Saturday, April 21, 2007

A is for....

I borrowed this from a friend on my DTC Yahoo Group (Thanks, Susan!). Copy and paste this to your blog if you'd like!

A is for age: 36, but turn 37 in 9 days (May 1)

B is for Beer: Don't touch the stuff! But, a fruity daquiri would be wonderful

C is for Career: teacher

D is for my Dog's Name: Mixers, a beagle/basset mix

E is for Essential Item I Use Everyday: deodorant!

F is for Favorite T.V. Show: MASH

G is for Favorite Game: The Game of Life

H is for Hometown: Albany, GA

I is for Instruments I Play: Does a computer keyboard count???

J is for Favorite Juice: orange

K is for Whose Butt I’d Like To Kick: No one comes to mind at the moment, but I could if I wanted to (see S)

L is for the Last Place I Ate: Domino's Pizza

M is for Marriage: To David, for 17 years, 5 months, 11 days, and 3 hours

N is for my Name: Karen

O is for Overnight Hospital Stays: 1. When I was a kid, I had my tonsils out. 2. I had a horrible kidney infection. 3. Earlier this year, I had my bladder tacked.

P is for People I was With Today: My friends from Taekwondo, we worked on painting our new school; with my kids; with more Taekwondo friends, at a birthday party; with my sister and nieces, to help Lisa with her research paper

Q is for Quote: "You can't be happy with anyone else until you're happy with yourself"

R is for Biggest Regret: Hummmm, I'll get back to you on this one

S is for Sport: Taekwondo

T is for Time I Woke Up Today: 6:30 am

U is for Current Underwear: peach-colored Hanes briefs

V is for Vegetable You Love: broccoli

W is for Worst Habit: biting my fingernails

X is for X-rays I Have Had: I had a chest X-ray when I had a chronic case of bronchitis

Y is for Yummy Food You Ate Today: pizza, birthday cake

Z is for Zodiac: Taurus

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Spring Break

We had spring break this past week. We actually got to start a day early. Jeremy had strep throat and had to miss the Friday that school got out.

I took the boys to Wild Adventures on Wednesday. We went to the water park first. Boy, the water was cold, but the boys had a good time. They splashed in the wave pool for quite a while, then we were going to try the Double Dip. I measured Jeremy at the bottom of the slide, and he was right on the line as far as the height limit was concerned. When we got to the top, though, the lifeguard wouldn't let Jeremy go down, he was like a half-inch too short!

Easter was fun. We spent Saturday afternoon at my mom's. Shelby and Jeremy, along with my nieces Sara and Steffany hunted eggs, we had breakfast casserole and fruit for brunch.

Sunday we went to church. The boys were so handsome in their new slacks, white button-down shirts, and ties. They are so precious! We had lunch at my mother-in-law's, then we watched the movie "Facing the Giants" and then took a nap. I colored eggs with the boys, then David and I hid them in Annette's back yard. They found the eggs too quickly...Jeremy cried that he didn't find the last one!

April Referral Update

It's been awhile since I've posted...sorry everyone...I am going to try to do better. March was a busy month!

It's been discussed on some other boards that the CCAA has referred children for families logged in on October 25 and 26. It is so wonderful for those families, but with only a two-day batch it puts our family further out. I'm not sure if we will receive a referral this year or not.

May 30 marks our two-year anniversary of starting this process. We mailed in our initial application to Commonwealth on that day.

I'm really, really sad. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is awfully difficult. I'm really hoping that the CCAA will issue a larger batch at the end of April, as they will have a holiday the first week of May.