Monday, June 30, 2008

Info and I've been tagged.....

I have been tagged by Corey.....
5 things on my to do list:
1~ Raise enough money to do our second adoption
2~ Make my family happy daily
3~ Keep my house cleaned
4~ Start Madisyn on potty training
5~ Bake something for bake sale
Something I enjoy~Fruity Pepples (rather have this than steak)
How funny is it~ Hearing Madisyn say er it is (Here it is)
Things I'd do if i was a millionaire~ Help orphans Country Wide, Invest in something, Pay off all our bills, Help my dad, and adopt about 5 more kids with a nanny..
Well I don't have a whole lot to say these days...Our days are pretty boring. There is one question is the fall in the Economy killing every family or just us? These prices are knocking us down..But we will manage. Here are some cute pictures..Hope you enjoy




Here is Gracie Girl, I do still get pics somewhat if I beg for them...She is getting so big, But doesn't look as happy as when she was with us..Maybe I'm biased!

And what do you do when you are bored outta your mind..
This is what I did, Rearranged out cabinets to put boxes with boxes, veggies with veggies, you get my drift....
~~I was really really BORED Saturday~~



And now for some cuteness....Madisyn is so sweet/mean when she wants to be.

But we love her to the moon and back...She is our Angel Baby




And Conner: some have asked about this process...Well as I am learning via the web it is a very simple process but VERY VERY lengthy..Which happens to be okay with us because we have to come up with $5000.00 at referrell(and since we already hopefully found him) would be NOW!!
Then we have to come up with around $5000-$6000 at travel. Depending on travel prices at that time. The Dossier is very simple...I can have it done in a matter of weeks. Some of it is already done. We are waiting on Medical/More Info on the little boy who shares the same birthday as my MOM...But here is a little of the process:
~ Send in App
~ Have Homestudy Update/Update sent to USCIS
~ After all is accepted by Agency you get your dossier packet
~ Send in Completed Notarized Dossier
~ Agency gets it all State/Country Certified
~ Certified Dossier goes to Thailand
~ Wait to be approved by Thailand
~ Receive your Court Hearing
~ Travel for 7-10 days in Country doing all your own paperwork(kinda scared about this)
~ Come home
~ After Finalized with your state
~ Recieve invite to register with Thai Consulate
~ YOUR DONE~

Hope this helps you understand the process a little better....Not to bad once the money comes around. But I'm not going to let Money issues stop me from adopting. We really want a little boy and Madisyn needs a sibling. She isn't too good at being an only child, She loves other kids around.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Favorite FOTO Friday #46 = "SUMMER LOVIN"

We are loving the summer..All though I babysit other children so we really don't get a summer break unless I request it. So here are some pictures of us enjoying our SUMMER LOVIN....


Here is Madisyn enjoying her pool in our yard....
And here again at the beach enjoying the pool with Daddy...



Me and my Hubby walking on the beach holding hands..(Well DOH)


And of coarse some SUMMER LOVIN for real...


And now for my weekly raffle, Don't forget to check it out...Click Here I did include a bigger size outfit this week for those with a little older children..Please check it out only 3 days left.

Please look at the post below here, There is a video of Madisyn that is too cute.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A short Video and my sweet baby...

Here are a few pics I snapped of Madisyn the past couple of nights...She now likes to play on my bed singing One little Monkey..And yes she knows the whole Song........GO NOGGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!


To me here she looks like Sabrina with Michelle Smiles

Did I mention lately How much I love this Girl...She is my angel baby!!! Not to mention look at my baby's perfect teeth....WOW




And probably one of my first few attempts at a video...I think it is cute less the darkness...



video

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Alot on my mind..And my Amazing Daughter

Of coarse blogger won't let me upload pics...SUCKS, but I have lot weighing on my heart lately. I miss Grace like Crazy cakes....I thought by now I would be over it, but guess what I'm not. Not sure yet how to really deal with it. This month represented Two years ago I lost my 33 year old sister, And I wonder how and the heck could it of been two years already!
And Madisyn, WOW when she turned two another child formed outside of her body. She now wants to eat non-stop(couldn't get her to eat a full meal before)....SHE says complete sentences, and something that will melt your heart is we say I love you Madisyn and she responds with "Love you too Mama"...OMG can she now do anything wrong???

I have alot of stuff running through my mind, and in my heart. As soon as I work it out in my own head I will share it with all of you...For now I'm sorry for no pics...ThankS Blogger

Sunday, June 22, 2008

WOW....Where have we been?

We have had a full week, No we didn't fall off the face of the earth.....But we were living for a change. My in-laws came down from PA to spend 8 days with us. So on Sunday(6-15) Jed's step dad treated us to a Tampa Bay Devil Rays Baseball game...Then on Wednesday Jed's mom has a brother in Jupiter Florida that has an awesome swimming pool and lives 10 minutes from the beach, So we spent 3 days there. Then on Saturday Evening we had to take my in-laws back to the airport so they could return home... :O( We weren't very happy about that, We miss them already! So here is our week in Pictures...Hope you enjoy



Jed's Mom and Madisyn 2008

Jed's Family....Step Dad Bill, Jed, Mom Barb, Uncle Jode, and Madisyn


Nancy (lab), me, jed, mom, Uncle Jode and Madisyn


Me and my Hubby 2008


My Wonderful Mother-in law and Awesome Father-in law

We love them so much


Madisyn watching the Devil Rays Game....

