Sunday, June 22, 2008

Agency picnic

Our agency has a picnic every year and we have been to them since 2003. They have had their share of ups and downs in recent years but I must say yesterday's was fun and I hope they use the same location next year as I really disliked last years location. As usual we got together with our travel groups and had so much fun! Sophia and Londyn were as cute together as usual and Olivia was in heaven with Emelia. Londyn and Emelia are sisters (along with Baelyn) whom we had the awesome pleasure of traveling with both times. Audrey,Maggie and Jami were there as well and a good time was had by all. We usually spend the night in Lexington but this time we didn't. We were to the K's hotel where the girls swam and played in an unused area of the hotel -- something we have done in this hotel since 2004! To say the girls had fun is an understatement! While we were in the pool area, I saw a woman in the pool with a newly adopted baby and recognized her from her journey on one of the journey hosting sites. I remembered her because I thought her baby was from Yugan and I was right! It was great to meet another Yugan mommy and baby! Lydia was so cute and reminded me of one of our travel mates daughter L. Also, the girls were able to participate in a first for them -- they got to ride/drive a paddleboat with their daddy! I really hope our agency goes back to this park next year!! They had a great playground and lake.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Must give props... my great pal Marla ( for giving my blog a makeover! She made the fabulous header and changed the background color. She saw the pics on my Father's Day post and decided she had to to do something with them. She and I chat every Thursday night and have for going on 3 years. We met in the February 2003 DTC yahoo group (the Firecrackers) and then were in the February 2005 DTC group (the Love Bugs) together. She is someone who is truly a good friend and I hope to meet her in person one day. Love ya girl! Love the new look!! Thank you so much for being there through the years!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New hair do

Well in an effort to make my girls look different (so we might not get the twins question) I decided that maybe they need to have different hair styles. I decided to get Sophia's hair cut since she is the youngest and hasn't been verbal about her hair unlike Olivia. It was pointed out that Olivia would look better with a shorter 'do since her face is thinner than Sophia's but another friend said I at least needed to ask Olivia if she wanted hers cut. Well I asked and she said no -- well that is until it got time for me to leave with Sophia and she decided she wanted hers cut. I wanted to cut bangs into Sophia's hair but when we got to the shop and were talking with Amber (their beautician) she said she would have to go way back to give the bangs because of Sophia's forehead and the little hairs growing there. So we went with a short cut and no bangs. Here is a few photos of the new 'do:

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Father's Day.....

Happy Father's day to my wonderful husband. We spent the day at my in-laws for lunch and then we came home and went swimming. The girls were up very late last night as Derek and Adam came over. Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of the swimming. I normally don't dress the girls alike but today Olivia actually wanted to be dressed like twins. Sigh.......

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Final T-ball game...

Well, Olivia had her last t-ball game and I think she was very excited about that. She liked playing in the beginning but had decided about 3 or 4 games in that it was more fun to play in the dirt than to play ball. She actually played very well Thursday night and even said she "might" want to play again next year.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Prayers needed

I can't give any details but some good friends need prayers for a decision they are having to make. If you pray, could you lift them up?


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Are they twins??? (ETA: They are 21 months apart)

I have been wanting to blog about this for some time but today I read another blogger's post about an exchange she had today and it reminded me I wanted to blog about this. To say I get this question a lot is an understatement. It happens every time we are out and usually more than once. I realize I get this because Sophia is almost the same size as Olivia BUT other than them being Chinese they look nothing alike. Olivia is truly beginning to hate hearing this question so I needed to find a good response to the question. Last night here is our exchange with a restaurant hostess:

RH: Are they twins?
Me: No. (As I am getting the "look" from Olivia)
RH: They look a lot alike so they could be twins.
Me: Actually, other than being Chinese they look nothing alike. (In my nicest voice of course!)

That actually caught her off guard and shut her up. So on the way home I thought of something for Olivia to say the next time we get the question. I would really like for her to say "No Ma'am (or Sir). Why do you ask? We look nothing alike." She likes the response but wants me to deliver it. Does anyone have another good response to this question?