Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
~Abby helped me put up the fall decor last week~~
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Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Silly Smiles with Her Friend Sophia
Mexican Style Silly Smiles!
chilling in her Bed silly smiles!
~There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all.”~
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Gracia's for welcoming us into your lovely home and making us a TASTY dinner!
"TURTLE RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!"
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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Sunday, September 21, 2008
No not at first.. Here is there responses (or close to what they said)
Ashley-" What? why ?" " I want to be the Only girl" "oHHH no not someone else to get on my nerves!"
Grant- Imagine the tears flowing(no not happy ones!)" But I'm the baby!" WHY?"
Since they were older when we brought Abby home they adjusted quickly now they are very happy that they have her! Except when she gets into their stuff!
9.) Tell us your most embarrassing moment! BE TRUTHFUL! :)
Oh i have many but this one stands out in my mind the most!
OK here goes.......We had one hidden potty that my co-workers liked to use when we needed to do #2 in privacy (ohh come on you'd use it too!)
Well someone went in and didn't lock the door...Hmm ok i didn't knock now i really should have BUT come on lock the door!!!~ LOL I walked in and it was a Male co-worker sitting there (Thankfully we didn't work in the same dept)...I walked in froze and said "OMG i swear i saw nothing!" and ran out (Yes I'm a liar!) .......I ran,ran,ran to our work area and fell to the floor laughing...I died of embarrassment ..If you want to know if Mexicans blush..YES WE DO! I never looked that poor man in the eyes again!!!
10.) Would you change anything about your past? Why or why not?
Nothing, if i changed one thing it would alter my happiness now! Oh many things i would love to forget though!
11.) Whats your "guilty" pleasure? Come on we all have one or 100. T.V show, movie, food, could be anything :)
Shopping...And anyone who knows me can tell you if you need to find something at a bargain price I'm the lady you call or email first...I know where you can get deals on ANYTHING well almost Anything! Some call me cheap but i prefer SMART!
OH and i try to send out emails to my friends once a week about all the awesome deals i find! You want to be on my list? send me your email????
12.) This might be too personal so feel free to ignore me but I would like to know (roughly) how much adoption costs and also if you find out info on the birth parents before you adopt the baby?
Well the cost of adoption varies from Country to Country from International to Domestic but this website is very very informative http://www.theadoptionguide.com/cost/articles/how-much-does-adoption-cost
I like to tell people "Its priceless!" but that answer doesn't help someone if you are thinking about adoption! LOL
Every country is different when it comes to knowing info about the Birth-Parents...some Babies are abandoned and they know NOTHING about the infant (not even age!)...
With Abby's situation we know NOTHING about the birth father just that he was abusive....Now the birth mother we have,address (not her real one we just found out),Name,Older Siblings names and birth dates...We also have a few pictures for DNA purposes...I have no health History!
creatively written by Leslie at 11:58 PM
Today is my 100th blog entry! I would like to thank My dear Friend Katie N http://www.nyblomfamily.blogspot.com/ for getting on me about not having a blog yet! Its actually been fun i had no clue that people would think my boring life would make them laugh! Here are some questions that you ,the reader would like to know!......
1.) what is you fave thing about living where u do?
~ Hmm well i live in a very small town (village) population under 3K so really to have "fun" we go to Cleveland. They have the best restaurants and museums its also a very BIG melting pot!
Well if i was ashamed of you i wouldn't be your friend! Kelly don't worry i love you! LOL
3.) And are you where you thought you'd be 10 years ago ...today?
~ I kid you not HELL no...I was in a abusive marriage with a 3 month old,3 year old,5 year old...I wanted out sooo bad that i could taste it, a smart woman can only handle soo much!!
* I looked him in the eye said "I'm done and I'm sleeping on the couch!"
* Started living a total separate life in one house and I DIDN'T CARE what he thought! It was as if overnight i said HECK WITH THIS!
* I found a full time job,sitter,car,Domestic violence group...and some fun!
~~NO child deserves to be living in what my 3 little ones had to see and hear! WOMEN POWER!!!! LOL
4.) Who brought up the idea to adopt.. you or your DH?
I was done having children even if i got married again or not..Well a few months into my 2ND marriage i thought to myself "hmmm i wonder what its like to raise a child with someone as amazing as the man i had?"...After my 3rd child i had a Tubal Ligation after 3 high risk pregnancies my body was DONE! Ken's boss (the one who hired him at the job we met at) had just adopted Domestic and Guatemalan and that started to get my wheels going about adoption....Ken said "3 kids is good enough for me!"....LMAO and you know the rest of the story..Now when he is all cuddly with Abby i laugh to myself...4 is better!!! LOL
5.)Do you want to adopt again?
No for many reasons..4 is all i can handle,Cost to raise 4 is CRAZY,adoption is NOT for the weak it was 9months of pain so many ups and downs(oh and you cant have a Epidural!), I would like to one day go to school and Travel .. yes I'm doing things in reverse!
6.) How did you meet your husband?
I met him at work..He was the new guy who happened to open the door for me when i had a arm full of stuff..I thought "theres something guys don't do that much anymore!"...OK remember i thought all men were jerks at that time so that was very very nice of him to do! I sent him a email about wanting to meet outside of work....The next day i went to church and came home and there was a message on machine sayings LETS MEET! On our date i said "i prayed you would call me!" and he said "wow i never had anyone say that i was a answer to their prayers!" LOL ................After a few weeks I introduced him to the kids(The true test) at the time they were 8,7,3 years old..My youngest threw up on his couch and pee'd on his floor in one weekend...He cleaned it up..He passed my test! LOL
7.) And this isn't really a question, but can you tell us a bit more about your other 3 children!! Age, likes, dislikes, what you love most about them individually...
Ashley-Very very very intelligent that its scares me the things she has said and done over the years...Examples are...She is big on anything Japanese (Language,Art styles,music )..She knows many Japanese words and says "oh mom its so easy!" What!? LOL ...she is a Amazing artist.( i have posted many of her works on my blog)....Very very independent...
Ashleys Dislikes-Meat (hasn't eaten it since she was 4 years old)
Bradley- Is the middle child and it shows...He's the peacemaker,The jock,The good guy, And a GREAT brother to his siblings...OH and believe it he is 100% his Mommy when it comes to his attitude..I know what he's thinking and why! LOL
He is also the ladies man! LOL
Grant- He's a interesting mix...Very sensitive,into music,video games...He is very very sensitive and if you say one thing he doesn't like he gets puppy dog tears in his eyes..He sometimes needs 2 listen before he speaks..He says some shocking things at times(hmmm who does he get that from?) LOL Dislike-writing of any kind,carrots,bugs
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Friday, September 19, 2008
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~~~~ Please please please do a self breast exam EVERY month it could save your life~~~
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
1.) Lea 2.)my smiley Abby 3.)Leah 4.)Isabella
1.)Lea- was the peanut and the oldest of the girls! She still is such a quite happy little girl living in Ohio with her Mom,Dad,and Brother
3.)Leah(right)-is a very very smart little girl she speaks like a 30 year old and was potty trained at 20months (I'm jealous).She lives in Ohio with her Daddy,Mommy and Big sis Alysia (left)!4.) Isabella- Didn't make a single peep when we were in Guatemala (of course her mommy may say differently). In her Spare time she models for Victoria's Secret(j/K) and lives in MI with her Mommy...I love her but i don't have the heart to tell her that The Buckeyes are going to beat the U of M AGAIN this year! LOL
creatively written by Leslie at 3:09 PM