Sunday, November 30, 2008

O' Christmas Trees...

This year i think I'm going to put up my 3 trees..Since Abby has come home this is the first year that she has been more of a helper then a tree destroyer!

This is my Cartoon tree or the kids tree

One day i promise I'm going to read my camera instructions so i can take better pics! Until then just deal with my fuzzy photos! LOL

This is my little tree that i decorate in silver..Ahhh so pretty! (i didn't put the 3rd one up yet but it will be in gold!)

Did you put yours up yet?

~~Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under the tree

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Dancing with the Stars ..Guatemalan style!

Dancing With The Stars Pictures, Images and Photos

ON Thanksgiving the boys and Abby were showing their new dance moves! What do you think? Next dancing with the Stars Contestants?

Friday, November 28, 2008


This weeks Fave Foto Friday theme is "Thankfulness".. Here are pics from our Thanksgiving day.This was the first time in years that we stayed home! It was relaxing!

I'm Thankful for Brad & Grant they are Mamas boys (shhh don't tell them i told you!)

My girls Abby & and her Seester Ashley of course!

Yep even the Hound too!

My Wonderful hubby with the "holy" Sweatshirt!
Yea I'm going to brag he bought me flowers too Do you think that Abby is Thankful for her new hat? She wears it alot!
I'm Very Thankful for you my faithful blogger readers! You keep me laughing everyday because of your kind and funny comments! GRACIA'S!

If you'd like to see more FFF go to Sarah's blog Kiss the frog for me.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Things to be Thankful for~

I got this from a Ann Landers Article and hold it dear to my heart! Please take a minute to read this and thank God how blessed we really are friends!
Things to Be Thankful For

~~Be thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means you have
enough to eat.

~~Be thankful for the mess you clean up after a party, because it means you have
been surrounded by friends.

~~Be thankful for the taxes you pay, because it means you're employed.

~~Be thankful that your lawn needs mowing and your windows need fixing, because
it means you have a home.

~~Be thankful for your heating bill, because it means you are warm.

~~Be thankful for the laundry, because it means you have clothes to wear.

~~Be thankful for the space you find at the far end of the parking lot, because it
means you can walk.

~~Be thankful for the lady who sings off-key behind you in church, because it
means you can hear

~~Be thankful when people complain about the government, because it means we
have freedom of speech.

~~Be thankful for the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it
means you're alive.

~ Taken from Ann Landers’ column—11/22/01
Happy  Thanksgiving Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ive been Tagged.Christmas wishes!

christmas tree Pictures, Images and Photos

I am to list three things on my holiday wish list. I am going to play!!!

I have been tagged by my blogger buddy Rhonda

1.) Fuzzy slippers-LOL in fact i saw that Landsend had free shipping so i ordered them last night..Now Ken doesn't have to get them! I Know wrong!

(ok these arent the slippers but i was scared these are the ones Kenny might make me!)

Slippers Pictures, Images and Photos

2.) A new (Matching) 12pc pan set ...I saw that Paul Dean had her own line at Target so I'm hoping that's what I get!HINT HINT (ken are you seeing this)

Pots and Pans Pictures, Images and Photos

3.)I wish Daniel our Mayan Family Student we sponsor a Merry Christmas and that i hope this family enjoys their Tamale basket we sent them!

Have a Blessings Thanksgiving Friends!

I'm tagging 3 friends

Savannah (Carrie)

Wordless Wednesday!

thanksgiving or happy thanksgiving Pictures, Images and Photos

thanksgiving or happy thanksgiving Pictures, Images and Photos
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! Pictures, Images and Photos
OHHh this one is just wrong BUT dont show the kids!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Update on Granny!

Thanks for all of your prayers! Granny is being released on Thanksgiving day and will be going to live in a nursing home in SC to be closer to her Children! AMEN!
The power of prayer is a amazing thing! Thanks Friends!
Praise the Lord Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, November 24, 2008

Did anyone see the rich girl in town?

I just love this hat on Abby! I saw it at Gymboree and had to get it! She looks like a little rich girl with a very very crusty dirty face! LOL oh sooo classy!

classy -
An adjective

1) meaning very stylish and elegant.

2) not crude or misgusting or dirty or depressing

3) a deeper, more meaningful word for 'cool'

Prayers for Granny!

We got word on Sunday that Kens 94 year old Granny in WV had a stroke and was found the next day on the bathroom floor...Please pray that she recovers from this and excepts the care of moving to a Nursing home....Something she didn't want to do! This lady was still driving and making homemade bread at 94!
the cross Pictures, Images and Photos
The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green Pastures, he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake,
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me, thy rod and staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Please can she have a cat?

