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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Thought you would all enjoy this. Edwin... my most favorite musician of all times. Seriously people. He is amazing. Takes my breath away every time. WOW...

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas is OVER :)

And I mean that in the nicest way possible. Really, I do. This year Christmas just wiped me out! WOW! I really didn't do alot of shopping, I think a majority of my meltdown was traveling. Christmas Eve day we had Shannon's family over for Christmas Brunch. It was yummy and delicious and the company was even better :) Then off to my dad and step-moms house in Walterboro for their annual party. There were so many people there that had never met Norah, so that was a real treat to see family that we haven't seen since she has been home. Of course she loved being the center of attention once she settled in and she had a blast! She was running around after Elias the other boys chasing them and then they would chase her. Then back to my moms house to spend the night. We can;t stay at our house because we do not have a chimney, and Santa cannot get inside without a chimney dontcha know. I didn't get to bed until around 1:30 and Elias was in my face, literally, at 6am. That kid has never woken at 6 his whole entire life. Lovely. So we opened gifts and made the traditional Hazelnut coffee and mom made her famous sausage and cheese biscuits. It is divine I tell you. I HAD to nap. I knew that I was going to collapse at any moment if I didn't close my eyes. Mom woke me up at 2:00. We had to leave to go back to Walterboro for Christmas with my mom;s side of the family. One hour to shower, bathe the kids, get them dressed as well as get all of our things together to head back home straight from Wallyworld. Ugh. We did it though :) Walterboro was fun times as usual. It is so good to see everyone and spend time with family this time of the year. Gives me warm fuzzies :) Shannon;s mom and dad and brother Nick and his wife Jess will be coming in a few days to wrap up the Christmas festivities. And a good night was had by all :) Here are some pics that I have been meaning to post as well as some from Christmas. Enjoy :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

I have been tagged by my friend Peggy to list my 8 favorites. I was also tagged by Denise, but I will finish that another day as the children allow me very little time to cut and paste on the computer! I promise that I will finish that one up!! So here goes:

8 Favorite TV Shows:
1. Jon and Kate plus 8... guilty pleasure :)
2. House Hunters
3. The Take Home Chef (For those of you that have seen this, no explanation necessary)
4. Saved By The Bell (I plead the 5th)
5. A Baby Story
6. CSI any of them
7. Gilmore Girls
8. The Bachelor

8 Things I Did Yesterday:
1. Took a shower (Thank God for small miracles)
2. Cooked Breakfast
3. Cleaned house - ALOT
4. Washed about 7 loads of laundry
5. Went to my mom's house
6. Met the girl's at StarBucks
7. Went to Target
8. Went to Kohl's

8 Things I look forward to:
1. Christmas morning with my kids
2. Spending time with family this holiday season
3. MASON!!!!!!!!!!!!
4. Watching my kids grow up - But not too fast!
5. Going back to China one day
6. Possibly adding to our family
7. My 34th birthday :)
8. Seeing Edwin in January!!!

8 Things I wish for:
1. That all chidlren have the love of a mother and father
2. Peace from the inside out
3. My children are safe and happy in theeir life
4. That my family stays safe and taken care of
5. That this cold will go away and the frog will remove itself from my throat
6. Looong many years of marriage
7. Happiness
8. One more sweet baby from China :)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Possibly Picasso??

Elias brought home his Tuesday folder with assorted papers and things from his last week at school. A+, smiley faces, good jobs, FABULOUS ART WORK, keep it up stickers, 100%, I'm sorry... did you say ART WORK??? Why that is a child after my own heart!!! I was beside myself looking at all of the really cool things that he did in art class. BLOGWORTHY things!!! So here you go!!

PART 1- That would be me with the huge red lips and ginormous eyes, thank you very much :) Our house, Norah (sister) and "bad" dad. Now look at the following pic...

This would be Shannon at the shooting range. The black square with the yellow head would be the target at the shooting range. COOL!!! And Elias in his car :)

Three trees on top, and on the bottom there is a monster, a rabbit head and a cat. Nice.

Perhaps my favorite :)


For those of you that have adopted from China...

Have you ever been just minding your business, perhaps working, and that smell hits you? That smell of "China", the smell that takes you back there and makes you reminese about your China days? I smelled Hong Kong tonight at work and had to stop and let my mind wonder.... ahhhhhhh