Monday, November 26, 2007

Our November Secret Pal gifts!!!

Well, our theme this month was "Dress you up in My Love" and our pal certainly did this!! As you can see from the photo, she included a beautiful Christmas dress, a Pink number that I wish they made in my size because it is just my style and a sweet little Pauline doll called "Awake/Asleep Annie" who didn't make it into last month's package. Wow.
The two books "Tikki Tikki Tembo" and "The Ugly Vegetable" look great!!!!!!!!! Our pals then added a very special gift, the "From China with Love" 2008 calendar. Oh my!! This is just such a precious gift. I had a few tears while looking at all the photos of the beautiful children. It is so inspiring.
So, thank you secret pal!! You are just super!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Why we are going with China...

LOTS of discussion out there in blogland about why people choose China, not domestic or other countries. Well, here is the real reason we went with China. It has NOTHING to do with the fact that we tried the domestic route first. Nope. It has to do with the fact that Shawn loves KI.SS and Ace is the best guitar player EVER (or one of them, so Shawn thinks). He loves Ace. We have a huge portrait, pictures, gumball cards, army stickers and LOTS of memorabilia. Guess what. Ace has Korean heritage and I think that Shawn related to him because he looks a bit like him and he always wanted to be like him when he was a kid. There you have it, we are going to adopt our child from China because Shawn loves KI.SS and wants our daughter to be a kicka** guitar player !!!!!
I am KIDDING here. Please do not take this the wrong way and while I know that adopting a child with different features and a different cultural background is serious business (I only believe that we have one race, the human race), I just had to add some levity.
Oh, and by the way Shawn really does love KI.SS!!!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This is so cute...

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I found this on Deb's site. I remember this song from an email that I sent to my girlfriend about four years ago. It had a little dancing bear and her son watched it over and over and over again!!! It almost drove them crazy. I wanted to have it here so that Isabel can hear it one day and drive me crazy!!!!

Prayers, White Light, comforting thoughts...

We have just heard that a fellow Marching Panda has lost her husband while they were adopting their daughter in China. Her blog is private so I can't share it here but please keep this new and beautiful family in your heart. There is a gorgeous picture of their new daughter sleeping on Daddy's chest and we are just so happy that he had a chance to be with their first child for even a little while. This news is so devastating, I just can't imagine... my heart just breaks for her and her new daughter...please keep them in your thoughts...

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Ah, to be 17 again!!!!!!

You Belong in 1987

Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.

My dream...

I woke up at 5 am this morning smiling because of a dream about Isabel. We were in China I think but you know how dreams are. I said to Shawn,"Look, she has ten fingers and ten toes!!!" Then we were kissing her tiny hands and feet, tickling her little belly and she was giggling like crazy. We wer giggling right along with her, giving her tons of kisses. It was so sweet, then I had to wake up!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

20 months...

I can't seem to get excited as we may have 4, 6, 8, 12 months to go before a referral. We had a conversation with our agency and they said to stick with it, we are too far into the process. If we were not, I think that we would be investigating other options... So, to cheer ourselves up, we have booked a weekend here. Can't wait!!!
So Sam was a sweetie and sent me some lovely goodies!! Thank you soooo much for the pick me up!! Camie, a Diva as ever had to get into the photo!! Seriously, I was putting the gifts out and she jumped into the photo.

So, now, here is the photo without the kitty, to show the lovely goodies from Sam - a gorgeous tea cup, delicious tea (yes I have tried it!!), a neat candle snuffer, sweet little bag and a really pretty jacket for Isabel!! Love the card!! Thanks again Sam, you are a doll!!