Sunday, August 30, 2009

Just a girl and her dinos!

Since Abby's BFF Mayna hasn't been around (yeah guilt trip Aimee)...

She has to spend her day loving on her Dino's..Spike and Triceratops...And may i add she HAS TOO MANY!

WELL its official tomorrow i will have a 11Th , 9Th and 6Th Grader(Abby Starts Tuesday)!!!! WHAT NOO I'm TOO Young! LOL
***** the Big kids are at their dads till Thursday so i wont get pics up till then of the "first day" of school!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dinosaur for Halloween...

Abby made the announcement she wants to be a dinosaur for Halloween..GEEZ WHAT A SURPRISE <------- sarcasm

I put a bid in on this ugly get-up on eBay...

I'M not happy i wanted a Sweet fairy or a princess ....

oh well Lola the hound will let me dress her up in those outfits??...


Thank God for Lola!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


WHY do i even NEED to work out every few days when Gymboree has invented these CUTE pj's for us moms( IM NOT KIDDING THEY are in MOM sizes too)? Will they make me look bony?

HAA HAA HAA no pun intended!

I buy them every year for Abby and THEY ARE sooo cute on her!

OH GOOD they have them in Ken's size too....

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday ..

OK I believe you have one day of "OHHH ME's and MOVE ON!"....

I have so much to be Thankful for..

My home -On any given night in America, anywhere from 700,000 to 2 million people are homeless

My Health- i have close to perfect health! KNOCK ON WOOD!

Plenty of food(that i CAN gain weight) - 1.02 billion people across the world are hungry

4 Healthy,gorgeous children-..many don't get the chance to be parents!

Ken- DUH

~~~~When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt

Monday, August 24, 2009

I think its time to go PRIVATE.....

My blog is going to go private starting this Friday...I think i might have to shut down my Facebook site or change to a different name too...its getting a bit too MUCH!!!
I guess some people were mad that i wasn't their facebook friend..Sorry but some stuff i better keep for family and friends!!!
If you'd like to still keep up with my blog..please email me at

Boo hooo Leslie's pity party

I'm in a HUGE funk lately..I'm not sure 100% but i feel my life is at a HUGE standstill....

Does anyone else ever feel this way???

I started working out in April and I'm UP 16 pounds and its just making me soooo upset...I used to be the skinny girl DAMN IT!! I wonder if its just cuz I'm 4 years away from turning 40? hmm

WAHHH pity party.....

Us before our date on Saturday...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

WHAT THE......?

I captured this moment of Abby laying in her Pack n Play talking to herself @ 9months...

I think i ruined a good time!

Friday, August 21, 2009

FFF~ My Fave pic this week~ Courtesy of Kellie..

Sarah doesn't have a theme this week for Fave Foto Friday so i just picked my fave from the picnic this past weekend....

I'm really starting to think my baby could make a potato sack look good..~~i was asked about the dress, here is the lady on Etsy who i bought it from..


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wacky Wednesday..Dino pj time

Checking the blog..

and checking her Myspace account ..ya know!

And setting the latest trends in

bedtime attire ...Dino Pj's and hair bows...

All the tots are doing it...

~~"Fashions fade; style is eternal."-YSL

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A picnic with North East Ohio Guatemalan group...

On Saturday we went to the North East Ohio Adoption group picnic...It was our first time and Abby had a great time with all the kids! I was so happy to see her out of her shell

Abby and her dear friend Dawson..(Thanks Kellie for the pic)

Abby eating OF COURSE its cake...

the whole group

Monday, August 17, 2009

My Mexican family...

I had a very busy weekend and I'm dead! Today we are meeting a friend that i had since the 4th grade out to dinner with his family...


On Sunday Abby and I went to Michigan to see my cousins that i haven't seen in 10 years...No EXCUSE for that long of time not seeing them! They only live 2 hrs away! SAD

They are my Mexican side of the family and it meant the world to see them again...AND WE HAD REAL MEXICAN was soooo wonderful...

Oh yeah and i didn't take a single pic but I'm going back in Sept and i PROMISE i will....

Mari' Anna is my Cousins Granddaughter and she was Baptised yesterday..Isn't she the cutest Mexican you've ever seen? LOL

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ballet shoes are here....

These are what size 6.5 Ballet shoes look like...

Abby starts Ballet in Sept...Wish her luck or Break a leg?


Such Grace?

And a whole LOTTA attitude!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday..

Another adoptive Mother makes dresses and all proceeds go to charity(Mayan Families)...
Thanks Suzanne @ Spudsnsalsa for this ADORABLE Sponge bob dress...

My girl LOVES Sponge bob Square Pants...But I'm in love w/Patrick !

Patrick Star! Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, August 10, 2009

Goodnight Cell phone and goggles?

Abbys BIG imagination strikes again....She loves to tuck things in for bed....

Today i caught her tucking in my Cell phone....AND swimming goggles!!!

But looking back her sister Ashley used to talk to Red Skinned potatoes

like they were people....

~The world is but a canvas to the imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Visit trip 3 year anniversary part 2

A few minutes before we had to give her back to her Foster Mother....

OH that day was HORRIBLE just HORRIBLE...

Just thinking back makes me sad....

I mean seriously HOW COULD you GIVE THIS SWEET FACE back?...

We had her dressed in all white ..we kissed her and told her "We'd be back!"....

She saw her Foster Mother and got sooo was bittersweet!
3 Months and 7 days later we came back to bring her home!

Friday, August 7, 2009

FFF~3 years ago ...

3 Years ago from this weekend we went to Guatemala to meet and spend the weekend with our 3 month old future Daughter Abigail ..

She was over 7 lbs..Look at the small feet!

She still has small feet!

Im #1

My very favorite adoption poem...


I didn't give you the gift of life,But in my heart I know.

The love I feel is deep and real,

As if it had been so.

For us to have each other

Is like a dream come true!

No, I didn't give you The gift of life,

Life gave me the gift of you.

Author Unknown

My girl today....

Please pray for all those families who still are waiting for their children in Guatemala and ones who will never be adopted..

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Just a girl and her lamby on a picnic?

I have blogged about this before about Abby and her BIG imagination..This morning she was playing picnic with her best lovey Lamby..
Notice the play fruit and the tiny tea set that goes to her dollhouse!
They also sat on pillows, so Asian! lol

Lamby your the best friend that a girl could have!

** Hannah next time we meet up we should set Lamby and Mr bear on a date? Our Grandbabies would be gorgeous! LOL

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

One month from today...O-H-I-O

Yep one month from today Ohio State plays its first game of the season

AND look who's ready!!!!


Monday, August 3, 2009

Funny flashback...

Ken and i Homecoming 1976...Bet you didn't know that we were in High school then

My friends Aimee,Katie and I in 1976...

**Lynn and kellie your really lucky i dont have pics of you!

I almost pee'd myself making this post im laughing too hard!

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Abby and Home Depot....or Lowes

To say that my little girl likes Home Depot and Lowe's is a understatement


A few times a month Abby and her Daddy have a special day and hit one of these stores...

Yesterday i happen to be along for the ride!!


She said she'd like to paint fake grass..OK!

Thanks Ken and Abby for letting Mommy in on your Daddy,Daughter moments,

but next time I'm going to Target!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Moms night out...

On Friday i went out with 3 adoptive mom friends...Aimee,Lynn,Kellie i love that we share a common bond that is the blessing called adoption....

WE HAD A BLAST and cant wait to do it again!

Sorry i didn't take pics at the dinner... But don't I look happy to be getting out of the house?

*****A side note ..i actually wore make up,short skirt and a nice bra!!

HA yep i was happy!