December 18, 2007

Suppose I could say "Hi"

So, here's the latest in bullet points - I'm the worlds worst blogger lately - what is my problemo?

Here's the tree. Small, and kind of bare. We only put on our favorite ornaments this year and skipped all the hub-bub. Tis the season for an underplayed holiday, which just breaks my heart - since it's my favorite. I just can't seem to get into the spirit without my kids. It's like a hole is missing in our family and nothing we can try to do is filling it. Next year we've decided to go to the Christmas tree farm up in the hills with some friends and cut a fresh tree, take the hay ride, drink hot chocolate, etc. So help me, if I do not have at least one of my children on my lap for that hayride, I'm going to vomit and call off Christmas. Ahem.










Two things - I've never revealed our son's name here, and I have absolutely no idea why. Probably because I didn't want to give hope to yet another process until I was sure, sure, sure that were heading down the path of completion. So, without further ado - he will share his fathers name, because it's tradition and because it's a cool name! Anton M.B., V. Confusing - but I'll explain - my AB is a fourth. Our son will be the fifth. To avoid confusion in the house when we're calling out names, we've decided to give him the nickname "Quint", which means five. Love it!

For those curious about our process, at this point, it's anyone's guess. Our paperwork is still at CIS. After a tough ice storm, their offices shut down and the latest is that the gal helping us up there is on vacation until the New Year. Fabulous. Our luck just keeps getting worse.

Regardless, AB has taken a keen interest in the decor of Quint's nursery, as I chose and did all the decor for Keira's room. He has a very strong opinion this time around and why not, it's his son! So, we're going with red, white, and blue - Americana colors. Burnt red, and a beautiful rusty blue. The crib was a gift from yet another very generous family and we are so grateful! All we need are a couple additional pieces of furniture, and we're set! I'll keep you posted on the pics of the nursery as it unfolds - we won't begin that project until the dossier has gone to Ethiopia.



  • Grandma Nila treated the babies to some AWESOME Disney dishes. We were at the Disney store and my Mom simply couldn't resist to get Quint and Keira some adorable culinary musts. So as you will see, we have a little bit for each of them. Too stinking cute!!! Thanks Mom - you're the best!








  • I found my dearest kitty, Chloe like this on the couch the other day. She didn't bother to move when she saw me and she rather liked me taking her picture, I think. If she had a drink in one hand and the remote in the other, my lifelong suspicions could have been confirmed that our pets really do break the rules when we're not around. just cracked up when I saw her.
I love my old girl - today I wandered out to the living room and saw AB on his knees next to her as she lay on the couch and he had the TV paused and was just loving on her. He said "she's a good old cat, honey". I said "I know... she really is". It just made me weepy seeing him love on her, because he's totally not a cat person - but she just has a way about her. Then he said the dreaded thing I fear all the time "this may be our last Christmas together with her - she's old babe". I know - I know...(sob), I said - and she's been whining a lot lately - and in pain. I can't imagine it - but fourteen years together may be winding to a close. I love you, sweet girl - and so does everyone who comes in contact with you. You're a sweet, dear fur baby and we love you! Stay as long as you can...



  • On another note, please pray for my Dad - he is back in ICU and many of you know that we spent an arduous month in California back in January at his side as he fought to stay alive. His condition could be very serious this time around, and while he is awake and alert, he is very ill I believe. This is a horrible time to be stuck in the hospital and I'm feeling so badly for him.





And last but certainly not least - I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful time with your families and friends and lots of yummy food and amazing memories!

To all of us waiting for our children - may this Christmas be the last one of it's kind - and next year hold lots of Fisher Price under the tree!

Love and hugs -
C

9 comments :

Elise said...

Catching up with blogville....so sorry to hear about your dad and yes, I will pray that he gets out soon! Merry Christmas to you both!

Lisa, Doug & Briana said...

I am praying for you dad. I am also praying that you will have a little one in your arms next year. Merry Christmas to you!

rubyiscoming said...

Beautiful post - best wishes for Quint to enter your lives soon :)

Prayers and well wishes for your dad.

Merry Merry to you both :)

Kayce said...

Great post. Love your tree, it is so beautiful! Many prayers for your dad.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love the post...
I am praying for your dad's health...
Love the tree and the dishes are tooo cute...
Love the name "Quint" and can't wait to see the nursery...
And Chloe is too cute...
Love the picture...
Have a WONDERFUL Christmas...
We will have our little ones in our arms soon..
Hugs to you girly

Andrea said...

Best wishes for you and your family in the new year. I am hoping and praying it will be a much better one for all of us!

Paul & Robyn: said...

Girl,

I can't wait to welcome both Quint and Keira into the posse. It's gonna be a great year for all of us.

It's a date for the hayride next year!!!!!

Love ya

Donna & Joe said...

Love the name Quint...very cool. I hope your dossier is on it's way soon and you can start the nursery. Looking forward to pics of the red, white and blue.

Awesome pic of your kitty, Chloe. She looks like she's just kickin back and relaxing. Funny how she just sat there and let you take the photo.

I totally know what you're going through with your older cat. We kept telling each other that it would be Addy's (our greyhound's) last Christmas with us too, but she just didn't make it. It was SO hard to say good-bye. Our pets are family and a huge part of our hearts...I know it's the same for you and Anton.

Your Dad is in my prayers. I'm hoping he is out of that ICU and back home soon. He has grandbabies to meet some day and they need their grandpa!

I know you're going low-key on Christmas, but I hope you have a great holiday. Next year will be different for both of us!

Donna :)

Doris & Dan said...

Merry Xmas.

Love the name! Quint is great.

Hope your Dad gets better soon.

Fingers crossed for news and advancement in '08!

Keep smilin!!