Friday, January 25, 2008

Expensive Week

So this last weekend Mike was "surfing on the net" and showed me a picture of a gun. (He is a hunter and also loves to target practice with his guns). He said, "If you need an idea for Father's Day you can get me this." I told him if he really wanted it to just buy it. (He hardly ever buys things for himself that is not a neccessity.) Well he ordered it. Hmmm, didn't think he was THAT serious about wanting to get it, but oh well. So, come Tuesday and my computer is REALLY acting up. It had been infected with spyware for about 3 weeks and just kept getting worse. It also had an overheating problem. I called my computer guys and they said for $50-$75 they could take off the spyware, but they have worked on the overheating problem and there was nothing more they could do. I called Mike and asked him "Since you are getting a new gun and my computer is 5 1/2 years old, can I get a new computer? The computer guys will build me one for $500." He gave me the go ahead to get a new computer....I am so glad I told him he could buy his gun. :) Well I ordered my computer and about a half hour later I look at the TV to see what was on and low and behold it is black. There is sound coming out, but no picture. Now this dumb TV is ONLY 3 years old. About 6 months ago we had an isssue. When I turned it on it was black, there was a loud pop sound and then slowly the picture came back on. I knew we were probably on borrowed time, but was holding out hope we would get moved before we had to invest in a new TV. SO, I made another call to Mike and started crying that we had just gotten another $$$ hit and that I would not have ordered my new computer if I knew the TV was going to go out. Needless to say he told me to go TV shopping and gave me a budget to stick within. So, that night I went shopping and got a new 37" LCD HD TV. I even only spent $800 and stayed below our budget. The new TV comes tonight, I got my computer yesterday, the gun comes next week.

*Happy Anniversary Honey! Let's take a cruise next time!!!

*Today is our 22nd anniversary.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Preschool Fun

I was the "helper mom" today at Olivia's preschool. I decided to take along my camera and try to catch some school action.

I really need to get a new camera. Mine takes some really crappy pictures. But here they are no less.

She headed right to the reading loft.

Then it was on to the "Snow pit"

Don't forget snack time.

I can't post the circle time pics because I don't know how to blur out the other faces.

She loves preschool. We are very lucky. We live near a really small town. There are 3 preschool's available. We take her to our old church. There are 18 kids in her class and three teachers. In her class their is one other Chinese girl (adopted also) and also a hispanic girl, a black/asian girl and a bi-racial boy (also adopted). I love the fact that there is some diversity in her class. She is still the smallest kid in her class (I think she comes up to the bottom of the chin of most of the kids) but she doesn't care because she is mighty. She has learned colors, shapes, how to write (trace) her name and this month they are learning their numbers. I hope once we move we can find another program similar to this one. She is going to miss all her "fweinds" very much.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Two years ago today......

Two years ago we got the call about our precious little Yang Guo Guan. I cannot believe how long ago it seems but yet I can remember it like it was yesterday.

Go here to a look back.

To all of my fellow "waiting and totally frustrated" adoptive moms..... I can't even imagine the anguish you are going through during this looooong wait. Our log in date was 4/19/05. It is unfathomable to me that the CCAA has still not gotten through the year of 2005. I can guarantee you that every stinkin' day you have to wait will be worth it when you set your eyes on the newest addition to your family, but I also know that piece of information does not help while waiting. I heard it many times and it meant nothing to me until I was living it. I just pray that your time of waiting will soon be over.

And to my precious were worth every frustrating minute that we waited and I love you sweetheart.

Our first look at Yang Guo Guan

Little Miss Olivia Guan today.