Thursday, October 25, 2007

To turn off the music that is playing click on the hash mars under the bird playing the guitar.

OK now more Random music that comes to mind....

This is from my all time favorite movie

The Wizard of OZ

Judy Garland singing Somewhere over the rainbow.

It is kind of how I have been feeling all day....

We once heard Liza Minnelli say she would never sing this song and has been asked many times to do so. She said that she feels that she could never do her mother justice.


OK, so, yesterday someone on the Dec. Yahoo group posted that on the Spanish Rumor site there was a rumor saying that the CCAA had matched through the 10th of Dec. This would be so fantastic because we have not seen this many days in a referral group for some time and this would mean Cheri and Shane would be getting Hope's referral. Then before the end of the day it was posted to the Spanish Rumor site (a blog run by someone in Spain who is in the adoption community) that they have now been told that it is possible that the cut off date MAY be the 12th or the 13th.. OMG even better... It is VERY hard not to get excited when we see this kind of information out there. We still don't know for sure and all of this is speculation until we actually see referrals start to arrive and hear who has the latest date either then or if the CCAA changes their site to reflect the ACTUAL cut off date. I tell you though I am WAY excited about the rumors.. I just hope that next week I am not super depressed because they are not true. In any case I have decided to enjoy this moment of bliss in the referral rumors and worry about the aftermath later... Riz has said for weeks that he has had a feeling that Cheri and Shane would be in this time and that the cut off would be the 10th so we will see... My prediction last month (October) while we were waiting for referrals to come was that they would do to Nov. 30th and then in Nov.07 do half of Dec 05 and then in Dec 07 do the last half of Dec. 05. I so hope I am right because that would give us our referral in Jan 08 it makes total sense to me because then they will be at a 2 year wait and will be starting a new year (2008) with the Jan 2006 LID group.

OK sorry I am excited and that was a lot of improper grammar and rambling but I wanted to put my thoughts down just in case they are right....Below is the post that is on the Rumor Queen Site this morning......

We wanted to take a moment to wish all of the Dec. 2005 people that we have been waiting with for 2 years now and who we have grown to know and love, luck we want you to know that our excitement for you is overwhelming. We are as excited for you as anyone can be congratulations to all of you who are about to become parents.

Now, Back to the wait...

"European Rumor
October 25th, 2007
A European site says the cut off will be the 12th, possibly the 13th. There is no information about where this information comes from. They say they are “confirming this”, they aren't treating it as a rumor but as fact.

I give it an R1 or an R2 at this point. I hope they are right, but I wouldn't take it to the bank just yet. "

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Check out this first Rumor of the month posted on Rumor Queen... Gosh I hope it is true for all our sakes but most especially for Cheri and Shane. If this is true then this means they are IN and will see Hopes face in a few short weeks......

"First Rumor
There is a rumor in the forum that says a family was told that the CCAA has made it to the 10th. I don’t believe the family was told the cut off will be the 10th, just that the CCAA has made it that far.

As for how to rate this one, I don’t think I have enough information to really rate it. I’ll just say it’s an early rumor, and early rumors are rarely right. Doesn’t mean this one is or is not correct, just means we don’t know. "

The above was copied form

Friday, October 19, 2007

Random Freaky songs that come to mind

..... anyone remember this?????

Stay tuned for more Random crazy music.....

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

The song

Well we just felt like it LOL... If you don't want to hear it press the = sign under the bird at the right....

Doesn't this song just make you want to dance?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A song

I just saw this and thought it was pretty. I hope you enjoy it as well... I love how he sings in Chinese in the video.....
Steven Curtis Chapman "The Circle Game"

Monday, October 15, 2007

Martian Child

Staring both John and Joan Cusack who I love. The movie tells a story about a Science Fiction Writer who adopts a son as a single father. It looks to be a very touching movie that was based partly on the life experiences of the author David Gerrlod who adopted his son as a single father. It will be released on Nov. 2, 2007 I for one can't wait to go see it.....

