Monthly Archives: September 2007

Our Adoption Journey (Part 7)…Homecoming!

On September 29, 2004, we awoke in the wee hours of the morning to leave the Radisson Hotel in Moscow, bound for the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport. Our flight was at 8:00 a.m., so our adoption agency had a driver pick us up at 5:30 that morning. We had completed all of our packing the previous […]

Our Adoption Journey (Part 6)

I realize some of you probably assumed I had completed the memoir of “Our Adoption Journey” during the last post on September 24th. After all, we had picked up our little guy from the orphanage and were on our way back to Moscow. What else was left in this journey? Well, there was one more […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #6

This one needs to be marinated overnight and then placed in the crock-pot the following morning. (Actually, I went to bed at a decent time last night and didn’t prepare the marinade until very early this morning. I’ll put it all in the pot around 10:00 a.m. and let it cook until 7:00 this evening. […]

Our Adoption Journey (Part 5)

This was the day we’d been waiting for….on this day in 2004, we made the trip to Ben’s orphanage for the final time. We were so anxious as we entered those doors that morning and were escorted by the orphanage director to our “waiting room.” It had been 3 days since we’d last held our […]

Happy Birthday, Nana!!!

  Today was Mom’s birthday, and we had such a fun time gathering with family to celebrate the occasion. And Mom, you are looking absolutely fabulous (after only 3 weeks of recovery time from your accident)! Happy Birthday! We love you!

Our Adoption Journey (Part 4)

Today was THE BIG DAY! ADOPTION DAY!!!! Some folks choose to refer to this memorable day as “Gotcha Day,” and we’ve tried to do that ourselves, but for some reason it just doesn’t seem to fit the occasion. Maybe if we were first in line for the PlayStation 3 or something along those lines, “Gotcha […]

Our Adoption Journey (Part 3)

I feel certain some of you may have thought I just forgot to finish posting on our adoption journey. I do tend to be very forgetful these days. However, this time of year will always be memorable for me. So, no, I didn’t forget. I just thought it might be more meaningful if I traveled […]

Crock-Pot Wednesday #5

Yes, I realize I cooked pork chops last week, but my sweet friend, Misty, just sent me this recipe, so I can’t wait any longer to make it. She actually brought this meal to us shortly after Walt’s birth, and we all loved it! I’m thrilled to now have the recipe in hand, and I’m […]

Go Dawgs!!!

MSU 19, Auburn 14Go Bulldogs!!!

New Shoes

I have fond memories of the good ‘ole days when Mom would take my brothers and me to the local children’s shoe store for our new “Sunday shoes.” I can still smell the new leather! And the best part of the shoe shopping experience was when the salesman handed me a delightful take-home treasure… a […]