Monthly Archives: April 2008

About me


I saw this on another blog and thought I would fill it out. Things I have done are marked with an X.

( ) Gone on a blind date

(x) Skipped school

(x) Watched someone die

( ) Been to Canada

(x) Been to Mexico

( ) Been to Florida

(x) Been on a plane

(x) Been lost

( ) Been on the opposite side of the country

( ) Gone to Washington, DC

(x) Swam in the ocean.

(x) Cried yourself to sleep

(x) Played cops and robber

(x) Recently colored with crayons

(x) Sang Karaoke

( ) Paid for a meal with coins only?

(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t?

(x) Made prank phone calls As a kid of course.

(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose

(x) Danced in the rain

( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus

(x) Been kissed under the mistletoe

(x) Watched the sunrise with someone you care about

(x) Blown bubbles

( ) Gone ice-skating

(x) Been skinny dipping outdoors

(x) Gone to the movies

1. Any nickname? Mai Mai, Princess, Meg, Honey and Baby

2. Mother’s name? Karrie

3. Favorite drink? Beer, I love beer especially Blue Moon on tap!!!

4. Tattoo? None

5. Body Piercings: Not anymore!!!

6. How much do you love your job? Ask me another day!!!

7. How do you see yourself in 10 years?  Just as happily married but with more kids!!!

8. Favorite vacation spot? Rocky Point an So Cal!!!

9. Ever been to Africa ? Not yet!!! Soon I hope!!!

10. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? No

11. Ever been on TV? Yes a couple of times

12. Ever steal any traffic signs? No I have never stolen anything, not even as a kid!!!

13. Ever been in a car accident? Yes

14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? My jetta has 4 doors.

15. Favorite salad dressing? My moms Cesar its the best, I actually hate salad I think lettuce tastes like dirt so this is the only salad dressing I will eat.

16. Favorite pie? I hate pie

17. Favorite number? Any thing odd, I am not sure why

18. Favorite movie?  This is hard I would have to say Breakfast at Tiffany’s, when I am super stressed and can’t sleep Mike will put this movie on and it calms me.

19. Favorite holiday? None

20. Favorite dessert? Kahlua mud pie or sweet cake

21. Favorite food? Bean and cheese burrito, sushi, and steak (cooked medium rare)

22. Favorite day of the week? Friday!!!

23. Favorite brand of body wash? Lucky Chick

24. Favorite toothpaste? Arm and Hammer baking soda and peroxide its amazing how clean your mouth feels after brushing

25. Favorite smell? Any thing Cinnamon or creme brulee

26. What do you do to relax?  Read, drink, shop, or cuddle my husband

27. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall? Summer even though its super hot here I love Summer. I love the clothes, I love the heat!!!



Bed time


    We had this discussion at lunch yesterday… Where will you kids sleep when you get home??? Mike and I have discussed this subject numerous times, we have read books that have whole chapters on it. To tell you the truth Mike and I can never make up our mind on this, I really think this choice will not be up to us but more so to our children. While there are many parts of the family bed that sound amazing to me like the whole attachment thing and who doesn’t like to wake up to a beautiful baby next to them??? But then again when would Mike and I have alone time if we had 2 kids and 2 dogs in our bedroom??? How would we sleep??? So I can honestly say I have no clue what we will do, I can’t make that choice until the time comes.  One intereasting thing our teacher did say yesterday is some kids just need to hear someone else breathing, since they are used to sleeping with someone else in the room. So if thats the case with our child if all they need is to hear breathing they are in luck I happen to live with the loudest breathing dog known to man kind!!! FIONA!!! I actually have a hard time finding someone to watch the dogs when I go out of town because they both snore loud and they have to sleep with someone. When they stay at my moms they want to sleep with her and she can’t sleep with the snoring but being the good grandma she is she puts up for it for a couple of night if its longer she goes crazy.

      Speaking of the dogs last night when Mike took the dogs outside to potty there was a couple walking by with the little boy who had to have been 18 months tops. So Fiona sees them and takes off running strait toward the boy barking, she hoped over the ditch, and runs right up to the little boy and hits him with her paw. That poor little guy let out a blood curdling scream, it was so loud I jumped up and looked out the window to see what was going on.  The parents laughed  and picked him up, they kept saying they didn’t know why he was crying they had big dogs at home. I am sure  Fiona was more scary then the dogs they have at home. She weighs close to 75 pounds and stood eye level to the poor kid! I would be surprised if he wasn’t tramatized for life.  He cried the whole time they were outside our house, even being his dads arms did relive his fear the the scary Nona.

     I was going to upload a picture but I can’t figure out how to do that either. I guess I am going to have to figure out what is going on with wordpress tomorrow…



We had our classes this weekend and it was AMAZING!!! I really went into it not expecting much but we both learned a lot. We had a great teacher who made us think of things we hadn’t really thought of before. We met some amazing people who also are adopting,  out of 9 couples 3 were adopting from Ethiopia. I am very thankful for this experiance it really made both Mike and I that more confidant with our choice of not only adoption but also Ethiopia. There was a family who had been home with their son from Ethiopia 7 weeks that came to speak about their experiance at the end of class today. I think I could have talked to them all night, but I am sure their kids are thankful I didn’t. Thanks again Erica and your family is even more beautiful in person!!!

I am amazed at how tired I am even though we have spent the past two days just sitting down. That being said I can’t seem to figure out how to spell check my post, wordpress decided to change things up a bit. I hope you guys won’t make fun of me too much, I realize I can’t spell at all. I am off to get some R&R

Stupid People


      I always seem to get the stupid comments when we tell people we are adopting. Honestly I had someone ask me if our baby would speak English after I told her we were adopting a infant. I have had people tell me that I should adopt from the US because there is a lot of kids who need homes here. But Mike got my all time favorite comment last week, the person asked Mike where we were adopting from, Mike said Ethiopia and the person said oh a black baby… Well at least they will be good at basketball. That’s not stereotyping at all!!! It irritated Mike a lot, lets just say that person didn’t make a good first impression with Mike.

      I successfully got my name changed and it only took a hour so I was afraid for no reason. We went to get our fingerprints and it took only 15 minutes!!! We almost have all of our paper work ready for our homestudy, we are waiting on our 2007 taxes (don’t get me started). I’ve started working on our dossier paperwork. We have been so busy with adoption stuff this past week it makes it  feel more real. Only 3 and a half months before my 25th so I have to be prepared to send in our dossier. We have our classes this weekend with our homestudy agency so that will count as our first 2 visits. I am super excited!!!