Saturday, March 29, 2008

I Miss China................

Well this is very random but I miss China SO much lately it seems to be all i think about it all the time and I mean ALL the time!! It is now such a huge part of my life since we have Anna Grace home!! I am constantly driving my Mom crazy asking/begging her to consider adopting again- I am sharing this for no particular reason other than wanting to go back-Here are some pictures from our trip in July 07- WOW it has almost been a year since we received our referral of this precious little girl!! So here they are...................................PackingFlight to ChinaGOTCHA DAY!!
My Lai Lai laughing on the bed the day after we got her

More Chongqing

for teaching me how to link
Hope you enjoy the few pix from China!!
I miss her country SO much.....................

Friday, March 28, 2008

I have been Tagged

Imiss her being able to fit into 3-6 months now she is 6-12 and 9-12!!! :o( She also has 4 going on 5 teeth!
Here are the rules............ you answer the ????? below and then tag 4 people!!! below are my answers........................

Four movies I have watched more than once.................

  1. The Little Mermaid!!! lol
  2. Princess Diaries
  3. Beauty and the Beast
  4. Enchanted
Can you tell a pattern?? I love Disney movies!!

Four TV Shows I watch..................

  1. Biggest Loser Couples
  2. American Idol
  3. Reba
  4. CMT Top 20 Countdown
Four Dreams or Goals I have..........................
  1. To one day be/win American Idol!! (or make it into the top 12)
  2. To become a famous singer
  3. To continue to make All A'
  4. Make the Shooting Stars Clogging team this year
  5. And an extra The GMS Volleyball team
Four Places I have been.................................
  1. China!!!
  2. Hong Kong (does that count)
  3. Chicago
  4. Also other numerous places in the US
Four places I want to go....................................
  1. Italy
  2. Back to China to get another baby!!
  3. France
  4. South America
Four Favorite Foods.....................
  1. Spaghetti
  2. Chicken Alfredo
  3. Steak
  4. Chicken of almost any kind!!
Four places I would rather be right now............................
  1. Disney World
  2. The Beach
  3. Playing Volleyball
  4. Listening to something other than Elmo- (for Anna Grace)
Four things i'm looking forward to this year.................................
  1. Little Johnny Coming home from Afghanistan- (1 1/2 more weeks until he leaves to come home!!!!!!)
  2. The summer!!
  3. Spring Break
  4. Disney World!!
Four places I love to shop.................................
  1. Target
  2. Aeropostale
  3. Spoil Me Rotten (childrens' boutique)
  4. Gymboree
OK I tag:
  1. Jie Jie to Sarah Lu and Chayah
  2. Holly's Mei Mei-
  3. Lexie
  4. Kara
Oh and A HUGE THANK YOU to Lexie for teaching me how to link!!!!!
Thank you
Hope you all have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

1 week and Counting...............

Well the bags are almost packed the t-shirts are done- (yes we are making shirts)!!! Hayne I honestly think is the most excited!!! We are so excited- I hope if you are Spring Break you all are having fun!!! Well I also unfortunately don't have any new pix-:o( I will be taking our laptop to Disney World so I will definitely update! I will post our trip schedule later- One more week!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter 2008

We had a wonderful Easter!! I hope everyone else did!! I will warn you this is a long post...........Well pix anyway!! Hope you enjoy- Let me start w/ the first pix you will see............. This was Easter Morning as we were going through what the Easter Bunny brought us! Anna Grace was so sweet- She got some really cute animal cups and they are great- I have pictures of the Easter basket but made a collage of most of the pix- I hope that is OK it would be a lot of editing though so i figured i would go w/ simple- **MAKE SURE YOU ENLARGE THEM** This is the party we had at Nana's house on Saturday- We had 54 people come!! We didn't get a lot of pix on Saturday b/c we were having too much fun I guess!!!?!?!!! We dyed eggs and hunted plastic eggs!! It was great-- The pix of Anna Grace hunting eggs was on Sunday at Nana's house!! She was SO sweet and would pick an egg up and put it in her basket and clap for herself and say YAAAAAAAYYY!! It was too cute-- The Easter Sunday outfits are last- We did OK this year but trying to get a baby to look at the camera along w/ a 5 year old and an 8 year old is difficult!! So we did our best :o) Hope you all are doing well!! We will be in Disney World in 1 week and 2 days!!! Make sure you vote on the **NEW** poll at the top!! So w/o further ado pictures!

