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Saturday, December 30, 2006


I saw this on another blog and thought it was fun. Go ahead, steal it for yourself.
A is for age:

B is for Beer:
Yuck, can't get past the smell.

C is for Career:
Flight Training Coordinator for an airline. Kind of like being a kindergarten teacher, but my "kids" are not as well behaved as the real kindergartners.

D is for my Dog’s Name:
Lucy and Alice

E is for Essential Item I Use Everyday:
Fork :)

F is for Favorite T.V. Show:
Desperate Housewives, Extreme Home Makeover and Scrubs

G is for Favorite Game:

H is for Hometown:
A whole bunch of cities in GA.

I is for Instruments I Play:

J is for Favorite Juice:

K is for Whose Butt I’d Like To Kick:
people who can't merge over before the lane ends

L is for the Last Place I Ate:

M is for Marriage:
5 years

N is for my Name:

O is for Overnight Hospital Stays:
July 1993 - C section.

P is for People I was With Today:
AJ, Maddie, Brandon and David

Q is for Quote:
"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see." The Conductor from Polar Express

R is for Biggest Regret:
not going to college, but then again I wouldn't be where I am today if I had.

S is for Sport:
football, soccer, ice skating, gymnastics

T is for Time I Woke Up Today:

U is for Current Underwear:

V is for Vegetable You Love:

W is for Worst Habit:
Junk food.

X is for X-rays I Have Had:
head for sinus', ankle, back

Y is for Yummy Food You Ate Today:
fajita steak soup from Campbells

Z is for Zodiac:

Friday, December 29, 2006

Retro Friday

I love posting pictues and I found a Retro challenge on this blog, Hope Springs. Here is a picture of me and my brother. We were both very, very blond. I am now mousy headed and my brother is bald headed. Don't you love the wardrobe? My mother was lacking in the fashion world. You can kind of tell in the picture that my tights are a light blue with a lacy pattern, but you can't see the lovely brown shoes I was wearing At least my brother was sort of matching. I still think it's cute.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Red Threads

"An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break." ~ Chinese Proverb

Ever since I saw Sophie I always believed that she was destined to be our daughter/sister. Well, I found the real connection. I was going over Sophie's paperwork and found out that her paperwork to register her for international adoption was completed 11/8/04 - 11/10/04. 11/8/04 I was in Beijing getting ready to get Maddie the next day. 11/9/04 is our Gotcha day for Maddie and 11/10/04 is her finalized adoption from the Chinese government. How awesome is that!!! I thought it was too cool.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas sweet Sophie. This will be your last Christmas alone. Next year will be so much fun with you and your sister. We love you.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Santa Baby

Hey Santa when you cross over China will you please stop at Dandong SWI in Liaoning and bring our Sophie home? I'm sure she won't be any bother. I'm sure there is some room on your sleigh. That's what we want for Christmas. Thanks. Love - Sophie's mom, dad, sister and brother.

Friday, December 08, 2006


We finally received our LID (log in date)! We were officially logged in on 11/17/06. This starts the official waiting clock so we have been waiting for 21 days for our travel approval. Right now the average wait time is 107, but some families just recently received TA's from our agency and they only waited 76 days. Hopefully we will be on the lower end of waiting as well.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Family Picture

Since Sophie will not be here this Christmas, I am posting this family picture. My dad did an awesome job.