Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I know, I know, a little late to wish Christmas blessings on everyone - but better late than never! This year the holidays have just flown by and barely a chance to catch my breath! I did luck out and get the whole Christmas week off to spend with my honey! It was nice playing 'stay at home mommy' for a while! We spent the weekend at the lake with my in laws. Fun times. My honey finally understood what presents were this year. What fun we had with the excitement of Santa leaving gifts for us to open! I got some lovely gifts from the relatives, and also enjoyed a night out at the movies. We saw "Marley and Me". Not as impressed with the movie as I was with the trailer! Cute, but wait for the DVD. BIG NEWS coming soon. I have so much to share, but want it to be a surprise. Will let you in on the secret next week. Big changes are a coming... Hope you had a Great Christmas, and a soon Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Birthday to my Honey!

Today is a day to remember... Just three short years ago we were in South Dakota waiting for our birth mother to deliver. What a long day it was - I'm sure it was longer for her, but oh the wait... And it was so worth it! My beautiful baby boy. I can't believe it has been three years! Time sure flies by when you're having fun! It seems like yesterday we were in below zero temperatures driving to the hospital to meet him. (of course it was below zero yesterday here in Kansas! Hee Hee) Our wonderful birth mom, oh how I appreciate her everyday, and the decision she made to pick our family to raise her son. What a hard decision that must have been! I am forever grateful to her and the dream she fulfilled for my husband and I. Last night I snuck in his room and watched him sleep. He is so peaceful and beautiful. I cherish these moments and wish they will last forever. I don't want him to get bigger! I want him to stay little forever! Oh how I wish I could stay home and spend every minute of every day with him! Time is just moving by so fast and I don't want to miss a thing. He is getting to be the cutest little gentleman. Saying "Please" and "Thank You" at just the right times. Telling me he loves me and misses me as soon as I get home ~ just the perfect thing a momma wants to hear from her little honey! Happy Birthday my Dear Baby! I Love you so much!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to me...

Well it started out as a normal Thanksgiving day. The usual sleeping in and being lazy for a few hours. This year it was my family's turn to have us over for Thanksgiving and I was planning on preparing green bean casserole and a new dish with carrots and cauliflower. I had just finished the green bean casserole and while it was in the oven I started the new dish. I had to cut the carrots and I thought it would look pretty if I cut them on the diagonal. Well I got out a big knife - not one that I normally use to chop veggies with - but thought what the heck let's have a little fun. It's Thanksgiving day, why not? Well - this is what happened... I sliced off the tip of my little finger!! Well havoc started in the household - my dear husband went into caregiver mode and took over! I was so proud of him! He was in the middle of giving little honey a bath and little honey had shampoo in his hair - but dear husband took it all in stride, he got me a chair to sit down in, he got me a towel to wrap my finger in and collect the blood. In less than 10 minutes they were both dressed and out the door to take me to the hospital, including the diaper bag, a change of clothes for me (since I was still in my p.j.'s!), part of my finger in an ice bag, and the green bean casserole from the oven! A quick drive to my parents house to drop off little honey and the casserole and we were off to get me fixed up. I do have one big testimony about the entire ordeal ~ NO PAIN! Thank you Jesus! As soon as it happened, my mind went into slow motion, and all I could think about was God can fix this. I immediately asked God to keep me from feeling any pain, I did not want to feel this! And I haven't! I won't go into all the details, but the piece of finger could not be saved. The only thing that hurt was 1. the Lidocaine shot the doctor shoved down my finger, 2. the Tetanus shot the doctor made me get in my arm (which is still sore by the way) and 3. my stomach when I have to change my bandages and I see the mess and blood, and then I feel nauseous! Otherwise NO PAIN in my finger!!! A part of me is gone now, and yes she will be missed, but life must go on... Well needless to say, we missed Thanksgiving dinner with my family, but the left overs were tasty. It wasn't quite the normal Thanksgiving, but we will never forget it. Oh and did I mention, Friday was my birthday. What a weekend to remember!!!


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