Monday, October 27, 2008

Rain Delay


Our hopes of a Phillies World Series win is over tonight. Rain delay was finally called in the 6th inning. I don't think they will resume playing tonight. The weather conditions are horrible in Philadelphia.

We had fun watching the game tonight at Karen and Jeff's. We cheered and hoped for a victory. But, the weather was so bad that I felt sorry for the players. They stopped the game and it is tied 2-2.

Save the Champagne for another night Dan! Go Phillies!!!

We walked home(we live across the street from our best friends) and it was so miserable. I can't imagine trying to play in this weather.

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We enjoyed cheering on the Phillies Wednesday night as they played the rest of the game and WON THE WORLDS SERIES!!!!!

Dan, Katie, Jeff, Karen, Bailey, Brady, Two-Pop, Grandmom, Mom-Mom Maureen and I paraded around our neighborhood to the tune of "We are the Champions". Good times, Good Times.........

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Flip Flop Fleet

When I came across this blog, I knew I wanted to help. So I became a Flip Flop Friend and started collecting flip flops for this great cause. Of course if was Fall when I started collecting my flips so there are few to pick from. But, since it is Fall I have found some great deals. Please read here to see what this is all about.

I need to collect 50 pairs of flip flops. I have 20 pairs that I have purchased myself. I continue to look in all the store for flip flop deals. I have had luck at Old Navy and Old I got 10 pairs on Old for 0.99 cents a pair.

So, I encourage you to check out and read what this couple is doing!

If anyone wants to send me a pair of flip flops to help me reach my goal of 50 pairs of flips, I will be very grateful.

Comment me and I can send you my address of where to send the flips.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Go Phillies Go!!!!!!!!

We are huge Phillies fans. We are so excited for the start of the World Series

We spent part of the game across the street at our Best Friends house Karen and Jeff. We had fun cheering on the Phillies. But it was getting late and Katie fell asleep. At the 7th inning stretch Dan carried Katie home for me and he went back to the Rocco's to finish watching the game. So now I sit here and blog while I watch the game. It is the bottom of the 8th and they are still ahead 3-2




Go Phillies Go!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tag your "it"!

I have been tagged by Amie at Heart Smiles. If you don't know Amie you seriously have to check out her blog. She makes me laugh so hard.

So this is my second tag. Remember this one? This is alittle different this time. I had to come up with 7 RANDOM thoughts about myself. So, this is what I came up with.....

1. I went to China when I was 14 yrs old. I was a Freshman in High School and a member of the Marching Band. I was in the "Flag Corps". I twirled a flag. The Marching Band went on a trip to China and we performed in three different cities. We performed on The Great Wall. It was amazing experience. When we started considering adoption, China just felt right to me. I had already been to China and had wonderful memories.

2. My hair is just about completely gray. I have to get my hair dyed every 4-6 weeks. My roots are growing in faster and faster. I am getting grayer and grayer. I just got my hair done last week and I had a red gloss put on it. I am not crazy about it but I will be back in the salon in about 4 weeks and will get a new color. I am posting a picture for you Kate.

3. I like the smell of a freezer. Strange, I know but these are random thoughts right? You know when you are in the grocery store and you open the freezer case? I like that smell.

4. I met my husband at a funeral.

5. I LOVE cozy PJ's and fuzzy socks. The weather is getting cooler and I love to get into my comfy PJ's and warm fuzzy socks.

6. I was in Soap Opera Digest! My friend lives in LA and writes for Soap Opera Digest. There was an article comparing real life people with soap opera people. He compared a real life Nurse with "Bobbie Spencer" the Nurse on General Hospital. I was interviewed for the article and my picture appeared in Soap Opera Digest. It was great because I am a huge GH fan. I have been watching the soap since I was about 13 yrs old.

7. My new hobby is sewing and embroidery. I just wish I had more time to sew. I just got an embroidery machine. I am going to have so much fun monogramming and embroidering everything!

Well that is 7 random thoughts about me. Instead of tagging someone else....can you leave a random thought about yourself in the comment section of this post?


So here is the red hair. Not only did I go red but I got bangs. I am alittle shocked everytime I look at myself in the mirror.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Apple Picking



Last Sunday we met some friends at the local orchard for apple and pumpkin picking. What a blast we all had. We all piled on the hayride and rode out to the apple orchard. With buckets in hand we all started picking. Some had a better time then other's like Emma's Daddy who knew exactly how to climb all the way into the tree to get the best apples. Of course Ma and Pa Parazzi were following the kids around to take some great pictures. Pa(Dan) actually captured Ma(Kate) taking pictures of her favorite subject...Miss Lia.


Katie had a blast. Everytime I turned around she was sampling another apple.

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Then off to the pumpkin patch where the girls had a great time looking at the pumpkins. Of course Jim made my day once again with the pumpkin collage below. Remember these pictures of the Cannonball. Jim is always a great kinda guy!

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Jim tossed that pumpkin so high in the air that I can't capture it in the collage no matter how many times I crop. I guess I could of just put the pumpkin in the photo but I didn't want to crop Jim out ;)


Group Photo

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cake eating contest???


So I look over and these two sweet princesses are eating cake like they are in a contest! They both giggled at each other and I couldn't help but laugh too. So instead of stopping them I took a picture.

What a great weekend we had. The weather was beautiful. Dan and I took over 200 pictures on Sat alone and probably just as many on Sunday. I had such a hard time picking photos for this post since there were so many great ones. I was going to post about our whole weekend but since I wanted to include so many pictures I will just stick to Saturday.

