Monday, April 21, 2008


  • It's been sunny and warm the last few days. It was so nice yesterday that I spent some time in a lounge chair by my pool....It would have been better if the pool was actually opened, but heck I'll take what I can get!

  • Hope passed her driving test and is officially on the road. Yikes. She purchased Jeff's old car from us (for a good deal) with the money she has saved while working at our office. Jeff walked away with a new car out of the deal....I soooooo want a new car too. Must. Be. Mature.

  • Griffin is home sick today from school. Funny thing is that he doesn't look sick or act sick. AND would a person that claims to have thrown-up this morning want pizza for dinner?? Things that make you go hmmmm.

  • Went to the dentist this morning for my 6 month cleaning (Alright, it was about 8 months!). Was asked AGAIN how the adoption was going. How many more trips to the dentist for my 6-8 month cleaning will I have before Ava comes home??!!

  • I've FINALLY lost all the weight that I want to lose. I'm down 35 pounds and couldn't be happier. Love Weight Watchers.

  • Jeff shaved his head completely bald last month (see above pic). He finally decided that it was time to shave it all off (it's been on the thin side for quite awhile now). It's a good look for some men, but NOT for my Peaches. It's looking so much better now that he has some hair growing back.

  • I'm totally into American Idol this season. LOVE the two David's and was totally heartbroken when Michael Johns was voted off a couple weeks ago. I'm not sure if Michael has as much talent as David Cook, but that boy is some definite eye candy for sure!! ;)

  • On the adoption front.....The CC@@ matched 5 days last month and made it to January 9, 2006. With our LID of March 8, 2006 we have 58 days ahead of us. If they continue to match 5 days per month then we're looking at another 11 months. I'm telling you it's like the movie Groundhogs Day......Since we began the adoption (in August, 2005) we having been telling people that we're a year away.

  • Ian was playing in the sandbox yesterday and announced he was digging a hole to China to get his sister. Ava is always on his mind.

  • I did have a dream about Ava a couple of weeks ago. This is the first dream that I've had where I could clearly see her face. I was in China holding her while she was sound asleep. She was just a tiny infant in my arms at the beginning of the dream. I was concerned because I noticed that in her clothing someone had left a stethoscope. I was scared that something might be wrong with her. I was determined to get some answers and decided that the ONLY one that would know what was going on was The Rumor Queen! If leaving a stethoscope on a child meant something then the Queen would know what it meant (to heck with calling my Agency! =). I never did meet the Queen in my dream, but Ava turned quickly from an infant to a toddler and was happily watching Barney (yes, I've dated myself!) on T.V. and clapping her hands and I knew she would be alright. I was also in my hotel room and was trying to figure out how in the heck I was going to pack up all Ava's toys and bring them home from China. I couldn't understand why in the world I brought a HUGE dollhouse to China and forgot to bring stacking cups. What does it all mean?!


Blogger sea star said...

Well hello there my once a month blogging friend!

To much info for one post, so I shall do bullets as well.
* it's always sunny in paradise and the pool is always open...wanna come?
*Should I avoid the roads up there since we have a new driver? She is blond and beautiful.
*My boys would take pizza feeling good or sick.
*I'm not even 8 months behind in the dental affairs of my mouth, it's more like years. I know, shameful. I'm just not a plaquey kind of gal.
*D&*%, I want to lose 35lbs! Kuddos to you and now I officially want to be you.
*I know bald is beautiful, but I'm not feeling it with Peaches.
*Me luvs me some David Cook.
*So if you have 58 days, then that means I have 57 days....and always a year away!
*I haven't had any dreams lately and I have no idea how an experienced mom like you could forget stacking cups. Huh.

Well, that was fun, I guess we'll chat in another month?

8:17 PM  
Blogger Lisa and Tate said...

Glad to hear from you.... I guess Tracey has it right, posting as a monthly thing? Loved your bullets. Also like Tracey, I am one day a head of you and have not been to the dentist for awhile. So sick of people asking me when???? Even with a bald peaches, you have a darling family.


9:19 PM  
Blogger PIPO said...

Congrats skinny girl. Weight Watchers is a great program. I just need less point value assigned to Ben & Jerry ;0) In time, in time.

Your dream....hmmm....I'm just pleased you got your girl. So, did she happen to speak Italian or is that only my toddler boy referral dream?

Hah, the dentist asks. My own patients have been asking for years now too. I think they are beginning to wonder about me. Of course, I am getting a little unhinged these days so I may be convincing them that I'm squirrely ;0)

Pizza - the perfect post-barf food.

So, Hope should be ready for a road trip. Perhaps she would like to visit the pigs I'm raising in the backyard. They're a clean lot!

David Cook is gonna take it. That's my guess.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Alright, I want a big, long, detailed weight loss post to inspire the rest of us (meaning me)!!!

I dragged my big you-know-what back to WW two weeks ago and am down 7.5. I've got 11 lbs to go to get back to my goal weight but would really be happy with 20 more off, I think. Now's the time when I start to have to fight for every pound, get sick of chicken and salad, and usually give up- but so far, I'm sticking to it.

Just think, 35 pounds less that you have to truck up the Great Wall! You look great and must be feeling like one hot tattoed mama!!!

1:26 PM  
Blogger Special K said...

35 lbs! You go girl!
Yeah.... I want some pizza too. Which is why I still haven't lost 35 lbs.

I can't even imagine the day my daughter gets her license. Scary thought. Wait.... I can't even imagine the day I might get my daughter. Another year from now. Or 2. LOL!

Love AI. Love David Cook. He's smokin hot.

Maybe Peaches needs a hair transplant?

You have pools in Michigan? I thought it was too cold up there for that kind of thing. *snort*

Maybe PIPO accidentally dropped her stethoscope when she was picking up Jadyn and Ava grabbed it? Did you pack the dollhouse carry on? :P

2:29 PM  
Blogger Truly Blessed said...

"I couldn't understand why in the world I brought a HUGE dollhouse to China and forgot stacking cups"

Okay, this totally cracked me up. Of course, it doesn't take much with this horrible wait...

Dear God please make the CCAA start referring bigger batches -- and get on with the LOAs & TAs while they're at it!

You look fabulous, darling. I need to lose 35 pounds too. I'm simply too lazy to do so.

9:41 PM  
Blogger redmaryjanes said...

I think it means that Ava will be in your arms before 11 months. I'm hoping anyway.
Congrats on losing 35 pounds, that is a big achievement!

10:31 AM  
Blogger a Tonggu Momma said...

First-time visitor here. Just wanted to pop in and say hello. And congrats on your weight loss!

2:17 AM  
Blogger 3D said...

You are too funny! Love the fam pic and congrats on the weight loss. You are more hotness then before!

Keep smilin!

9:48 AM  
Blogger Truly Blessed said...

Hope you've been loving this great weather, 'cause they're saying we might have S-N-*-W on Monday! Drat.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Ashley Winters said...

Glad to see that you are moving closer to your referral date. Hang in there! It will come.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

How did I miss all your latest posts? So much happening. Way to go for th 35 lbs down. Inspiring! Love how Ian is the bright light always thinking of lil' sis. Did the dollhouse weigh less than 44lbs?! =) What a dream! Oh...and I have to keep scrolling down on my blog to remember my LID month these days...

8:49 AM  

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