(I have been working on these bullets for days now, sorry it is so long and dated on the wrong day)
- They're back!!!! PEEPS.... enough said!
- I am tempted to do a weekly post on Wednesday and call it "Wide Awake Wednesday" things that are keeping Lisa awake. However, it is not Wednesday and one of the things keeping me awake at night has been resolved. Okay, sometimes it is a bite being single. Traveling to China is one of them. Relief has been given to me in the form of my amazing brother, John. I have been so worried shouldering the burden of being a new momma, maybe having a sick baby, feeling the responsibility for my 74 (at time of travel) mom to remain healthy and needing some muscle power to get around. Now I will have someone who will carry stuff, heavy bulky stuff... Hey I will be busy carrying Tate and let's face it, as amazing as my mom is, 74 year old muscles can't really haul a whole lot of "stuff". Then there is the all important technology aspect. As this long wait continues, there has been new technology available to us.... Skype and portable Internet service. Let's talk pictures here.... The most important pictures will be the Gotcha/Family Day pictures. I am counting on John to capture the moment. So traveling for Tate will be me, Tate's Nana and my brother and sister-in-law Michelle. And the cherry on top of all this is ... John and Michelle are my chosen guardians for my little TATE.
- "Digging for buried treasure". I have been using that expression trying to entice Smiley (nephew) to come with his "teenage muscles and energy" to pull up the carpet and see what lies beneath. Since this house was built in 1915, I knew there would be hardwoods underneath, but the quality and condition was kind of scary until seen. Happily, underneath is "TIGER WOOD" oak 2 1/2 inch wide planks. There is some wear and tear, but nothing a professional (I am not even going to attempt this) can't bring back to it's glowing beauty. I will be adding hardwood (trying to match) thru the kitchen, hallway, sun room and down the stairs to the basement. Of course this is all in preparation for the arrival of little Miss Tate.
- The "baby moon" to Paris is quickly approaching. I remember when I committed to this trip back in March I was worried I would either be traveling for Tate or just home (wishful) or waiting for her referral. Sadly, this is not the case. This will be the last trip I will be able to sit in first class internationally before I fly for Tate. The airline does not let an employee fly in first with a child less than 8 yr old. Since I am assuming Tate will younger than 8 yrs old, it will be the last for a few years. If anyone has suggestions for Paris, please email me or leave comment.
- I have been seeing adorable bracelets on some of the little ladies and wonder where people are getting them..... Abbey, Rose and Marie, are a few that come to mind. I need to know where I should get Tate's bracelet?
- FACEBOOK .... just do not "get it". Can someone enlighten me to what is so grand about this?
- Oh.My.Heck.......SECRET LIFE OF BEES.... the movie is coming out soon! Oh man, how I loved that book! I hope the flick will not disappoint.
- I am reading Silent Tears right now. I agree it is a must read for those who are affected by China adoption. When I get done, I hope to do a review.
- My little street in the city of "yuppies/dinks" (are these actually used terms anymore?) have been adding babies! This is good news because one of my real concerns (just might make my "Wide Awake Wednesday" post) is the lack of other kids for Tate to play with. I want Tate to have the neighborhood where she can run around and play kick the can, hide and go seek and bike with other kids. One such family just had a baby girl "Charlotte". I decided to bring in a meal. It is finally a rainy cooler fall day so I decided to make some comfort cooking. On the menu is creamy chicken noodle soup and homemade bread. I am not a bread baker, so thanks to frozen Rhodes bread loaf, hot and homemade is what it will be. Since her name is "Charlotte" I am going to attempt to make a pear Charlotte with our local Utah pears.