Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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

You Are Bubble Tea

You are playful, sweet, and light hearted. You almost always have a smile on your face.

You don't take life all that seriously, and you're always up for some laughs.

You are very modern. You are up on the latest food, fashion, and entertainment trends.

You are open minded and open to new experiences. Finding new things to love is a minor obsession of yours.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Belated thank you to my secret pal....

During the awful rains and winds we got from Tropical Storm Fay, our mailman attempted to deliver a package to our door (unfortunately we weren't home to receive it but fortunately he didn't leave it on our porch or it would have been floating in the water when we got home)....

So it sat at the post office waiting our arrival (well actually waiting for my wonderful husband to go to the post office during the day after he woke up, it's still strange that he works nights), so off to the Post Office Ray went, stood in the long line, and brought it home (isn't he sweet??).

During all this, my work is moving locations (thank goodness cuz it's closer to home for me, less of a commute, thus less gas!! that is always a plus), but this makes me so very tired, we are moving and keeping the law office running at the same time, what a trick that one is...

So those are my excuses of why I suck as a secret pal recipient, my Secret Pal is awesome and I haven't even told them thank you!!

Despite my suckiness, my Secret Pal spoils me each and every month, and this month is no exception:

Beautifully wrapped presents:

a file box and gorgeous Chinese purse:

a ladybug sighting (I proudly wear this ladybug charm on my bracelet, another piece of jewelry that will remain on my wrist til Chynna comes home):

and some notecards (maybe my Secret Pal is trying to tell me I need to write more often???....hehe):

Thank you Secret Pal for these wonderful gifts and for being so very patient and loving to us each and every month!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wacky Wed...what role do you play?

You Are the Guru

You are a naturally good counselor. You are inspiring, encouraging, and compassionate.

You are eager to help everyone who crosses your path, even those who don't want to be helped.

You are a natural healer. People feel at peace when they are with you.

You are so good for people, in fact, that they go through withdrawal once you're gone.

You quietly do your own thing, without openly resisting. You secretly try to fix every problem.

Your biggest regret is not being able to help as many people as you'd like.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fay, Fay, Go Away!!

Fay, Fay, Go Away, and Please don't come again another day....

Tropical Storm Fay made her way onshore to Fla. at 5:00 a.m., we are expected to "host" Fay this evening.....let's just hope she doesn't dump as much rain as the weather channels are saying (10 inches, yikes....), there's also the projections that she will get to the other side of Fla. and turn around an "visit" again....

Well, will just have to keep our "eye" on the tv and stay as informed as possible...

another day in the life of a Floridian.....

Monday, August 18, 2008

Our 7th anniversary......

Today is our 7th wedding how time seems like just yesterday that I was getting ready to marry my sweetie, the nerves so much so that I couldn't even swallow that piece of wedding cake....

Happy anniversary my yummy!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Belated 25th LID-versary

Custom Baseball Jersey -

I can't believe I missed it, our 25th LID-versary....I was so focused on our friends getting their referrals, I just blocked out another month closer to our Chynna (but I do always have Chynna on our minds....)

We are another month closer baby girl....can't wait!!

P.S. isn't that the best jersey, Gator Orange and Blue!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hanging with friends....

Tuesday night we were fortunate enough to meet some adoption friends, we met Don, Be, and JM, our new friends Alyson and Ford (and Alyzabeth's referral picture, yeah), and our new friend Catherine. We had a great time meeting them.

Then Ray and I went to dinner at Disney's Boardwalk with Don, Be, and JM.

Here's some pictures of JM at our meeting and at dinner:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wacky Wed...what olympic sport are you?

Oh how true this is....and freaky cuz started playing softball when I was 5....

You Are Softball

While you do like competing, you like cooperating even more.

You find working with a group to be much more invigorating than going solo.

You are a true team player. You like contributing to the win!

Monday, August 11, 2008

The many faces of Adam....

Yesterday I got to spend time at Disney (the Magic Kingdom and Epcot) with my sister Katy, her husband David, her son Adam, and my mom....we had an amazing time, got to ride lots of rides, and had so much fun together....I got to be Adam's riding buddy for all the rides I rode....he is too funny, always cracking me up.

Here are some the many faces of Adam at Disney:

Adam and David on the carousel:

Adam with the sword in the stone, he almost got it out of that stone (grin):

Adam wearing many different hats, first in the sombrero:

in the Buzz Lightyear hat:

in the Figment hat:

and finally the souvenir of Adam and I on Spaceship Earth (he was supposed to be making a funny face, guess the joke was on me, hehe):

Thanks again Katy, David, Adam, and Mom, I had an amazing time....

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Meeting friends (old and new) for lunch

Yesterday, after getting our nails done, Mom and I went out near the airport and met some friends for lunch. They were picking up Mia their foster daughter for a year from Taiwan, and what a sweet girl Mia is....we had a great time getting to know her and playing catch up with Ginnie, Jay and the kids. We really look forward to spending some more time with Mia during the year she is here with us.

Here's some pictures of the kids:

Here's Mallory and Mia:

and Mia with Chase (don'tcha just love his gorgeous red hair):

and Mallory, Ali, and Mia:

and the whole gang (Mallory, Ali, Chase and Mia):

Friday, August 8, 2008

Many thoughts....

Okay, I guess my thoughts are all scattered all over the place today, so this post will be on a variety of topics, kinda like bullets (hey I like that idea, that's what it'll be a bullet post, since I've never done one of those in the over 2 yrs I've been blogging), so here it goes:

- Today is my cousin's birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCOTT, hope you enjoy lunch today!!

- I heard through the grapevine that referrals are in the air (Aly and Ford have got to be psyched), but that it is only possibly going to be 2 days this month, thus still leaving us in January 2006, will the wait ever start decreasing??

- Today is also the start of the Olympics, may everyone do well, and we get to see China portrayed in a positive light (instead of all the negativity we've been seeing lately on tv)

- Since the recording of the America's Got Talent, one of the participants suffered a serious injury forcing her group to withdraw from competition. Now, we get to decide who will go to the quarterfinals. One of the Judge's wild card picks is an 11 year old girl who was adopted from China, she is beautiful and talented, and now has a chance for her 15 mins of fame. Help her make her dreams come true and Click here to vote for Victoria Jacoby

- have a great Friday!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wacky Wed....what flavor popicle are you?

You Are a Mango Flavored Popsicle

You are a very playful person. For you, summer is all about having a good time.

You have a nearly undying energy. You're up for anything at anytime, as long as fun is involved.

You keep active as much as possible. You don't feel comfortable if you have to sit still.

You're a true kid at heart. You enjoy a popsicle as much as a trip to the amusement park.