Saturday, January 31, 2009

Why is my baby looking more like a TEEN!

Today I sat looking at how my baby is no longer BABY looking...*sigh* How in the world did that happen?

I'm wondering if this will be a BIG problem when she 16 year old? UMM OK lets not go there!!!

Shes still in diapers!!! LOL

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Favorite Foto Friday theme is UP.. Here's pick of Abby with a Pull-UP on her head climbing UP on my bed! Here is a pic of Abbys Foster Mother and us on her Pick UP trip Nov 20th 2006

Have a great weekend Everyone! Go to Sarah's blog for more FFF

My girl loves Dinosaurs..

Abby LOVES dinosaurs and she wanted this one for Christmas ..Its the FP Spike the Ultra Dino for $140 ...IT didn't get good reviews and well its alot of $ and very BIG too!

IM sooooo glad that i didn't get her it ...I found these small plastic ones at Wal-Mart 10 for $2.50 and they entertain her for a long time ..PLUS NO batteries!

Yea i guess it comes with Dino poop too!NO, ITS A ROCK!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ashley art time!

As many of you know my daughter Ashley is a artist and here is her latest masterpiece!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Juno ..Your thoughts?

OK i finally saw the movie Juno last week ..(yes i know its been out for over a year)..If you have seen it and have reviews let me know..I laughed,cried ..
What parts made you laugh, or what didn't you like or you loved!!??
It really gave me a insight on how the birth mother feels and goes through.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


These are prints made by an artist named Claudia Tremblay, who lives in a village near Lago Atitlan in Guatemala. They are breathtaking...

I wonder if my daughters Birth mother got to hold Abby after she was born(I know that she was held for the DNA photo) or kiss her goodbye? Another Mothers sadness is anothers happiness. These pictures say sooo much!

Birth mother Poem

We have a bond,Dear Birthmother and i,

It's the love of a child, we cant deny.

You are a blessing from afar,

To send to us your bright shining star.

Her journey to us would not have occurred,if your love for her would had

ever swerved.

I thank you this day from the bottom of my heart,sacrifice to one,to

another a fresh start.

This start includes honor to you,as you are the birthmother,twill

always be true.

But I have the pleasure of continuing her journey,as her adoptive

Mom ,there is no returning.

We have a bond,dear birthmother and I,I pray i will meet you one day

in the sky.

I will treasure my blessing every day until then,and pray you'll be

there, so i can thank you again!

-LeAnn Fischer

Friday, January 23, 2009

FFF~ New~

This weeks Favorite Foto Friday Theme is NEW....When i think of the word new i think of New life.. To think we all started out as cute,sweet babies! What a miracle we ALL are!

The Blog Author as a new baby March 12,1973 ..Wow i had a football head!

MY first NEW baby Ashley Nicole Born May 8th 1993

Mr.Brad shiny and New Oct 11th 1994

Grant all new with his sly grin July 12th 1998
AND of course Princessa Guatemalatica Abby Born through the miracle of adoption on May 17th,2006

OHHHH i almost forgot Lola as a new pup Born May 2003

To see more NEW FFF photos go to Kiss The Frog 4 Me

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I need a wine break!

OMG OMG it has been one of those weeks that im happy to say " ITS WINE BAR TIME!" Once a month my friend Aimee@aamayna and i decided to go to a wine bar and just vent,laugh,talk about girl stuff!


wine bottle and glasses Pictures, Images and Photos

50s housewife Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...Where's Abby?

~These were all the new babies from our church in 2006

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I Got the Friendship Award!!!

My Sweet Blogger Buddy Hannah@Me-Me and Monkey's BIG Adve... awarded me with this *tears*...

Here is the meaning of the award:
It is the Friendship Award which means:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming.

These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.

They are not interested in self-aggrandizement.

Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.

Please give more attention to these writers.

Deliver this award to five bloggers who must choose five more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

2.Andrea @ Madelyn's Mommy

Monday, January 19, 2009

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I love this poem it made me Cry...Its everything i want my children to do!
Martin Luther King Pictures, Images and Photos
by Unknown Author

Treat people kindly.
Do what is fair.
Work for all people
Show that you care..
Change what is wrong,
but please, do not fight.
Think of new ways
to change wrong to right.
These are the ways
if we work as a team
to remember the manwho said,
"I have a dream".

Friday, January 16, 2009

FFF~ Eyes~

Favorite Foto Friday theme is ~Eyes~ One of the noticeable traits of Mayan people is that they have HUGE brown eyes..Sometimes i look at Abby and her eyes just speak true beauty!!

Those eyes just let you look deep into her soul...She is a very caring,sweet,shy,strong little girl!

~But i think you can see who she got those beautiful eyes from~

IF you'd like to see more FFF go toKiss The Frog 4 Me

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A interview with a housewife!

housewife Pictures, Images and Photos

My BFF Aimee had a fun Interview on her site so i want to play along because i have writers block with my blog today!!! LOL

1. If you want to participate, leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”

2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

1.If you could solve any world problem, what would it be? Poverty of course ...I cant STAND to see my children waste food it boils my blood....Honestly i have to say Americans WASTE soo much food its sickening...So if i could i'd make sure everyone went to bed with a full tummy!