The Stadium in St.Petersburg Florida


We don't have beautiful grass at home, Ours is filled with Sand spurs, So I thought it would be nice to get a grassy picture with Madisyn in it, Well just because...

She thought other wise...


And they wished all the father a Happy Father's Day



This is Jed's Uncle's Pool, It was AWESOME

Madisyn would only get in with Jed's uncle....First time she met him she loved him



Madisyn and Jed's Uncle Jode


My Princess, This was 9:30ish AM....


And there beautiful Lab Nancy Rose....She would jump in and out of the pool all DAY


Madisyn enjoying her little pool, She likes it the best at home

My little angel baby, I'm sure this is normal but when she turned two her vocabulary shot through the roof, she now says complete sentences, repeats everything, and can name anything you point at... Genius I tell you!!!

She does NOT like these yet, We have to teach her to keep her head up...


I think we have a Piano player on our hands..She would sit here for hours if we would have let her, Uncle Jode's partner is a Organist for St. Peters Catholic church in Jupiter so they have an organ and piano at there house, Madisyn loved them (even though she called them DRUMS).


YEAH for Madisyn




And that was our week...We had a blast even though we are broke and saving like crazy.( So we can bring Conner home when he is ready to come home.) Thanks to our Mother and Father who paid for everything this week...We love you guys and miss you!!!

And for the raffles, They will resume tomorrow so be on the look out for it... Click HERE


Friday, June 13, 2008

FAVORITE FOTO FRIDAY #44 = BLOOPERS

Today's Favorite Foto Friday is Bloopers....Like everyone else it was hard for me to find a "mistake" picture...But my husband can't go through anything without Showing OUT.....So here you go


July 2007 at the airport on the way to PA...Jed acted like a fool

Madisyn is "MAD" here....


And with Daddy and Still "MAD"


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Super Woman I am NOT..But I have More Pics

EDITED: You have to click here and check out the clothes I just put on CHEAP...They gotta go!


Okay so I couldn't keep up with 3 blogs, so I went to 2....It was to hard to record our progress to Conner and keep up with Madisyn's blog and keep up with the clothing blog too! So now Madisyn and Conner have the same blog and everyone that reads here will know what is going on with him too! We have located a little boy who shares the same birthday as my mom. He is 3 1/2 years old and of coarse we are head over heels for him already...We are waiting on his paperwork and medicals before we actually say he is the one, But in my ♥ I know he is... So please continue to pray with us on this journey. But here are some more pics from the beach so sit back relax and enjoy.



My sister took Photography in school so she is awfully good with the camera
I love my family so much



Look closely at my baby's feet prints in the sand..My sister took her out earlier and we came out later and this is what I spotted in the sand on the way to the beach...I love that little girl


This is my man, he does what he can to make my SPOILED life go round...My dad raised me very spoiled and so I feel sorry for my husband because I whine and pout until I get what I want..

A BIG THANKS TO MY DADDY


I love this man more than life itself...He is my heart, my sole and my best friend..

I love you my sweet Hubby


And my angel baby sleeping away in her pack and play in the hotel room...

These pictures melts my heart...She loves her daddy more than cookies...



This was when Daddy's arms got tired, So he sat her down and she didn't care for it too much


Watching Scooby Dooby Doo....This little DVD took a bunch of CRAP from Madisyn that night.. so if it didn't break, It never will....


And the family again...Missy(my sister) Thank you for taking such good pics.. And to think our photo shoot for our Thailand Dossier is coming up, Are you ready??


Monday, June 9, 2008

Our Weekend in Pictures and Madisyn Turns 2.....

Okay alot of these pictures are of the back of us for a reason...Madisyn turned 2 without no shortness of the 2 year old attitude. If Daddy has her, Mommy can be NO where around. So we had alot of crying spells this weekend except when I took her from him and she quickly got over her tantrum because she didn't want further actions to be taken(time out or a nap)....... So here are some cute pics from our beach weekend...Which was a blast just being away!




N. Reddington Beach 2008


Beautiful Princess wanted to know if we had to take more pics...


On the fishing pier while Daddy fishes...This was our last night there and she woke up a few minutes later and said she wanted to go home....

The Birthday Girl....She liked us singing Happy Birthday to her...


Her beautiful Cake...Publix is awesome


Mommy, Daddy and Madisyn N. Reddington Beach 2008

Just because....She's beautiful what can I say.....


Mommy and Madisyn in the pool.....


Just Happy to be awake and running around...


Hey the dang sun was in my eyes, so almost every pic my eyes are closed..But Madisyn and my hubby make up for how bad I look....Focus on them!!!



And don't worry this isn't the last of the beach pics....I have a ton more, and will share them with you gradually.....Hope everyone had a great weekend...It is HOT here in Florida at almost 97'


EDITED: Don't forget to check out my clothing blog for this weeks Raffle.... JUST 4 KIDS

Legacy of an Adopted Child

Once there were two women who never knew each other, One you do not remember, the other you call Mother,Two different lives shaped to make you one,One became your guiding star, the other became your sun,The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it,The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it,One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name,One gave you a talent, the other gave you aim,One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears,One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears,One made an adoption plan, that was all that she could do,The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you. Now, which of these two women, Are you the product of?Both, my darling, Both, Just two different types of love.---- Unknown