Abby's daddy is allergic to cats and she is ALWAYS asking for a cat!!! I found this shirt that says "I WANT A CAT PLEASE!" Poor Ken.
Sadly this is the only kind of cat poor Ken wouldn't be allergic too! (Fur less)
hairless cat Pictures, Images and Photos

Day 5 of our Forever Family journey! Mi Casa....

On day 5 (Thanksgiving day) we returned to the Land that i love! God bless the U.S.A

Abby did great on the plane she was so sick but didn't make a sound! We did fly First Class which helped (We will never see that again).

Here is Abby and I after she cleared Customs! OH the happy tears that we shed!

The Day We Adopted You

Author: Unknown

If we had it to do over again Adoption is what we'd choose

We got more than we had hoped for.The day we adopted you

For you have given us more in life Than we could ever want or need

You made our house into a home And made our family complete

We love you more than life itself for all the things you say and do

And if we had it to do over again

You'd be the only one we'd choose.

~~We love you Cindy "Abigail"Marie

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Day 4 of our Forever family journey

The 4th day was the last full day we all spent together before we went home. At this point we just wanted to go HOME!! 2 out of the 4 babies were sick (yes Abby was one) so it was hard but we were happy! Abby had diarrhea and a Sinus infection and got two new top teeth this last day..So yea it was SO time to go home!

This picture was taken before we went to a group dinner at Frieda's Restaurant (The best Guacamole ever!)

We still see these 3 families once or twice a year.They are forever a part of our lives!

Happy Forever Family day Bella,Leah,Lea and Abby

Friday, November 21, 2008

Day 3 ..Embassy Day our Forever Family day! (and FFF)

Day 3 in Guatemala ..Embassy Day Nov 21st at 9am! We were sooo nervous this day checking and rechecking our paperwork....I was a wreck to say the least!

The U.S Embassy in Guatemala

I remember how chaotic it was outside of the Embassy and how bad I felt for the Guatemalans waiting in line...Our agency just cut right through to the head of the line because we had a appointment..I felt so bad for the others that had waited for hours outside.

At 7am before we left to the Embassy nervous as all heck but happy too!

When we got to the waiting room there were about 75 ish other families there and i could hear a pin drop not a single baby made a peep! I said to Ken "These Guatemalan babies are so quite!" Were they as nervous as us? Could they sense we were excited? Abby still had the look of shock on her face!

"OHH MY who are these crazy people?"

This was taken later in the day ..I was MUCH more relaxed! I have to add this..A lot of the Guatemalan women didn't like that i only had one small blanket on the baby and they sure let it be known!!! It was 75 degrees out but little did they know how cold and snowy it was in Ohio!

OHHHH and here is My FFF pic the theme is Crying out loud


If youd like to see more FFF go to

Thursday, November 20, 2008

2 years ago today we held you in our arms forever...

Continued.... Day two we said goodbye to Erita (Foster Mother)and took Abigail in our arms forever.

We took her back to our hotel room and she just looked at Ken then at me,Ken,me,Ken again..You can tell she didn't know what to think of us!She was so shy even then she kept smiling a little and putting her head down!Melted my heart!For finding you mother,There's one certain test.You must look for the creature Who loves you the best.--- David Kirk (Little Miss Spider)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wonderful Wednesday...Two years ago today we were on a plane to Guatemala.

Two beautiful years ago today we were on a plane to Guatemala to pick up our Angel. So for the rest of the week i will be blogging about one of the BEST 5 days of our lives!

From Cleveland Hopkins Airport

To La Aurora airport in Guatemala City

Where we stayed Clarion in Guatemala City


One last road to travel ...

one last way to go.

One more day to forever ...

just to let you know.

The wait is finally over ...

the journey now is through.

And now this comes to let you know ...

dreams really do come true. ...

Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Trendy Tuesday...More toys of the 80's

I loved my toys growing up..did you have these?
I wasnt a fan of this toy..
80s toys Pictures, Images and Photos
80s toys Pictures, Images and Photos
lite brite Pictures, Images and Photos
OMG i wanted this soooo bad But mom said "no its tooo messy!"
snoopy sno cones Pictures, Images and Photos
Since i stink at spelling i wished i would have played with this one more!
speak and spell Pictures, Images and Photos
OMG loved the Care Bears..
Care Bear Bedtime Pictures, Images and Photos
Why dont they make toys like this anymore? LOL