I heart a good deal- Valentines for 10 cents!

Saw this deal on my Couponing to Disney email.  Went to the original blog and checked it out.  SUPER CUTE.  Then had a Valentine photo session of my own with the pugs.  They don’t have fists and we don’t send candy out with our Valentines but I think ours turned out just as cute.  And since they are FREE they are even cuter!  Sorry, but I can’t show our cards until Valentine’s Day.  I don’t think CSP’s Gramy in Minnesota has the internet, but just in case, I don’t want to ruin the surprise.

The details:

  • Click Here & Login or Sign-up for See Here
  • Click on “Photo Cards” then on “Photo Card, 4×8″
  • Pick Your Design (I found one under “Wedding” to customize)
  • Create your card & order 25 cards
  • Use promo code 25cards to get your order FREE
  • Just pay $2.49 in shipping!

See Here participates with Ebates so if you buy anything else, be sure to start your shopping at Ebates to get 12% back!  You can’t beat this deal! If you create some, lemme see them!

Spring birthdays and holidays

Gorgeous flowers at Easter dinner. Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! We sure did! Friday was Momo’s 20th birthday so on Saturday we went out to a late lunch/early dinner then to a movie. Then Sunday we went to our aunt & uncle’s house for Easter lunch with them and CSP’s parents. We didn’t end up leaving until 9pm! Long, busy weekend, but lots of laughs and it’s always great to spend time with the fam! Aunt Marsha made the best cupcakes EVER. Coconut milk in the cake batter AND in the icing. Then coconut on top. Yuuuummmm. Best coconut cupcakes EVAH! Made by our Aunt Marsha. Enjoyed by me & CSP. This is the really busy time for birthdays in our family. Within a 2 week period we have like 5 birthdays. Last weekend we had Jacob’s 7th birthday party. CSP was in charge of the sack race and I did face painting. Of course that means I totally forgot to take pictures. Sigh. I need to just install a camera on my forehead!

I love you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope everyone had a wonderful day and I hope you told all your loved ones just how much you love them.  It seems that the WASPy of us aren’t as comfortable throwing the L word around.  I know that for a long time I wasn’t all that comfortable with it.  Then Momo was born and later I met CSP.  And then I got sick and had to have all those surgeries. Now I don’t really care if you’re not comfortable with it, I’m telling you.  If something happens to me I don’t want there to be any doubt in my loved ones’ minds that I love them.  So friends- I love you!  And I’m so glad to have you in my life!  Family- I love you!  I don’t know what I’d do without you.  CSP- I love you!  I’m so thrilled to be on this adoption journey with you.  Ling Ling- I love you!  And we’re coming to bring you home!

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Gung Hay Fat Choy!  Tomorrow is the first day of Chinese New Year!  This is the year of the Tiger.  Happy New year!

We’ll always have a connection in our hearts to China.  They  (the adoption program) dumped us, not the other way around, and we’ll always hold a special place in our hearts for China and children adopted from China.  Not too long ago we were walking in to a store and we saw a Caucasian woman walking out with two Asian daughters.

Me: Did you see them?

CSP: Yeah.

Me: How long do you think it will be before we see them and, you know, not feel sad.

CSP: Never.  We’ll always miss China.

This might not make sense to people who haven’t adopted, but when you make the decision to adopt you go in whole heart, usually after lots and lots of thought, soul searching and research.  So of course it leaves a imprint of your heart when it’s over.  We miss it.  We miss what we’re missing out on.  You know that saying “You don’t miss what you never had”?  Not always true.  So we still celebrate Chinese New Year. Gung Hay Fat Choy!