Friday, February 22, 2013

Snow In The South

Last weekend it snowed. It isn't the type of snow I grew up with in NY, but it was enough to make the girls VERY happy! They had so much fun playing outside in the cold, wet, stuff. YUCK!                                        
 Milana was packing snowballs and throwing them like a pro. Long after the girls headed indoors Milana was still pretending to pack and throw snowballs at everyone. (Not sure why the pictues turned this way).
 I could not get this girl to leave her hat and mittens on. Not even the hood. I could hear the caretakers at the orphanage yelling at me from thousands of miles away! LOL!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Friends Are Blessings

I have been contemplating what to write for this post for the last two days. I feel like every time I think I have the right words I lose them. It's important for me to get the words right because I want the people I am dedicating this post to know just how much they mean to not only me, but my entire family.

You see when we first started out adopting Milana we gained many amazing new friends. One such friend and her family live about 2 miles from our house. I met her three years ago when she showed up on my doorstep one day out of the blue with an outfit for Milana. She also bought a matching outfit for the little girl she was adopting. Since coming home Milana and Nadia have become BFF's.

Not only have Kristin and I become good friends, but our children have become close as well. Kristin's daughter Josi recently had her birthday party and invited Riley & Peyton. They were so excited to go to Josi's party and they had a blast. When it was time to come home they were so disappointed :(

Josi is an amazing young lady. You see, instead of asking for anything for her birthday Josi collected "Dollars for Danny" in order to help us bring our son home! When I heard that Josi was doing this I of course cried because I am afterall a crier. I told Chris about this right away and he agreed that our friends and their children were amazing! We can't thank them enough for all of their love, support, and prayers.

When I got to their house to pick the girls up from Josi's house yesterday she hugged me and told me that she prays for Danny every night. As if collecting money to help bring him home isn't a big enough gift this sweet, sweet girl is praying for him to come home! Josi you are such a gift!!! Thank you so much for helping us! Thank you to your Mom and Dad for being so amazing! I love you crazy girl!!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Exciting News!!!

It feels like it has been an eternity since I last blogged. I can’t figure out for the life of me how I managed to blog as much as I did when we were in the process of adopting Milana. It just seems as though life takes over and there is no time to write or read blogs. I’m working on it, but I continue to prove to be a slacker in this area. I’m hoping with this bit of exciting news it will give me the added incentive to blog.

So…on with the EXCITING NEWS...we are adopting again! This may be old news as I posted it on facebook about a week ago, but maybe someone new might see it. Not to mention it IS super exciting!

This time around we are adopting a little boy. I can’t begin to tell you how exciting this is for all of us. I can only imagine that this little love will be super spoiled by his FOUR big sisters! Wow! Four girls and FINALLY a boy :) Chris will finally have another guy in the house!

You can check out “Danny” by clicking on this link:

Milana is super excited for “boy” to come home. Yes, she calls him boy – sometimes she will call him baby boy. She asks if he will come on a plane and play with her and stay in her house with her. When I tell her yes she yells “YAY!” and gives me a big hug. She has already asked if they can go to Disney when “boy” comes home. She has big plans for this little guy.

Peyton and Riley are just as excited. They have big fundraising plans – lemonade stands, they have are working on some art projects and even have some friends offering to create some original artwork to sell to help raise money. Oh! I can’t forget about the car wash they would like to have. The girls have also been asking to go on one of the trips to “Danny’s” country. We’ll have to see if we can make that work.

If anyone has any good fundraising ideas I’d love to hear them! Thanks :)