Friday, December 19, 2008

Tag, I'm it.......7 Random facts about me!

My friend Jen tagged me, so here are some random facts that you may or may not know about me!

1. By the time I graduated higschool, I had been to 13 different schools.
2. I had stints of playing volleyball, basketball, ballet, tap & jazz as a youngster.  (Tim is the only person currently in my life, outside of my family, that has seen some of the wonderful photos of me in those horrible dance recital outfits and some great pics of me playing basketball where he likes to refer to my arms and legs as tooth picks!)
3. I used to love to go swing dancing!
4.  I have done non tandem skydiving, whitewater rafting, and other crazy rope related activities like rock repelling and high ropes courses.
5.  I started out as a Home Economics major at Master's and then 1 year later switched to Biblical Counseling.
6. My hair was blonde up until I was about 4.
7. I have worked at 2 different Animal hospital/veterinary clinics.  One when I was like 13 and 14 in Oklahoma and one during college in Studio City, Ca.

I tag Amberlee, Cristina M. (if she hasn't done it already) and Lexi again b/c last I checked, she hadn't done it!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Joey turned 3!

Joey turned 3 earlier this month and like Mia, it was the first birthday he has ever really celebrated.  He was very excited to have cupcakes, blow out candles and open his gifts!  He has changed the most since being home: he has grown 4 inches, gained about 10 pounds, his hair has grown, he looks older, he has become much more articulate, his personality has really come out and he is learning all kinds of things.  For the most part he has a very easy going personality, he is very happy and is the easiest one of all 4 to take places.  He loves to be held, he loves attention from ladies, he loves to flirt, he likes to squeal, he likes chicken nuggets, he loves to turn the lights on the christmas tree in the morning, he is very detailed, he is great at playing with Piper, he is very gentle, he is very agile and he likes to be silly!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Adoption Day

A little over 2 1/2 years ago, Tim and I began the process to hopefully adopt 2 children from Uganda.  At that time, Kaden was about 9 months old and we thought the whole process would only take about 9 months to a year.  After a year of waiting we were matched with Melody.  One week before we were matched with Melody we found out we were pregnant with Piper.  About a week and half before Piper was born we found out one of us needed to make a trip to Uganda to sign paperwork.  Thankfully Piper was born 2 1/2 weeks early and the day before Piper's due date, Tim left for Uganda.  Tim met Joey while on that trip and we were matched with him shortly after.  After two more trips to Uganda, the kids came home marking two years of waiting coming to an end.  Wednesday, December 10th Tim and I were granted full and final adoption making us officially mom and dad!  We are very thankful to have this process come to an end, the Lord has been very gracious to our family and the transition for all of us was not as overwhelming as we thought it could be.