Winter Photo Bloggy Days!

Go check out the participants in the Winter 2009 round of Photo Bloggy Days (where we take a photo every couple of hours to give you a peek into our everyday lives):

And my day: Continue reading

Don’t forget…

Tomorrow starts Winter Photo Bloggy Days!!!

PhoBloDays, or Photo Bloggy Days, is a quarterly activity I created to get a peek into the daily lives of my bloggy friends.

Here’s the lowdown:

Take a picture at least once every 2 hours. Photograph everything:
your breakfast, the inside of your shower, your view when you wake
up, what you see on your commute to work, your desk, your lunch, you
get the idea! Things you think are every day and mundane to you are
interesting to us!

Post your photos of Friday & Saturday. You can do both days to show the difference between work & play, or just the one day. Continue reading

Shutterbug Giveaway!

Because I love y’all so much….here’s another giveaway!  For all you shutterbug photography fans out there, OnlinePosterPrinting.com is sponsoring this fabulous giveaway.  They do Digital Photo Enlargement and Digital Photos on Posters plus so much more.  So here’s the deal…

One winner will receive : an 18 x 24 Poster Print on high gloss or semi gloss paper stock.  Your poster will be completed in 1 business day from order and you’ll receive free UPS Ground Shipping.  This contest is limited to US residents only.

How to enter: leave a comment here telling me what you’d most like to photograph.  Winner will be chosen randomly on March 4th.  Good luck!

Lost and found, safe and sound

We’re really hitting our stride in our adoption classes.  At Saturday’s class I noticed at least 3 people didn’t show up.  They also didn’t come to the Monday night class, so I’m guessing they dropped out at this point.  Saturday we talked all about loss, grief, attachment, and discipline.  These poor kids go through so much.  Our teacher is fantastic.  She had us go through this exercise to put us in the children’s shoes as they are ripped from their homes, usually by police officers, put into foster care, become part of a new family for a year or more then get sent back to their own homes or to an adoptive home.  And these are just kids.  They don’t understand. No matter what’s happened at home (abuse, whatever) it’s still home.  At least until they become apart of a new home. We’re so excited to finally become parents that it’s easy to forget that they won’t be nearly as excited to come live with us.

We also talked about safety and all the inspections our home will have to go through.   Our house is gonna look like a Motel 6!  We have to mount a ginormous fire extinguisher in our downstairs.  Plus evacuation routes have to be posted outside of the bedrooms.  Then Monday night we had blood borne pathogen and medicine administration training. We are going to be the safest joint around!

It’s coming right at me!

Thursday Momo came up and met me to have a little sister date.  We had a quick dinner at my favorite Mexican joint where all the waiters drooled over Momo the whole time.  Then we zipped over to the dollar store for movie candy before going to see Avatar in 3d.  OMG this movie is just fabulous.  I want to see it again! I can’t remember if/when I’ve ever seen a 3d movie in the theatre before.  Thankfully they’ve moved on from those red & blue saran wrap paper glasses.  We were given black Risky Business glasses with clear lenses.  I swear I just wanted to climb into the screen and live on Pandora.  I loved all the glow in the dark stuff! So good.  I’m glad we waited to see it after the crowds died down cause I went straight into my ugly cry.  Momo & I had a great time.  I love spending time with her!

Why the wives run the house

A couple weeks ago one of our cordless phones died.  A couple days later the other handset died.  CSP thought we should just cut off the home phone and use our mobiles.  I wasn’t crazy about the idea but I went along with it.  We have tons of minutes that we never use on our mobile plan anyway.  Then we realized we still needed the phone line for faxing.  Then CSP would constantly forget to charge or turn on his phone.  I called and turned on the home phone again yesterday.  Hey, at least we gave it a try.

Circling the wagons

I thank you all for all your support and encouragement.  One day, after our adoptions are final, I will be able to set the record straight on a few things.  Until then I thank you again for your support and friendship.  It’s so nice to know that I have people looking out for me, people who care so much about us, our adoption, and our future kidlets.

Everyone loves a free show

Momo turns 21 next Spring and she wants to go to Vegas to celebrate.  I looooove Vegas!  But jeez, we just went in August 09 and now we have a kidlet on the way.  I have no idea how I’ll be able to pull this off.  Next Spring is also our 10th anniversary and in December 2011 CSP turns 40.  That’s a LOT of celebrating for one year.  I hope we win the lottery between now and then!  If we really  are able to afford to go to Vegas it would be wonderful to be able to stay somewhere in view of the Vegas Bellagio Fountains. Continue reading

Winter PhoBLo fun!

Hey y’all! I just realized that it has been FAR too long since we’ve had a Photo Bloggy Days weekend! So get your cameras ready because it’s time for Winter PhoBloDays! Next Friday & Saturday, Feb 26 & 27. Read below for details! xo

Oh, and don’t despair if you don’t have a blog.  You can participate via Facebook or Twitter too.  Just let me know your details. Continue reading

Walcreature spotting! And other news…

Today I met up with Gigi at their house.  We ran a few errands (yay for checking in opportunities on Foursquare!) then went to visit Gmommy at the nursing home.  Afterward we met up with Papa to see Valentine’s Day.  Save it for a dvd rental.  It was cute but not cute enough to rehash after over dinner.

While we were out and about we stopped in at Walmart to look for some khaki pants for Momo to wear to work.  We were searching all through the clothing department until we finally spotted a Walmart employee to ask for help. From the front she looked pretty normal, like a sweet grandma.  I noticed her hair made a gray halo around her face.  Then she turned around and we were blown away! photo.jpg I couldn’t sneak a pic without being caught so you’ll have to make due with this drawing I did on my phone. The back of her head in the middle there was a mound of hair. Then circling her head was a perfect hair tube. Like a giant hair sausage ring sitting right atop her head. There must have been some sort of clip or band holding the shape. We could NOT figure it out and Gigi was too chicken to go ask her about it.  The hair tunnel extended out into space a good 3 inches all around her head.  It was fascinating!  I could barely take my eyes off it.  It was like a floating follicle UFO!

In other news our adoption class was snowed out again Saturday.  I am normally a HUGE winter fan and I adore snow but this has gotten ridiculous!  The forecast for this week looks promising though!  We’re working on all our homework. Tons of forms and paperwork and copies of this, that, and the other.  Makes me wish I were a little more organized.  They want copies of our high school diplomas.  Who knows where those things are?!

Also, I want to extend an apology to my Facebook friends.  I’m so sorry that Farmville has sucked me in.  It makes me post all these things on my page like “Shannon found a rare golden egg. Click here to get one too.”  I know that annoys the hell out of some of you but when you’re a Farmville ho you’ll do what you have to do, man.  My family made fun of me for a while.  Yeah, now Sara & Gigi are both hooked too.  Sara’s only on Farm Town but Gigi & I have farms on Town & Ville!  It’s insane!  No wonder I haven’t filed our taxes yet, I’m too busy harvesting peppers!