

Steve and I had our niece Lauren (my brother's daughter) and our nephew Cannon (Steve's brother's son) over to spend the night a few weeks ago. Lauren is almost 4 and Cannon is 6 and they get along so well! Having them over for a slumber party was Steve's idea, along with cooking them blueberry pancakes for breakfast! I thought that was so sweet!! :)
We started the evening with the kids making their own child-size pizzas, followed by decorating their own sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles. They had fun playing beauty salon with Uncle Steve and then dress-up together. Lauren seems to just kind of order Cannon around, even though she's younger, but a typical girl!!
The next morning we had blueberry pancakes with bacon! Yummy! Uncle Steve is such a great cook! Then we took the kids to some garage sales and they found some great bargains! Later that day we took the kids to a friend's house to go swimming. We had an excellent time being aunt and uncle that weekend and I got some great photos!!
Being a mommy and daddy is going to be a blast!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Birthday Bash!

I sure celebrated with a bang this year, the 33rd year of my life!

--Peggy and I celebrated by having dinner together at Ruby Tuesday.

--Cheryl, Alan, Ian and Lydia had Steve and I and Amber and Cannon over for a pool party. Ian and Lydia decorated me a beautiful birthday cake!

--Steve and I went to BabiesRUs to register for Sarah and then he surprised me with dinner out at Regas. They brought me a delicious red velvet cake for dessert!

--Philip and Holley had us over for pizza and Lauren-decorated cupcakes.

--My in-laws had us over for dinner and a cake decorated for me by Amber and Cannon, but Grandpa couldn't wait and had to eat a piece before we could take a picture. :)

So, as you can tell, I had a very special birthday this year!! And this will be the year that I'm finally a mom, Hallelujah!!!


I've been tagged by Lily Kate's Mom with my first meme (An Internet meme is a meme, a catchphrase or concept, that spreads from person to person on the Internet.[1])

1) Going to college
2) Living with my friend Stephanie
3) Working at my first full-time job, DeRoyal Industries
4) Dating a loser
5) Reading bulletin boards on the internet

1) Ice cream
2) Anything with peanut butter
3) Fruit
4) Popcorn
5) Smoothies

1) "Deep and Wide"
2) "Jesus Loves the Little Children"
3) "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"
4) "B-I-N-G-O"
5) "You are My Sunshine"
(Can you tell I'm not good with lyrics?? BUT, I'll make a GREAT mom!!!)

1) Pay off our house and buy a house on the lake
2) Adopt again
3) Pay off vehicles
4) Finish my degree
5) Invest it!

1) Not exercising enough
2) Being messy
3) Not helping out around the house enough
4) Speaking before I think it through
5) Procrastination, see #2

1) Shop! Shop! Shop!
2) Dream about life with Sarah
3) Spend quality time with my husband, family and friends
4) Read
5) Go boating/swimming

1) Tie Dye
2) Acid wash jeans
3) Prom dress
4) Camp Beverly Hills shirts (remember those?)
5) Tight rolled jeans

1) Peggy
2) Sarah
3) Sara
4) Kim
5) Alyson

Sunday, July 29, 2007

At 19 months, There Is A Reason

Today is our 19 month anniversary of our LID. How much longer? Unfortunately, no one knows, but it WILL come! Steve and I have faith in that and know that we will soon be parents. This adoption journey sure has tested my faith in God and taught me how much I need to lean on faith and the promises of God. He is the one that created the blessing of adoption in our hearts and will make it happen. We are so grateful to be on this journey, no matter how long we have to wait.
There is a new song by Caedmon's Call that helps remind me that 'There is a Reason' and God will have our Sarah ready for us in His perfect time.

There is a Reason

Late at night I wonder why
Sometimes I wonder why
Sometimes I’m so tired
I don’t even try
Seems everything around me fails
But I hold on to the promise
That there is a reason

Late at night, the darkness makes it hard to see
The history of the saints who’ve gone in front of me
Through famine, plague and disbelief
His hand was still upon them
Cause there is a reason

There is a reason
He makes all things good
He makes all things good
There’s a time to live and a time to die
A time for wonder and to wonder why
Cause there is a reason
There is a reason

I believe in a God who sent His only son
To walk upon this world and give His life for us
With blood and tears on a long, dark night
We know that He believed
That there is a reason
There is a reason

For the lonely nights
And broken hearts
The widow’s mite
In the rich man’s hand
And the continent
Whose blood becomes a traitor

For the child afraid to close their eyes
The prayers that seem unanswered
There is a reason
There is a reason

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Did you celebrate National Ice Cream Day? We did!

Hey, these days we've got to look for things to celebrate! And boy, did we?!?!? Check out this banana split!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Feels Like Today

This song has kind of been my 'theme song' for our adoption. Thought I'd go ahead and put it on the blog, since it means a lot to me and reminds me of our journey to Sarah.

"Feels Like Today"

Woke up this morning
With this feeling inside me that I can't explain
Like a weight that I've carried
Has been carried away, away
But I know something is coming
I don't know what it is
But I know it's amazing, you save me
My time is coming
And I'll find my way out of this longest drought

It feels like today I know it feels like today I'm sure
Its the one thing that's missin'
The one thing I'm wishin'
Life's sacred blessin'
It feels like today
Feels like today

You treat life like a picture
But its not a moment frozen in time
It's not gonna wait
Til you make up your mind, at all

So while this storm is breaking
While there's light at the end of the tunnel
Keep running towards it
Releasing the pressure, that's my heartache
Soon this dam will break

And it feels like today
I know, it feels like today, I'm sure
Its the one thing that's missin'
The one thing you're wishin'
The last sacred blessin'
It feels like today
Feels like today

And it feels like today
I know, it feels like today, I'm sure
Its the one thing that's missin'
The one thing you're wishin'
The last sacred blessin'
It feels like today

Feels like, feels like your life changes
Feels like feels like your life changes

Its the one thing that's missin'
The one thing you're wishin'
The last sacred blessin'
Feels like today

Feels like Feels like your life changes
Feels like Feels like your life changes