Monday, September 29, 2008
Anyways...hope you like and Dawn, I still love you! ;-) I just murdered the the old layout! LOL!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Ju in the middle (and the smallest)
Cameron outside Spartan field
With the Pop Warner sign
View of the river at the state park
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
FYI, I've got to have some tests done tomorrow. Simple bloodwork, nothing scary. But I hope to find out why I've been so sleepy lately. The doctor thinks it could be chrontic fatigue. Could be anemia. Could be some female issues. NO! I'm not pregnant. LOL!
Anyways...I may be taking another break from writing. Bummer.
Hugs to you all.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
2. Yes, I heard about the Chinese and the problem with tainted baby formula. No, I don't have any comments. Please don't ask me about it. I'm not wearing my ambassador hat tonight.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Me: Ju...what's wrong?
Her: Mommmmmma, (sniff, sniff) I can't do it right.
Me: What can't you do?
Her: I can't write truck.
Me: (wondering why she needs to write truck in the first place)
Her: (louder sniff, sniff and tears) I CAN'T DO ITTTTT.
Me: Don't worry, you don't need to know how to right truck yet.
Her: YES I DO.
Me: Ok, Ok...I'll show you. (I write it out, twice) Trace mine, then try it.
Her: (Loud cries and tons of tears...) I ca-ca-ca-CAN'T DO IT.
Me: (At this point, it's hopeless and we're headed for a full on cry out)
Me: Juju, relax. It's ok.
Ok, this is where I hold her til practice is over. We get in the car, and she proceeds to cry for 9 miles. No Barbie movie, no music, nothing...just cries from the back seat. We get in the house, I take her upstairs and put on jammies. We cuddle and she cries more and more, hard sobs. Finally, she says, "I need to write truck." WTF? LOL! Ok. I take out my "good book", my journal, and she tries to write truck. FINALLY. She gets it. Calms down and says, "I'm hungry." No shit kid, I'd be hungry too if I cried like that. Sheesh. And to think it's all over writing a silly word. I sure hope I don't have a perfectionist on my hands!!!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Ok...enough rambling, on to the pictures!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Anyways, today...Julia and I busted into the Halloween Oreos. You know, the ones with cool orange colored filling. Slowly, but surely I slipped back into my chocolaty induced happy place. This brings me to my thought about friends.
We all have friends. Friends from church or work, friends that have kids in the same classes as ours, friends from adoption groups...You know, there are about 3-5 of my closest friends that I've never met! Dawn being one of them. We email usually every day, chit chat about anything and everything and you know, I've never got the chance to hug her and tell her that she means a lot to me. She's always there, ready to listen, ready to kick my a$$ when I need it, ready with a shoulder to cry on, ready with a joke to make me laugh...I thank God every day that He brought her into my life and that she likes the chaos enough to stick around. I am truly blessed.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Anyways, here are a few of my favorite pictures from our trip to China. Get ready for a stroll down memory lane!
This is Wayne, me, Liz, (Brion is taking the photo), our guide Tracy and our driver Mr. Something-I-Forgot. It was taken the last night we were in Beijing and the day before we were to get "the babies!"This is a sign that was in Tiananmen Square for the countdown of the Olympics...
One of FAVORITE round halls at the Temple of Heaven...we weren't actually allowed inside the Temple because they were making changes for the Olympics. Bummer.Of course, this one needs no words...but....The Great Wall...of China!
This may have been my favorite part, the Marble Boat. My heart just jumped when I saw it. For whatever reason, I just loved this part of our trip.
Our first bottle together. She was so sad that night. My heart still hurts when I think of the pain that she must of felt. The pain her foster mom must have felt as well. I can only hope that my photos have made it back to Director Lu and the foster mom to see how Ju has changed and grown.
Our BFF (Best Friends Forever)...
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Football cleats, practice uniform and jock strap: $95 dollars on debit Mastercard
Sign up fee to play: $60 dollars from mom and dad's checkbook
Estimated gas spent on running Cameron to practice: $70 dollars
Number of hours Wayne or I has spent watching Cam practice: 38
Seeing the smile on Cam's face after winning today: PRICELESS
So, yeah...we're all happy. Cameron's coach was just tickled. He's a former college star player and he's AWESOME! Cam thinks he's just it. We couldn't ask for a better coach. :-)
Next game: Saturday September 13th, in Scottville and I think it's 1:30....I'll let you know!