Easter Bunny Visit

Anna Grace

Anna Grace's BasketHayne's BasketAdam's BasketEaster MORNING- I look horrible [i know]
Easter Party

Dying eggs
The whole crew waiting to get their prizes!!
Anna Grace and Sissy (me) hunting eggs!!
BEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I miss you Ma Ma

Anna Grace Easter Egg Hunt



Hope you all have a GREAT week!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hope you and your family have a blessed Easter- [I Know we will]

Saturday, March 22, 2008

What are the odds??!!?!?!?!!!? part 2

Here are the pictures of Princess loving on Easter Bunny!! She is talking about him going "eastar buny"!! She is so cute!! Today we were trying clothes on her and i noticed that she is REALLY small- Much smaller than i think- She can fit into a 12 month but it is still big and the 18 month falls off of her!! She has a "Buddha Belly" but that is the only barely big part of her!! She is so small- with Gymboree clothes she is going to be in a 6-9 or 9-12 this summer and in regular clothes A 12 month!! It amazes me how little she is and she eats so much!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

What Are The ODDS????!!!?

What are the odds that the child who in the pix above screamed her head off as soon as she got near Jolly Old St Nick' but thought the Easter Bunny was the coolest thing to hit earth??? Well that child is as you guessed Anna Grace!! She loved on the Easter Bunny and hugged him and petted him but Santa Claus hahaha She screamed at him slapped and kicked trying to get out of his arms!??!!!? We have got a drama queen in our presents- Or should i say Princess?? lol she was great today as we went to see "Horton Hears A Who" which might i add was a great movie that Princess screamed through 1/2 of!! :o) But was still excellent as we did this today.................................. Drug her into the mall to see the Easter Bunny then to Build-A-Bear where I made a "Happy Chick" which is really cute!! Then we went to Chuck E. Cheese! Then to the movies and she had no nap which explains why we had to "pay" for it during the movie..... Oh and did i mention we also went to Target 1 of my favorite stores!!! We will be in Disney in 2 weeks today!!!!!!!!

By the way if anyone could help me to learn how to link websites in posts it would be GREATLY appreciated!! I am still half clueless in the blogger world!!

Favorite Photo Friday

This is a photo from 2 weeks or so when Bobbi and Maddie were visiting!!
Today since we are out of school we are going to the mall and taking Anna Grace to see the Easter Bunny!!!!! I am so excited and can't wait to see what she think! WOW life has changed SO much since our little miracle was placed into our arms!! It is amazing! I will post pictures later today (try my absolute best) We also will have to take my iPod back b/c we reset it and now it will NOT turn on! If you have any suggestions of how it might could be fixed i would love to know!!! Hope you have a great Friday and Happy Easter!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Anna Grace's 1/2 Pigtails

Today I was dressing Anna Grace and I decided to play with her hair- I was just playing and put two half pigtails in her hair it is sort of cute but she is not wearing them anywhere b/c they seem uncomfortable to her- I just thought i would share a collage of the 2 decent pix i took- these pictures are awful but i figured i would share- Happy St. Patricks Day!!!!
happy st. patricks day

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bathing Beauty

My Mom has been trying bathing suits on Anna Grace to get ready for our Disney trip. She is really enjoying it. I think she looks so sweet in this ladybug suit that Kellie gave her. I love her expressions !! We put some flip flops on her and she thought she was "Hot Stuff" She was stomping around the house and if we tried to take them off she would say in a very sweet innocent voice "No No Dissy" It was so cute!!! To make some people laugh I put a picture of Hayne in Anna Grace's sunglasses and hat!! He thought he looked so cool one day he will be upset I put this on the internet but for now he is thrilled!! I hope you all have a great weekend! We are going to stay busy w/ "Why" since we have 1 show tonight at 6 and 2 shows tomorrow at 3:00 and 6:30-- In 3 weeks we will be in Disney World!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Pix of Anna Grace!

To Start off We Miss Our friends!!! Anna Grace and Maddie loving playing with their puzzles like this when they are together. They put both pieces to their cheeks and say "Beeeeeeeeee" It is so funny. At times Anna Grace will bring me puzzle pieces and want me to play with her like Ma Ma does. I think it is her way of telling me she misses her friend. They play so well together and I cannot wait until Lillie joins in on the fun! Here is a pix of Anna Grace doing "Beeeeeeeeeee"

This is a photoshoot of Anna Grace in the sink looking at herself in the mirror-
My sweet baby girl is 18 months old-1 1/2 years old-Unbelievable. Time is flying by so quickly and she is changing everyday. I am amazed at what she can do and comprehend. She is a little adult. I have so much fun setting up photo shoots with Anna Grace. Whenever things get quite, My Mom can always find me with "her" camera snapping away. This collage was taken the other night in My bathroom. Anna Grace has recently developed a love for washing her hands. She has always loved to look at herself in the mirror. I think these photos are some of my favorites that I have taken. I love how you can see her 3 little teeth. I just noticed today that she has one more on the top trying to break through. She has went so long with just one tooth. It is funny to finally see 2 more coming in.
Anna Grace is such a happy little girl. The smile in the picture is one we see often when she is proud of herself. It lights up a room. She loves to sing and we have so much fun watching her dance. Her favorite things are books-any books. She loves to look at the pages. She finds a book and backs up to the person closest to her so that she can sit in their lap and read. It is hard to believe that we are fast approaching the one year mark since we received our referral for this precious little baby. She was only 7 1/2 months old when we received our 1st picture of her. I wish that time would slow down and we could enjoy these wonderful days even more.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Busy, Busy , BUSY!!

