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Wednesday, December 27, 2006


I finally got another digital camera today from my mom and dad in-law! I am so happy! I had to put "precious" (Digital Camera #1) down a few months ago and haven't been the same since! Now I have "Precious #2"! I took some pictures of our daughters clothes and little things that we have gotten along the way and thought I would share them! Hope that you all had a great Christmas!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Finally, A Tree

We finally got our Christmas Tree up last night! Elias said to me the other day, "Mom, why doesn't our house look like everyone elses house?" It was then that I realized that Christmas was less than 2 weeks away and we had not put up a tree, decorations, or done ANY Christmas shopping! We finally got the tree and decorated it last night. Elias and I made home made gingerbread ornaments, which turned out really well! He made 2 ornaments at the Christmas tree place and then we had a few from last year! So we are on our way to a Merry Christmas! Hope you guys are all in the Christmas spirit!!!!!! XOXO The Sharp 3 :)

Friday, December 15, 2006


Well, after a panicked phone call, a call to my mom in sheer agony, a phone call to my agency and a call to the Big Man Upstairs, I think we are okay as far as the regulations go! I was beginning to freak just a bit. This is one amazing rollercoaster ride, I'll tell ya that! But it's one that I wouldn't get off of for a million dollars... (then again for a million dollars, we could get back in line for 2 more baby girls!) I have attached a few pictures for your viewing pleasure :) Peace and Love!
*Not sure why the pictures on the side is sideways, but I can't fix it!! UGH!!!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

And the Rollercoaster continues....

Well, the CCAA set down some pretty tough ground rules the other day that just might push Shannon and I right out of the wait. Among them....
* Beginning 1/1/07 the CCAA is raising its service fee. * No big deal... it's just money right. ugh
* No single dossiers accepted after 5/1/07 * Happily Married - out of this one!
* Changes to the waiting child program *
* weight restriction - * I think we are okay on this one too
* substance abust * None of that stuff for us!
* health problems * Thank God we are all healthy!
* minimum net worth requirements ($80,000.00 NET WORTH!!!!!!) Wow! I am not sure what to think about this! I don't know if we have $80,000.00 net worth!

So here we have it. I emailed my agency tonight at work and asked them what was going on. I don't want to spend all of this money and have all of our paperwork sent to China and then be rejected! That is too too much on the old ticker! Not to mention the wait is expected to increase to 24 months here shortly. Ugh. Is it so wrong to want another baby????? I just don't know what to think about all of this really. I will post more when I hear back from my agency. I can't talk about it anymore.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

My favorite... I love this man!!!!!!!!!!
Me and Shannon at the wedding....

Me and Elias at the wedding....

Elias was in my friend Celeste's wedding in October. I went to college with Celeste, and Elias and I were in her wedding. He was soooo cute, although he didn't make it very long in the wedding! Elias was the ring bearer and Celeste's neice Taylor was the flowergirl.

Some pictures of what we have been up to lately! This is Tanner (left) Elias (middle) and Cole (right). These are Elias's best friends... awww :)


We are once again back on the road to get our daughter! After some bumps in the road, after much much praying and then some more praying, we are on our way to paperchasing! I am so thrilled and so is the family! We have alot to do and so much to be thankful for! Check back often because we have alot going on!!!!! Happy Holidays! Peace and Love!