"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Friday, June 22, 2012

Project 365- Weeks 23, 24 and 25

I don't know how time gets away so fast! I blink and another week is gone.

We have been busy around here. The kids are all out of school, but Alina did start summer school this week. She was pretty excited to be in school for a couple mornings a week.

Anth and Alina also started t-ball last week! They are on the same team and its so much fun for them. Its pretty casual, each kid gets to bat and everyone gets to go out in the field. Its so much fun to hear the kids cheer Alina on as she hits the ball and 'runs' to first base! She can really throw! And she can bat on her own, too!

Al had his 10th birthday!! He will start tennis in a few weeks, he's really looking forward to that. He chose tennis over golf this year, which surprised us... he has enjoyed golf for a few years now. But I'm glad he's branching out. :)

The first portion of our dossier went to our girls country last week! It was delivered and waiting for the second half. We also found out that our home study is complete and being sent onto get the approval for our fingerprinting. Once thats all done, its done! We will send the rest and wait to go meet your baby girl!

Grandma bought me a cute new dress!

Oh Gordon cat!

Someone got ahold of my phone....


CP can't stop me!

He rocked it!

She loves it!

Happy #10, Al!

Yeah! 96% done with paperwork!


the Cannonball king!

Woohoo!  A huge box of popcorn!

He was so excited to get a camera!

With Grandma Green's flowers

Friday, June 8, 2012

Did you know?

Did you know that anything purchased in my Etsy shop helps fund our adoption? Cute little handmade dolls, kids clothing, hair accessories, etc. I'm always adding new things that catch my fancy! Not only are you helping us out with our adoption, but you can find a great gift or special something!

Check it out, pass it along!
Justplainbeckyw on ETSY!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Project 365-weeks 20, 21 and 22

Dress up! Isn't she a beautiful ballerina!

More dress up (we had a sleepover with girlfriends!)

Last day of preschool!

Last day of Kindergarten!

Loving her bike!

The worlds most patient cat!

Looks like a shady exchange to me. :)
Its been a couple exciting weeks around here! With beginning an adoption again, and all the end of the school year activities, we've been running around like crazy. Soon the kids' summer activities will begin and we'll be enjoying a busy summer, too.

Last weekend I found a bike at a garage sale for only $5. Its not perfect, but I figured the little girl driving it would be crashing it anyway. It was missing the training wheels, so when we got home, I dug out the pair that came with Anthony's bike... brand new in the packaging. Put them on and off she went. I've never seen a kid so excited to bike! She rides for hours, up and down the road, around and around the driveway. Its the first thing she asks for when she gets up, and we literally have to peel her off of it in the evenings. The morning after we got it, we came outside to leave the house and she got out in the garage and pointed, smiled and hollered 'MY BIKE! ITS STILL HERE!'. LOL I'm not sure where she thought it was going ,but she was quite thrilled it was still where she parked it.

Just in case you haven't heard our big news... We are adopting again! The sweet little girl we hope to add to our family is 2 years old and has a heart condition. We are working very hard to finish up our paperwork so we can travel to her soon. We are thrilled to complete our family and can't wait to have her home! If you feel led, you can visit our page and donate. Also if you check out the sidebar to the right, my Etsy shop is filling up with lots of cute things! $12 hats through the summer, and $15 dolls! Every penny supports our adoption, and you get cute stuff! My Etsy is HERE
and our FSP (every donation to our FSP is tax deductible!) is RIGHT HERE

Here is a video of Alina on her new bike. :)