Thursday, January 18, 2007
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Thursday, January 04, 2007

This is a picture of Owen, some of his friends, and our dog, Lexie. She went missing this Tuesday afternoon and we are just devastated. We've had her for almost three years and she's really become a part of our family. Say a prayer for our Lexie to find her way back home.

Justin and his Main Squeeze

Or as Justin has deemed her "the luckiest girl on earth". This is my brother-in-law, Justin, and his girlfriend, Farrah Holmes, on Christmas Day. She has made it into the "Family Christmas Spectacular"- so she must be a keeper.

Monday, January 01, 2007
Christmas 2006

Our family enjoyed a wonderful, if not very busy, Christmas. My parents and Brian's came over for breakfast at our house to see all the loot Santa left Owen. Owen's favorites were his new portable DVD player and "adult" bicycle- a 24-incher! We left on the 26th for Gatlinburg for a lot of shopping and eating. My favorites!

Meeting Sophie

Kim, Christie, Roberta, Robin, her family, and I met up at the Bham airport to welcome Sophie Pierce home from China! It was very emotional as one day it'll be me coming home with my little Olivia! Sophie went readily to her grandmother, brother, and Kim (who was very excited about this). Sophie already seemed very comfortable with her parents and venturing out some. We were all so proud to be there along with the Pierce's family!

Monday, December 11, 2006
The Pierce's Finally Have Sophie!
My new adoption friends, Tina and Bert Pierce, are in China now. They got their new daughter, Sophie, yesterday. Her pictures are soooo cute; Tina and Bert are so proud! I can not wait to see them all at the airport. It's hard to believe that one of "us" is really over there!
I'm delighted for the Pierce's- Sophie is just precious!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Owen and I on Halloween at school. I'm the clown.
Owen's the rich ER doctor.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Mr. Incredible x 2- Owen and his best bud Dauton.
They trick-or-treated together on Halloween night.
What is with the kids these days? These two wore out
way too early. Amost couldn't get them around the circle!
And Owen has eaten maybe three pieces of his candy.
Halloween was so much fun for me at this age. Maybe
because I never got candy the rest of the year! I have to
admit- I came home, poured out all of Owen's candy, sorted it-
chocolate, gum, chewy stuff, sweet tarts-smarties, suckers, and
throw away stuff (why do they bother?). Owen was in his room- this was all me. The chocolate earned its own candy bowl on the kitchen counter.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
1) What side of the heart do you draw first? the right
2) Can you dive without plugging your nose? yes, and at least once every summer I do, just to show myself that I can
3) What color is your razor? blue
4) What is your blood-type? O+
5) Who would you want to be tied to for 24 hours? Orlando Bloom or Josh Hartnett
6) What is a rumor someone has spread about you? that I partied in high school, HOW DARE THEY!
7) How do you feel about carrots? our lunchroom gives out little baggies of little baby carrots and they are quite good; actually this phenomenon opened me up to the world of carrots
8) How many chairs at the dining room table? 6 at the table; two standing by
9) Which is the best spice girl? Is there an Asian Spice?
10) Do you know what time it is? about an hour till dinner
11) Do you know all the words to the Fresh Prince song? Yes, I am a slave to the eighties
12) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator? am I alone or with gassy cockeyed guy?
13) What's your favorite kind of gum? green apple Super Bubble, and I like to chew it till all of the sugar is gone then pop in another piece, and so on and so on.... in ways I'm still ten
14)T or F: All's fair in love and war. I'll tell you what is not fair... all of those poor uneducated souls fighting our war against terror, right Brother Kerry?
15) Do you have a crush on anyone? I guess I'm supposed to say my husband of twelve years here... yeah, yeah, it's my husband
16) Do you know how to use some words correctly, but not know the meaning? no
17) Do you like to sleep? in my top five of favorite things to do; I even use devices- a sound machine with white noise
18) Do you know which US states don't use Daylight Savings? no
19) Do you know the song Total Eclipse of the Heart? YES, again the eighties slave here, Bonnie Tyler, big blond hair
20) Do you want a bright yellow '06 mustang? no bright yellow anything
21) What's something you've always wanted? siblings, multiple children, a trust fund
22) Do you have hairy legs? not at the moment
24) Would you rather swim in the ocean or a lake? POOL
25) Do you wear a lot of black? yes
26) Describe your hair. fine, thin, short, sad
27) Do you have Entomophobia? no, I love entos
28) Are you an adult? yes, in some countries I could be considered an adult
29) Where is/are your best friends? my husband is hunting in Illinois, my mom is coming in from work right about now
30) Do you have a tan? most of it has faded and by winter I will be a scary shade of gray
31) Are you a television addict? yes, I have appointment tv- The Bachelor, Grey's Anatomy, and weekday TNT when I'm out of school ....
32) Do you enjoy spending time with your mother? YES! We love to shop together!
33) Are you a sugar freak? I am a carb freak
34) Do you like orange juice? Yes, I have concentrate in the freezer
35) What sign are you? Pisces, but from all that I've read, I'm really an Aquarius
36) What color is your Cell Phone? black
37) Where do you wish you were right now? In China, holding my new baby daughter