Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wacky Wed...what cereal are you?

You Are Corn Flakes

You are traditional and easy going.

If something is high quality, you're satisfied with it.

You don't need much variety or novelty in your life.

You're happy with what you have. You're quite loyal.

You're the type of person who eats the same breakfast every day...

And likely at the exact same time each day!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sock swap coming to a close....

Tomorrow night (technically Thursday morning) at 12:01 am (or thereabouts) I will be matching the parties for the sock far we have 36 people signed up (way cool!!) if you haven't already signed up and you meant to then send me an email ( to get on the ever popular list!!

Meanwhile I am fighting a yucky bug (I feel the "summer" cold coming on...ewww), so I am gonna take it easy (of course when I get home from work, double ewwww)...

Have a "cold-free" Tuesday!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Just another manic Monday... myspace graphic comments myspace graphic comments

Have a good one, if you can....

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Playing Catch up....

Okay, so I admit it...I've been quite the lazy bones when it comes to keeping you up to date with what we have been up to...

Well first of all, Ray has changed jobs...he now is working at Disney's Animal is definitely a change as he is working second shift, so it is hard to get used to it, for both of us...but as we like to think of it...he's in training for the time difference between home and China (he'll be on China time in no time, when it is finally our turn to go that is...come on referral speed ups....)...

Since Ray had to work Mom got to attend Java and Jazz with our good friends Don and Be....we had a great time...thanks guys...

and then we had the first of our fund raisers, the first garage sale (part two will take place 5/23 - 5/24 at our house, wish us luck that it will be as successful as the first one, as one of our "families" just accepted a referral for their daughter, so we need to help her raise money, and quickly)...

here's Ali "helping" at the garage sale (thanks Ginnie and Jay for sharing Ali and making us feel like she is also our daughter/niece/just part of the family)....

Hope you guys have a great week...and keep us up to date as your goings on...and don't forget..the raffle tickets are still on sale (until 5/23..the drawing is 5/24 at our next garage buy your tickets now)...see my sidebar for more details...let's help bring our daughters home!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Some Thursday laughs...

A small boy is sent to bed by his father. Five minutes later....'Da-ad.' 'What?' 'I'm thirsty. Can you bring drink of water?' 'No, You had your chance. Lights out.' Five minutes later: 'Da-aaaad.....' 'WHAT?' 'I'm THIRSTY. Can I have a drink of water??'
I told you NO! If you ask again, I'll have to spank you!!' Five minutes later.....'Daaaa-aaaad... ..' 'WHAT!' 'When you come in to spank me, can you bring a drink of water?'

An exasperated mother, whose son was always getting into mischief, finally asked him 'How do you expect to get into Heaven?' The boy thought it over and said, 'Well, I'll run in and out and in and out and keep slamming the door until St. Peter says, 'For Heaven's sake, Dylan, come in or stay out!''

One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her son into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, 'Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?' The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. 'I can't dear,' she said. 'I have to sleep in Daddy's room' A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: 'The big baby'

One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer. She read, '.... and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, 'The sky is falling, the sky is falling!' The teacher paused then asked the class, 'And what do you think that farmer said?' One little girl raised her hand and said, 'I think he said: 'Holy Cow! A talking chicken!'' The teacher was unable to teach for the next 10 minutes.

A little girl asked her mother, 'Can I go outside and play with the boys?' Her mother replied, 'No, you can't play with the boys, they're too rough.' The little girl thought about it for a few moments and asked, 'If I can find a smooth one, can I play with him?'

and finally....

A certain little girl, when asked her name, would reply, 'I'm Mr. Sugarbrown's daughter.' Her mother told her this was wrong, she must say, 'I'm Jane Sugarbrown.'
The Vicar spoke to her in Sunday School, and said, 'Aren't you Mr. Sugarbrown's daughter?' She replied, 'I thought I was, but mother says I'm not.'

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wacky Wed....Double bonus

Gotta love the slogan...