Monday, October 08, 2007


FINALLY! the CCAA has finished November 2005. I have waited to post this until today because the CCAA has been on Holiday for the Autumn Moon Festival all week. They are back to work now and have changed their website to say this

It is official they finished November. We are all celebrating now even though they only made it through 5 days. It was a little hard to swallow at first but, I think most of us have moved on to the anticipation of the next round of referrals. We are SUPER excited because our friends Cheri and Shane who live in Ohio. They are using EAC and could be within a few weeks of seeing their little Hope's face. Riz and I are as excited for them as anyone could be. If Cheri and Shane get their referral this go around that will mean that the CCAA did 7 days worth of referrals. That would mean 2 things
1. A slight increase in referrals (they have been doing 4 and 5 days for months now).............
2. We will be the next group for our agency to get referrals. I can hardly believe that we may be on the verge of saying we are next.............

So, we say goodbye to November with great joy. I am hoping that in the next 6 months the CCAA is able to get through December and January.

We Will see....

Friday, October 05, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

September has come and gone part 3

The very next weekend we were invited to spend some time visiting our friends and travel buddies Susan and Jonathan Love in Atlanta. It just so happens that the Atlanta Zoo has several Giant Pandas
and the baby Mei Lan was having her first birthday. Susan and Jonathan invited us to come so we could attend the celebration.
We had a nice time at the Zoo with them. We were also able to meet their wonderful friends Derek and Marcia who happen to be their neighbors and who are also adopting from China. It was nice to spend some time around families who are sharing the same experience. Jonathan and Susan, Derek and Marcia took us to the Varsity
for lunch a tradition and a must stop in Atlanta. It was super crowded because of a football game that day but it was fun and the food was good although Riz's new Savannah t-shirt will never be the same again LOL lets just say Mustard and a white shirt don't mix LOL.. We spent the rest of the day exploring Atlanta with the Loves and got to see the site for their new home, just beautiful.
For dinner They took us to one of their favorite places a nice casual restaurant where you can sit outside and eat. We did just that and talked until the place was closed. It was a real pleasure getting to spend this time with the Loves. I think we all agree that it will make our trip to China even more special because we feel like we will be with old friends.
Oh I almost forgot to mention that while we were in Atlanta Susan arranged for us to have dinner with another EAC family who we met through our agency yahoo group. We all followed their journey to China when we first began our wait. Julie and Russ are fantastic people with a warm and generous spirit. They invited us into their home for a wonderful dinner and conversation that will always be appreciated. Russ and Julie have 5 Children Coleman the oldest greeted us at the door like a true gentleman, Jack the next oldest is one handsome kid and polite beyond words, Robby stole my husbands heart and made all of us smile with his adorable way, Emma well what can I say other then she is a beautiful child. and last but not least Sam he also captured all of our hearts with his playful happy manner. We really enjoyed following Russ and Julies journey to China for Emma and Sam. We are so grateful to Susan for setting up this dinner because we really enjoyed ourselves. Plus the Heddens have a Wii game that was to much fun. You should have seen Riz (Ribz) and Jonathan (Dr. Love) playing with the kids very cute. We had a fantastic weekend and hope that the next time we see the Loves it will be on our plane trip to China for Sophia and Lily Kate...

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

You Will Be a Cool Parent

You seem to naturally know a lot about parenting, and you know what kids need.
You can tell when it's time to let kids off the hook, and when it's time to lay down the law.
While your parenting is modern and hip, it's not over the top.
You know that there's nothing cool about a parent who acts like a teenager... or a drill sergeant!

September has come and gone Part 2

This month started out with A labor Day trip to Savannah to see our friend Wendy and her two beauties Kate and Claire. We had a great time just hanging out with them and cooking some Cuban food. The highlight of this trip for us was being able to see Kate and Claire off for their first day of school. So sweet, Kate was so excited about getting to school and when she got there she was just a tad nervous but in true Kate fashion that faded away quickly and all was right with the world again. Claire never missed a beat and trotted into her new class room without a hesitation. It made me think of a time in our future when we will be sending Sophia off to school for the first time, Of course I cried LOL.

And these are some of my favorite pictures from the weekend. Kate and Claire LOVE Riz

Stay tuned for another installment of September has come and gone....