Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Post of 2010!

Our Christmas season has been a blast!  Here a just a few pictures of some of our great memories!
Planned Solos
unplanned solo
Christmas Eve Service

A visit from Eddy

A Snow Storm!

Just Dance Kids!

The title says kids but everyone had fun!

More dancing fun

Everyone WAS kungu fu fighting.
We meet Landon!!!!!
Big Daddy found us a new sledding hill!

Tomorrow I'll post my very ambitious 2011 resolutions!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

4 Months DTE (+6 days)

What a depressing month!  We actually moved back on the list to number 9.  The courts are super backlogged and I personally can't see how they could possibly ever catch up.  In other words I think when we finally get our referral we will most likely wait 3 months to travel for court (which is just our first trip).  I actually haven't blogged about it because it's been depressing me a little and I was hopping it would pass or I would have something interesting to report.  Oh well!
When I'm feeling a little glass half-full I tell myself that we are in the range of when they expect us to get a referral and that's good.
We do have a conference call on Tuesday so hopefully we will find out why things are so slow and they will tell us that they have tons of referrals to give out (but that may be wishful thinking).  In the meantime I'm trying to focus on the good and remind myself that this will happen.
Hopefully next month I will have more positive things to report!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Being Ignorant

I consider myself an intelligent person.  I don't like to be wrong or uninformed.  I hate feeling dumb or ignorant.  That being said I must confess, I have been SOOO IGNORANT.  Today is World Aids day.  I've been learning a lot about HIV and Aids lately through Project Hopeful and through a book I read, There is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene.  I was shocked by some of the things I learned and it got me thinking, "What did I think about HIV?" and "How could I be so ignorant?!?!?"  Here is the conclusion of what I used to think about HIV and AIDS.

I remember learning about HIV and AIDS as an STD in high-school.  That was ten years ago and that's the last I remember thinking of it.  If I had been forced to consider why I didn't hear about it any more here is what my conclusion would have been:  HIV and AIDS is fatal but preventable so I guess we have all learned how to prevent it and those that already had it have died (harsh I know!)  I know it's still an issue in some third world countries so I guess they lack the knowledge or ability to prevent the spread of the illness.

I wasn't all wrong.  HIV and AIDS is totally preventable.  HIV is only spread through sexual contact, shared needles, and from mother to baby during birth or breast feeding (although this is preventable!)  However, it's not that HIV and AIDS are extinct in America.  HIV is a chronic disease and very manageable through the use of ARV's (drugs).  We still see HIV in third world countries because they cannot afford the drugs.  That makes me so sad.  These drugs are powerful things.  Sometimes the disease can become undetectable in regular blood tests when using these drugs.  I found out I even know someone with HIV that uses these drugs.  Guess what?  I would have had no clue had they not told me.    

I can't believe how ignorant I was.  Please don't let yourself be ignorant.  Get the facts and see if you can help eradicate the HIV pandemic.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Training Them Up

If this is your first time to my new blog "Welcome!"  Read below to hear about why I have a new blog and how I got such a great one:)

This Thanksgiving I had the opportunity to see dear friends who I have not seen in nine years!  These precious friends have five children and the oldest is six and a half.  That's a lot of being pregnant (my favorite! (dws: dripping with sarcasm)) in the last seven years!  While we were talking it came up that this Momma had her children doing most of the laundry and the dishes.  Well I'm no fool.  The very next morning I handed the girls laundry baskets and we headed downstairs to learn to sort the laundry and start the washing machine.  I wish I had pictures of Christin sitting in an old carseat with a bottle of spray and wash but alas I do not. They loved the new experience and feeling like big people.  In fact at lunch we had the following conversation:
Silly:  I like laundry. 
Supermom:  Good!
Silly: I'm big now.
Supermom: Yup!
Silly:  I know what I want to learn next!
Supermom:  You do?  What?
Silly:  Teach me how to make money and drive the car and get my liscence.
Spunky:  Oh yeah!  I want to get my license too!

I've hidden the car keys.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Yay!  You made it to my new blog!  After juggling several blogs I came to the conclusion that I needed one awesome blog to incorporate all the things that make up me and my bloggy life.  For several months I worked on layouts and headers but never could get it right.  Finally I called in Becky at AdoptAfrica and she designed this fabulous blog for a very reasonable price!  (click the link at the bottom of the page to order your own awesome blog)
So no more jumping from regular blog to adoption blog.  All my exciting news and stories will be in one place (try to contain your excitement)!!!!  Hopefully this will help with my blogging consistency (we'll see!)  So check back soon to hear riveting stories of my exciting life.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...