Friday, February 20, 2009

FFF-Fake out

Here are my munchkins chillin in bed. I'd like to say they sleep peaceful in bed like this all night, okay that might be pushing it. I'd even like to say that they laid like this for more than 5 minutes with out pushing and shoving and yelling at one another, but that would be a lie. Nothing but a FAKE OUT.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Let's be Honest

So I'm sitting on the couch with the laptop in lap, wishing my camera worked so I could post some much needed pictures. Faith has caught the plague and is currently energized by the dose of tylenol I gave her, rolling all over the floor, in sensory over load mode. Poppy is chillin in the recliner with the TV blaring because he's deaf, talking to me about God knows what, and all I can think about is how and when will I ever make it back to the gym, meanwhile my ass is indented into the couch. I wonder if I lowered the volume on the TV, if Faith would stop wigging out, but then I'd have to have more meaningless conversation with Poppy about GOD KNOW WHAT.

None-the-less, I've been tagged by Kerri

Kerri gave me the "Honest Blogger" Award.

The rules are thus:
1) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
2) Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Scrap.” Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
3) List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

So, here's my list of honest bloggers...








1. I'm lazy (no secret), but highly motivated when it's all about me
2. I want more KIDS. (once again, no secret)
3. At the end of the day, when it' s time for bed, I wanna go to bed.
4. I have a hard time dealing with introverted, reserved people, because I am none of those things.
5. I'm afraid of rejection, have been since my ex-boyfriend in my early twenties.
6. Want more children but afraid of having another child with special needs.
7. I'm tired. Maybe it's from having a full house or maybe I'm just getting older.
8. Afraid of being old an unattractive
9. Wish I had a girls night out.
10. Spend my time blogging and on facebook to have some alone time, even though I'm not alone.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I just wanted to say Congratulations to the Becking family on their referral of their little girl. Check out their journey. How can any of us forget the moment we heard about our children for the first time, whether adopted or biological. Makes me want another, actually I've always wanted another. Maybe some day.

And Happy Valentines Day to all my friends and family in blogging world.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Have you ever been called a HERO....

...a Godsend, a life saver, a saint. If so, do believe it. Was it your intentions or something you just falled upon.

I was watching a 60 minute interview with the flight crew who landed the plane in the Hudson river. The captain made a comment about the days following the crash, although all 155 passengers survived, he couldn't help but think what more he could of done. What more he could of done! The man just landed a plane in the Hudson river, sparring the lives of a 155 passengers, what more could he have done! He is a hero in the eyes of so many, but I'd bet that he has never and will never look at himself as being a hero. The captain had a job to do and he did it very, very well.

Which leads me to adoption. How many of you have heard, "You saved that child's life", "You are amazing", "You are a Hero". How many of you believe that statement to be true.

So here's my confession. I adopted Faith for pure selfish reasons. I already had three beautiful, healthy biological child. My husband had been neutered and I wanted another child. I had been interested in adoption for quite some time and thought it would be easier on my body. I didn't want to get fat again, and then spends years trying to get skinny again. I wanted a baby, but didn't want to give my body to pregnancy. I asked for a healthy baby girl and the lord gave me just that. She is healthy and beautiful, but not with out many special needs. So now, when I introduce Faith to people and tell them where she came from and about her needs, they often say to me: "You saved her life, you are her Hero". However, I don't believe any of those things. I often feel ashamed. I wanted a baby and the lord gave me a baby, in more ways than you know. And like my biological children, she is just as much apart of me as they are. Her needs have been, surprising, overwhelming and humbling. I do for her like I would do for my other children, husband, mother, father, friends, etc.. It by no means makes me any more of a Hero.

So please, don't call me a hero, just call me human.

And for many reasons I still want more kids, but my rational has changed. There are so many children out there in need of a home. So many children who don't have the pleasure of growing up with a mother or father. I want to give those kids what my kids have.

Maybe some of you out there that read this blog, could put your selfishness aside and give a child a home. It is not easy, I can attest to that, but so very worth it.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Prayers needed

I had a fun post to share with everyone when I came across and update about Abby Riggs whom is SUFFERING from leukimia.
I ask that whatever your beliefs, religion, etc.. please pray for Abby right now, she really needs it. Check out Abbys familys blog: .....where laughter lives.

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Blog Design

So, do you like? Yet another new blog design.

I seems that our blog changes with the season, but it is ever so consistent with our changing life. Jaimee did an amazing job, Check out her site, Centsibly Chic designs. She is top notch.

Faith has finished with her intensive therapy and is doing quit well. I know for sure now that the Lord is teaching me patience. It's just the learning that doesn't come easy. She is beautiful, healthy and happy and that's what's most important.

Rex on the other hand has been giving Jayme and I a difficult time. The 3 weeks spent with Faith in LA and losing our Nanny to a mission trip in Peru hasn't been easy for him. Either that or terrible twos is becoming terrible threes.

Paris and Roc are doing well. They are doing well in school and seem to enjoy it. They both just finished a 8 week Spanish course. Although not fluent, yet, he he, they know Spanish way better than I do and I took Spanish 1 and 2 in High School. Little minds absorb sooooo much. Paris has started softball. My little diva is pretty good. Roc will be starting baseball with Jayme as his coach. No pressure though.

Jayme is getting geared up for a weekend in Pebble Beach with his buddies from out of town. The stress of going to Pebble Beach is almost unbearable. he he.

I have no pics to post. I've been a little behind on taking any new photos. But now that the weather here in Southern Cali is 80 degrees, some park pics will be in the making.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Serious Life Magazine

I wanted you to know about this publication I’m a part of called Serious Life Magazine. They just published the February issue today, and I am in their Featured Blog Directory. It’s a very high quality magazine… you’ll really like it.

The magazine includes a lot of great content from bloggers you’ll appreciate, as well as great features, photos and other content. The magazine is owned and published by a family who have seven kids, three adopted and one who has Leukemia ( The magazine gives away a bunch of ads to charities and ministries. Besides great articles on interesting people, there is a lot about family, adoption, personal finance, spiritual life, humor… all sorts of “life” topics.

Again, the subscription is free, and I know you’ll enjoy the magazine, so take a minute to check it out and sign up to get future issues.