Friday, December 28, 2007
The response from my agency? "Your lawyer is just so busy."
Thursday, December 27, 2007
The 3 story Christmas tree in Mira Flores mall we saw over Thanksgiving:
Dominic's foster family's Christmas tree:
I called with my entire family on speakerphone to wish them "Feliz Navidad" on Christmas Eve.
I have a feeling he was wearing this Christmas day and had the same wonderful smile on his face as he shared the holiday with his foster family:
I got to open some really cool gifts from my niece on Christmas Day:
I know he's going to love them!
And also received a charm with Dominic's birthstone (Emerald) from my parents:
A friend from Guatemala sent me an e-mail today some pictures of the Gallo tree on the square in Guatemala City:
And I received a wonderful email from Dominic's foster mom last night:
Hola Nicole le escribimos para desearle una feliz navidad y un prospero año nuevo a usted y toda su familia. Dominic esta muy bien creciendo mucho mas, todavia no lo he llevado pasaporte , espero que ya comenzando el mes de enero me digan que lo lleve en la oficina.
Espero de todo corazon que usted este muy bien junto al lado de toda su familia, gracias a Dios ya va a recibir a su bebe Dominic la extraña y la quiere mucho. Hasta pronto Besos y Abrazos. Dominic, I*, S*, W*, R*
Put all these pieces together and we had a pretty good Christmas. The only thing better would have been having him home...
Monday, December 24, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
If you happened to be in Cincinnati near 4th street and saw some crazy woman trying to figure out how to answer her first incoming call on that %(!*ing (read: wonderful) bluetooth headset while jumping up and down screaming - THAT WAS ME!!!
More details to come...
Sunday, December 9, 2007
The last few years my niece and nephew have joined me for our new holiday tradition. This (along with our Christmas Eve ritual) has become my favorite part of the holiday. There are no gifts to buy, presents to wrap, traffic to navigate, long hours spent in the kitchen preparing, etc. Just a day of spending time together and enjoying the season.
We start with a photo shoot for my sister's Christmas cards, lunch somewhere downtown (this year was Skyline), a visit to the train display at Cinergy, dessert at Auntie Ann's, crafts and games at the Dazzle Workshop, ice skating on Fountain Square and finally a visit from Santa and FIREWORKS! We always run out of time and never seem to make it to the free carriage ride. Guess who'll be joining us next year.... :)
We love spending time downtown and hope they'll continue to have these type of activities for us to enjoy!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I've been tagged by Stephanie. I normally blow these off, but since Stephanie is my blogfriend-in-shining-armor who rescued me from a rude blog commenter last week it's the least I can do to participate. Thanks again, Steph.
A little bit about me...
4 jobs I have had:
- KMart ("Attention KMart shoppers the bluelight is now flashing in our footwear department...")
- Hostess at restaurant
- Computer Geek
I found my calling pretty early in life, so only 3 jobs
4 movies I've watched more than once:
- Pretty Woman
- Dirty Dancing
See a theme here? No prince for me... ;)
4 places I have vacationed:
- Santorini, Greece
- Rome, Italy
- Cairo, Egypt
- Cozumel, Mexico
4 Favorite Foods:
- French Fries
- Ranch Dressing (a food group of it's own)
- Roast Beef
4 Places I'd rather be:
- Anywhere with good snorkeling
- Santorini, Greece
- India - still on my list of places to visit...
4 Hobbies I have:
- Is stalking adoption message boards a hobby?
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
These were taken about a week or so before my last visit trip.