Thursday, April 29, 2010

Giveaway #1

I'm doing my first giveaway. I've been taking a sewing class every Tuesday and I made a super cute drawstring bag. Mind you, this is my first real 'project' so I'm sure if you know how to sew you'll find some mistakes but overall I'm real proud of it.

To enter this giveaway you must post what you'll use the bag for. I was thinking of using it for my sewing stuff but I already have a bag for that. Anyhow, here's the bag...oh one more thing, it's reversible...dang I'm good.

Good luck, a winner will be picked at random. Please enter by Saturday.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

We are family....

Monday I took the girls to meet their sister...Allie. She is adorable and I'm so glad that her dad and stepmother keep her in touch with all her siblings. If we do in fact adopt to the girls, I'm going to make sure they have a relationship with all 6 siblings! Allie's stepmother Holly (who is absolutely wonderful) and I exchanged emails and I have since received pictures of all the kids. I seriously can't believe how beautiful they are....I'll try to get permission to post them here soon. I would have to ask their mom and dad...whom I have never met but might in June. Here's the breakdown...Allie lives with her father and Holly (stepmother). The next 5 children where by another man, they have all been adopted by the same family. I don't know their parents names yet but like I mentioned we might meet them in June. And then of course we have the last two, SR and SM who were by yet another man. So there are 3 baby daddy's.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around meeting so many new extended family. As I sit here and think about it my potential children have a lot of brothers and sisters. And brothers and sisters that they will have relationships with...this could mean big...I mean huge birthday parties...oy! Ok, I need to stop getting ahead of myself, anyhow...we've already been invited to Allie's 12th birthday party in June. Holly also told me that she is inviting the other 5, so if they go we will meet their parents too. All I can say is "WOW, who would have thought..." :):)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bargrain hunter...

extrodinaire...I love shopping! And shopping for a bargrain is even better. Spring time is a great time to get out and to garage sales. But I also like hitting up G.oodwill and The S.alvation A.rmy. This past Saturday A watched the kids and let me go hunting and boy did I find a couple of great pieces at G.oodwill.
It's crazy because sometimes the second hand stores will have things overpriced and then sometimes you get lucky and find things that are completely underpriced. I felt like I robbed them I found a wooden rocking chair for $5 and a nightstand/side table for $7 but the bonus was they were having a 50% off furniture sale. So I spent a whapping $6.36. I took a picture of the rocking chair to share with you. I'll post before and after pictures of the side table. I'm hoping to sand it and paint it pink for the girls room this weekend, if I can find the time.:)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Update on the girls....

I have to be careful of what I say still but I wanted to let you all know that adoption may be more possible than we thought. We have had them in our home for 4 months and we are totally in love. I feel like we've been pretty patient waiting for things to fall into place and it may actually be happening. But that's all I'm going to say because I hate to get so excited only to have my heartbreak....

There is also something else in the works....the girls are going to have a sibling visit at B.ethany C.hristian S.ervices with their oldest sister. I'm not sure of her name yet and even if I did know it I couldn't share it. But anyhow, I'm getting more and more excited to meet her and her stepmom. She is only 10 and keeps in contact with all her 5 siblings who have been adopted by another family.
Of course my main objective is to protect the girls but the SW and I both feel there is nothing to fear in this case. So Monday it is!!! I'll let you all know how it goes for sure!

Here's a picture of the girls feet. It's funny because although they are fraternal their hands and feet look identical.

This is G and SM....he is truly an awesome big brother.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What day is it???

We've been having so much fun lately, it's hard to get online or should I say it's hard to post. The weather was really nice last week, all I heard was "mommy outside!" How can you deny such a cutie fun times outside.
I've also been working on a rocker glider that I bought used. I'm recovering the cushions, it's a lot of work but it's slowly coming along. I actually bought a used sewing machine and totally love it. I wish I would have bought one years ago.
Let's see what else...oh, G and I were sick for Easter, so no egg hunt for us. G has had a fever on and off for the past few days. He also has a running nose and horrible cough. We're thinking it's he molar causing all the problems. I feel sorry for sweetie.
Since we didn't go anywhere we didn't take any pictures. I'm hoping to get some professional pics of all the kids next month. Just thinking about it makes me have a panic was hard enough getting pictures taken with just G. Some how, some way!
A couple weekends ago we went to the children's museum, that was a good time. G and Daddy played, it was very cute to watch.
So overall, I'm tired! But I enjoy blogging and reading other blogs so I need to make time for it!

If you are just stumbling upon my blog, the two little girls in this video are my nieces. We were their legal guardians from May 08 - May 09. They are the reason we are licensed foster parents. They are attached to G and he is to them, they always have fun together!