Thursday, May 22, 2008

New pics...

So, last night, Sis, Chase, Mia, Scott, Ellen, Dave, Sue and Melissa and I all went to Joe's Crabshack for dinner. It as YUMMY!!! Here's a pic of Lil M and I before dinner. :) I'll try to get the others posted soon...

Last week we went to the Spring Fling (a little festival near Sis) and here's the one and only pic from that fun day! :)


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

O Happy Day

So... today's my birthday. I'm going to dinner tonight, and that's pretty cool. Otherwise, eh... some birthdays are more of a bummer than others. No, this isn't a landmark birthday... not sure why it's bugging me.

But, life is good.

Lil M is great... and she's just a fantastic daughter. Some new words... "Lo" for hello... tissue, "ba" for box... Still trying to figure out about adopting again, or if Lil M will have a sibling at some point...


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Lil M

This is so awesome. :)


Happy Mothers Day

Flowers and dinner and family and kids... very nice!

I hope all the Mommies out there had a great Mother's day!!! We had a great day.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008


My mom makes the best scrapbook pages ever!!! :)

Mom's Scrapbooks

May Dates

So, the month of May is quite special around here.

May 1 - I got the news that I was in the referral batch
May 2 - I got my referral, and got to see Lil M's face for the first time (approx 2:30pm)!
May 3 - I received 2 more pics of my beautiful daughter
May 14 - first mother's day celebration for me - of course, we always celebrate Mother's day!
May 24 - our Visas came in for travel!
May 29 - Skippy came to stay with us for a little while
May 30 - Red Thread - September 27, 2006, was the day my dossier was sent to China, and the day Lil M was found.
May 31 - My travel approval (TA) came that day!!!

Plus, May 21 is Sis and my birthday and May 26 is my Dad's bday!! ;)

Quite awesome really.


Monday, May 5, 2008

Last Mother's Day

My first Mom's day was last year, 'cause I had gotten Mia's referral just a few days before!!! WOOT. So, I thought I'd share the brunch pics from that memorable day. :) Makes me teary-eyed thinking about my first (real) Mother's day this year... with Mia actually HERE!! The feelings back then vs. now are almost surreal.


The happy and sad...

Sad news first... Sis is STILL going through the awful divorce crap. And today, yes today, is her 11th anniversary. :( This is her 2nd anniv. that's she's been separated. It sucks. And prayers are welcome. Peace, she needs strength and peace.

Happy news !!

This week is the 1 year anniversary of my seeing Lil M's face for the first time!!! MAY 2, to be exact, so all week, I'm going to try to put some fun stuff on. :) Last year at this time, I was so anxious to see her little face!!! To see her, period! I had these huge doubts that she'd love me and that she'd want me... we've come a long way, baby!! It is so exciting to me to be able to know when she's sleepy... or why she is crying... or know what "her" words mean (newest one is "dat", which means Cat... which is an improvement of her calling the cat - dog-dog!! LOL)

Mia and I have gone through our adjustment period for the past 10 months together. It has been amazing. In this time she's learned how to sit up, roll over, crawl, pet the dogs, feed the dogs (ha!), walk, talk, make funny faces and noises... she's also learned to fall asleep with Mama on the couch and be held (we've had some meltdowns, but things have drastically improved). She has learned how to do simple tasks like picking out her shoes in the morning, helping Mama put her shirt on... and wiping her face or nose when asked!! :)

She has gone from my "baby" to my toddler in just a few months!! Even letting the bottle go on April 15, when she was 19 months old. She's gone from almost no hair to enough hair to put in pigtails! Oh, and from a rear facing car seat (until almost 15 months old) to a front-facing, big girl car seat!

She can hold my face and give me eskimo kisses, and push my nose and says "No(se)", very exaggerated!! She can even give me butterfly kisses. :) Too cute. She's my angel. And I'm so blessed to be her Mommy (Ma, Maa-ey).

More later. I just hope that any of you still waiting remember that this is a journey... and that your day WILL happen!!! I can't believe it's been almost a year for us, already. Amazing.


Saturday, May 3, 2008

Happier post, Quilt

Lil M in her carseat...with pigtails, of course! LOL

Here's the first thing I've sewn since Mia's been home. Yeah, that's right... 10 months without quilting! OMG. I finished this little baby quilt that was supposed to be for a friend's son (who is like 5 years old now)... and am thinking maybe I should keep it... but am feeling kind of guilty. I just haven't taken the time to make her one from scratch yet. But I will!!


Friday, May 2, 2008

Daycare, ugh

I'm aggravated. I went to pick Lil M up at daycare today, and some woman and I had words. I've never in my life had someone act like she did to me. And I'll likely get us kicked out of daycare, 'cause I called her a Bitch.

Here's what happened. I was going downstairs to pick up my daughter. I stood on the right of the hallway, which is small. This woman comes up the stairs and says she's going the direction I came from (I assumed she meant out, but she meant to the room behind me.) So, when I didn't move, she said "well, alright, if you want to be in the way". IN THE WAY?? WTF? I wasn't trying to be in the way. I actually, was as close to the wall as I could be to be OUT of her way. So, I said... as I was walking downstairs... ok... if you want to be a bitch.

She came around the corner and got really witchy with me. Alrighty then. Great. So, I go in to get Lil M. Se la vie, right? Wrong.

I got upstairs and this woman PUSHES me in the ARM!!! OMG. She touched me! Then she got about 1" from my face and was beligerent... can you say.. Postpartum?!! Then she said I better watch out. ... from what? I said... I'm not afraid of you, and she said I should be!!! (then, she agreed when I asked if that was a threat.) OMG.

When I left I called the DC back and apologized to the girl in the office for making a scene. I have never in my entire life had words with anyone like that before. I swear to God, she's psycho... or she was a bully in school or something. Thank God her kids aren't in Mia's class.

I'm wondering if she was such a witch because I was way smaller than her... maybe she thought I was really young or something. Regardless, she can kiss my ass. Really. I didn't mean to cause a ruckus. I was trying to get out of her way, and then she had to be rude.

So. I probably just got us kicked out of daycare. F'ing Great. And, now I'm super cranky.

End rant.