Sunday, May 31, 2009

3 years ago today...We see her face!

3 years ago today we got "The Referral call" ...For those of you not familiar with what those words mean in the adoption world...

Adoption referral- is when an agency matches what they know about you and your family with what they have learned about a child from an orphanage and the caregivers.

We were ONLY given this much info about the baby;

Photos(Video too) - may be in color or a black and white fax.
Medical information - May include: child's age, weight, height, lab tests (HIV, TB, Hep), medications given, diagnosis, and any complications. Also how the child is growing and developing physically.

We had 72 hrs (i think) to decide on that info if we wanted the baby....

Here is the photos we received;

She was named Cindy Abigail this picture was taken ten days after birth ...

She weighed 4lbs 10 oz 18 in long...all tests came back Negative!

Do you see her ribs?

We accepted the "Referral" and she became ours, really from the instant we saw the pics..HOW COULD YOU SAY NO!???????

I was blessed that we got over 53 pictures and many updates from our Attorney In Guatemala.

My healthy girl today 26 lbs and all giggles!

Did I mention how much joy she has brought to this family! ?

And it all started with a prayer to God .....

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Life is much too short to drink bad wines!

My hubby and I decided when Abby turned 3 we would go on more dates and leave the teens to watch Abby...
Every other Saturday we go to a little wine shop for a wine tasting!
I thought I'd share the date with you!

WE get the kids take out..
*Disclaimer-that is SHAPE magazine on the table NOT Playboy
This is the little wine shop..its small but sooo cute! Cheese and cant enjoy wine without it! Ken being a wine snob....

Enjoying peace and quite without kids..ahhhh
Then after we go to our favorite new restaurant across the street Its firefighter themed this is a fountain..I LOVE IT!

Thank you for coming along on our date....

Thursday, May 28, 2009

FFF~ Memories~~

Im going old school this FFF and posting this family as babies!!!
We only poo'd,ate,slept and played..
WHAT A simple life!!! LOL (ok wait..Lola the hound still has that life!)

Sweet Kenny as a baby


(funny how ken and i are doing the same smile and pose)...

meant for each other since birth! HA



Mr Grant

Our Guatemalan Angel Abby

And of course Lola the hound!

For more sweet Memories go to Kiss the frog for me.

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for my wonderful Hubby ken who is a great daddy to his Princessa!

Monday, May 25, 2009

The tale of two BFF's

We met sweet Mayna and her family summer 2008...It has taken the girls a bit of time to warm up to each other!! I think at the ages 2,3 they have a unique friendship....

-The first day they met...not much to say!

Yeah they cheered Ohio State football together

Played with each others dogs

Made some messes

Shared lunch..

BUT i don't think you have a REAL friendship UNTIL

you kick a GIANT GORILLAS butt together!

WHAT a great year of friendship we've had..YOU ARE SOOO STUCK WITH US Aimee and Andy!!! HAA HAAA
Visit Aimee's blog @ Mayna and Aimee

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hope your having a nice holiday weekend!

I hope everyone is having a fun holiday weekend!!! Its highs in the 70-80s here in Ohio and we are enjoying EVERY moment outside!
This was taken at our agency picnic @ the zoo yesterday! That FACE THAT beautiful face! LOL

Gracias Aimee for the GREAT PIC!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Its that time of year for Ashley's chalk art!

Ashley(My 16 yr old) drew this chalk art today ...Its of a mouse girl!
Her talent amazes me!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Weirdo Wednesday...

I don't want to make any of you hot moms jealous ,but my son bought me these sunglasses for Mother's day! Yes this is what i look like before caffeine and make a druggie? LOL

Monday, May 18, 2009

Daddy's wood working Princess!

Ken does woodworking in his spare time and has a shop in the basement...Abby LOVES to go visit with him...She can name all the BIG power tools...HOW proud daddy is! (i will videotape it soon!)

NOW why wont she go on the potty? GRRRRR

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Today is Abby's 3rd Birthday...How she has changed

Today we celebrate the Birth of Abigail but can you also say a small prayer for her Birthmother today....I CANT imagine how hard this day must be for her!

10 days after her birth she was 4lbs 10 oz and all skin and bones..

Age 1
Age 2

Age 3

Love Hearts at

Friday, May 15, 2009


This weeks FFF~ bloopers~

Very funny story behind these pics.....
After and during every meal our Hound Lola would eat whatever food Abby dropped and it didn't matter if it was under her leg!!! Abby was only 9 months old in these pics and she would just lift her leg and let Lola clean the seat!!! Again....
I have video footage that i will have to post someday!
Who needs a vacuum with a dog around!

For more funny FFF go to Sarah's blog

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Feliz cumpleaƱos Daniel...My mayan Family student..

Happy 11Th Birthday to our sponsored student in Guatemala!
Daniel, I hope you enjoyed your cake! Besos

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday

"All God's angels come to us disguised."

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The swing set..Come on over!

OK the swing set is done after two weekends..Poor ken he got a BAD sunburn! What a dad!

8 tots liked it too! Mayna liked it .. "WHAT are you waiting for? ....GET OVER to my crib for some FUN!"

Monday, May 11, 2009

The post you've all been waiting for ...The Birthday Tea party!

If you have me as Facebook friend you have seen most of these pics! BUT THEY are pretty cute not to look at them again! lol

Getting her hair done pre-party

Waiting for guests

And waiting some more...

Make-up time

Boa time too

Bracelet making time

Gift opening time...

They also learned how to set the table and learned about manners...

Swing set time

"Oh Ana I'm beat..."