Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Montage 3/28/11 at OneTrueMedia.com

You know I'm hopin to yall cry....I worked hard...it might be a little long, but I hope you'll like it!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thrilled, Teary me!!!


I got news this morning from Annie who is also advocating for him that a family submitted LOI! The power of advocacy IS amazing! I hope to follow his adoption journey, I think his parents should know he already has a fan club here in the States :)


Friday, March 18, 2011

From Winter Blues...to Spring Fever!

Just last week it was in the 30*'s and sleeting/raining..literally my least favorite weather. Cold rain...YUCK! We were so desperate for entertainment I actually agreed to let the kids make slime!!! What the heck was I thinking! BUT! What a few days can do in the wonderful state of Kentucky! We've been blessed with three day's of 60+ degree weather and WHAT IS THAT GLOWING BALL OF GAS IN THE SKY???? GASP!!! yes, the sun has come out!!!!!! We have gone to the park, played in the neighborhood and stayed outside as late as possible!!! COME ON SPRINGTIME!!!!
PS - please don't forget to read the below post about David!!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


This is David. David is currently 13 and waiting for a family in China. His SN is congenital absence of his left forearm, he is otherwise healthy and it doesn't slow him down a bit!!! He turns 14 in December and will "age out" of the Chinese orphanage system, so his time to find a family is running out. He's one the reasons I'm seriously considering starting an advocacy blog, but for now, I'm going to share his story here and plead to all my bloggy friends to spread the word. He sounds like a wonderful boy for so many reasons and I think he would make a FABULOUS big brother. He is currently living in a loving foster home, and he attends school where he gets above average marks. Here is what 7 yo Noah (some of you may recognize him as DuoDuo) who was recently adopted from the same home had to say about him.....

"David is a very good gege. He carries me and plays with me. He draws Ultra Man for me. Once when my ball got stuck in a tree, he got it out for me. He even helps my foster Mom carry things from the store. He has one small arm and I think it is cute!"

The family that adopted Noah had THIS to say about David....

"David is very friendly, intellegent, and articulate. He speaks English very well, and was even able to act as a translator for my husband last summer when he was in China. Noah just adores him!"

Plus, this young man WANTS to come to the US. The language barrier is such a challange for so many families that adopt older children, and he is already loving to younger children....he has SO! much going for him.....could he be your son??? His future seems full of potential! He's on the shared list,so contact me if you need more information! He ages out in December, let's not let this young man become a statistic!!!!!

AND! There are some youtube video's Noah's dad took in 07/10 while the children visited the orphange to say goodbye, just go over to the right side bar on my blog to "links I like" and go to "MY YOUTUBE VIDEOS" you'll see them at the very bottom of the page/or if they are not there, click "david" on the left....David is wearing the white sleeveless shirt, he doesn't have his glasses on Noah is the cutey in the red polo shirt in the front and being held by David! ....when I get more sophisticated and figure out how to link you right to it you won't have to do the extra work....SO SORRY!
IMPROVEMENT!! As you will see below...I DID figure out how to copy/paste the youtube links of David's video's!!! Movin up in the world! Enjoy!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Silence from Bloggy Land is OVER!

I didn't fall off the face of the earth, just seems like it....OR MAYBE I'm really over emphasizing my importance and noone's really noticed...hhhmmm?!?!?!?! Well, life's been crazier than usual...yep, just when ya thought it couldn't. I hate wordy blogs, so I'll try to keep it short

1. Darling hubby had a new job find him...timing's not so hot...adjusting to a new child is probably enough, but sometimes great opportunites don't pick great timing...so we are sucking it up and being grateful! He will now be managing a hospital pharmacy and for the first time in 16yrs Mike will be working a M-F job, no nights no weekends...(GASP!) Although to avoid gap in insurance for the fam....mike's working both jobs, so he's neverever home right now, one tierd guy!
thanks God!

2. We survived the crazy number of February Bday parties. My baby Kenna just turned 10!! She had a great time and enjoyed her cake and crazy dinner menu more than just about anything! Poor Will's first month home involved way to kid's sleeping over and way to much activity! I'm learning quickly second adoptions are alot like second and third birth children. With Sammy we "cocooned" worked on attachment activites, didn't let other people hold him....Poor Will, already has a babysitter, so many other kids in the house he probably doesn't even know who his sibblings are, and attachment/smachment....I'm a refree not a mother!!!! Luckily he seems to be doing great...pray for the kid please!

3. Jessa has decided to go to Catholic HS. She'd been accepted to a creative arts highschool but chose to turn it down. I think she chose well, I was more impressed with LCH also, but my wallet cried a little...but it's a fabulous school! She is continuing to be a fabulous kid. Although we are learning the hard way, no matter how fab YOUR kid is....adolescent girls are just AWFUL!!! So the teen years end up being tough no matter what, and it's really tough when you relize your kids are at a place you really CAN'T protect them from everything any more.... :( So enjoy when they are small enough that you can pick them and put them where you want them!

4. Sweet Brynn won the 1st grade spelling bee! You go girl! She's a smarty....gets a 110% every week on her spelling test! She's quite proud she can spell leprechaun and parrallegram (I'm not sure that last one is right and she's not w/i ear shot!) AND we are working on humble! It started with the heard full of ringlets she was born with...she's been told how pretty she is and how pretty her hair is since she could can stand....so her confidence is off the charts...truth is as soon and puberty hits...it crashes, so I've never worried - but I'm not sure how to sensor the mouth without hurting the feelings...For example....the picture below is her in her new "Lill'Lambs" Easter dress. She felt like such a princess and twirled around. Poor Kenna has felt like she's sat in her shadow with the hair and pretty comments quite a bit and started feeling a little sorry for herself..."Oh no Brynn, please don't wear that...EVERYONE will go on and on how pretty you are and no one will notice me on Easter....PLEASE wear something else" :( pitiful So Brynn in complete sincerety tries to comfort Kenna..."Kenna, I'm sooo sorry! I can't help it I'm so pretty I really can't, but your pretty too!" Then this morning...I fixed her hair and she asked for the mirror and says "OOOH, can I see my beautiful self" OOOHH MY get my wadders it's gettin deep!!!

5. Sam and Will MAYBE starting to reach an understanding....either that or it's halftime and they are just tierd...I'm hoping for #1!!! There's still friction, but they are at least starting to get along better and the creative parenting is helping! As you can see from the VERY candid photo, the brotherly affection is starting to grow...I mean can you share a toilet with someone you DON"T love!!! Ladies, the number of people you can pee on the phone with is usually limited to your Mom, sister if your lucky enough to have one and maybe one other lifelong BFF!!! It's a TIGHT circle!!! So I've chosen to ignore Sam's heart stabbing comments as strictly adjustment...." I don't like my brofer" and "when is Will going back to China" YIKES!


You are sooo beautiful!! We LOVE our train table!


Jessa & Isa Bday party helper extrordinare

Happy Bday baby!!! Love you!