Friday, November 9, 2012
I remember when I was younger, having my friends help me pierce my bellybutton. I was not brave & it took quite a while to get it done. I won't even talk about the tattoos my cousin Tara and I gave ourselves when we were 16!
Keegan made a pained facial expression just for this picture. I'm proud of them though, this is some serious sibling bonding & something they may look back on years from now with a smile. I know I'm privileged to be able to share this memory with them. My kids are a blessing, they're brave and smart and thoughtful and... well, just amazing. I'm lucky to have such an awesome daughter this year, and such awesome sons all the time. I have the best job in the whole world. That's why the word Mom is Wow, upside down!
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Now, I have to do some spinning before bed or I'll be overrun with fiber like I am with yarn and WIPs...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
She's even more wonderful in person. She's got a great sense of humor. She's very driven, loves a challenge, and is smarter than everyone on our whole street... combined. :) She's fluent in three languages, and just starting 10th grade & is in Calculus. (WHEW!!)
She's started school this week, and is enjoying it. She's testing out dance classes to find one she is challenged by. She's a lot of fun to be around. I think she likes us, too. She says normal is overrated.
We're taking that the good way.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The house is spic-and-span, her room (she'll have her own room, of course) is ready, and we're just waiting on pins and needles until she arrives...
Yes, she'll be flying into the Detroit airport tomorrow afternoon. My husband and I will pick her up, take her home and begin the next 10 months of our lives as the proud host parents of a bouncing baby girl.
Honestly, if we survive - and she survives - and there's a minimal loss of sanity on both sides then we may do this again. At least until Keegan is out of school. Imagine the cultures we could learn from firsthand! Keegan, by the way, is excited to have a "normal person move into the house". I'm going to try to take that in a good way. We tried to tell him that as a little brother he had an obligation to Sarah to annoy her, but he said I'm crazy and he wants her to like him so he's not going to take any of my advice. How rude!
Now, let me tell you a little about what we think we know about Sarah. We chose her because Tara said she'd be perfect for our family, first. I mean, we looked at other profiles but Tara's been doing this for a while and she's known me almost my whole life, so if she says she's got a student who would work beautifully then I have to trust her judgment, right? But really, she sparkles. She dies her hair a beautiful titian red, she has a nose ring! She loves dance and theater and volunteers with special ed children in her dance class back home. We figured that even if she hates us, she will love our town because there are so many things she can do here that she loves and we can live with being a rule-generating hotel (as long as she's not a wild-child!) I don't think she is though. We've been talking on facebook for a week now and she's bubbly and smart and... well, there's not a chance that we won't like her.
Plus, her Mom loves to garden and her Dad is an engineer who designs street bikes (if I inferred correctly, that is). It seems like her whole family is wonderful, not just her.
So tomorrow, we button up our bulletproof outerwear and load the weapons and make the frightful drive into Detroit (just kidding, it's about 60% safer that that in mid-day at the airport) to pick up our new daughter from the airport. Expect a picture tomorrow. And cross your fingers for us that we're a good match all around.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I'm not really set-up here yet with my comfort music. I'm in my hubby's car with no radio, all my music is on the home computer (in TN still), so what I wind-up listening to is the second hand noise coming from Keegan's headphones. Right now he's watching a movie on the iPad. It sounds very exciting.
In two hours, he'll put it on to charge & go up to bed, but right now he's snuggled up in bed with me. I'm knitting, he's watching a movie, and all is right with the world. I enjoy my solitude, but I relish communal time with my babies. I can't believe how much he's changing lately & starting to look like a man.
Have a Happy Leap Year, everyone!