Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Well, only if miles away is up close. Mike and I visited the Monongahela National Forest this weekend. These windmills are seen here from Davis. We went to Dolly Sods, Canaan Valley, Blackwater Falls and then stopped at Audra State Park on the way home. It was a beautiful clear day and cool and super windy in the mountains and warm by the rivers. We are so happy that spring is here. We love the camping weather.
You have to click on the picture to see the windmills. This is quite a site to behold. I vaguely remember there being some controversy over building these windmills up in the mountains of West Virginia. I can honestly say that they look better than a strip mine or a coal power plant like we have in the valley. And wind, how's that for a sustainable resource?
Monday, April 17, 2006
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Saturday, April 08, 2006
To welcome and celebrate a new life, a tradition exists in northern China, to make a Bai Jia Bei or 100 Good Wishes Quilt. Friends and family contribute squares of cloth along with their wish for the baby. The quilt is said to contain the energy, good fortune and loving wishes from everyone who contributed a piece of fabric.
To contribute to our baby girl's quilt, choose a machine washable, 100% cotton fabric, wash, cut and press a 7x7 inch square. Include your wish (a song, poem, quote, etc..) with a sample of the fabric attached. Be creative. We will place the wishes in a scrapbook for our girly so she will know just how much she was loved and thought of and that she was in our hearts long before she was in our home. With the sample fabric on the wish we'll be able to match up the quilt square with the wish once the quilt is completed.
We also have squares and wishes to trade for anyone else who needs them. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for my address.
Thank you in advance. The photo above is an example of 7x7 inch squares and wishes.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
After a few days to cool off and a large bottle of wine to drink, we wait. But now it's just the same wait as it's always been. Looking forward to then end of the month and news on the next batch of referrals. We'll see what happens then. I bet we'll wait.
Our agency did post a letter concerning the lengthening wait time. The CCAA says there are more dossiers than children. Huummm?
And so, at the end of the day we wait...and toast the pink/orange sunsets and the coming of spring.