Monday, September 29, 2008

There are good days, there are bad days, today wasn't a good day.


I know time heals all wounds, but there are days that time isn't helping.
Wishing I was w/my family in FL, celebrating Alyzabeth An Morgan's arrival to the GREAT USA and to our family!
Wishing on that star, that ALL of our family was together.
Days like today are good days, however, I think more & more of my Dad & missing him.
I miss you.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Brave sister & brother in law!


I haven't been writing anything on my blog because my attention is w/the above, my Sister AC & Alyzabeth An, and my brother in law, who are in China & who have adopted their daughter!
I am SO amazed by my family. How strong they are. The patience they have, well they had plenty of practice w/their little brat of a little sister, ME!! haha
Please go to their blog & see the wonders of life & love! Go to www.alyzabethan.blogspot.com
Please celebrate w/me & my entire family & welcome AA to our family!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Alyzabeth An



May all your dreams come true w/your Mom & Dad. Even tho there are many stars between you & I, your Aunti M, I am here for you, always!
All my love!
Aunti M



Two versions for you. Julie Andrews is a great singer & I hope you come to like her as I do!

My Sister!!!



Words can't describe the love I have for (actually I have 2 older sister's & they both are phenomenal)my middle sister, AC, soon to become AM OFFICIALLY, when their daughter returns to the USA!!

Even tho there is 7 1/2 yrs between us, seems non-existent, in our adult years, but as kids, she would play with me w/my Barbie's, games of all sorts, of course the usual sis-beatings, & even w/the homework over the years(we even did that over the phone!)and thru many many tears!

This song, to me, represents how I feel. She has been there for me thru the years. She may not think so, but all the mail thru her college years that would start out, "sister lesson" or "sister lecture #1" etc....depending on my issues were wonderful & welcomed.

Whether I had met someone or had someone in my life, or just time on my hands while being alone, she was & is always there for me. A strong indivudal to advise me on many options I could have. We may not see eye to eye on everything, very stubburn Cobb-gals, but we at least agree to disagree and mover forward. She always has an open door for me & a loving husband whom also is there for me & supports her w/any decisions she makes "for" me.

Thru divorce & break-ups, I can't imagine these times without her, even the many miles seem so little(like the age-gap)....love & friendship always helps us thru all!

Here's to you & your husband & your journey, may you be as filled w/love, happiness, contentment, and fulfilment, as I am for having you as my sister!!!

xoxo

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Their "RAINBOW!"

A dedication to AC & FM!! From my all-time favorite movie. This is the reason why AA will call me Aunti M!!! Enjoy!!
All my love!!!

Tuesday 9-9-08

Loving the relaxation of the hot & humid sun here on the St John's River!

As I watch my sister & brother in law get ready for the trip, many thoughts race thru my brain for them & yes, for me.

Will they be safe during the long plane ride? Not just the 12 hour ride to China, but the trip to IL too?
Will their stay in China before getting AA be smooth during the entire process? Will AA climb into their loving arms & say Hi or Mommy or Daddy?
Will AC & FM cry continusly thru this journey?
Will their free time really be fun & enjoyable?
Will their trip back be safe?
Will my Mom then cry continously?
Will AA really get to know AC's side of the family living so far away?
This I will make sure happens!!
Many pennies I am saving for many trips to FL!!!!!
Oh so many thoughts and questions are churning thru my brain.........

Will AA's smile grow & grow as she adapts to US life?
And a new life w/her Mommy & Daddy?













All I know is I am up for this journey w/them & w/loads of uncoditional love, many hugs & kisses & support beyond support for my sister, Alyson & brother-in-law, Ford!
It's my turn to help you & I am ready freddy! Ask away!!

CONGRATULATIONS & loads of love, I have already packed for you in your small bags!!


All my love!!!!!!

Monday, September 08, 2008

I'm stealing again!! Til I return home here is an update on AACM's adoption!!

Monday, September 08, 2008
Grateful Thoughts! - So Many To Thank
I am thankful for all our friends and family... We will have many posts to share of all the wonderful things they have done for us... So many thanks to give.

My sister, Melissa, in the not so frozen North, put this on her blog for us from An American Tail. The song is so wonderful to listen to, thinking of our new daughter and how close we are to holding her!! She included the words to this song on one of the 100 Good Wishes Quilt squares she sent. Love the video! Brings tears to my eyes, thinking about praying for Alyzabeth and sleeping under the same big sky, until we meet.....

She also sent us the Edible Fruit Arrangement that was so yummy!! We quickly devoured the chocolate covered banana's and froze much of the fruit to make breakfast smoothies!










Our family and friends hosted a "baby" shower for us on Saturday, 09/06/08. I was a bit overwhelmed by all the attention (more on the Baby Shower to come).
As the shower was beginning, food being set out and everyone all smiles, my cousin CR, asked DD and SIL to get the camera; she was bringing a surprise in from the car. So we all watched as she and someone else helped her bring in lots of balloons and more gifts. Hiding behind the balloons was my sister from Maine! She had made arrangements to fly here when she heard about our "Florida" baby shower and boy, did she surprise us! Everyone was so good about keeping a secret (especially Mom, Andrew and CR)! I thought CR and Melissa were up to some thing, as Mel does many special things (like sending me the Edible fruit in celebration of our referral) but never thought she would be here in person! It was a great surprise Mel & CR!!










The next day (Sunday) we enjoyed a day on the beach - it was perfect!! GD Livi was squirmy, so it was hard to get good pictures of her and Mel together!
We were celebrating DS's birthday and I know everyone enjoyed having a place to hang out thanks to having the use of my cousin's condo - Gloria and Joan!!









And here she is cuddling with Salty Dog. He actually slept with her at night - traitor!! He loves the attention!!

**Sampson should take a lesson from his Southern Cuz & his manners!!!! Salty Dog sits, eats, goes where AC & FM tell him to go. Even better, Salty even isn't allowed in the kitchen when we all eat! Love that!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

One BIG happy critter family--Tequie, Neptune & Sampson


During a calm moment.

The confrontation!

The attack! Hopefully, in Tequie's 14 yrs of experience, she can teach Neptune, of almost 1 yr old, some techniques & also get some good old fashion exercise!

Neptune loves to find any nook & cranny to fit into, as long as she is around me, she is good!

I guess she is bored w/my computer work! I won't tell her biological "Dad" this information.

Look @ the beautiful innocent face!guess she doesn't like computer work. I won't tell her "biological" dad!!

Lookie who turned 21!!!!


Happy Birthday to ATW 8-30-1987!!!!

Grand time was had by all!!!

BJP came w/his family too!

BJP had two rides too! He kept saying "more Aunti M!" He loves Nana's "boat!"

Then BJP saw Gubba & wanted to go w/him!!

It looks like BJP wasn't having fun, however, when his Mom picked him up, we were reminded of his lungs & so was the whole lake!!