Wednesday, December 26, 2007

One Christmas Celebration Down....

and two more to go.....

We had a great Christmas celebration with my side of the family. Now we are preparing for Mike's brother and his family who are coming from New Jersey. We will all celebrate with Mike's mom side of the family tomorrow and Friday. Then with Mike's Dad's on Saturday. Then on Sunday we head down to meet up with my family in Cabo San Lucas for sun and R&R and ring in the New Year. I hope you all had a great Christmas!!!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Santa is coming....

but Jesus is the real reason we celebrate the season. Celebrating the birth of our Savior!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Finals are over!!!!! Let the season begin!

Well last week was a rough one! Between finishing all my final projects and papers and completing finals I was dog gone tired! It was all worth it though as I received A's in all of my classes...yipee!!!! You see this was a huge step for me. I did not do great when I was in college after high school. I always had a complex about school and about the fact that I didn't finish my degree. I have been taking one class at time these past two years so when I would get an A I would always think "well I can do that when I am just taking one class but if I take more I shouldn't have such big expectations". After taking a full load for the first time since the 1980's I finally can say I can do it more excuses. I hope you don't mind me sharing in my accomplishments a little bit. I hope I can inspire others to not let their insecurities get in their way. If I can conquer this demon so can all of you!!!! to catch up on shopping, cards, wrapping, baking, cleaning, oh and having some holiday fun!!!!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Another Crazy December!!!!

I know we are known to be a rainy place but come on! Yes, it is wet here in the NW but usually we are dreary and misty not full out down pour. It started snowing over the weekend and then by Sunday night the heaven's opened up and the rain just kept coming and coming. I went to class yesterday morning and half of the freeway that I travel on was already flooded. I should have gotten a clue from that. There was an announcement at school that campus was shutting down (they never shut down) and that should have given me another clue that this was big! I started to head home but I didn't get very far. I inched along the highway and it took me an hour and half to get from one exit to the next. We were detoured off the highway, which was now completed shut down because it was under water. As I got off the highway I looked to the right and this is what I saw.....

I couldn't believe it! I got a little panicky. What else was going on and would I be able to get home? I kept the radio on and I was able to work my back home through back roads that seemed to be OK. It took me 2 and 1/2 hours to finally make it home on a route that would usually only be 20-30 minutes.

Unfornately, because of all the flooding we missed out on Mike's grandma's 90th birthday celebration. We really wanted to spoil this special lady but we had no choice but to stay home where we were safe.

This picture was taken on Mother's Day. Doesn't she look fabulous? I hope I look that good if I make it to 90! Happy Birthday Gigi!!!

As I am posting this I can see a beautiful rainbow out the back of my house. Maybe that is sign that the weather is about to change for the better.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Will this go on forever?????

I wish I had answers for myself and for everyone else. I have been getting a lot of questions lately on why we don't have our daughter yet. Is it me or is it so hard to explain? I feel like I am repeating myself but they still don't seem to get it. I even find myself irrated and I know that is not fair to them and I probably be sad if they didn't ask. I am of course busy but the time seems to just slowly tick along with regards to the adoption.
On a happier note our friends are leaving on Tuesday for Korea to pick up their son. It took them a long time too and then it just seemed to move so quickly. I am so happy for them and that they get to have him home for Christmas.