Thursday, May 14, 2009

I'm a big loser.

Okay, so i have heard about Jillian Michale's 30 day shred DVD workout numerous times over the past 2 weeks. I took it as a sign. So yesterday, after work, I went and purchased the DVD. I've heard it is quite the workout. But come on, I WAS a college athlete. I workout regularly (aka whenever I am not too tired after work, aka 3 times a week.... maybe). And it is only 25 minutes long. It can't be that bad, right? So I decided to try day one tonight and....oh my goodness! I seriously laid on my bed nauseated for about 30 minutes after I finished. It was tough! I am making Brian do it with me in the morning. We'll see how that goes. Hopefully, I will look like Jillian Michales in 30 days!:)

Goodies in the mail and frustrating questions.

Isn't getting packages in the mail one of the best things ever! It is seriously like Christmas to me! This week I've gotten 2 mail presents. The first was a set of books from Amazon. (I know, that is just what I need. More books to put on my to read list!)

I've already started, "There is No Me Without You". It is awesome! I think i am going to make all my friends and family read it, so me prepared!:) I also got this cool necklace

From Junkposse. I love it. I already have 2 more picked out!

We have been so blessed that the majority of the people in our life have been so excited and supportive of us during this adoption process! It is one of my favorite things to do to share about the whole experience. However, I do find myself facing some very frustrating questions that I just can't awnser. Adoption is something that has always been in out plans. When we first started this process, I knew this is not something that is on everyone hearts. I completely understand that. Sometimes I just don't know how to awnser some questions that people ask. We just KNOW that this is the path to out family! Just had to share.

I'll leave you with something funny for the weekend. My 3 year old niece went to Frontier City this past weekend and rode her first roller coaster!

This is a picture of a picture, so it is not the best quality but it cracks me up. Every time I look at it I bust up! When she got off the ride she told her mom, "That was not quitely right". Funny girl!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I've been tagged

Crazy Eights!!!!!
Once your tagged you fill out your eights! So read to the bottom and see if I tagged YOU!

8 Things I am looking forward to:
1. Being done with paperwork and being on the waiting list!
2. Picking up our baby from Ethiopia!
3. Me and Brian at Disney World in October
4. Christmas
5. Paying off school loans
6. Wicked! Weekend with my girlfriends in July
7. Getting a new car (one day)
8. Spending time with my fam this weekend

8 Things I did yesterday:
1. Worked
2. Watched American Idol with Brian(I am a Danny fan!)
3. Worked out
4. Read a book
5. Blog stalked
6. Laundry (gross!)
7. Dishes
8. ordered a cool necklace from junkposse

8 Things I wish I could do:
1. Become debt free
2. Sing on Broadway ( or just sing in general)
3. lose some pounds
4. keep up with the laundry
5. be home from work by 3:00 everyday
6. Be ridiculously organized
7. hand out with my family more
8. add 4 more days to the weekend

8 Shows I watch:
1. The Office
2. The Mentalist
3. American Idol
4. Without a Trace
5. John and Kate Plus Eight
6. 24
7. Law and Order: SVU
8. What Not to Wear

8 Friends I am tagging: ( if you have done this before ignore me)
1. All my blog friends have been tagged, so anyone else who is reading this!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Paperwork and Seniors

I am happy to report that after a weekend of finishing up paperwork, we are finally mailing stuff off! We sent in initial paperwork to KBS dossiers today along with our first 2 rounds of paperwork to Gladney. I know we have only had this paperwork and application for a week, but I feel like we have been doing it forever! I also feel like we are moving slow. Brian keeps reminding we that we are not, but in my head I was sure we were going to set a record on the speed of turning stuff in! It is so hard for me to relax when I know that stuff is not complete! I just want everything signed, notarized, back in my hands, and FINISHED!:) But we are movin' along!

In other news, we spent yesterday night downtown taking pictures of the seniors in the youth group. We had 17 in all. It was really a fun night, but kind of sad. We have been with this group since they were in 8th grade! Every year it is just so hard to see the seniors go. I will post some pics when I get them!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Help a cousin out!

So I thought it would be fun to share with you guys some of the stories of our announcement over the next couple of days. One of the sweetest was when we told our nieces, Amy and Ashia. We were spending the night with Brian's sister after a party and before the girls went to bed we told them we had some news. I told the girls how much their adoption has meant to Brian and I and we could not imagine our lives without them. I told them that we had decided to adopt a little boy from Africa. They about jumped off the bed! Amy then said she knew that is what we were going to say:) I then told them that he would be "painted brown" like them. Ashia threw her hand up in the air and exclaimed, "Finally! Someone in this family will look like me!!!". Too cute! We talked to them quite awhile and tried to answer all of their questions. At the end, my oldest nieces Amy said, "When he comes, we can really help him out since we've been adopted. I remember how nerve-wracking it was." Isn't that sweet! Our son is going to have the best cousins ever!