Monday, March 31, 2008

Crap this is funny

Those were my husband's words when I showed him this site.

Quickly followed by "What the hell is a shopping cart cover" (See item #13)

So for all you parents out there, how white are you? So far, we are guilty of at least four and maybe more once Fiori actually gets here.

Aren't they the cutest?

Matt's mom sent us pictures of their two puppies. Obviously one is older than the other. But how cute are they?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Update (and I can't say the news is good)

Everyone who had kids referred in December but had to wait for the three month abandonment period to be up just received news of a court date. Everyone except us that is. Don't ask me why.

Doesn't seem at all likely we will be traveling before the beginning of June and then only if we get submitted for a court date soon. Which means Fiori will be at least eight months old by the time she gets here and will have been in the orphanage for six months+. And she'll have outgrown many of the clothes we have for her.

We just got several new photos of her and at least she is healthy. Albeit bald since they had to shave her hair for the IV. If anyone wants to be invited to view her pix, let me know and I can send you an invite.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Will having kids be this much fun?

This used to be our rather expensive corner dog bed. At least until our puppy Miles got to it. We keep it around with the hope that it will interest Miles enough not to go after something new. I think it is working as he hasn't destroyed anything in at least the last week.


I've been too depressed to post. Well, not depressed per se - more like unmotivated. We've been waiting for several weeks to hear that they have filed for a court date. We thought this would be done a while ago but recently MOWA (Ministry of Women's Affairs) started requesting another item that comes from a different government department so the files couldn't be submitted until this form was received. It was OK since there are something like eight of us in the same boat so at least we were not alone. However, on Friday, they submitted three files and more today. But not for Fiori.

I'm really hoping for good news in the next day or so or I might really get depressed.

I also just realized she will be about eight months old by the time she gets here instead of six like we thought. She will have so outgrown the clothes we have.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Filling my time

Still waiting for a court date which I keep hoping we'll get any day now. Since I've also finished the nursery, you can see I'm filling my blog time with funny surveys. This one comes compliments of Julia MacMonagle. Thanks Julia.

I'm almost equal between the Midwest and the West which is funny because someone just yesterday asked me if I was from Texas.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The West
North Central
The Inland North
The South
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Matt finally buys something for Fiori

And in true Matt fashion, it is weird. He decided to get her stuffed animals. Oh, how cute you might think. No, he decides to get her Giant Microbes and Ugly Dolls.

From left to right:
* Toxic Mold
* Flesh Eating Disease
* Ebola Virus
* Penicillin
* Flea

And here is Ox and Icebat.

Serves me right for marrying someone in advertising, a field that prides itself on creative (i.e. oddball) people.

Although I must admit I think Penicillin is kind of cute. Ebola looks like poo.