We started our Saturday watching William's Football game. After the game we went to the pumpkin patch with Dan's cousin Bill and his family. We also meet up with Bill's wife Nancy's family. Katie had a great time since she had so many kids to run around with. We took a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Katie had a great time looking until she found the perfect pumpkin. Then I decided I was going to pick out a pumpkin for myself.....well just as I looked down to pick a pumpkin I noticed a little tiny ladybug on the pumpkin's stem. I called for Dan to take a picture of the ladybug and realized this pumpkin was not for me but for baby sister. So we got a pumpkin for baby sister.

After the pumpkin patch we went to Maddie and CJ's birthday party. Karen, Kevin, and family are one of the families from our adoption group. I know I have mentioned before how wonderful our adoption group is and how lucky we are to have such a great group of friends who are like family to us. Katie quickly changed into her Belle princess dress and joined the rest of her "Princess Posse" for the party. MA(aka Kate) and PA(aka Dan)PARAZZI enjoyed taking photo's of all the kids. Happy Birthday Maddie and CJ. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your day!

Then we headed back to Dan's cousin Bill's house for William's birthday party. Off with the Belle dress and back into regular clothes for Katie. We helped celebrate William's 6th Birthday! Happy Birthday William!


William at his football game


Katie and Mommy on the Hayride

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So fun to twirl in my new skirt my Mommy made for me.


I love this photo. Kate with Lotus and Lia looking at the fish in the pond.


Reflection of Kate and Lia in the pond


Princess Katie

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Photos of Maddie and CJ's Party


Birthday Girl Maddie


Birthday Boy CJ. Don't you just love that face!


Happy Birthday William!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Flashback Friday and more.......

I think this is such a great idea that I am going to copy it from my friends. On my "Flashback Friday" post, I am posting a few photos from Oct 2006 and Oct of 2007.

Today we are also celebrating the one year anniversary of our paperwork being logged in China for baby sister. Who knows how many more years we will wait but right now we are happy to have one year of waiting down!

So, as Kate says.....and so we wait.....and we will.....


Katie Oct 2006 19 months old

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Katie Oct 2006 Learning to make funny faces.

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Katie Halloween 2006

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Katie Halloween 2007

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Once a month in our neighborhood some of the woman get together for Pokeno. We each bring a $10 gift wrapped in a brown paper bag. Each game whoever wins POKENO picks a gift or can steal someone elses gift. At the end we have a cover-all and we each put in $5. We usually have about 10-12 players so the pot is usually $50-60. It's a great girls night out. We rotate who hosts and we have about 15 woman involved so you only have to host about once a year. When it is your turn to host you supply the snacks and drinks. It is a GREAT time. I captured a photo of us playing pokeno tonight. I won once and stole a Starbucks Gift card from Wendy......sorry Wen!



Monday, October 6, 2008

Harvest Moon Festival

Last weekend we celebrated the Harvest Moon Festival with our local FCC group.

The afternoon started with an adoptive Mom and her 14 year old adopted daughter speaking about their experience volunteering in an orphanage in Wuhan, Hubei Province. They volunteered through Half The Sky Foundation and spent 2 weeks this past summer in China.

Then they had crafts and games for the little ones. The games were organized and run by the older girls.

Next was story-telling time. The "As They Grow" group acted out a story for the little ones.

We then enjoyed a Chinese buffet dinner. After dinner was a talent show. It was so cute to see the children perform.

What a great day!

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Matalida-tini's with friends........

Yesterday my friend Kate had a Matilda Jane trunk show. The children's clothing line was awesome but spending the afternoon with girlfriends was even better. I finally met Lisa in person. She was just as great as I thought she would be. Kate, Lisa, Laura, Karen, Deb, and myself enjoyed great food, conversation(without a child hanging on me interupting ;)), shopping, and MATILDA-TINI's(kate they were great)!

The afternoon went so fast! I could have talk with these woman all night.

Thanks Kate for a wonderful afternoon!


Friday, October 3, 2008

Georgia......last but not least.

Well I wanted wrap up my posts about our Georgia trip. There was so much to blog and so little time.

Saturday(9/20/08), we went to Grace Ingram and Mac's soccer games. In between games we went to Roswell Park. We met Susan, Kara, and Emma. The kids played and we had a picnic lunch.

Grace Ingram's soccer game


Roswell Park

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Sat afternoon we went to the Purple Hippo. It is an arts and crafts place that the kids can make their own artwork and crafts. It was so much fun. I think I had as much fun as the kids. Well maybe not as much fun as Maddie who decided to paint herself purple.

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BEAUTY SHOP....Carolyn put rollers in the girls hair. They all pulled them out except Mac. Katie only left the top roller in.

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Sunday we stayed at Carolyn's house. The kids played while I got an embroidery lesson from Carolyn. I got some great tips from Carolyn. I am just about ready to use my new embroidery machine. I have my software lesson in 2 weeks.

Sunday night we left at 7pm and arrived to Roanoke, Va at 2am. Then we drove the rest of the way to PA Monday. We got home about 5:30pm.

We had an awesome trip and hopefully we will be able to do it again someday!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

9 Happy Years!

Dan and I were married 9 years ago today. It was a beautiful October day. We had a beautiful cermony and a wonderful reception.

9 years later.......we are happy, healthy, and have an amazing daughter.

Happy Anniversary Dan! I Love you!