2.What keeps you up at night? Caffeine keeps me up at night ...I have to take a Tylenol PM every night or i WILL not sleep! I drink ONLY one glass of Diet Coke a day and it keeps me up for almost 24hrs(its how i keep up with 4 kids) ...I was on Ambian BUT ken would find me in other rooms in the house and i had NO clue how i got don't take those anymore!!! LOL

3.Describe your typical day... Well its very very exciting...LOL not!

I wake up when abby gets up..she normally sleeps till 1130am (yeea im blessed)

Make lunch,check mail,laundry,unload dishwasher, watch nick Jr.shower, ON MONDAYS i get to go to Walmart and get groceries when the teens get home to watch abby!!! ,fix dinner,yell at kids,give abby bath,yell again, check my mail, Watch some tv with ken, at about 10pm till my pills kick in i read or surf the net!!! WOW WHAT a fun life! lol

4. What is one non-motherhood accomplishment you want to undertake in your life? I would love to one day (soon) go to School and do something in the medical field...I'm not 100% sure yet but i know it will be helping people!

5. If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be?? A parrot i love to talk and make people laugh and just hang out! Really don't they have the prettiest feathers?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Worship Wednesday.Raise up the Riggs family in prayer!

I know that i have posted many times about this sweet baby girl BUT this week starts the hardest "hell" of her treatment...

I wanted you to know about Abby.

She was adopted from Guatemala. At three years old, she was diagnosed with a high-risk, aggressive form of Leukemia.

Certain genetic complications have put her chance of surviving the treatment at about 20%.

I am praying for her and her family. Would you pray for them too?
You can find more about Abby here, on her family blog:

Shhh Brad loves the dollhouse!

I love when I see my boys playing with their baby sister's dollhouse! Shhh dont tell the Basketball team!

*** Notice how the family has a Hummer Vehicle in the drive? Its the boys old GI Joe car!****

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Guatemalan on her sled...

We got hit with a snowstorm last night..I took pictures from the nice and warm doorway!

Yes you have to work for a sled ride in this house...

Awww poor Grant was worked so hard he collapsed

Now Ken collapsed
But Abby stayed on!
Im sure there will be plenty more snow pictures to come least till April..yuck!

snow bunny Pictures, Images and Photos

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My baby girl ..where do they go?

This pic was taken for Abby's first(5/07) bday and i found it in a photo box the other day...I cant get over how chunk her cheeks are!

You are the poem I dreamed of writing
The masterpiece
I longed to paint...
You are the shining star I reached for
In my ever hopeful quest
for life fulfilled...
You are my child
Now with all things
I am blessed

Author Unknown

Thursday, January 8, 2009

FFF~ Frio COLD~~~~~

This weeks Favorite Foto Friday theme is COLD ...Living Ohio this was a EASY post its going to be high 20 for the next 8 days and low 10...

My Dear friend Katie N. (Katie and the Twins) lives in SC and she laughs when i tell her I get sooo cold in the winter i wear two layers of clothes and my winter hat in the house all day long!!! So im showing you that i do!! **** PLEASE DONT GO BLIND BY MY MAKE-UP-LESS FACE* Yikes

Abbys first time playing in the snow Jan.07 ..She was soo cold and had boogers BUT she didnt want to come in!
For more FFF go to Kiss the frog for me.

Thursday 13....

One of my new blogger buddies had this on her site so I want to do it too...COME one its fun!


2. Wine lover




6. Friend

7. Domestic Violence survivor

8. Witty (HA)

9. Freezing


11. Christian

12. Sale Shopper
13. Weird
Your turn!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday..Beauty!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Makin Lemonade award...

I got a award from Two of my blogger pals Amanda @ The M & M's & Suzanne ..Thanks so much I do have some Attitude and I should really work on the Gratitude part though!

This award comes with a few rules:

Put the logo on your blog or post.

Nominate other blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE!
Be sure to link to your nominees within your post. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
So I'm sharing the love with these bloggie friends:

Hannah - I have cant wait to meet this funny lady..She has such cute stories about her two sweet kids!

Ashton @ Jie Jie - She is the sweetest big sis to her adopted Sister from China.This girl is so grown up acting for her age!

Bobbi-This lady is such a GREAT blogger friend she comments on my site EVEN if i post really boring stuff..well and that's a lot!

Ali @ - She was one of my very First adoptive parent friends on Myspace ..I think her son and Abby are going to get married one day..Not till they are

The Melting Pot in our house...

US Flag Pictures, Images and Photos
I love that we are mixed race in this house...WOW what a interesting mix we are! What kind of melting pot do you have at your house?
I'm Mexican..
Mexican Flag Pictures, Images and Photos
polish flag Pictures, Images and Photos
Scottish Flag. Pictures, Images and Photos
irish flag Pictures, Images and Photos
MY 3 older children are those listed above and on their fathers side...
Korea! Pictures, Images and Photos
german flag Pictures, Images and Photos
And of course Miss Abby is from Guatemala
Guatemalan Flag Pictures, Images and Photos
**Ken doesn't know his nationality but hope to find out someday soon!***