Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Waiting on a LID and another Fundraiser

We are still waiting patiently for our LID (log in date). Not sure if we will hear anything or not. The wait appears to be about 3-4 mths. So hopefully by fall Gracie will be home with us. Hope continues to ask when we are going to China to get her sister. I don't have the heart to tell her it will be Baba and Papa going to get Grace. She'll be OK, especially knowing I am staying behind with her. This was a super hard decision to make but we feel it's best for one of us to stay behind. I know Papa will be a great help!!

Finally, we have one more fundraiser to go, my wonderful friend Jeanne was nice enough to host a Mary Kay fundraiser and give most of the profits to our adoption fund. So if you need any products please order through this link, make sure you put my name in the comments section so we can get credit.
Here are a few pictures of Hope wearing the Mary Kay lip gloss. I love this product and will now have to buy more!!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Multi tasking..... and a giveaway update

I asked Hope what she was doing and she told me "wait minute mama, I sending an email and talking to Baba."

Out of the mouths of babes.

Kimber the last winner of the charm set is on a bloggy break, so the next runner up is....

Stefanie over at Ni Hao Y'all. I think I still have your address, I will send it right out!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

And the winners are......

for the Panda Book Set Julie .

I found one more charm set, so I am giving away two!! These sold out pretty quickly so when I found another I grabbed it.
The first winner is Danielle.

And the second is Kimber.
I had to call in reinforcements for the last drawing, Hope wanted to play instead of picking a name.

We also had a playdate with friends yesterday. Hope had a great time and so did I. Sometimes it's nice to have an adult conversation every now and then :)

I hope everyone had as much fun as we did!! Can't wait to do it again!!

Friday, April 18, 2008


we are finally......
Yeah!!!! Can you hear me shouting with joy??!!!

Now, on to the giveaway. If you would like to enter, leave me a comment. I will put your name in a hat and draw two winners. I have some very cute things (china adoption related) to give away.

First, a new autographed copy of Mandy and Pandy say, Ni Hao Ma?" It comes with two finger puppets and a cd. Love this and I have a copy too:)

Last, is a new charm set that is travel related. I love the saying on the back, "A globe lets you carry the world on a string, Your own private jet to take with you, A suitcase to store treasures along the way.

I also had to have a set of these :) I will hold the drawing and post the winners next Friday.

Good Luck!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

This and That....added pics!

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, just do not have anything going on. I am still waiting to hear our official DTC date. Should be tomorrow, we'll see. I hope to announce it and then get on with the give away already.

I spent most of the week sewing Hannah a costume for school. She has a medieval festival Friday. The dress didn't turn out as well as I planned but looks OK. It's made of cornflower blue silk with a gold and blue trim ribbon. I even put eyelets down the back so I could have a corset style lace in gold. I would liked to have added some embroidery and maybe beads but I had one week to complete this. Ah, don't you love teens and their sense of time. But all is well and I finished the dress and had time to make the Gyngerbrede for her other project. I will post pictures of her in the dress with her hair braided tomorrow.
Now I have time to work on a new outfit for summer for the sewing blog. I'm using some scrap fabrics so if it doesn't turn out it won't be a big deal. The top is gathered with tie straps and can be worn with a t shirt underneath in cooler weather. I am also making a matching short. I really hope it works, I love the pattern. There are so many options for personalizing it. I will just work on it until it comes out the way I want it to. The problem is finding time to sew with the weather now being nice. I think I found the solution, though I would recommend not doing it in your pajamas. LOL~ OK, you all probably want the story on that. Well, Hope and I were having a Jammie day today but it was so nice out I couldn't bear not going outside, but remember I had a lovely (insert sarcasm here) dress to finish for Hannah, so I found the outside outlet by the patio and hooked up my sewing stuff. We have a somewhat private backyard that backs to the subs commons, usually everyone is working and going out in Jammie's would not be a problem. Well, we were on the patio, I am sewing away, Hope is playing in her playhouse and all of a sudden about four landscapers come out of nowhere and descend on our quiet private yard. I'm thinking one of two things, I either grab Hope and leave my stuff and run for the house while she screams or I act like it's OK to find a lady in her Jammie's sewing on the patio while her daughter is playing in her playhouse also in her Jammie's. Well, you guessed it, we stayed outside. I figured this is my yard and I'm staying. ( I also had on a hat and sunglasses so if I saw them again, maybe they wouldn't recognize me??)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

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Get ready, it's coming! Once I get word from our agency that we are DTC, I am going to have a give away to celebrate. I found something super cute for us mom's and then picked up something today at the bookstore for the kids. I will let everyone know the details very soon. Hopefully by now everyone has found the new blog.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Welcome to my new blog!!

Well, we are almost dtc!! I hope to hear something in the next couple of days. What a long journey this has been. I thought it would be easier the second time around but it wasn't. The gathering of paper work and home study were fairly easy, it was waiting for the 171 from Detroit that about did me in. I will be very grateful to have our dossier finally in China.