Monday, September 29, 2008
6 Random Facts:
1) I was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Hey, that's close to Russia, isn't it? So close that we could wave to the folks over there every morning! LOL!
2) I wanted to grow up to be a giraffe. My Dad told me when I was little (keep in mind, too, that this was the '70's with women's lib and all) that I could grow up to be anything I wanted to and I told him I wanted to be a giraffe. It hasn't worked out so far, but there's still time, right? When I told my son the same thing, he said he wanted to be a bee so that he could fly all around! He was going to be a bee for Halloween, but changed to a skeleton and wants to be a bee next year, so stay tuned for that!
3) When I lived in Alaska, later as a college student, the dormant-for-25-years-volcano, Mt. ReDoubt erupted, leaving 4 inches of ash all over the Kenai Peninsula. People freaked out and told everyone to stay in doors because it's like breathing fiber glass (I have no proof of that, but took their word for it) and we couldn't use the heater because it would run the motor inside. A day later, it snowed 4 inches, so we were free to move about the city once more.
4) When I was in high school, I was very shy. I was still funny then, but was forced to keep it all bottled up, which is why I'm even more funny now. What, you don't agree?
5) I've started writing a book and plan to be on Oprah's Book List.
6) Thru this adoption, I have made so many friends across the nation that have played an integral part in decision making and helping me keep at this crazy conquest to bring our baby girl home! Thanks everyone!!! :)
Okay, here are the rules:
1. Link to the person that tagged you.
2.Post the rules on the blog.
3. Write six random facts about yourself.
4.Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged.
6. Let the taggers know when your entry is up.
I am tagging:
1) Tracy (Russian Sweetheart) Mom to 5 bio sons and 1 Russian Sweetheart!
2) Jena (Waiting for our Dyeti) They are waiting no more! Congratulations, Jena!
3) Nichole (Our Uzbek Journey) She will be going to Russia soon to meet her daughter!
4) Chris and Jackie (Step by Step) They are playing the waiting game...
5) Hoping for Girl (you don't have your name on your blog, so I didn't want to OUT you--lol!)
6) Tanya (The Baers) brought home her sweet son earlier this year!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
And this is the completed high chair that I have been working on for a long time. I hand tooled the spindles from the cherry trees we grow out back and then hand carved the seat and tray with a chisel. Yeah, right! Had you goin' there for a minute, didn't I? I did get it at a consignment store for $25, glued some of the joints and tightened some screws, painted it, added a cushion from Penney's made just for highchairs and bought a safety strapped purchased online. Wooded highchairs new are about $125 so this was a good deal, plus it matches the kitchen perfectly. Now, we just need to add that baby! :)
We will be keeping details about our referral and trip very general and will be making this blog private at some point, if we decide to blog while in Russia. We very much appreciate the well wishes and prayers from everyone as we embark on this very exciting time! :)
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
And, finally after 4 weekends, I have finished the laundry room!!! I had to re-route the dryer vent thru 3 walls and replace the electrical cord in the dryer with one that was longer so that we could stack the dryer onto the washer (Dan is strong!). I would have liked to have had the w/d all the way over to the left, but they don't make a dryer cord any longer. I made use of that space to the left anyway. I tried to take a picture of it, but it was too close to get a good shot. It's so nice to be organized and to have an actual place to hang our clothes now! This more than doubled the storage space as well.