Could you be my momma & daddy
Friday, October 31, 2008
Could you be my momma & daddy
Thursday, October 30, 2008
We have booked our flights and paid for them.Cost~just under 3,800.00 for 2 adults round trip and 1 child, one way home. http://www.goldenruletravel.com/ .ask for Sharon Martin she was great.
We have an apt rented ~through . firstname.lastname@example.org
50 Eruos a night, internet service, and they will pick you up at the airport for 20 Eruos for each way. http://www.domovina.com/. thank you to Beth for this info:
We need to make more lists of things to get done.Ya right Gary says, he thinks i have to many lists.
We have confirmed our Ministry appt; NOV 10TH, not sure of the time yet.
We will be staying in E.E. for 12 nights. We hope to see lots of sites while we are there.
Our flights are 20 hours long. WOW
This is Jody's first time on an air plane.
Yes, she is nervous. Deep breath AND SHE WILL BE OK:
J,confirmed our appt: date and we will get the meeting time soon.
We are so so happy to finally be getting ready to go on our trip of a life time.
We will be counting down everyday until we get there to get our little one.
See ya all very soon ...
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
We love you Bella!!!
We got the magical date to go meet the newest member of our family!!!!! YAY YAY YA !!! We can't wait to meet our little Bella and our facilitator...
We are trying to confirm everything... It looks like we will be leaveing on Nov 8th, our meeting with the Ministry Officials will be on the 10th,and then we meet our little princes..we can't wait to see them both.. We are so excited with this great news!!!
Bella the count down in on!!! We leave in just ten days!!!
WE LOVE YOU LITTLE BELLA!!! SEE YOU VERY SOON , LOVE YOU SO MUCH ALREADY.
See you soon J, and our Bella Boo~
LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER~ DADDY & MOMMY AND ALL YOUR FAMILY..
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
It is getting to the end of the year, Gary's drivers and Gary also need to use up there vacation time or they loose them and the pay. So we are in a crisis here for time to be able to travel.
Please pray the Minisrty Officials will work with us for the perfect date to be there. Yes i am in tears , it is so hard to hear that we can not travel right now to get our little girl. We are very up set with this. We have been waiting for that perfect travel date, but not sure it is every going to get here.
BELLA WE LOVE YOU WITH ALL OUR HEARTS, AND HOPE WE SEE YOU SOON... Love your daddy & mommy.
Please say a prayer we get that so special travel date today!!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
This is from our facilitator today.I've talked to the ministry officials today.There is still a small job to do with Magda's dossier,but the lawyer will let me know tomorrow about your travel date.I asked for the 3th November,and expect to have the answer tomorrow.
So we pray we will get our travel date tomorrow!!!
LOVE YOU BELLA BOO!! WE PRAY WE SEE YOU VERY SOON, LOVE DADDY & MOMMY
We hope to see you next week, Bella and the facilitator.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
We have also been making lots of lists for Grandma and big sister Amber. They will be taking care of our 4 smaller children at home. We need to get all the school work ready for them to teach the children for the two weeks that we will be gone to get Bella.
The luggage is ready, i hope i didn't forget anything. I put the locks on them and now they are ready for us to travel. Bella's new car seat is ready to be put in my Expedition, along with all the luggage.
I just hope we get that travel date on Monday after J's, meeting with the Ministry Officials. We are praying we will travel to E.E. the first week of November. Yes that would be next week.We are so ready to go to get our little princess. We will try to enjoy our trip also, i am sure we will miss our children at home . But this is also a long over due honeymoon for Gary & I . We are really looking forward to seeing the sights in E.E. not to mention all the children. I know i will want to bring them all home with us.If they would let me i sure would. We love taking care of our children.We would love to have a few more to take care of.
Getting our children ready for us to be gone.We have been trying to get the children ready for us to be away from them for two weeks. I sure hope they do fine . Now if Mom & Dad will be alright away from the children.
Now to get enough groceries for all of them for when we are gone.
PLEASE PRAY WE WILL GET OUR TRAVEL DATE ON MONDAY THIS COMING WEEK, SO WE CAN TRAVEL THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER. We are ready to be able to leave on Saturday next week, Nov 1st if we need to.
Bella we hope to be holding you very soon baby. Love always your forever family.
Love Daddy & Mommy & all the family.
Friday, October 24, 2008
We just heard from J, she said Magda~Bella is in the ~Central Resistry!!!! So now we just need a date to travel to her country to visit with her and be able to bring our little princess home.We are praying for a quick travel date. It is so hard waiting for that special travel date.We hope to be able to travel ?? maybe the first week of Nov .Not sure if that will happen but we can hope for that.So please say a prayer we get a travel date very soon... We can't wait to see our little one and hold her in our arms.WE LOVE YOU "BELLA FAITH"~MAGDA WE CAN'T WAIT TO HOLD YOU BABY.. LOVE ALWAYS YOUR MOMMY & DADDY & ALL OF YOUR FAMILY!!!WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON...
