Friday, December 19, 2008

The weather

I must say I love the weather right now. I know - I know some of you in the midwest are probably saying are you kidding me. I lived in the midwest for 37 years. I remember growing up on the farm and not being able to go to school due to huge snow storms. The thought of cuddling up under a blanket and watching TV is very enticing but, the weather in Arizona is so beautiful.

The leaves are just starting to turn and it is cold. Well alright not cold to some people's standards but it is very chilling. 40 degrees:)

Mr. Delta/NWA had a call the other day from one of his former co-workers in South Dakota. He said it was -36 below with the windchill. No way, you could not drag me back there.

I hope all is well with everyone and for now we are enjoying are little patch of heaven.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I admit...

Ok, I am here to admit that I am and will be forever addicted to Starbucks. Each morning for the last few months, I stop on my way to work to order a Grande, White Chocolate Mocha. Each morning, no matter how rushed and stressed out I am getting all the kids ready, this would give me something to look forward to. This is my pure relaxation.

Well, the price is not pleasant. I located the recipes for many of Starbucks concoctions. Yesterday morning I tried my favorite. Yucky... The recipe called for melted white chocolate chips and whole milk. It was not the same as the nice and smooth tasting drink that I receive at the local store.

What is a girl to do? I wish, well I wish that life was so simple and I had my own personal barista in my kitchen that would make me my lovely coffee.

Till next time.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Did you miss me...

Well probably not because I am probably the only one that reads my blog. That is how life has been for me.

Here is a recap of the last month.

1. Had Kidney stones - spent $6500 at the hospital.
2. Had USCIS fingerprint appointment.
3. Traveled back to my home state for my mom and dad's farm auction.
4. Homestudy is complete.
5. Waiting to send dossier until Mr. NWA becomes Mr. Delta.
6. I have been promoted to Senior at my job.
7. Working 40+ hours to get tax returns before October 15th deadline.
8. Kids are healthy and enjoying school.
9. Receiving random donations of ink jet cartridges and digital cameras.
10. Studing for CPA exam.

That is all for now. I hope to hear from everyone.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

We made the paper.

Are article showed up in the paper. I hope that it brings us used cell phones and inkjet cartridges. This is exciting for us because we are not only raising money for our adoption but, helping the environment.

Until another day.

Major Scare

On Friday afternoon my husband called me at 3:30 p.m. Our new kindergartner did not get off of the school bus. Oh my gosh. Where is he. I phoned the school and the secretary contacted his teacher. The teacher says yes we put him on the bus. Where is my son. I called the bus dispatch and the lady was very rude. She says I am on the phone with the school and you just need to go to the school. I dropped everything at work and ran to my car. I called my husband and he started walking the streets to see if Draysen had gotten off at another stop. I was about half way to the school and the phone rang it was the school principal. They had located Draysen - he was put on the wrong school bus. What - you have to be kidding me. Do they understand how traumatic this is for us. As soon as I pulled up to the school I saw Draysen. I jumped out of the car and gave him a huge hug. It took me several hours to calm down. The what ifs in life...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

This weeks events.

It has been an eventful week. We received our fingerprinting appointment for USCIS. We go on August 13th. Now, if we had our home study in hand we would be all set.

The kids started their new school year on Monday. Our beautiful daughter started 6th grade, Draysen off to kindergarten, and Devin in pre-school. Monday morning was tearful for this mom. I always get choked up on the first day, concerts, and other events. I am so proud of them all. As Danae got on the bus to go to her first day of middle school I had to turn away. My little girl has become such a beautiful young woman. For Draysen, the teacher had us line up outside the school and that is where we said our goodbyes. Draysen was so very excited and such a big boy. Again I teared up. My little boy, he has grown so much in the last three years since his arrival to our home. Devin was the only one with no change in his surroundings.

Our newspaper article is supposed to be published on Saturday. I am anxious to see if our article will prompt people to donate their used phones and such. Just think, if we could collect 20,000 phones at around $1 a piece. There we have it $20,000 for our adoption. Yah right - only in a perfect world. I would at least like to try it for one day - the perfect world anyway.

Other than that, tomorrow is Friday. I love Friday's as this is the last day of my work week. For now anyway, until tax season rolls around and Friday's do not mean anything, except more work.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Can't we get a break? Money keeps going out. A few weeks ago our vehicle gave out and we had to replace the thermostat - $400 later we were up and running. Then shortly after that our air conditioner started leaking - $150 later it was fixed. Then last night we were relaxing and it kept getting hotter and hotter in our house. Keep in mind that at this time of year, where we live, it is 115 degrees outside and it only cools down to 95-100 degrees in the evening. I called the A/C repair man and he arrived at 9:30 p.m. and... $550 later it is working again. Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!! It seems like we are not going to get back on track.

Of course this increases my anxiety about the additional expenses that we are incurring with our adoption. I know deep down in my heart that this is the direction that we are being called. I am stepping out in faith but, am being turned down. I recently had a visit with our church to see if we could, in some way, collaberate to raise additional funds for our upcoming adoption. I am sad to say that I was turned down because they have other priorities. This was very devasting. What am I being told? Are we going down the wrong road?

Any supporting words that anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated. I am on the verge of crying at every turn.