Monday, July 27, 2009


I started to blog right after Christmas and I saw this dress in Jan. when we were at the beach. It was the first time I "allowed" myself to look at girl clothes and dream. W2 was nice enough to shop with me.

That is how many months we have been on the wait list as of today! The average wait time is still four months so hopefully, we will get the referral call soon!!!

We had a great weekend. Two birthday parties and a great day at the lake with friends. I did not have my camera so no recent pics. to post. I can't believe the summer is slipping by so quickly-Have a great week-enjoy every minute of it-I will post as soon as we get the call!

Monday, July 20, 2009

We are running out of July!

W1's friends who came over for a sleepover-they were so good.

Well, here it is July 20th and the month I thought was our month is quickly slipping by. One week from today, we will have been on the wait list for 4 months (which is the average wait time). I know that God's timing is perfect but I have to keep reminding myself that. Please pray that I will have patience, it is just so hard knowing that our daughter is thousands of miles away.

While waiting, I have been searching the internet for cute girl bows and bloomers and accessories for her room. I can't believe the adorable stuff they have for girls! I found a monogrammed lamp shade on e-bay-can you believe that? As soon as we have a name picked out (we are going to use her given name as her middle name) I am ordering a shade for her PINK room!!

My friend, Jennifer, had her baby yesterday. (We had her baby shower just in time, she wasn't due for another week.) She is precious and Jennifer looks fantastic-baby girl is going to be so loved especially with 3 older brothers.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

You are kidding me!!!

W1 with his trophies
Baby shower

Well, I had a great time tonight at a surprise baby shower for a sweet friend (who also happens to be the co-leader of W1's boy scout den. She is awesome-a few weeks ago-at 36 weeks pregnant, she went camping with the boys for 3 nights. She even canoed!! She is having baby number 4-the first girl so we loaded her up with lots of pink-

While I was at the shower-my sweet W1 was winning TWO TROPHIES after the championship basketball game at the YMCA. His team lost last night but after the game tonight, there was a free throw and a three point shoot-out and W1 won them BOTH!! I am so thrilled for him-Of course, I missed it but sometimes I think I make him nervous anyway. I get so excited during the game and get pretty loud-sort of like my dad. I hate I missed it but have gotten the re-enactment several times and will probably see it many more times in the future. Well, no news this week-Hopefully, soon!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Great day at the pool

My little chicken!!

Hi all. No news this week. We had a great one, though. We played at the pool, played a version of tennis in our driveway and worked on W1's new room-cleaning out and getting ready for construction. I have finally started the book There is no Me without You-really great-a lot of history about Ethiopia, her orphans and the AIDS epidemic-The book centers around Waizerro Haregewoin Teferra who passed away recently-she was an amazing woman who fostered hundreds of children many who were HIV positive. If you would like to read it and live nearby, let me know-you can borrow my copy!

I am still waiting for BAM to call me to pick up From Ashes to Africa-

Well, W2 has decided that when we do receive the call, to let those around me know, I have to crow like a chicken-(or is it CAW?)-at any rate, I am up for anything as long as I get the call SOON! So, hopefully I will be saying BCAW, BCAW, BCAW in the immediate future! (and I am most sure it will be while I am in Wal-Mart with a cart full of groceries!!!)
Have a great weekend.

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 4th festivities

The boys before jet-skiing-no, they don't ride together-just a cute photo op!

Nana and I hanging out on our deck-my hair is looking lovely from a day on the lake!!

My dad right before he flipped the sail fish over-it was so funny! Every time anyone flipped over the board he cracked up so much! W1 said it was the most fun he has ever had at the lake!

My little brother zooming away!

Sparklers! I don't like them or fireworks but I tolerate them as much as I can!

Well, another Fourth of July has come and gone for us at the lake. It is hard to believe that we have been there for 5 summers. This was the first 4th of July where it was just us and although we missed our family, it was a very enjoyable weekend. My parents and brother came down, today and my dad brought his sail board (I think it is called a sail fish). He bought it from Popular Mechanics in 1968 and he used to go sailing on Lake Norman near his hometown. The boys loved riding it and my dad laughed all day.

W1 got his first BB gun this weekend. He shot one for the first time at camp last week and loved it so Dad B bought him one-he is a pretty good shot-so is his mom-I shot one for the first time ever and did pretty well, if I do say so myself.

Well, maybe there will be some more referrals this week-Either way, I have decided to finally start on W1's new room-more pics. this week.

Love to all.