Monday, November 24, 2008

Going Home for the Holidays

I am counting down to the 21st! I can't wait to head to Grandma's and Grandpa's for the holidays. There is something special about being with family for Christmas. My parents are driving over from WY, my uncle will be there-this is going to be great!

Part of my heart will of course be in Ethiopia, but I know enough not to wish for a Christmas baby for '08. We have only been "waiting" for 4+ months and to be honest I don't expect to have my baby home for Christmas '09 either- but you can bet I DO expect have a referral by then. Sooooo, one more Christmas of guessing who my baby is. Then a second Christmas holding a photo and praying for court dates.

Something tells me I will be doing a lot of drinking over the holidays. :)

I must remember to focus on the positive things that are happening in the NOW! I WILL enjoy my family at Christmas.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

I love girlfriends! They cheer you up, make you laugh, drink too much and then try to belly dance. That is what life should always be about-eat drink and be merry!!!!

Moi, vamping for the camera!

The girls trying to figure out some some cool moves.

This is what happens when belly dance mixes with martinis!!!

The princess of the party! Note the crown.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happiest American!

I worried that my country wasn't ready to elect a man who had the true capacity to bring positive change. I was wrong. My heart is bursting, I admit to crying tears of joy when Obama was announced as the President Elect. I admit to feeling chills watching his acceptance speech-knowing that I was witnessing history.

For so long America has had a negative world image. Hopefully we are taking a first step in changing that image. I have never been more proud.