Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Great weather and great friends. Who could ask for more?

Luke Perry is in a new series on NBC. Who else is as excited as I am?
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Monday, May 29, 2006

Happy Memorial Day!

Better safe than sunburned
Henry's first swim!
Elijah the picker

The Hillenburg 5?

Don't you think these two need a baby! I hear overseas adoption is easier than most people think.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Picnic for Oliver

Our super great friends threw us the best adoption fundraiser ever last night! It was a huge success! We had great weather, a beautiful park, over 80 in attendance, and delicious food. Best of all, Oliver will always know that before we even knew who he was, he was wanted. The donations far exceeded my wildest imaginations. Grand total is still pending but I think that posting it on my blog would be in poor taste anyway. Let me take this opportunity to thank everyone who had a hand in putting this shindig together. Jen and Missy worked so very hard. We really appreciate all of it. I truly believe that God has blessed us with the best friends anyone has ever had. Knowing that you all support God's call on our life to adopt really does mean the world to us. We just can't thank you enough!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Congrats Bradley!

Probably the coolest 2006 Fair Grove graduate I know!
Apparently they don't have the strict airhorn rules the spfd schools enforce. Fortunately, the guy next to us would alert us to cover our girls' ears seconds before he used it. All 12 times.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Monday, May 22, 2006

Lucy drowns another one!

This is what happens when I leave the bathroom door open. Several other items have met a similar fate, including our cordless phone. If you look closely you will notice that this is a vintage Strawberry Shortcake friend (Blueberry Buckle?) doll circa 1984. It was mine and my mom saved it all these years so that one day my daughter could play with it. So much for that!

This one's for Missy:

Friday, May 19, 2006

my first post

So..... for this, my 26th of birthdays, I am celebrating by finally starting my own blog.

Top 12 happenings of my week (which are really in no particular order)...
12. Barbie Fairytopia at J.K. Hammon's. Maggie and Millie dressed the part and it was all courtesy of GramPam. (Missy's mom)
11. Missy's chocolate chip pie. I can never get enough of that stuff.
10. Amanda J's baby shower was delightfully fun.
9. No Sunday night or Wednesday night church. I love church and
by no means do I want to be without evening activities often, it's just nice to have a break now and then.
8. Those were some darn good surprise cupcakes made by none other
than NattyB for her son's birthday. Darn good!
7. The Rogers family singing Happy Birthday to me over the phone.
Aren't they the cutest?
6. The weather finally being nice enough for us to dine on the back porch.
5. Sitting by irog and wife at Kevin's party. Those 2 should have a T.V.
show. Awesome blossom!
4. Speaking of Kevin's party. It was a great time and we are so happy
for Kevin to have school behind him. One step closer!!
3. Getting flowers all the way from Japan for my birthday. Okay, so they are
really not from Japan but from a florist in town whom my friend from Japan
2. Today was a great garage sale day. This town was packed with them.
1. The wonderful lunch that my dear friend Jen made for me and
friends. She is such a hard worker and I am so blessed by her friendship.

Looking over my list I realize how much of my favorite things include food. What does that say about me? I think it says that I am very lucky to not weigh 300lbs.