Your Slogan Should Be

Dannye. Uncommonly Made, Uncommonly Good.

This just doesn't seem like me...what do you think??

What Your Taste in Chocolate Says About You

You are sophisticated, modern, and high class.

Your taste is refined, but you are not picky.

You are often the first to try something new.

You are a whimsical person prone to daydreaming.

Artistic and creative, you're always in the middle of a project.

While you are an inspiration to others, you can come off as flaky.

You love to be the center of attention. You enjoy entertaining your friends.

You feel lost when no one is interested in you... You're too interesting to be ignored.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Swap sign-up coming to an end...

Don't forget to sign up for the sock swap if you haven't already....the cut-off for sign ups is 4/30....

Don't let your little one's feet get cold, let them be stylish!!

Drop me an email ( letting me know your name, address, the age/sex requested (already home)...and you're well on your way to having your little one's cute feet sporting some cute coverings...

Monday, April 21, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Fundraisers galore....

Today we are participating with 3 other adoptive families in a community garage sale...actually the sale started yesterday...and thanks to lots of donations from friends and families contributing to the sale it was quite successful for the first day...let's just hope it continues today (as well as the weather holding out for us)...

we also still have the vacation raffle going on (drawing 5/24)...and welcome all participants to join us in the "game of chance"...

on another note, don't forget to sign up for the sock swap (sign up ends 4/30, matching on 5/1)...

well, no pictures this morning, as I am "off to make the donuts" (okay really off to buy the donuts...hehe)...

Happy hunting all!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Another Secret Buddy surprise....

Today upon coming home from work a big box awaited my exciting...I so love it when the SB surprises us with goodies for Chynna....

there was a puzzle:

a frog bath thermometer:

a bathroom space saver bag (with a frog design on it) to put all her great bath toys:

some foam letter/number appliques:

a sweet onesie:

some scrapbooking frogs:

and finally a newborn baby rag quilt:

as always, we so love everything and thank you SB from the bottom of our hearts!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wacky Wed...what kind of nut are you?

Since we are all a little's a quiz to find out what kind of nut you are...happy Wednesday!!

You Are A Peanut

You are popular, even with people who tend to have picky taste.

Kids love you, as do dogs. From rednecks to snobs, most people have a place for you in their hearts.

As popular as you are, there are some people who can't be near you.

Don't take it too personally. There's just a few people you rub the wrong way.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

April 15th....

Happy April 15th (if that's possible....hehe)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Adoption fundraisers...

Okay, with the wait continuing to lengthen, and the dollar continuing to decline...we figured we better start doing some fundraisers for the adoption...

so we joined 3 other adoptive families in doing some fundraisers...

the first one is a garage sale, it will be held next friday and saturday...some of our friends and family have been absolutely amazing in donating "stuff" for it...and we can't wait to see how that goes...

the next one is a vacation raffle...we will be raffling off a $500 voucher towards your next can use it towards a cruise, airline tickets, hotel booking...the cost for said raffle tickets you ask??? well, $10 a ticket or 3 tickets for $25!! I know so very cheap for such a wonderful prize!! If you are interested, email me ( and I will give you the amazing details!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday funny....

After Bill had spent several days campaigning for her and lost his temper many times which cost her votes and finally escaping from her overly controlling campaign manager for the evening, Hillary sneaked off to visit a fortune teller of some local repute.

In a dark and hazy room, peering into a crystal ball, the mystic delivered grave news. "There's no easy way to say this, so I'll just be blunt: Prepare yourself to be a widow. Your husband will die a violent death this year just after you lose the election."

Then the soothsayer looked up and locked eyes with Hillary, who was visibly shaken at this news.

Hillary stared back at the woman's lined face, then at the single flickering candle, then down at her shaking hands. She took a few deep breaths to compose herself. She simply had to know. She looked back, deep into the fortune teller's gaze, steadied her voice, and asked her the big question:

"Will I be acquitted?"

