Sunday, November 30, 2008
1. She's left handed (so is Wayne...but neither Cam or Anna is...)
2. She's not a huge meat eater, she'd rather have veggies, fruit, rice or noodles.
3. She loves to paint, draw, color, and write. She's got momma's crafty side!
4. She can beat any adult at the game of Memory. Doubt me? Come on over!
5. She talks openly about being adopted, her foster mom and Baba Lu (the orphanage director)
6. She loooovvveeeesss potato chips. Not any chips. Yellow bag ones, momma. (Lay's)
7. She loves to sing and can recall lyrics as good as I can.
8. Tickle fights are her favorite thing to play with me.
9. She only likes orange juice boxes...and will scold me for not getting them if we run out.
10. She's very proud of being Chinese and loves to look at books about China.
So yeah...I thought about getting all mushy, but I think the picture of me and her together says it all (see previous post). You all know how the story turned out. (And to think I wasn't going to blog much after we arrived home. HA. HA HA!)
Wayne and I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to parent 3 great kids. Yes, we have chaos; Yes I get stressed; Yes, I have clothes in the dryer that need to be folded; Yes, there are dishes to be done; Yes, my kids fight and fight and fight. But in the end, I woudn't trade my family for anything.
Friday, November 28, 2008
To Jess and Tim...every bump, every road block, every extra day that you have to wait to get your little one is so worth it. I don't think there's a happier picture of Julia and I together than this one. :-) Love you guys, can't wait to see you tonight!! Yay!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This is the little girl I get to wake up every morning!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
It's knowing that there are over 1 million children in China alone who don't get a Christmas morning. It's knowing that we have soooooo much, that our kids get enough gifts to supply a small orphanage that doesn't have what it needs to care for the children. It's not even that...it's looking into face of kids who don't know the love of a family. It's something most people push away, they choose not to think about that. I include myself in that statement too. I get wrapped up in getting what I want. Not giving, but getting. Go to the CWA.org and check out the older children who need families, tell me they aren't deserving. On the bright side, there is one little guy who has at least 10 families that are interested in him. :-) But still many wait and wait.....
So for my friends that pray, say a little prayer for those kiddos that who don't know what the holidays are all about, that they too will come to know the love a family and a sense of belonging.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
2. "Holiday" Oreos. WTF? They are regular Oreos with red creme centers. Red is Christmas color. Holidays don't have a color association...depends on the Holiday. At least with Easter Oreos they call them Spring Oreos and have lilac or yellow centers. But Holidays? I dunno. Just call it what it is...Christmas.
3. I'm beginning to worry about my affinity for The Sopranos. I yelled out "Forgetaboutit" last night.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Why do some SAHM make comments to working moms about "having it all"??
There are days that I want to work outside the house, I want to take my talents and use them in other ways than folding laundry or making beds. There are days that I'm very grateful that I can be home when the phone rings and Anna needs hearing aids batteries at school or Cam needs to come home because he's sick. But, I'm tired of people making me feel like because I don't work, that I have TONS of time to do extra shit like volunteer for every PTC meeting or school event. There are lots of things I love to do, but because of my fatigue, I struggle to do. Hell, I've had the same load of white clothes needing to be folded since Friday and haven't done it. I've felt like crap. (Does anyone really care if their socks are wrinkled?) I just hate feeling judged for my choice to stay home. Are working moms jealous? I have no idea. My closest friends (both working and not) have HUGE respect for each other and UNDERSTAND what the other goes through. However, I am guilty of making the "supermom" comments about working parents. Working is something that since I don't have a college degree, has never been something I've felt compelled to do, so understanding the need to work outside the home is foreign to me.
My nurse practitioner made a great observation...Working moms try to over compensate because they can't be at everything and SAHM's volunteer for everything (unless we're sick! LOL!) because we don't contribute financially to our household. I agree. Just wish more moms respected each other's choices.
So if there's anyone out there that wants to argue, go somewhere else to do it. It's my blog. I can write about whatever I want. You're entitled to your opinions, just not on my site! :-)
Our yard, looking south-east
Monday, November 17, 2008
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Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
While searching youtube for something else, I found my fave song from Tarzan sung in CHINESE with English subtitles! It's very very cool! Yes, made me cry AGAIN!!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
1. Focus on the Family Success in California--Traditional Marriage Restored!
2. Victoria's Secret Boucle Sweaters $29 & Up. Shop 150+ Sweater Styles.
3. Blizzard Fan Club - Dairy Queen Blizz Prez says: Let's go nuts
4. Discovery Channel Insider Survivorman NEW SEASON, Bullet-Proof Belt, the Birth of Beer & More!
Sooooo...my conservative side like reads Focus on the Family, while secretly wearing naughties from VS all while eating Blizzards from DQ and watching Discovery Channel. And you all thought you knew me. Muuhahahahahaa!!!!