Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ash Wednesday Conversation

I went to mass at noon and Boo Boo went after work at 6. Upon returning from getting his ashes this was the conversation between the two:

Jacob: Dad what's wrong with your head?
Dad: Those are my ashes.
Jacob: Where did you get them?
Dad: At church, look mommy has some too.

Jacob: Ok guys, what's going on?

The boy is so silly! :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines/Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras!
We have been enjoying lots of parades!
I have forgotten my camera each time. Maybe tomorrow I'll get some pics to post.
For now, enjoy this cute model wearing our fundraiser t-shirt.


This is a picture of our snowstorm on Friday morning. This is the second time we get snow this winter. Global warming????NOT! :)

Friday, February 12, 2010


There is a beautiful version of the Divine Mercy Chaplet performed by children at the very bottom of my blog. You have to scroll all the way to the bottom, but it's worth it. It brings tears to my eyes everytime I play it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

One step closer

We received our I800 approval yesterday. Much quicker than I thought we'd receive it.
Now we wait for a letter from the National Visa Center. When we receive that (should be a week) we fax it to our adoption agency and they forward it to their representative in China.
Their rep then takes it to the Chinese Authorities and requests our Travel Authorization.
Pretty soon we'll know when we'll see our son for the first time!
Getting very excited!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


588 Mardi Gras T-Shirts Sold!

We are so totally blown away! For Jacob's adoption we sold just under 200 t-shirts. At the time I was working someplace with many employees and everyone supported us in our adoption. I currently work in an office with about 20 employees, so I didn't expect to sell as many shirts this time.

When our friends and family found out about our fundraiser many of them asked for their own order forms to sell to their friends and co-workers. Last night I compiled our master order and was in shock when the grand total was reaching over 400. When I was done, I totalled the column and saw the 588 number!! Through the generosity of a local businessman (Lenni Lipari, Action Specialties) we made over $2600 on our fundraiser!

That's HALF of our orphanage donation!!

The t-shirts are so beautiful and we can't wait to go to the parades this year. We hope to meet some of the people that supported our adoption.


(Let the good times roll)


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy...errr...Groundhog Day....NOT......

Here in Southwest Louisiana we don't see any groundhogs (what's a groundhog anyway?). Punxsutawney Phil...gimme a break! We've got Pierre C Shadeaux....the Nutra Rat!

And....he didn't see his shadow...that means a long spring and a shorter summer! YIPEE

Read all about it and see a picture of Pierre by clicking the link below :)

News : NO SHADOW, CHER (New Iberia, LA)

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