Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Jimmie Johnson's Littlest Fan

It was almost as good as Christmas!
A friend told me about Jimmie's car being on display at a new Lowe's in the area. We didn't tell her where we were going, but she spotted it within seconds of turning into the parking lot. She was all over that car! She wanted to drive it, asked if we could 'buy' it, and kept saying "but where's Jimmie?". Jimmie, of course, wasn't there, so touching his car was the next best thing. One of the attendants watching the car even let her take a lug nut off one of the wheels and then gave it to her to keep! She thinks she will make a necklace out of it. LOL.
Anyway, for those of you who may not be NASCAR fans ( I can't imagine such a thing, lol) Jimmie Johnson won the Nextel Cup championship last Sunday, for the 2nd year in a row. Racing is now officially over for the season, but will be back in just 89 more days for the Daytona 500 in Feb. We will be there!

Friday, November 9, 2007

One year in the USA

Yesterday Nov. 8th was one year since Mailia came home to the USA! We celebrated by going out to dinner with some friends. They had an ice cream cake with a candle delivered to M. and all the waitresses came over to sing a little "Happy Anniversary" song. It was a quiet but nice way to mark the special day. It was also the anniversary of the day Mailia met her daddy for the first time. Man oh man did that year fly by!

Our Turkey

A dear friend and fellow adoptive mom made this shirt for Mailia. It is sooooo cute and she wanted to wear it immediately. If any of you are interested in seeing more of Sharon's creations you can find them at http://stores.ebay.com/My-Little-Pretty-Shoppe They are all custom made and can be personalized if you wish. Sharon does beautiful work!

Family issues are much better today. My step-mom had angioplasty and NO by-pass surgery is needed. Thank you God! My sister-in-law had exploratory surgery yesterday and they didn't find anything amiss. Also wonderful news, but still doesn't explain why she's been so sick.

Nothing on the job front for my husband yet, but he did have an interview on Wed. so we will have to wait and see. Otherwise, for the moment at least, all is well.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Bad news comes in Threes

My step-mom is going in for an angiogram tomorrow morning. By-pass surgery is not out of the question.
My sister-in-law is sick and drs. can't figure out why. She goes in for exploratory surgery on Thurs.
My husband was laid off from his job yesterday.

I know worrying doesn't help anything, but here I am anyway.

Praying, praying, praying.

Friday, November 2, 2007

She Made the Honor Roll !!!

Wow, I wasn't expecting that. She brought home her first report card yesterday. She got 3 B's and 2 A's. Then today she brings home an Honor Roll certificate. Not bad for a kid who hasn't even been in this country for a year yet. We're extremely proud of her, can you tell? LOL

Oh and btw, now she wants to learn to play Ice Hockey..........................(sigh)