Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy, Happy FRIDAY!!

I always seem to be in good spirits & a better mood when Friday rolls around. It's like, yay! I finally made it! Two days of not sitting at a desk.. woohoo!! Let's just hope the weather coincides with my good mood and it remains nice out.

Our weekend plans include: dance class on Saturday morning, a birthday party with family on Saturday night and perhaps a visit to the Easter Bunny on Sunday. Abbie wanted nothing to do with Santa so not sure how she will feel about a giant bunny with a goofy grin on his face. Might be interesting!

Our social worker brought over the last of the paperwork for us to sign last night! YAY! As it looks now we are still on target for May 20th (my birthday is May 23 - what an AWESOME birthday present!). Now, we meet with our lawyer to sign MORE paperwork and then everything can be filed with the state. Keep your fingers cross and send up a prayer or two! We are in the home stretch so it's just knowing when our special day will be at this point. Then.. A BIG PARTY!!! I can't wait to celebrate our new family! ♥

I hope your Friday is going well!!
Please share what you have planned for this weekend... anything special?


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Thursday, April 14, 2011


A Mommy's Daybook

outside my window...
the sun is shining, yay! It's been a dreary 2 days so it's nice to finally see that big orange ball up in the sky.

i am thinking...
about what I want for my birthday. It's still a little over a month away but I get excited, haha! (I think maybe it's a kindle with a pretty new Vera Bradly cover for it!)

i am learning...
that even the smallest things can make me smile. Last night after dinner, Jaelyn was singing at the top of her lungs and Abbie was screaming at the top of couldn't even hear yourself think. I was standing at the sink and hubby comes over looks at me... I look at him.. and we both just burst out LAUGHING. ♥

i am wearing...
my dressy brown pants and a shirt with brown, turquoise and cream in it. eh, work attire!

i am creating...
nothing at the moment. My creativity is slacking.

i am going...
to work shortly!

i am reading...
The Color of Hope by Courtney Thorne-Smith

i am hoping...
our Social Worker gives us the news tonight that MAY 20th is ADOPTION DAY for us!! *fingers crossed*

i am hearing...
traffic going by.

around the house...
sits laundry that needs put away (at least it's folded!), a few toys, and some pretty dust to go along with it all.

one of my favorite things...
is nice weather!!!

a few plans for the week...
I have a seminar at work today, our Social Worker is visiting tonight, another meeting tomorrow with a company rep at work, Dance on Saturday with Jaelyn and then celebrating a birthday with Family on Saturday evening. WHEW!

a picture...
the girls playing in the backyard... so sweet.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordish Wednesday

The weather was gorgeous here over the weekend so on Sunday we all took a little trip to a local park in the afternoon to play! The park wasn't TOO overly crowded so the girls go to try out every slide there. I remember a time when they couldn't really go up the jungle gym by theirselves and certainly not down those GIANT slides... *sigh* this time they were all over the place, up the steps, down the slides, across the little balance beam. They had tons of fun!

Abbie climbing up one of the jungle gyms with Daddy's help... such a big girl!

They both have pretty good balance...


Needless to say, we are ready for more of the warmer weather so we can be outside more. I love that they get to run & jump & laugh! And, it doesn't hurt that they are just worn out by bedtime!

(what a gloomy day it is today though... yuck!)

Happy Wednesday!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Post It Note Tuesday - GIVEAWAY!!!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Adelaide Accessories Giveaway!

In honor of reaching 200 followers {yay me!}, I am proud to announce my very first giveaway! What a terrific & awesome one it is,too!


Have you seen these adorable hair accessories? It really doesn't get much cuter! Not to mention her adorable tutu's! Just what every girl needs to celebrate a special day! I love them! Here are just a few samples of the cuteness over at Adelaide Accessories that you need to go check out!

So, what can you win you ask?
Isn't it darling?

and here is how:
Mandatory Entry:
Tell me who this adorable hair accessory is for?

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Contest ends on April 29, 2011 at 12:00 midnight Eastern Time.

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