Winter Photo Bloggy Days!

Go check out the participants in the Winter 2009 round of Photo Bloggy Days (where we take a photo every couple of hours to give you a peek into our everyday lives):

And my day: Continue reading

Don’t forget…

Tomorrow starts Winter Photo Bloggy Days!!!

PhoBloDays, or Photo Bloggy Days, is a quarterly activity I created to get a peek into the daily lives of my bloggy friends.

Here’s the lowdown:

Take a picture at least once every 2 hours. Photograph everything:
your breakfast, the inside of your shower, your view when you wake
up, what you see on your commute to work, your desk, your lunch, you
get the idea! Things you think are every day and mundane to you are
interesting to us!

Post your photos of Friday & Saturday. You can do both days to show the difference between work & play, or just the one day. Continue reading

Shutterbug Giveaway!

Because I love y’all so much….here’s another giveaway!  For all you shutterbug photography fans out there, is sponsoring this fabulous giveaway.  They do Digital Photo Enlargement and Digital Photos on Posters plus so much more.  So here’s the deal…

One winner will receive : an 18 x 24 Poster Print on high gloss or semi gloss paper stock.  Your poster will be completed in 1 business day from order and you’ll receive free UPS Ground Shipping.  This contest is limited to US residents only.

How to enter: leave a comment here telling me what you’d most like to photograph.  Winner will be chosen randomly on March 4th.  Good luck!

Lost and found, safe and sound

We’re really hitting our stride in our adoption classes.  At Saturday’s class I noticed at least 3 people didn’t show up.  They also didn’t come to the Monday night class, so I’m guessing they dropped out at this point.  Saturday we talked all about loss, grief, attachment, and discipline.  These poor kids go through so much.  Our teacher is fantastic.  She had us go through this exercise to put us in the children’s shoes as they are ripped from their homes, usually by police officers, put into foster care, become part of a new family for a year or more then get sent back to their own homes or to an adoptive home.  And these are just kids.  They don’t understand. No matter what’s happened at home (abuse, whatever) it’s still home.  At least until they become apart of a new home. We’re so excited to finally become parents that it’s easy to forget that they won’t be nearly as excited to come live with us.

We also talked about safety and all the inspections our home will have to go through.   Our house is gonna look like a Motel 6!  We have to mount a ginormous fire extinguisher in our downstairs.  Plus evacuation routes have to be posted outside of the bedrooms.  Then Monday night we had blood borne pathogen and medicine administration training. We are going to be the safest joint around!

It’s coming right at me!

Thursday Momo came up and met me to have a little sister date.  We had a quick dinner at my favorite Mexican joint where all the waiters drooled over Momo the whole time.  Then we zipped over to the dollar store for movie candy before going to see Avatar in 3d.  OMG this movie is just fabulous.  I want to see it again! I can’t remember if/when I’ve ever seen a 3d movie in the theatre before.  Thankfully they’ve moved on from those red & blue saran wrap paper glasses.  We were given black Risky Business glasses with clear lenses.  I swear I just wanted to climb into the screen and live on Pandora.  I loved all the glow in the dark stuff! So good.  I’m glad we waited to see it after the crowds died down cause I went straight into my ugly cry.  Momo & I had a great time.  I love spending time with her!

Why the wives run the house

A couple weeks ago one of our cordless phones died.  A couple days later the other handset died.  CSP thought we should just cut off the home phone and use our mobiles.  I wasn’t crazy about the idea but I went along with it.  We have tons of minutes that we never use on our mobile plan anyway.  Then we realized we still needed the phone line for faxing.  Then CSP would constantly forget to charge or turn on his phone.  I called and turned on the home phone again yesterday.  Hey, at least we gave it a try.

Circling the wagons

I thank you all for all your support and encouragement.  One day, after our adoptions are final, I will be able to set the record straight on a few things.  Until then I thank you again for your support and friendship.  It’s so nice to know that I have people looking out for me, people who care so much about us, our adoption, and our future kidlets.