Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day (our trip to DC to see the monuments a couple weeks ago)

Thank you all who serve. Both the service members and the families.To the woman who stepped up when they aren't allowed to serve and now serve because we can!Thank you all for serving. Both today and past. Thank beyond words that I can muster here... thank you for my freedom.
Thank you to my grandfathers who have served, to my uncles who have served, to my dad and (step)dad who have both served 30 years in the Air Force, to my brother-in-law, to my husband who has 12 years on active duty. And to their wives, mothers and sisters who prayed for them along the way. To their children who patiently waited at home as they protected our freedom today. To my husband who I know it is hard to leave, to be shot at, to see and hear the things that no man or woman should, who brings the fallen home on the C-5, and brings the items needed so they can fight the fight who has also flown the KC 135 (that big gas station in the sky!). I love you. I love who you are and what you do. I stand beside you and I will be here every time you come through that front door. I respect you for the Godly man you are and continue to be. I thank you for the father you are to our children. Thank you for serving our country.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Well, secret is out.. Bob and i were keeping our blog a surprise for our parents .. our entire adoption of Drew actually. We do these special "surprise" things and this time around with everything taking so long.. we decided to wait a little longer.. plus it is a little fun having a little secret to ourselves :O). CATS out of the BAG now.. not sure how.. but anyway.. whatever. I had this huge surprise planned when we got our TA... i have to say i am a bit bummed that my in-laws know about this blog and this adoption. yes, i know you are now reading this.. i love ya...
the only ones that know are our two sisters... hmmmm.... :O).
Thanks for the heads up Kim.. now I know I can't talk about the way cool surprise on here... LOL

funny thing is.. they haven't mention to us they know!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Earthquake Relief in China

To see what is being done for relief you can go to many many many sites; including many adoption agency's. Please consider donating to help the people of China.
I know that this organization is especially helping the orphans and displaced children. You can read updates at their site. It is a wonderful organization.

Here is the link/page for Shaohannah's Hope. I just figured out how to "link" it.. duh...

A Memorial for Maria Chapman

Please visit :

to donate in memory of Maria Chapman. If that site doesn't work, go to Shaohannah's Hope and then to Maria's Miracle Fund.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Big Bird in China ...WINNER!

Well, it is not to hard to pick a winner when only one person contributed to our "raffle"! LOL
I do have two DVD's and I received an email from a friend that they were trying to contribute (but the Chip in was giving her trouble) so she will also receive one..
YEa for TWO WINNERS :O) I love to give give give !!!
Congratulations to the Afeks and Cooks - I will mail your DVD's asap.

Monday, May 12, 2008

great link for a Pearle Vision Ad.. love it!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Can't keep a good boy down.. heheheh

I just HAD to take these photos.. my sweet little boy wears his emotions on his face. I can tell every mood he has by just looking at him.. this particular time, he was upset with me b/c i said no to candy :O) and I grabbed the camera so he could see what he looked like. We are trying to "match his feelings on the in side with what is on the outside". This is b/c if I ask, are you mad or sad at mommy - daniel will say no.. I did get block with all these different emotions on it. He has done FABULOUS showing me how he feels. So anyways, Daniel was MAD at me and stood in kitchen pouting (it was rather cute) and once i started snapping photos.. his mood changed and he started laughing :O)
my sweet little guy.. you just can't keep a good man... umm boy down!