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tag...come play along...

I've been tagged by Mom-In-Waiting to play along, and since I can't ignore a's my answers:

Four jobs I've had:
1. Scorekeeper for slowpitch softball
2. Lifeguard at Wet-N-Wild
3. Food prep (which was cool, but for the hours, too early for my tastes, hehe)
4. Legal Assistant (lots of hats worn here)

Four shows I watch (sorry supposed to be TiVo, but I don't have TiVo):
1. Big Brother
2. The Riches
3. Greek
4. I know my Kid's a Star (okay I had a hard time thinking of another and this one is coming on very shortly....hopefully Rocky and her kid Haley are kicked off this week)

Four Places I have been:
1. Disney World (okay I live in Orlando, so I've been there)
2. London England
3. NY, New York (during our layover for London)
4. Grand Cayman Island (on a cruise)

Four favorite foods:
1. Grilled chicken (dark meat please)
2. Beef Hotdogs with sweet relish
3. my hubby's fried cabbage (mmmm)
4. pizza

Four Cd's I've recently listened to:
1. Garth Brooks
2. Ann Pence (she has great adoption songs)
3. Charlie Daniels
4. Jordin Sparks

Four things you can do to make my day:
1. tell us when we are getting our referral
2. email me a note
3. share some news with me
4. play along in my tag...

Since most people I know have already been tagged with this, if you'd like to play along, consider yourself tagged...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I want to win too...enter a candle giveaway...

Making a House a Home is doing a candle giveaway so head on over to her blog and enter (oh and be sure and mention I sent you to her)....what yummy scents, from the Virginia Candle Company...she also has their advertisement on her blog to help her raise some money towards her adoption, so even if you don't win, take a moment and look at the candles, and maybe help her out some and purchase some of the yummy scents...

it's a win-win situation all around!!

Wacky Wed...what generation do you belong to?

You Belong in Generation Y

You fit in best with people born between 1982 and 2001.

You are cooperative, flexible, and adaptable.

You know the world changes quickly, and you're eager to change with it.

You are socially responsible, forward thinking, and open minded.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Definitely the truth....

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Just a reminder that April the 15th is rapidly approaching, don't I know be sure you take lots of Tylenol and get out those calculators if you haven't already....and pay those taxes.....ugggg

Friday, April 4, 2008

Hosting a baby sock swap....

Come one, come all....let's swap baby (or little ones) socks....

wanna join in the fun? well just email me ( by 4/30 your name, address, and whether you have (or are expecting) a boy or a girl, and the age if applicable...the more the merrier...

the terms, well let's spend $10-$15 (excluding shipping) on keeping our little ones' toesies nice and toasty...I'll be matching up partners (yes you will be assigned one partner to buy for) on 5/1, and your socks need to please be shipped by 5/10....

Hope to see those emails soon!!

P.S. RMJ I saw this photo of these adorable socks and thought of you....hehe

Finally Friday...the weekend is but hours away

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Savannah-Hope and Crystal in Malawi...

I have been following a fellow blogger's blog (Crystal)...she is SIL to Gwen....any way, Crystal is over in Malawi bringing home her gorgeous daughter Savannah-Hope (she is pictured above, I just love that picture)...reading her blog makes you just so grateful for all the amenities we take for granted (like running water, electricity, shelter, and the freedoms we are blessed with)...but I digress..

The Blog Fairy made this amazing prayer square, which I have posted on my side bar....please say a little prayer that things work out okay for Crystal and Savannah-Hope to come home soon...
or just click on the prayer square and it will take you directly to Crystal's blog...

Hurry home Crystal and Savannah-Hope!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wacky Wed...the little black dress

What Your Little Black Dress Says About You

You are lively and outgoing. You are naturally friendly.

You enjoy meeting new people and making new connections.

Your style is whimsical and unique. You're good at putting together interesting outfits.

If you were a shoe, you would be: High heeled boots