Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday.

We have a lot to be thankful for even though the economy isn't looking good.
Remember: If the food can't fit on one plate...that's all you get!
Enjoy your day.

Sunday, November 23, 2008



Friday, November 21, 2008

Brief Update on Kyrgyzstan

There really isn't that much to report on Kyrgyzstan. We got an update today from our agency that said that many now are aware of the at this time we just have to let those people do their job and not get in the way. Because dealing with another country is just so much different than dealing with our own country, we do have to be careful as to not "upset the apple cart"...This is their children we are adopting and we really have to do it "their" way as much as we don't like it. The only thing we can do is trust God to get us through this difficult time. We just have to also remember who is really in control.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

One of those days

Should have figured that it was just going to be one of those days when we left for work on Tuesday. We had just pulled out of our sub-division and right there at the corner was a seat belt check... They've been there before many times but normally right before a holiday...Thanksgiving is still 10 days away. We don't normally wear our seat belts except for longer travel. Oooops. They were getting many people that day. So that costs $110.00

Then when we got home that night our one dog Daisy had gotten into the closet and somehow opened the can with some candy in it. It was similar to Milk Duds but smaller. She must have gotten the lid off with her nose...and ate probably what was left...which was about half or quarter of it. Milk Chocolate isn't as toxic but it's still not good for smaller dogs. Her tummy was soooo full too...she had almost gained a pound. We decided to call the ER vet and they thought it was best we bring her in. She was really not feeling good at all. After a few hours there she was feeling back to her goofy self. So after leaving there...we were out more money that day. Like I said...One of those days.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Hang in There!

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary
If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill
A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. ~Author Unknown
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~Kenji Miyazawa
The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. ~Author Unknown
Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around. ~Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb, "Rock Bottom"
God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. ~John Aughey
Darkest Before the Dawn...PAP's

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Each day seems to just get harder and harder in this waiting game. I'm just getting really tired of not hearing things...or tired of thinking that we're going to hear some good news and then nothing! I'm tired of "Hope" I think I've just used that word way too much lately. I'm tired of telling everyone we're adopting and nothing to show for it. I'm tired of seeing our money go out the door and seeing nothing in return except to fill out more paper work because the time has run out. I'm tired of getting my hopes up and being let down. I'm tired of people asking "any news" and having nothing to say.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Jet Lag Remedy - Pine Bark

Study shows pine bark reduces jetlag from
A new study published in the journal of Minerva Cardioangiologica reveals Pycnogenol, pine bark extract from the French maritime pine tree, reduces jetlag in passengers by nearly 50 percent. The two-part study, consisting of a brain CT scan and a scoring system, showed Pycnogenol lowered symptoms of jetlag such as fatigue, headaches, insomnia and brain edema (swelling) in both healthy individuals and hypertensive patients. Passengers also experienced minimal lower leg edema, a common condition associated with long flights.

America Elects A New President...

It was an historic election and America has elected Barack Obama as the next President of the United States.