We are so busy!! We are constantly are staying crazy!! We are doing a play at church that is HUGE!! It is called Why- Here is a picture of the advertisement-
it is such a good production!! We are staying busy w/ Play Practices', Soccer, Volleyball, and Baseball! Anna Grace is a ham and is in love w/ the cama (camera) lol- She is so talkative and is saying hewo [hello] to complete strangers!! We are so excited about Disney!! My Mom drove to Atlanta yesterday to go to the Disney outlet!! They got Anna Grace the sweetest costumes to wear in Disney!! If my Mom approves i post a pix but she may want me to wait for y'all to see her until were there!! Hope y'all had a GREAT weekend!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

A Song on my blog!

Well I haven't really ever had a song that i chose for Anna Grace [and still don't] but I was watching Tarzan the other day and i heard this song and love it!! It is like one of my all time favorites in the adoption area- So here it is turn up the volume- Although you might have already heard it! Hope you have a GREAT weekend!!

"You'll Be In My Heart"

Come stop your crying
It will be all right
Just take my hand Hold it tight

I will protect you
from all around you
I will be here
Don't you cry

For one so small,
you seem so strong
My arms will hold you,
keep you safe and warm
This bond between us
Can't be broken
I will be here
Don't you cry

'Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be here in my heart, always

Why can't they understand
the way we feel
They just don't trust
what they can't explain
I know we're different but,
deep inside us
We're not that different at all

And you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

Don't listen to them
'Cause what do they know
We need each other,
to have, to hold
They'll see in time
I know

When destiny calls you
You must be strong
I may not be with you
But you've got to hold on
They'll see in time
I know
We'll show them together

'Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on,
Now and forever more

Oh, you'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be in my heart, always

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Well this week i thought i would do a Thankful Thursday! Here are some of the millions of things that i am thankful for-

  • My Great Family
  • My Mei Mei who has brought so much joy to my life
  • Volleyball
  • Jackets (it is so cold [to me] right now although for some it feels like spring)
  • American Idol (it is my all time favorite show)
  • Biggest Loser (another of my favorites)
  • For the 3 teeth Anna Grace now has!
  • The laughter and excitement Anna Grace is constantly showing
These are just a few things that i am thankful for even if half aren't important! Hope you had a great week and rest of the week!!
This is one of my favorite pix!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

4 weeks and Counting!!

We have 4 more weeks and we will be in Disney World!!! We have booked the airline flights! And are so close!
We took Anna Grace to the doctor today and she has lost .6 of a pound since Friday! She is so little already-She is now on the 50% on the Chinese Growth Chart!! Success but she still is not on the American Growth chart! :( But we are getting there she just needs to gain some weight! I haven't been taking many pix lately b/c we have been so busy! Anna Grace's hair is so long now!! Her bows are used to keep the hair out of her face!! She has two top teeth now to come up with a grand total of 3 teeth!! We are slowly but surely getting there!! I thought i would give you a quick update on my baby!! She is so sweet ad in a great mood today!!! (This will be a 1st since about Saturday)

Monday, March 3, 2008

My 100th Post!!! And 8month Gotcha!!!

Well this is my 100th Blog Post!!! WOW I can't believe 100 post ago I started this blog!! I am so glad i did too!!

Also We celebrated 8 months w/ Anna Grace!!! Wow what a difference 8 months makes!!! It is such a huge change!! She is so talkative and smart!! She loves to play and dance!! She is a bundle of joy!! And he is finally feeling better!! PRAISE THE LORD!! She is always keeping us busy and in line!! lol If w do something she doesn't like she tells us "No Mommy", "No Daddy" "NO NO Dissy" It is so funny!! She loves "Ni Hao Kai Lan" and "Do Do" (Dora) and her favorite "Elmo"!!!! She is so much fun and loves yerrrioos (Cheerios)!! Now that i have updated you on her!!Here is a simple collage i did for 8 months w/ our baby!!
**Click to Enlarge**
We are constantly staying busy!! I have Volleyball Practice 2 times a week and have clogging 1 time a week but it is late!! And then there is school which is as always keeping me busy and crazy!! So I might not be able to update as much as usual but I will (promise) to update (at least) 3-4 times a week- But do keep checking back to see if I have!!