Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008...A Year in Review

Happy New Year!

2009 will be the year
that Hannah comes home!!!

2008....A Year in Review

Said good-bye to Grandma

Disney trip with Rebecca, Sharon and Victoria. SO much fun!!!

Found me some Salsa lovins

Congratulations Dave and Trish!!

Happy Birthday Boo! Sewing fun with my precious niece

Snow much fun!

2 Year 'Hannah-versary'

Kingston Bloggy Bash

Mother's Day

Montreal Bloggy Bash

Father's Day

Saskatchewan trip with Sharon

Cottage fun!

Georgia Bloggy Bash

More Salsa fun!

Disney with Bridget!

Bloggy Meet-up

Canadian National Exhibition with Rebecca and Victoria

Park fun with my nieces

Annual Apple Picking Sleepover. Apple Crisp for Grandma and Grandpa

Welcome Makenna!!

Early Celebration of Mom and Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary

Surprise trip to FL to celebrate Mom and Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary on November 8th.

Disney Trip with Aunt Marg

Disney Bloggy meet-up!

Annual Christmas Event with Rebecca, Sharon and Victoria. This year, 'Hansel and Gretel'

'The Nutcracker' with Sharon and Larry, Grandma and Grandpa

Family Fun at Christmas

Happy New Year friends! May 2009 be one of many wonders for you and your family!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

CCAA Update -> Moving Right Along!

Oh baby.... check out those 5 beads marching from the left to the right! Only 23 beads remain in the jar on the left! Can-hardly-stand-it!

Knowing that the next batch of referrals is going to begin working through the Marching Pandas, the excitement in our group is palpable!!

Marching Panda's....we're up!!! Wheee!!!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

2nd December Referral Batch!!!

Wahoo!! Referrals began to arrive today for families with LID's of February 24 through February 28, 2006!! Yes....we are through February and March is on deck!

A HUGE CONGRATS to PIPO who received her referral of her precious baby girl today! CONGRATS friend! Beyond thrilled for you!! Praising God for answered prayers!!

Today's referral batch is the 2nd batch of referrals that we've received in December and it's only 19 day since the last batch! Wow!!! Shortest time between batches that I'm aware of. This means it's looking good for another batch of referrals coming out before CCAA closes for Chinese New Year late in January. Still tracking towards a May referral and July travel!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Fun!

Christmas day was a wonderful day of celebration with the family! Here are some pics of the fun that we shared together.

Makenna celebrating her very first Christmas and looking just about as cute as they come!!

Josh sharing some quiet time with his baby sister.

Justin excited about his new West49 shirt.

Laken loving her baby sister.

Noah, cute as he can be!

Rebecca and Molly; cousins who may not live close to one another but are so very close anyway. Molly is my cousin Bridget's daughter and she and I love that the girls are close, just as she and I are!

Dave and Trish enjoying their first Christmas together as husband and wife.

Mom 'encouraging' Dave to pose in a picture with her! :o)

Dad, enjoying sitting back and passing down the tradition of handing out gifts to his son. Dave did a great job which isn't easy with 12 excited people gathered around the tree.

Makenna enjoying a snuggle and nap with her other Grandpa.

Me opening a gift that will hold precious documents. It's a fireproof case that I will store such documents as Hannah's original adoption papers, Passports, etc. Something I've wanted for a while but just never purchased for myself.

Dave posing with the two pizza stones he received. Guess with a family of 7 he could use 2!
I hope all of you shared a wonderful Christmas! I couldn't help but think often over the day of how wonderfully different Christmas is going to be next year when Hannah is HOME!!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

May you and your family have a wonderful day of celebration as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Savior and King!! Merry Christmas everyone!!

Finally had bit of time yesterday to put up my tree. Better late than never! So happy it's up as it has been fun to bake and wrap with the tree sparkling and Christmas music playing on the radio.

This year's tree has many ornaments in the same theme....Hannah!! I believe my precious baby girl is born and living on the other side of the world. Merry Christmas Hannah! Here are a few of the ornaments in her honour.

As I sit here in my quiet home preparing to go to my parent's later this morning I can't help but think of how wonderfully different next Christmas will be! The wonder and awe that will be seen in my precious daughter's eyes as she awakes to her first Christmas home with mommy! Guess what....Santa will even be coming to my house next year! Guess I better remember those milk and cookies he enjoys so much. So many changes next year and I CAN'T WAIT!!!

Merry Christmas friends! Love to all of you. xoxo
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