Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Blog

We started a new blog for our daughter
Please go to
to see our newest addition!

Friday, February 26, 2010

We are in!

The stork is flying! It has been a long 4+ years but we have received word that referrals have been mailed & we are in! Freaking out!!! Hopefully we will get the call on Monday, Christopher's Birthday!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Christopher is BIG into fire trucks these days, fire trucks & Thomas the train!

Christopher is also still obsessed with his Bear Bear! He has 3 of them incase we lose one. They are Ty Beanie Bears that I have only been able to find on E*ay. He has always bitten the bear's nose & we have finally had to empty them of all their beads & restuff them.

The very first thing he says to me in the morning now is, "Mommy, I want Thomas!" He will continue to whine & whine about Thomas until I put him on. What is up with the Sprout network only airing 10 min videos of Thomas the Train throughout the day???!!!!
We recently went & looked at the fire trucks at our local park & I think he was a little disappointed that it was not red. It took him awhile to warm up to it but then we had to pull him out of the driver's seat.
Anytime he hears a siren, he says, "look Mommy, Firrrree truck!" & gets so excited. I would like to tell him that it is just some poor soul who probably just fell down & couldn't get up or someone who had a heart attack but something tells me he wouldn't care.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Lots of Changes!

I never would have imagined life where it is right now. 3 years ago, things seemed kinda bleak. We had just turned our paperwork in for China & I had a terrible sinking feeling that it was going to be a very long wait. On April 11th 2009, we were officially LID 3 years. Never did I imagine it would be THIS long. I really started to see the writing on the wall at the beginning of 2007, that is when I secretly started researching concurrent adoptions. Our agency issued an email in Feb(?) of that year that they would allow concurrent adoptions or pregnancies if there was a space of 1 year between placement of children. When I read that email, I went full steam ahead. I was scared to death that we were not going to make the 1 year requirement, but we decided to risk it & give it a try. I am so glad we did. Christopher came home Aug 2007.

Last year we were given a wonderful opportunity & with the help of medical science I got pregnant. Never happened in the 5+ years we were trying. We were shocked pretty much the entire pregnancy. Once again, we were scared that we would not make the 1 year policy of our agency. After talking with our agency, we have been assured that we can go on hold to meet this requirement, IF needed. I am not convinced that we are going to have to go on hold & my agency seemed to think we might be alright. It is so sad that the China adoption process has slowed sooo much.

On Febuary 24th, we welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our family. Christopher is a big brother! He is finally warming up to her. For the longest time, he acted like she was just part of the furniture. Now, he talks to her, holds her hand & will kiss her forehead. He calls her "Sissa" or "Sissy". He is even letting me get some pics of them together now & he held her for the first time when she was 3 months old. He is such a good big brother & very loving to her, I cannot wait to see him with 2 sisters.

Eating Noodles & cheesing it up!

Christopher turned 2 this year & had a great birthday party @ McDonald's with his cousin.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Stroller Giveaway!

Please go over to Heather's blog & donate, you could win a stroller & help build a new home!
Click HERE

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Remember this photo?

It is from Halloween 2007. I entered it in Laurie's photo contest to win a double stroller & he made it to finalist! Today is the last day to vote, so please go
vote for Christopher the Cowboy here ------ >>>> VOTE FOR CHRISTOPHER!

This year Christopher went as Elvis for Halloween. I did not get great pictures of him so sometime next week we are getting back in the costume, so I can get some good shots. He is doing great & into everything!!! He babbles ALOT & is very expressive with his hands. He has taken to calling me "MA!" instead of mommie. Bye Bye is his favorite word & he will usually give you lots of kisses while waving bye.

He had some Elvis glasses but refused to wear them.

We trick or treated downtown, then had a long night going door to door with his cousins in a local neighborhood. He was exhausted. He consumed 3 dum dum suckers throughout the day, which were his very first taste of a sucker. He loved them, but they didn't love him the next day. We had some stomach issues.

I promise to do better updating the blog, we have been busy getting our homestudy updated hopefully for the last time. Sometime next year, this little boy will be a big brother!