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
CHECK IT OUT!!!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
MCKENZIE~ LOVEING BEING PAMPERED~~
~`DEZTANY GETTING HER HAIR CUT~`
THEN MOM PAINTED MCKENZIE'S FINGER AND TOE NAILS. DEZTANY AND MEGAN DID THERE OWN THIS TIME. MCKENZIE GOT A SUPER PAMPER DAY FOR BEING VERY GOOD. WE TRY TO PAMPER THE KIDDOS IF THEY STAY ON GOOD BEHAVIOR FOR ATLEAST A WEEK. THAT IS PRETTY HARD FOR DEZ AND ANDY TO DO , BUT THEY ARE GOING TO TRY REALLY HARD THIS WEEK. DEZTANY WOULD ALSO LIKE HIGHLIGHTS IN HER HAIR. SO WE HOPE SHE CAN HAVE GOOD BEHAVIOR ALL WEEK. THEN SHE WILL GET HIGHLIGHTS IN HER HAIR. FOR ANDY WHEN HE MAKES A FULL WEEK HE WILL GET TO CHOOSE A SPECIAL THING TO DO WITH JUST HIM AND DAD. SO WE ARE VERY HOPEFUL THEY WILL BOTH WORK HARD AT THERE BEHAVIOR ALL WEEK. THE GIRLS AND I WHEN WE WERE DONE PAMPERING , WE WENT TO WAL-MART TO DO SOME SHOPPING . THE GIRLS LOVED THIS. MOM DOESN'T USUALLY GO TO WAL-MART. SHE USUALLY SENDS DAD AND KENZIE TO SHOP. SO ALL THE GIRLS HAD A GREAT DAY.
IT WAS ALOT OF FUN HAVING ARE GIRLS PAMPER DAY !!! BUT WE WERE SHORT( AMZ) , THE BIGGEST SISTER AND THE LITTLEST SISTER( BELLA).
WE ARE VERY HOPEFUL THAT WE WILL HEAR OF TRAVEL DATES VERY SOON. WE SO WANT OUR LITTLEST DAUGHTER HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. WE LOVE TO HAVE ALL OF OUR FAMILY AT OUR HOUSE TO HAVE THANKSGIVING TOGETHER . IT MEANS SO MUCH TO US TO HAVE EVERYBODY TOGETHER.
PLEASE PRAY WE GET A TRAVEL DATE VERY SOON!!!! BELLA WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND HOPE TO SEE YOU VERY VERY SOON. LOVE YOU SO ~MOMMY & DADDY
Thursday, October 16, 2008
OH MY SHE IS SO BEAUTIFUL~ BELLA WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH~
LOOK AT BELLA GO!!!! IS SHE TRYING TO CRAWL, I SURE HOPE SO.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
JODY,JASON,JAKE AND AMBER 1985
Monday, October 13, 2008
by Anna MacPherson
Each one comes in a different lightA different reason a different nightThe brightest thing you'll ever knowLove for them will forever growEvery one has a different faceEach of them their own special graceIt's in our lives they frolic and singJust to see them alive is a beautiful thingThey bring us joy they give us lovethey're a beautiful creation from God aboveThey laugh they play, make us smile and gleamLet's walk amongst them and share their dreamA sparkling snowflake is truly uniqueIts your understanding they wish to seekOpen your hands and soon you'll seeWhat beautiful people these snowflakes can be
Saturday, October 11, 2008
LARYNGEAL PAPILLOMA, ALSO CALLED RECURRING RESPITARORY PAPILLOMAS (RRP), WARTS ON THE VOCAL CHORDS.MANY TIMES THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM (RRP) ARE CHILDREN.OFTEN THESE CHILDREN ARE SUBJECT TO LASER SURGERY TO REMOVE THE WARTS FROM THEIR VOCAL CHORDS. IT IS SOMETIMES NECESSARY TO PERFORM THIS LASER SURGERY SEVERAL TIMES PER YEAR. SOME OF THE CHILDREN USE I3C CAPS,THESE CAPSULES SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASE THE NUMBER OF LASER SURGERIES NECESSARY. YES OUR CHILD TOOK THESE FOR MANY YEARS, THEN HAD A BREAK FROM THEM. NOW SHE WILL START TAKEN THEM AGAIN IN HOPES THAT THEY HELP SLOW OR STOP THE PAPILLOMA GROWTHS FROM GROWING AGAIN.
SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN VERY UP BEAT ABOUT HAVING THESE SURGERIES. I THINK IT WAS SO MUCH HARDER ON ME ~~MOM ~~ I ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT HER ,EVERY SURGERY IS HARD ON US. BUT SHE WOULD WAKE UP AND BE VERY HAPPY . THANK GOODNESS I THINK THAT HELPED ME ALOT TO ALSO GET THROUGH EACH AND EVERY SURGERY. SHE IS A VERY STRONG AND INDEPENDENT YOUNG WOMAN. WE ARE SO PROUD OF HER. WE WILL BE PRAYING THAT AFTER THIS SURGERY SHE WILL NOT HAVE TO HAVE ANY MORE. THAT WOULD BE AN ANSWERED PRAYER.
WE LOVE HER VERY MUCH !!!!
WHY DO DIETARY INHIBIT THE GRWOTH OF WARTS IN SOFT TISSUE LIKE THE VOCAL CHORDS? WARTS REPRESENT UNWANTED CELL DIVISION AND CELL DIVISION RESULTS FROM THE ACTION OF ESTROGENIC HORMONES. THE DIETARY INDOLES MODIFY THE METABOLISM OF HORMONES TO MAKE THEM LESS ESTROGENIC. THES EARE LIKE EATING YOUR VEGGIES~~ BUT YOU TAKE THEM IN PILL FORM. THEY HELP WITH ANY KIND OF WARTS. IT IS VERY HARD FOR HER TO HAVE PAPILLOMAS ON HER VOCAL CHORDS~ 1. BECAUSE IT MAKES IT HARD TO BREATH WHEN THEY GROW OR WHEN YOU HAVE SCARE TISSUE. SHE DOES HAVE SOME OF BOTH. SO SURGERY IS THE ONLY ANSWER AND TO TAKE I3C CAPS TO HELP SLOW THE GROWTHS. I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS THEY WOULD HAVE FOUND A WAY TO CURE THESE FROM EVERY COMMING BACK.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
1. WE ARE TRYING TO GET ENOUGH SCHOOL WORK READY FOR THE KIDDOS TO DO WHILE WE WILL BE GONE. GRANDMA AND SISSY WILL BE DOING SCHOOL WITH OUR KIDDOS.
2. ALL ALLERGY SHEETS READY SO EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT ALLERGIES EACH CHILD HAS. INS.CARDS COPIED FOR EACH CHILD.
3. ALL MEDICATIONS MARKED FOR EACH CHILD AND HOW MUCH THEY TAKE AND HOW OFTEN THEY TAKE EACH MED.
4.EACH CHILDS ROUTINE , FOR THE DAY , AND BED TIME FOR EACH CHILD. YES THEY ALL HAVE A DIFFERENT BED TIME.
5.I THINK THE HARD PART FOR GRANDMA AND SISSY WILL BE TO HAVE TO REMIND DEZ , TO DO THINGS. SOMETIMES IT TAKES A FEW REMINDS BEFORE SHE GETS THINGS DONE.YOU CAN ONLY GIVE DEZ ONE THING TO DO AT A TIME, OR SHE WILL FORGET WHAT SHE IS SUPPOSE TO DO.
6.LUGGAGE IS PACKED ~~RE-PACKED LOTS OF TIMES.
7. LOTS OF GIFTS TO TAKE WITH US, 2 BIG DUFFLES BAGS FULL OF GIFTS. 30 FLEECE BLANKETS TO TAKE FOR THE LITTLE CHILDREN, PUT IN SPACE BAGS AND TAKE THE AIR OUT. THAT SAVED A LOT OF SPACE. WE ALSO ARE BRINGING BOOKS TO GIVE OUT. NUMEROUS GIFTS FOR EVERYBODY INVOLVED IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS.
8.LAP TOP READY~ DIGITAL CAMERA READY~ EXTRA BATTERIES TO TAKE WITH US.
9. LOTS OF TOYS TO BRING WITH US, FORMULA, PEDI- SURE AND BABY FOOD , FINGER FOODS AND SUCKERS. WE ALSO HAVE SOME BREAKFAST BARS FOR US AND MICROWAVE POPCORN,I ONLY WISH I COULD BRING A FEW CASES OF DIET MOUNTAIN DEW. I HAVE TO LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE IF I HAVE TO DRINK WATER , MAYBE I WILL LOOSE A COUPLE POUNDS.
10.WE HAVE ALL OUR ERUO'S WE NEED TO BRING WITH US. WE ORDERED THEM EARLY.
