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Thursday, October 26, 2006


Bad picture, I know.....I was trying to be sneaky and not let them notie me......but this is what I "caught" my boys doing before bed the other night. Jr. Spaceman has learned to read and his brother brought him a book and asked him to read it! It was one of the sweetest moments. (Especially nice after an afternoon of fighting!!!!)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

We Met!

How fun! S over at Picklechatter ( was on her way to Orlando and since I was in her path we set up a meet!!!! The are a lovely family- so much fun! The time flew by and before we knew it they had to go but I really enjoyed getting to know her and her family- we chatted like we had been family friends forever and so much in common too! (Even the husbands were talking nonstop!) I can't wait to do it again....maybe next time in your neck of the woods! The best part was watching the kids play like they had grown up next door to each other....I love that about kids- I can't wait until Cai Wei and CiCi are here- then we'll really have our hands full!!!!!! Thanks S. for taking time out of your schedule to meet us- I really enjoyed it and look forward to getting to know you and your family better! (funny note: we asked for a picture to be taken by the husbands they both joked that this felt like blog material and then went into how they are afraid to speak now because we may publish the conversation!!!)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Pearl River

I forget where I heard about this great store- but thought it was time to share the information! If you are looking for decorations for your home, chop sticks, fun Chinese toys, or clothing- this store has it! and the prices are pretty good too! If you are in NYC I suggest you stop by- if not than click on the link below and shop in the comfort of your own home!!!!! Happy shopping.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

9 years ago today......

9 years ago I married my best friend! I feel so blessed to still feel that way about "Spaceman".....He isn't here so we will not celebrate our anniversary until the weekend but I hope he knows I am thinking about him today and that magical day 9 years ago where we promised each other forever.......and for my 10th anniversary?.......hopefully CCAA will surprise us with an early trip to China!

Monday, October 09, 2006

One step forward.....

slowly but surely things are beginning to happen- not only can we check our first homestudy visit off of our to do list but our LOI has arrived in China! WooHoo- feels good to be making forward progress.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

That is it?

I cleaned for that? seriously- what was I worried about....okay okay- don't throw things, I know you all told me not to worry and to relax but man I sure was stressed- we had a birthday party at 2:30 and I thought I had plenty of time to finish up when we got back but I totally got talking to the other moms and it was 6pm before I realized it! AGH- quick run to publix...fix small platter of food- last minute straighten up- quick run vacuum again.....spray febreze! and then wait........she had another homestudy appt. a town or two over but when she got here she was so sweet and nice- she has 2 daughters from China and we chatted about them- about my boys- and went over paperwork.....she's coming again next saturday for the big interview......she was about to leave and I asked her (you were right Shan!) if she wanted to see the house......she said sure a "quick" tour would be fine......and that was it. Good thing she is so relaxed because when we meet her next sat. we'll be right off of the beach as the boys have another birthday party to go step closer to Cai Wei!!!!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006


First. Home. Study. Appointment. Is. Saaaaaatuuuuurdaaaaay!!!!!!! I'm so nervous- my hands are shaking as I type this and if I have to hit the backspace button one more time for a typo I'm going to scream! I have to clean- declutter- remind the boys of their manners....OMG their playroom is a mess! no time to get the carpets cleaned.....she won't look in closets right?.....RIGHT? and does it matter if my garage is unorganized?.......we don't beat our kids and I threw away the spinach when they found it could kill us.....that is a plus right?! well, too much work to do- have to go......

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Universe=1 Me=0

well, thank God that day is over! it got worse before it got better but I did stay home (except to pick up my son from school and that resulted in me locking myself out of the house......don't ask!) but it DID get better and the day had to end so that was a good thing!

Jr. Spaceman had his day with the universe today- he loves loves loves school but the girl drama has already begun. As his teacher says he is quite the ladies man- I'm not sure if he asks for it or if it just happens but either way the girls were catty today. The first dance (yes, kindergarten is invited!) is this friday. His friend (who is a girl) and him decided they would dance together at the dance.......this decision apparently resulted in girls crying, yelling and eventually my son feeling like he let everyone down. Poor kid. It worked itself out as it always does- but that poor teacher! I really feel for her. On a cute note he asked me for money tonight. I asked him why and he said he wanted to pay for said girl because it was a date! (can you imagine?) I told him that he was WAY to young to be dating and that in this house if you want to take a girl out on a date you first have to ask the girls father for permission. He thought about it for a minute and said- "nevermind, I do not need money- it isn't a date- but can I still dance with her"? Too funny!!!!! but smart!

Monday, October 02, 2006

It isn't going to be a good day.......

11 days until my husband comes home....not that I am counting or anything! Ususally when he leaves once we are under the two week mark the time flies- I have to catch up on laundry- clean the house- get things back in order some when he comes home it doesn't look like I took a "mini-vacation" from housework.....well, this time with Jr. Spaceman in school and Monkey man loving to help- we've kept on top of things so it is dragging around here.....

To top things off- we all have colds- not horrible but we are all cranky and stuffy- just blah. I was pretty sure it was going to be a bad day today when I woke up and couldn't hear because my ears were clogged......I KNEW it was going to be a bad day when I went to make the boys chocolate milk and way too late realized I had grabbed the mayo instead of the chocolate......(inside my head:......does chocolate go bad? does it turn white if it does go bad? This is really weird- I just bought it....smell it.....oh crap this isn't chocolate.......)

I've learned the hard way not to fight it....we'll just stay home today and live with stubbed toes- broken glasses and what ever else the day plans on throwing at me.....If I don't leave the house nothing TOO bad can happen, right?