Monthly archives: December, 2008

Abby's Big Arrival

Abby finally made her appearance this morning at 10:35 after a very long night.  She weighed in at 7 pounds 3.5 ounces and 21 inches long.  She is an absolute doll and already keeping Jason busy with the diaper changes! Here are some pics, I also uploaded a few more in the photo gallery (I will…



Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!!! It seems the years are getting shorter. Every year christmas seems to sneak up on us. Looks like christmas will be a nice Arizona winter, 72° and sunny. Ohh wait, just woke up and now its Arizona chilly. 50° and pouring rain. The 2008 recap: Early 2008 • Factor 1 (matt’s design firm)…



things tank is afraid of

Tank is our super special lab mut. He is clearly a runt at 60 pounds. We always joke about the things he is afraid of. I decided it was time for a list. Sweaters Wool jackets Hats (baseball caps not included) Feathers (as in cat toys) Woven baskets (like this one that we keep his…



Can you spot what doesn't belong?

Here is a close up for you:



Friday Update – 12.19.08

Adoption Update:  We made it through week 41, how many more?  There were 10 referrals this week, seven boys and three girls.  Congratulations to all the happy families!  Our agency is closed until January 5, so no more referrals until after the new year.  We did not know about this closure until this month, so…



Help Save Handmade

Okay I must admit, I am addicted to Etsy.com.  I love browsing the handmade crafts, especially the stuff for children.  I dream about the stuff I can buy for Tom and Jerry when I find out ages and genders.  The sad thing is there is a new law that is about to go into effect…



Friday Update – 12.12.08

Adoption Update:  Two referrals this week, both were sibling groups.  One set of four year old identical twin girls and a boy/girl sibling group ages 1.5 and 2.5.  Congratulations to the happy families!  We reached 40 weeks today!  Hopefully our referral will be here soon.  We are going to USCIS to get fingerprinted again tomorrow, hopefully…



carter – king of the christmas tree

For those of you that dont know. One of our cats, Carter, is super wild. Carter – Seen here in his native jungle habitat. I mean runs around the house, full speed, peeling out on tile, leaping over furniture, scaring dogs 8x his size wild. Carter LOVES christmas. I mean loves it. He loves to…



Friday Update – 12/05/08

Adoption Update: Well we have made it to 39 weeks of waiting! I am getting to the point where I just really want to see their faces and know them. Most days I am fine, but today not so much. 🙁 Please pray for some more referrals, and for court dates to start going more…



Mocha Club

I started a Mocha Club team in Tom and Jerry’s names today to support education in Uganda and Kenya. Please join our team and provide education for only $7 a month.



Baby Names

I’ll be honest Matt and I have no idea what we are doing with the kids’ names and I don’t see us making up our minds until we see them. We do try to think of names from time to time, but never really settle on anything. I came across this fun baby name site…



What to buy

What do you buy for the person that has everything, is impossible to buy for, is an eco-dork, or the consummate philanthropist? How about buying them gifts that keep on giving? The World Wildlife Fund has tons of animals you can adopt and your recipient will receive a gift also. Some adorable examples are the…



Tom and Jerry have a room!

Matt finished up the painting this weekend. I am very pleased with how everything turned out and so glad I married such a talented man! Here is a quick video showing a panorama of the room: He even added flowers and butterflies just for me.  🙂