Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
With Andrea's due date barely over a month away and 2 friends from high school expecting I'm going to blame this all on them and push these feelings aside. For financial reasons adoption #2 needs to be adoption #1 all over again, so I'm just going to have faith that when our time is here God will lead us to our second child, just as he led us to Shiloh and her birth mom.
I've decided that the hardest part of adoption isn't the adoption itself...not that this is a news flash to anyone...but the lack of control. It is so hard to have basically no control over one of the most (if not the most) important aspect(s) of my adult life.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Feeling the way I do about the Christmas season beginning way too early, I am sad to report that I purchased Shiloh's very first Christmas present of the year today. I got sucked in. I've seen SO many people online (forums, blogs, twitter, etc) who are already done, or at least almost done, with ALL of their Christmas shopping...plus, I love buying gifts....I just couldn't resist. I will not, though, do anymore shopping until Black Friday. Which is when I do most, if not all of my shopping every other year. Love, Love, Love Black Friday! Anyway, back to Shiloh's gift. For anyone who is curious, I bought her an Aquadoodle Mat! I'm so excited! Since Shiloh turned one I've been thinking about when/how to introduce coloring to her....I myself love coloring. Crayons and markers are kind of scary to me at this age thinking about how much crayon she would ingest and how much of a mess I'm sure she would figure out how to make with both items. Then today it hit me...Aquadoodle! All the fun (hopefully), without the mess! Another great aspect is that after about 20 secs whatever was drawn disappears, so we won't be going through piles of papers filled with scribbles as she learns drawing/coloring! They should put me on an ad :)
On a very different note, as I stated above, I went out to Atlanta on Saturday to watch the Ohio State game at Hudson Grille in Perimeter Mall with Katie. Katie is my mom's college roomate's (Ohio State) daughter and is in Athens attending Grad School at UGA. Anyway, it was so awesome being surrounded by fellow Buckeye Fans, all decked out in scarlet and gray, and hear songs such as ""The Buckeye Battle Cry", "Hang On Sloopy", "Round On the End And High In The Middle", and "I Wanna Go Back" just to name a few. What wasn't so awesome was returning hom to this....
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I wanted to share a bit of Rich's story to honor him and say, thank you! I know that the above story doesn't seem like much but at the time Rich was so close to finishing college and had just been married (to me, of course!) the month before so that time was a little harder on him than it normally would have been. Sadly, I don't have any pictures stored in either of our computers from Rich's military days so I can't show you how cute he always looked in his camos. You'll just have to take my word for it!
Before I end this I also want to acknowledge my Grandpa M. who is a WWII Veteran. I remember the first time Rich met him they talked at great lengths about my grandfathers experience in WWII and Richard walked away pretty impressed. It made me wish I'd used my time with him a little more wisely. My grandfather is still alive today but spends most of his time thinking/talking about his younger days. He will be turning 89 this upcoming May so I just wanted to acknowledge him while he is still here. Thank you grandpa for all you've done for this great country!
ETA: My mom informed me that her father, my Grandpa W., is also a WWII Veteran. I'm sure when we visit them in a few weeks Rich will inquire about his experience as well! Thank you, too, Grandpa W!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Oh yes, and Heather! What do I say about Heather?! She is the perfect photographer for toddlers! Shiloh is very independent and stubborn. She wants to do what she wants to do and she wants to do it her way. Heather was so patient with Shiloh! She follwed her around learning her movements and getting a feel for what caught her eye and what didn't and then took some awesome pictures. She did an amazing job!
Heather has posted a little preview of Shiloh's pictures on the blog so if you'd like to check them out they are here http://www.stylizedportraiture.com/blog/ Just look for the title "Bald Baby".
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Please check out Frankie and Heather's blog...especially if you are in the Athens area http://www.stylizedportraiture.com/blog/
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Hopefully next year will be better.
On what will hopefully be a better note, today is the Georgia/Florida game!! The one day a year I'm a Georgia fan! We will be heading out to Gwinnett in a couple hours to "Uncle" Zach's house to cheer on the Bulldogs! Let's hope for another celebration penalty!