11. GOT CASH~~`
WE NEED THREE MORE THINGS BEFORE WE CAN GO SEE OUR LITTLE PRINCESS WAITING FOR US.
1. A TRAVEL DATE TO MEET THE MINISTRY OFFICIALS...
2. FLIGHT TICKETS..
3.RENT AN APT::AND THEN WE ARE. ~~GOOD2GO~~
Friday, October 3, 2008
LET'S TALK ABOUT DOWN SYNDROME.
LIVING WITH DOWN SYNDROME.
A PARENT'S GUIDE TO DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS.
MOTHER'S TALK ABOUT LEARNING DISABILITIES.
MEDICAL & SURGICAL CARE FOR CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME~A GUIDE FOR PARENTS~`
A PARENT'S GUIDE TO DOWN SYNDROME~TOWARD A BRIGHTER FUTURE.
KEYS TO PARENTING A CHILD WITH DOWN SYNDROME.
BABIES WITH DOWN SYNDROME.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DOWN SYNDROME.
FINE MOTOR SKILLS IN CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME.
COUNT US IN.
DIFFERENCES IN COMMON.
THIS BOOK IS GREAT~~~ A TREASURY OF ADOPTION MIRACLES~BY KAREN KINGSBURY.
WE HAVE ADDED THESE BOOKS TO A LOT WE HAVE IN OUR LIBRARY, AT OUR HOUSE.
WE HAVE BOOKS ABOUT LEARNING DELAYS,
THE BEST I CAN BE~ LIVING WITH FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME OR EFFECTS~~ BY LIZ KULP. ~~ THIS IS A REALLY GOOD BOOK.
DAMAGED ANGELS .
WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ODD~ OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER~~~BY DR.JAMES SUTTON.
THESE ARE JUST A FEW WE KEEP AROUND OUR HOUSE.
YES , WE ARE BRINGING THERAPY BOOKS ABOUT CHILDREN AND BABIES WITH DOWN SYNDROME ON OUR TRIP WHEN WE GO TO GET OUR LITTLE GIRL, THAT WE WILL LEAVE AT THE ORPHANAGE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE TO READ. WE HOPE THIS WILL HELP THEM TO LEARN HOW TO HELP BRING OUT THE BEST IN CHILDREN WITH DELAYS. WE ALL KNOW IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME TO HELP CHILDREN LEARN, BUT IT TAKES A LOT MORE TIME TO TEACH CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. SO IF WE CAN HELP THEM LEARN AN EASIER WAY TO HELP THEN WE WILL HAVE DONE SOME GOOD. THAT'S ALL WE CAN ASK FOR.
~~BELLA FAITH ~~ WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!!! LOVE YOU LOTS`DADDY & MOMMY~`& ALL OF YOUR FAMILY....
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
YES, CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME LEARN A LITTLE SLOWER THAN TYPICAL CHILDREN. BUT ANY CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS LEARNS SLOWER. SO WE HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE. WE HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN, AND THEY ALL WORK AT THEIR OWN PACE. WE DON'T RUSH THEM , WE GO AT THEIR SPEED.SOME DAYS WE GET ALOT DONE , OTHER DAYS WE GET A LITTLE DONE. IT JUST DEPENDS ON THE WAY THEY FEEL. IF WE ARE ALL HAVING A GOOD DAY. THEN WE GET ALOT OF WORK DONE.YAY!!
YES,A NEW MONTH. I TOOK THE LUGGAGE BACK OUT .YES AND I REPACKED IT AGAIN. HUBBY CHECKED THE AIRLINES. IT COSTS 150.00 TO 200.00 DOLLARS FOR EACH EXTRA BAG YOU NEED TO CHECK IN. SO I HAD TO TAKE SOME TOYS OUT , GET SPACE SAVER BAGS TO PACK THE FLEECE BLANKETS IN AND THEN YOU USE THE VACCUM TO SUCK THE AIR OUT OF THE BAGS. MAKES IT A LOT SMALLER TO TRY AND PACK.YES THEN I HAD TO WEIGHT THE BAGS , CAN'T BE OVER WEIGHT EITHER. OUR OLDER DAUGHTER AMBER TOLD ME "CAN'T YOU SHIP THIS STUFF OVER TO BELLA'S COUNTRY. NO NO AND NO . IT COSTS A LOT TO SHIP THINGS THERE. SO I WILL HAVE TO REARRANGE THE LUGGAGE TO GET IT ALL TO FIT. ~ I HOPE~. I AM SURE WE CAN'T GO WITH OUT ANYTHING, WHILE WE ARE OVER THERE. YES, BELLA WILL NEED EVRYONE OF THOSE TOYS I HAVE PACKED, OR SO I THINK.