Thursday, November 29, 2007

My little monkey...

Leah's started a winter session of gymnastics tonight and it is safe to say she loves it!


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I Would Die for That.



This is an absolutely beautiful song and moving video by Kelley Coffey. It feels like that road was a million miles ago, but it will always be close to my heart.

"I wuv you, Mommy." I am so appreciative to get to hear those words from my baby girl. She's my dream come true.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Cinema Saturday

Something about fall & Thanksgiving makes me think of 80's movies. Here's a few classic movies clips that will leave you smiling.

The Money Pit




Planes, Trains & Automobiles




Accidental Tourist



Uncle Buck




I threw this scene in just for my Dad, it's a long running joke in our house. I sure do miss John Candy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Fall Getaway

First off, can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving? I just can't believe it's time to stuff ourselves silly again. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, it encompasses all the things I love...family, counting your blessings and "yum, yum in the tum" southern comfort food. Does it get any better?

After a couple of rough months of planning a large community event last week, I was pooped and wanted a little getaway. We spent a few days down in Tennessee this past week visiting my beloved little brother, Rich and his wife Rachel. We got to see the fun night life of Knoxville, their new house that they have been working so hard to fix up on (it's very cute!), and just spent a few days in scenic Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge for some Christmas shopping and of course, eating pancakes (that's a must down there).

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Shawn calls these type of pics "sorority chic poses", Leah and I call them "cushy faces"


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She just couldn't put the carmel corn down..it's a bit addicting

Bring on the turkey!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

200 Days!

This weekend marks 200 days since we were logged in at the China Center for Adoption Affairs for Kate...we are starting to make a dent! How's that for a positive attitude? We went to Huber's Orchard today to see empty pumpkin patches (way to procrastinate...on our way to winning "Parents of the Year"). Next year we'll try to make it before Halloween. :)

Here's some cute pic winners and fun video of the day.
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"Look at the Ducks, Mommy!"


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Stylin' and Profilin'


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"Why are you making me stick my head through this hole?"


Thursday, November 1, 2007

"The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry"

If Leah had her druthers, she would have been "peanut butter" for Halloween, every time I asked her what she wanted to be, that's what she said. Since I couldn't think of a way to make her peanut butter and it didn't really fit my ideal costume choice(since I still have a say in the matter), I decided that a black kitty would be perfect choice this year.

I had an awesome kitty costume all ready for Leah. She had a black boa tail that I wired to curl up in the back and flounced when she walked. I made a black tutu with a sparkly overlay and little furry ears, a leotard, whiskers, a cute collar...it was going to be the bomb.

Well, Mommy's a dork and left half of Leah's costume in a bag that I gave to Grammy Re to take to her house the DAY before. Soooo....plan B, she was a princess. Life goes on.

Something interesting to check out, I found another really cool web site, about a couple that just got married and for their honeymoon they are traveling around the world for a year and doing several mission trips along the way. They are in China right now and just visited a orphanage...check it out at One Year on Earth.

Lastly, here's some pictures from a little mini photo shoot from this weekend. Leah was not in the mood for pictures so this is the picks of the litter...and one is even blurry! But I love it anyway.

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