Thursday, January 14, 2010

My dear friend Emily gave me this award. Have not been a good blogger lately so....I decided I would try and do it. One word is all you need. Shouldn't be so hard. Well, here you go. My answers to the questions that required one word answers- more difficult than you think. :)

1. Where is your cell phone? counter

2. Your hair? toolong

3. Your mother? Gentle

4. Your father? Strong

5. Your favorite food? Indian

6. Your dream last night? Frightening

7. Your favorite drink? Coffee

8. Your dream / goal? better me

9. What room are you in? Office

10. Your hobby? Cooking

11. Your fear? Mice

12. Where do you want to be in six years? serving

13. Where were you last night? Idol

14. Something that you aren't? type B

15. Muffins? Cupcakes

16. Wish list item? great boots

17. Where did you grow up? Europe/Asia/Virginia

18. Last thing you did? texted

19. What are you wearing? Jeans

20. Your TV? On

21. Your pets? Willow, Jasper, Cinderella, Lucky (wish I could do just one word...)

22. Friends? Gifts

23. Your life? Blessed

24. Your mood? prayerful

25. Missing someone? Mom

26. Vehicle? Tahoe

27. Something your not wearing? Shoes

28. Your favorite store? Bookstore

29. Your favorite color? Pink

30. What was the last time you laughed? Lastnight

31. Last time you cried? Today (watching the news)

32. Your best friend? Jason

33. One place that I could go over and over? Martha's Vineyard

34. One person who emails you regularly? Michele

35. Favorite place to eat? City

I pass the award on to:

Michelle: Like Emily, she is a friend that I made through the blogs...but has become so much more. She has wonderful insight and is a great mom. She is smart and articulate and if you have not checked out her should.

Katy: Has the most beautiful twins. She and her husband are great. At the risk of sounding 15...they are really cool. He is in a band, a really good band and she is smart and funny. I can tell you, that she makes having twins look easy.

Maribeth: Passed court today and is now the parent to two beautiful brothers, in addition to the to sweet children she already had. It has been great watching the journey from afar and I thought you may need something fun to do other than pack:)

Heidi: Heidi just received her referrral for twin 2 year old brothers. They are sweet little boys. I can't wait until thet are home.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Life at Warp Speed (oops, I mean with a toddler)

What was my life like before Bella? I don't remember. I do need to make time for exercise and yoga but I have not as of yet. Bella rode her first horse! She loved it. She wanted to jump like Eliza. I signed Bella up for preschool for next year (in my town you do it this early...go figure.). I love the woman who runs it. She loves Africa. The kids make art books (each letter of the alphabet is a different art project), masks, study animal habitats, make jewelry to sell and then decide what charity to give the money to, make musical instruments... It is a non-traditional program but I think Bella will love it. Zach went there for kindergarten enrichment and loved it. Have I mentioned that Bella has grown 4 inches in the three months she has been home? She has too many words now to count. She is trying to spell her name. She is the sweetest little cherub ever!

Andrew is in several schools. One of his safety schools asked him to apply for a presidential scholarship. If he gets it... what do we do???? Decisions, decisions, decisions???? Do you go with a better known program or take a risk and have less debt?

Food network is my new favorite background noise. We have tried ad loved so many recipes. I will have to start posting some.

This afternoon, I am headed to an arts center with a friend. We are taking a class on making natural cremes, lotions, and facial treatments. Crazy, but I am really excited:)

I also met the nicest woman at bible study. She sent me a list of hair products and a daily routine for Bella. I will do a post on it next week when I have a good hour to sit down and write.

Life is good, crazy but good. We feel very blessed.