Saturday, May 3, 2008

King of the Mountain

Pa had a load of dirt delivered and Harrison put it to really good use! His favorite part was to climb to the top and scream "I am king of the mountain." He invited his friends over to play and they all had so much fun, but I forgot to take pictures of the gang. The ran up the hills, down the hills, ran into the hill, road bikes up and down the hill...who would have thought a pile of dirt could be so much fun. When it was time to go in that night, Harrison was so dirty.

The kids have been playing outside every night and there is not a single night that they don't come in covered with dirt and exhausted. Although, we have some clay stained clothes, it beats sitting inside and watching tv. The one BIG downside - ticks. Yuck, the mere word give you the heebee geebees, but its the price you pay to live in the woods.

Where Does the Rainbow End?

My friend, Heather, and I were driving last weekend after a brief rain and came across the most beautiful rainbow. It was actually a double rainbow, but I don't think that part came out in the pictures. We pulled over in Faith's parking lot and got some fantastic pictures of the beautiful church and rainbow. Harrison said the rainbow was God's painting and he is thrilled that his church school was the "pot of gold" at the end of the rainbow! We agree!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

100 Good Wishes Quilt for Baby Sissy

I need your help!

The secret is (ok, maybe not a secret but I like to pretend it is not true) that I am a expert procrastinator. Its something that I excel at, which is actually not a good thing. I have been trying to reform my ways after one of my dear friends called me out as a procrastinator a couple of weeks ago (yes, you Larken). Ok, back on task...

I need your help!

I have procrastinated too long and really need to start on Baby Sissy's 100 Good Wishes Quilt. What is the quilt? Its a tradition for families adopting from China to create a quilt with spcial fabrics from 100 different people - friends, family, and even those that do not know you, but desire to celebrate your new child. There are great stories about the history of the quilt, but I am supposed to be working on a project for work so I have to keep this short - see, I am such a procrastinator! Now the hard part - this is your part....I need to ask a favor of you (yes, you the readers). Would you like to participate in Baby Sissy's quilt and can you spare a square?

For those of you that would like to participate, the fabric needs to be 100% cotton and cut into approximately 1/4 yard square. In addition, we would be touched if you could also send a blessing, poem, or special words for Baby Sissy. The "wish" for Baby Sissy should be no larger than 4" x 6" so that we can create a scrapbook of all of the 100 wishes. We would be so honored if you choose to participate!

Please feel free to pick what ever special fabric you find or that means something unique to you. A few friends have asked if we have a theme or a look for the nursery....are, you kidding me....I am a procrastinator and Baby Sissy's room is still the "storage" room. On a serious note if you really want some help with what style to pick, I truly love (and, hopefully Baby Sissy will too) shabby chic, toile, and the fabrics with the adorable Asian girls or Asian themes.

If you would like to participate in Baby Sissy's 100 Good Wishes Quilt, please send me an email at and I will email you our address. Thank so much!

Oh, and speaking of procrastinating....did, I mention we have not even picked a name yet. My good friend Amy logged her vote today and in fact has resigned herself to calling Baby Sissy by "name." Amy, lets see if anyone else comes up with the same suggestion! I like somewhat unique names (yes, Ashley growing up in PA was a name no one heard of - things obviously changed when I moved to GA). If you have any suggestions - leave us a comment!

Movin' on up!

As more PAs are announced in our yahoo group, the closer we get to Baby Sissy. We are now number 10 on the list. If the batch of files sent from China are around the same number that was sent this last time, we really could be next. The problem is, we don't know whether the next batch will be in a few days or a few months. The closer we get, the harder the wait becomes.