Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Only a guy would notice....

Dallan and I were upstairs watching TV when all of a sudden said you know oddly those lights look like breasts. I said what are you talking about? He said well just look at them so I did and well he was right they do. Now every time I am in that room all I can think about is how my three ceiling lights look exactly like a part of the female anatomy. What do you think? I think I need new lights.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


I love the fall season! The leaves on the trees are starting to change, there is a crispness in the air which soon will lead to cozy sweaters and an excuse to sip hot chocolate. Fall means Halloween and thenThanksgiving and before you know it Christmas will be here. With all those reasons to love the Fall season there is another one....premiere week!!! That's right no more re-runs and finally some much anticipated answers to all those hanging questions! So hello the Office and you too Grey's Anatomy and Lost I couldn't forget you....oh howI missed you!
Welcome back to my living room, we have been awaiting your arrival.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Last Tuesday was Madelyn's first day of school. I will admit I was worried about sending her because she didn't know any of the other kids or the teacher. But as soon as we got there our little miss independant sat right down, kissed me goodbye, and said I will see you later mom. This made me a little sad because I thought for sure she would get upset to watch me leave! Two hours later I picked up Madelyn who was all smiles. She loved school and she loved her teacher Mrs. Doggett. As we were driving home I started asking her how her day was to which she replied it was fine. I said well what letter did you learn about, her response was "I can't remember". I said well I think it was the letter "C". She said yeah the letter "C". A few moments later I said Madelyn what letter did you learn about today (I was trying to be a good mom and reinforce what she did at school), this constant questioning by me was really starting to bug her and so she politely said "Mom, I really don't want to talk about it anymore". Okay.....conversation over! My next question was whether or not she liked her teacher Mrs. Doggett, her relpy shocked me! She said "Mom, she is nice but Mrs. Doggett is fat". I have no idea where she learned that because we don't use that word in that context. I said Madelyn we don't call people fat, it will hurt their feelings. She said but mom Mrs. Doggett is a really fat teacher. Again, I said Madelyn we don't say that! She said well then what do we say mom? Hmmmmm, well Madelyn we say Mrs. Doggett is a very nice teacher, okay? I only got silence from the backseat, so I said Madelyn do you understand we don't call people fat? Her reply...."Mom, I don't really want to talk about that anymore". Conversation over.....again. I know at least part of the conversation sunk in because today when she was talking to her grandma on the phone my mom asked her how she liked her teacher. She said she is nice grandma but we don't call Mrs. Doggett fat because that will hurt her feelings. Let us hope she remembers that the next time she sees her teacher!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Reminders of home and random introductions

When we lived in Washington there were plenty days when I thought enough with the rain! Who would have ever thought there would come a day when I would miss it? Today was such a "Washington" day. You know cloudy and cool with periodic rain showers. It was perfection! I opened all the windows and let the smell of the rain fill the house....aaah it is heavenly!

Today was Madelyn's first day of dance class. I will of course post some pictures as soon as I download them. But as all the moms were sitting there beaming with pride at their tutu clad little angels I started talking to the mom sitting beside me. She had two little African American baby boys who happened to be twins. This of course got the conversation rolling and her telling me how they adopted these two adorable twin boys. She gave me an email address and a search engine to try out regarding other adoption agencies. I went home and tried it out and was simply amazed at the wealth of information that was out there and all of these posts from agencies needing adoptive families for their birth mothers. I just couldn't believe I had never heard of this or found these sites when I was doing research. I more than likely would have never found them had I not been sitting in Rexburg, Idaho watching Madelyn showcase her dance moves. Maybe this is one of the reasons we had to move here and maybe nothing will come of it, but for now it has given me hope that maybe there is another baby out there for us.

Rain, good information and watching Madelyn dance.....I would say that is a very good day!