Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

i think i will go loco

what to do to keep my mind busy while I wait to wait. The first time we went to Haiti to Meet Z the trip was overwhelming. We were given the baby and then we were parents??? It took some getting use to. We were in a third world country and we have a baby in a hotel room, needless to say it was hard for the first few days..... what am i saying it was hard period. We were in culture shock (me more than R) and we HAD a BABY. As the five day went in The culture shock went away and it sunk in that we HAD a BABY. Were was only four months old so she slept and ate. Were got a little glimpse of her personality and that was about it. So we waited to go see her again not easy but nothing like we feel now.

This time was so much different. We knew what to expect there was a little bit of culture shock and Z, what a small letter to describe a BIG personality. She the love of our lives. nothing I mean nothing give us more joy in life than her. She has the greatest laugh and if so funny. I guess we were a little surprised that we feel in love so quickly. But now we are hooked we need our Z. Living without her it something we just do not want to do any more. If we ever had any doubts about being a parent we DO NOT any more we just want to start our family NOW.

So waiting........What to do, What to do. I am open to suggestions.

Did i ever mention i hate to wait.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Let me just tell you that Z did not like the camera she hated her picture taken and would not smile until after the flash went off and then she would smile. This is just a few of the great non smiling pictures

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


My friend Lee tagged me and i am supposed to tell you 6 of my quirks so here is goes

1....... I have to have all the doors all rooms anything opened has to be closed

2..... I can not take the first thing off the shelf i have to so to the back of the shelf and take that item

3..... I do not like to drink water out of a glass i would rather it be plastic

4..... I can not sleep if the bedroom is messy

5..... I have to read the safety card on the airplane or i do not feel safe

6..... housework relaxes me

now i am not going to tag anyone but if you would like to share anything about yourself that is border line obsessive compulsive than go right ahead

Monday, October 20, 2008

We are HOme

We are home. Our week in Haiti was wonderful. Z could not be more cute. She has the most infectious laugh, and the greatest personality. Very independent. She loves music and love to sing and dance. She did have scabbies pretty bad when we picked her up from the orphanage but we treated her and she started to look way better by the end of the week . She did not like getting her picture taken so there are very few of her smiling. so I will post a few pics now and more to come

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We are here

we are here safe and sound. Z is healthly a little chubby and has scabbies we have been treating her for two days and she already looks better she is a good eater. Tonite we made her laugh she loves to be tickeled it is so cute. she is a really good sleeper. I will post pic and maybe some viedo when we get back.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


We just wanted to thank everyone who has made it possible for us to travel to Haiti.

Steve and Shanna thank you so much for the hard work you did for the fund raiser.

Bill and Heidi with out your donation we would not be going so we thank you for that.

The Wadsworth construction company would generous donation with bring some much needed relief the the children in the orphanage.

And I would like to thank My husband for working so hard to get the donation from Wadsworth construction company. I love you and I am so proud of you for doing that


Well we leave tomorrow. We will fly all day and stay in Miami for the night and then fly into Haiti on Monday morning. Wow I am excited. I can not wait to hold my little Z. I hope she remembers us. I know that this is a common fear amongst the adoptive families will your children like you and how will they act. One whole week with Z and what a great week it will be. We are meeting some new families this trip that should be fun. I just wish we were bringing her home. Just stay positive and just remember that when it does happen it will be the great time of our lives. I am kind of just rambling on about nothing. It really cold out side and snowing. The first snow fall of the year Yeah I like snow. Well until we get back . There will be plenty of photos to share.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


We are leaving for Haiti in just a few days and we could not be happier. This country is a beautiful country and extremely poor. I say this for anyone who might be reading my blog and not know that. I have attached the link to Yele Haiti. This is Wyclef Jeans Haitian fund where you can donate to help all the families that were effected by the hurricanes and it has some pictures of the devastation from the hurricanes and also great music

Thursday, October 2, 2008

If you have to ask why then you will never understand

If you have to ask why then you will never understand. I heard that today and thought how true this is for international adoption. I have people ask me all the time WHY did you go all the way to Haiti to adopt. I try and explain and they always nod their heads and say OH with a blank stare on their face.