Friday, March 5, 2010


Just when I ask for help, I go to view my post and...wala...the problem is gone, but I didn't do it and I don't care how it happened, I'm just little irritated that I've spent the last 1/2 hour trying to fix it, lol


Does anyone know why all of a sudden my right column is now underneath my left column? And if you do, do you also know how to fix it? Because I sure can't figure it out and it's driving me nuts!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


First, it's been a month since I've posted anything. AND I'll tell you why, it's a very simple explanation really. When I start something new, it just consumes me for about an average of 2-3 weeks, and in a moment of weakness I accepted someone's request of me to...are you ready for this?... PLAY FARMVILLE!!! How ridiculous is that? Well, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

On a completely more serious and life-changing note, our precious little Ciara has been with our family now for six months!! Six months??!! We certainly can't believe it, and I've heard it said many times, but it is is like she's always been here.

Ten facts about Ciara, or CiCi as Logan and Leyna like to call her, that everyone should know:

Fact No. 1: The girl loves to shop, and her favorite things to buy are still SHOES!!
Fact No. 2: When the referral paperwork described her as being a little obstinate, someone fibbed a little. This girl is bull-headed, but does eventually bend if necessary, lol.
Fact No. 3: She has the best pucker ever and isn't afraid to use it, lol.
Fact No. 4: Ciara loves bling, dressing up and did I mention she likes shoes?
Fact No. 5: She loves going to church and her Bible class with her friend Ella.
Fact No. 6: Ciara does not like cheese of any kind, not even mac-n-cheese, no cheese.
Fact No. 7: She digs chocolate milk, gummies, pork chops (really meat of any kind), Raman noodles of course, gold fishes, Cocoa Puffs and Fruity Pebbles.
Fact No. 8: She loves her family! How do I know? 'Cause she tells us all the time, "I Uv Ou!"
Fact No. 9: She loves riding in Papa's and Ya Ya's big trucks and does so every opportunity she can.
Fact No. 10: Ciara loves to be read to and would do so every minute of the day. If we're not reading to her, she will sit and look through the books herself.

And there are so many other facts I could tell you about this lovable, snuggly, beautiful, wonderful, precious gift to our family that we all just love, love, love, but seriously I just don't have that much time!

Below are a few pictures over the last six months with Ciara. She's gotten a little taller and her hair is a smidge thicker.

8-31-09 Meeting Ciara for the first time!8-31-09 She had been with me about 6 hours at this point. We're at Wal-mart.9-2-09 At the Hefei Zoo9-3-09 In our hotel room in Hefei, Anhui, China9-8-09 We're in Guangzhou at this point, leaving for home in two days.9-19-099-20-099-22-0910-8-0910-23-0910-30-0911-16-0911-20-0912-19-0912-24-091-19-101-20-101-30-102-19-103-1-10