Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Up Close and Personal

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.
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An Amazing Site

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?
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Monday, April 17, 2006

Happy Birthday Dad!!

I miss my Dad every single day. This is the 7th birthday we have missed with him and it feels no different than the first.
You are forever in my heart and mind, Pops. I love you and wish that I could tell you happy birthday to your face.
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Thank You Secret Pal!!

Oh secret pal! Thank you so much for the great gift basket. We LOVE Ghirardelli chocolate. We went to San Francisco for our honeymoon and have a particular affection for Ghirardelli. What a great idea. Thanks again
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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter!!

Could someone please hurry and get a baby in this house? Then at least I would have someone to share wearing the silly hats.
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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Happy Birthday Katie!!

There is a full moon tonight, Katie. Maybe that explains the funk. But it's great night to spend outside. Hope your birthdays is wonderful. The cake sure was. We love you, Happy Birthday!!
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Saturday, April 08, 2006

We're Looking for 100 Good Wishes

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 jm_nicurn@yahoo.com for my address.

Thank you in advance. The photo above is an example of 7x7 inch squares and wishes.
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Ready, Set, Go

Chloe loves to run a lap around the house while being timed. Her Grandad is always a willing timer.
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Happy Birthday Chloe!!

Happy Birthday to you today, Chloe!! Finally, someone we have a picture of. We wish you a fabulous birthday. We love you and we'll see you soon :)
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Thursday, April 06, 2006

At the End of the Day...

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.
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