Thursday, August 14, 2008

26 & some other stuff...

Tatum is in love with her new baby sister. Click here and here to see some awfully sweet pics. I'll warn you though. They may overload you with the whole cuteness factor.

Mom and baby came home from the hospital on Monday. They're both healthy and well. They're adjusting to each other and the household is learning how to be a family with 5 children. I think my sister is counting the days until school starts though. LOL! Especially since this year, she gets a third one out of the house with Tatum starting kindergarden.

Today marks 26 months into this wait for me. That's a long time. Enough said.The arrival of Tess has been an absolute blessing. But it's also a little bittersweet for me. It's upped my baby fever about a thousand degrees. Some days my heart just aches for the day when it'll be my turn. I know all of you still waiting get that.

But I was happy to see the CC*AA sent referrals thru January 31, 2006. The rumor was they'd only do thru Jan 27th. Even though there may not have been anyone logged in after that (for my non "adoption junkie" friends.... that's because the Chinese New Year holiday closed their offices for the week of Jan 28-Feb5th that year meaning no one was logged in on those dates), it was still nice to see them end the month of January. Finally. It only took them like..what.. 8 months, I think? Anyway... let's just keep pressing on. Eventually they'll get to me.

Happy belated birthday wishes to my bloggy buddy, Melissa. Hope you enjoyed your day. By the way, I got the e-mail you sent but haven't had time to respond to it. I know... I suck lately. Sorry. Just want you to know I'm thinking of you. And sending you every bit of good karma, positive vibes and prayers I can muster for you to get this paperwork cluster resolved.Maryellen ...got your's, too. See the part above about me sucking lately with finding time for e-mail. LOL! Just know I miss the TBG's. And thanks for the pic of Hannah. She's as beautiful as ever. You can tell her I said that. :P

If you like the look of my blog re-design (which I adore by the way) and are in the mood for something for yourself, Danielle is celebrating her 1 year anniversary of blog design by having a huge sale. Click on over to her blog to check it out. I highly recommend her services. And as an added bonus to her fabulous talent... she's really nice, too.

And to end this post with a little insanity.... have you seen this? It's made international news. That BK is about 15 minutes from my house. Yep, we're famous for all kinds of great things where I come from. LOL! What an idiot. But watch the video until you get a glimpse of him with the reporter. Scary, eh? I'm not sure what to make of the skeleton hand gloves or that crazy eyebrow makeup. Did he think the tie would improve the image somehow? But what did you expect? He's not gonna be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company with that look. Ex-fast food worker is probably the best his resume' is ever gonna get.

Off to babysit while my sis goes to some open house thing at school. Peace out.

14 comments:

Kayce said...

Happy 26! Miss Mia is coming soon!! Hang in there and keep the faith.

Rhonda said...

Happy 26...make it a whopper.

Daniella said...

Happy 26! When will the number just stop climbing. That all I want - not a big request do you think? Your newest family addition is beautiful and your babysitting five kiddos - wow. Your sister is my idol :) Thanks for turning me on to Danielle. I haven't ordered a makeover yet but I love her blog and she seems so sweet and has fabulous taste :) I too was happy about us being in February. It just sounds better.

M and M said...

Congrats on 26 down - I know you never thought it would be this long...

3D said...

26 done!

Such cuteness!

Keep smilin!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

26 behind you. I know you never dreamed you'd be saying that. Keep the faith!!

Catherine said...

Happy 26th!! You're gonna make it and we'll all be here to celebrate with you!!

sea star said...

Beautiful baby! Congrats to all!

Happy 26 down! =0/

Now let's talk about Mel's cleavage in that photo.... ;0)

sea star said...

p.s. I suck lately as well. I've been working really hard down here on relaxing. =0)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy 26 to my LID buddy! May it NOT be another 26 more...

kris said...

Happy 26 to you Krista- ! Tess is so adorable!!

OziMum said...

I swear your sister is Wonder Woman! She just popped a baby... and she's at a school function?!! Does she not know that having a new baby, is a very good excuse for sitting on your bum?!!!

Tess is stunning! Love all her hair! And her name... well it reminds me of another awfully cute Tess!!!!

26 closer to YOUR MIA! Seeing Alyson and Ford's little angel Alyzabeth An - has just truly spiked my hope!

Oh yeah - did CCAA say they're through til the 31st?!!!! I thought it was the 27th?! Oooo goodie that means I can mark a few more days off!!! I wondered why PIPO said she was only 24 days, and her LID is a couple of days after mine!!!

Wendy said...

(((Hugs))) to you! This wait sucks big time!

wzgirl said...

Thank you for posting that slice of insanity. The note below it on youtube was "thank you methamphetamine". Oh yeah. I wonder if his band got any good hits or a contract out of his publicity stunt?

I thought that it was funny. Definitely funnier than waiting 26+ months and still no true end in sight.

Hugs and Chicken Nuggets! xo