Thursday, July 30, 2009

Silly, Shiloh

Shiloh has been going through a cute stage lately where she only understands being called her name. I think it's pretty funny. For example, earlier today I was looking for something and she found it and brought it to me. Upon taking the item from her I said, "thank you, big girl"! Her response, with a very serious face, was, "I Shiwee"...that's what she calls herself. I couldn't help but chuckle to myself.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Another Update

We heard from Kim yesterday. Apparently, I had my days confused and her ultrasound was yesterday, not last week. It showed that she is 14 weeks along right now which has her due the middle of January. She said again that she would love for Shiloh's brother/sister to grow up with her(Shiloh), she just has a couple of things to figure out. We told her to take her time and that we'll respect whatever her final decision is. We are possibly getting together this weekend while my parents are in town....Kim has never met we may talk more then.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Pity Party...Feel Free To Not Read

I don't remember ever having jealousy issues during the entire duration of my sister's pregnancy. I vividly remember being in the car with Rich on our way home from Agua Linda in Athens when I got the phone call from her. I can honestly say that my initial reaction was pure happiness for her. I will admit that later that evening I spoke with my friend Laura about it and during that conversation maybe a tiny bit of jealousy came out, but that was it. What I thought would have been the hardest pregnancy on me was actually the easiest, which brings me to why I'm writing this. I was just on facebook wasting time when I came upon a picture that quite a few of my friends had commented on, so I enlarged it. The picture was of a girl (I don't know her) who is obviously pregnant. As I'm sitting there looking at this girl's stomach I'm completely taken over by the fact that I will never experience that. They'll never be a picture of me with my belly sticking out, a life growing inside of it. Anyway. When I started breathing again I was amazed/confused by what this picture did to me. For the last year I have truly believed that I was over (for lack of a better word) not becoming pregnant, but then again do you just get over something like that. Apparently, I thought you could and I guess that's why this punch to the gut caught me so off guard.

Monday, July 20, 2009


We had a nice visit with Rich's father (his mom passed away 3 1/2 yrs ago) this past weekend. He has been having some health issues and will be undergoing a somewhat risky surgery soon, so he spent this past week visiting some family before it all goes down. After taking a couple of minutes to warm up to Papaw, Shiloh had a great time playing with him all weekend. Thanks to the gorgeous weather most of the weekend was spent relaxing on the back porch watching Shiloh and the dogs run around.

Today we are cleaning the house and doing laundry in preparation for my parents and Lee, Laura and Ella's visit! All of them are arriving Wednesday evening. My parents will be staying for a week and The Tolberts will be spending the night and then leaving for the Atlanta Airport Thursday afternoon from which they will be flying to South Africa! I'm soo excited for my parents to visit! This will be the first time for my parents to see the new house plus my dad hasn't been down to Georgia since Shiloh's first Christmas. I called my dad today and reminded him to bring some of his fishing gear to fish in our neighborhood lake. Last night we were talking to some guys who were fishing and they informed us that when the lake was made back in 1958 it was stocked with big catfish and bass. According to him there are some catfish in there that could probably pull you in! Rich and I haven't had a chance to do any fishing in it and are looking forward to leaving Shiloh with my mom a few evening and walking over to fish! Anyway. I'm sure that in the next week or so I'll have tons of pictures to post from their visit. For now, here are a few pictures of Shiloh and Roger. He was reading her a book before bed last night.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

Lately I've been feeling extremely overwhelmed and kind of depressed with everyone going on....or not going on with the house and our potential adoption. We've had plenty of activity regarding the old house, but so far there is still nothing promising. Today we decided to drop the price again and I suddenly have a really good feeling about things. It's like a weight has been lifted off of me, so hopefully this price drop will lead to good things.

I haven't heard from Kim in over a week, which isn't abnormal, but since she had her ultrasound last week I was kind of hoping we'd get an update from her regarding how far along she is. Although, I also haven't seen her on facebook at all in the last week so maybe she has lost her internet access. I have to apologize in advance to the few people who read my blog, because there are probably going to be quite a few posts like this for the next few months regarding the adoption. Coming on here and rambling/thinking out loud about what's going on with Kim and the pregnancy helps me handle everything.

There is a bit of good news today! Maddie is going to be a big sister!! This morning Heather announced on her blog that she is pregnant! I am so happy for this family and will be praying that Heather has a healthy pregnancy and easy delivery! They deserve it so much!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Yellow River Game Ranch

Saturday morning, after our neighborhood's "Patriot's Parade", we went to the Yellow River Game Ranch to feed some animals! We all had a great time and were surprised to find out how much Shiloh loves chickens. For the first 10 minutes after we arrived she just stood around looking at chickens saying, "bagock, bagock"....that's the noise chicken's make, according to Shiloh. Once we got her past the chickens she had a fun time feeding deer, goats, pigs, cows, etc.

Friday, July 10, 2009


We heard from Kim today. She had a doctor's appointment last week during which I thought she would be having an ultrasound done to determine how far along the pregnancy is, but I was wrong. Instead they did a physical and some blood work. This upcoming week she has an appointment for the ultrasound. I'm so anxious to find out when her due date is! If Kim's thinking is correct she should be about 3 months along next week. My guess is 14 weeks! We'll find out soon enough!!

The Happiest Day Of My Life!

Five years ago today was our "church ceremony"!! Hands down, the best day ever!! Here are a couple of pictures from that day that I found on a friend's old blog.