Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Hollywood Changes People
Samantha got home around 10:00 from the American Idol taping. They all had a blast.

She called me around 4:30 (the show taped at 5:00) to tell me that they had placed them in the front row and she thought they may be on camera. That wasn't why she called though. She wanted to warn me that she would be holding an Adam sign and she didn't want me to fall off my chair.

No! I screamed. You can't!

This is what I get for sending her to sin city without me. She left a HUGE Chris fan and came home proudly holding an Adam Lambert t-shirt.

Before she left she told me Adam scared her a little. Nothing like a little Adam mania to change your mind.

When she got home we voted for Chris 20 times.

And I had her write "I will not vote for Adam Lambert 500 times" before I let her go to bed.

OK, I'm only kidding (about the sentences). I think Adam is very talented. I just wouldn't buy his music. Chris is definitely more my speed. I have also got really weary of the judges gushing all over him. Just my two cents.

Tonight's results should be interesting
Sunday night Dave and I were lounging out by the pool hiding from the kids. We have some of our best conversations out there. We sit out there in the dark and the kids can't see us. I think they forget we are out there so they tend to leave us alone for quite a while.

Well, suddenly our chairs start to shake and bounce up and down.

What is going on?

My first thought was that a vampire was messing with us (I have been reading the Twilight books lately and I think my imagination was running away with me). Of course, I didn't say that to my husband.

We had been discussing some things that have come up with our adoption and were saying we really wished God would give us a sign as to what it is we are supposed to do.

Then the chairs start shaking.

We look into the house where all the lights are on and the kids are happily talking like nothing is going on.

Very strange.

God or a vampire???

OK, OK, I know it was God. There really aren't vampires.

But what did it mean?

The next morning I am taking Tyler to school and the news comes on and they start talking about the 4.9 earthquake that hit LA Sunday night.

And then I feel really stupid.

I'm sure God got a big chuckle out of me thinking he was trying to tell us something when all that was happening was a normal occurrence if you live in the LA area.

Or, as my kids said, maybe God was trying to tell us something. He just used the earthquake to do it.

I have no idea. However, one thing I do know is this.

I am not cut out to read books about vampires and werewolves. I am way to much of a chicken and my imagination can run away with me.

Sometimes I feel like I am 10 years old again.

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  posted at 8:42 AM  

Monday, May 18, 2009
Big News
No, we did not get our referral.

However, the one thing that could cause ALMOST as much excitement as that momentous event has happened.

Are you ready???


Samantha got invited to go to the American Idol Finale tomorrow night!!!!!

She is over the moon with excitement.

We spent all day at the mall looking for the perfect outfit for her to wear. We had a blast.

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for that birthday money. This mom was very excited to not foot the bill for said outfit. Though it is TOTALLY CUTE.

She is being picked up at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning to head out to Hollywood. They have to be their by Noon. I am not sure why they have to be their so early but Samantha doesn't care one bit.

Did I mention how excited she is????

We were huge Danny fans and so sad when he got voted off last week. We like Chris too so we are definitely voting for him tomorrow night.

We had her 13th birthday party a few weeks ago. We took four of her friends to the drive in movies and then they all came home and swam until midnight and then crashed on the living room floor watching movies and talking about boys.

Really, what could be better?

Here she is with all the girls. Samantha is in the front left with the stripe going down her arm. He friend Michelle is in the back in the purple. She is the one taking Samantha tomorrow. They are going with her big sister who is in college and their friend Emily who is in the front of the picture in the green. They are such a fun group of girls, I know they will have a blast.

I'll try and take a few pictures of her in her cute new outfit before she runs out the door in the morning.

I think I am almost as excited as she is!


  posted at 9:33 PM  

Thursday, May 14, 2009
Yes, I am still here....
Sorry for the long absence. Life has been very very busy lately.

The swine flu seems to have left the area, or at least they aren't talking about it non stop any more. Thank you very much.

Samantha turned 13 a few weeks ago. We now have three teens living in the house. People used to warn me about this. They told me it would be awful. While their are a lot of hormones and mood swings to be dealt with, I find I really like my teenagers. They are fun and interesting. I can't wait to see what God has planned for their futures.

Our home school year is winding down and we are going to try and finish by the first week of June. It has been a fun, scary, exsillarating, frustrating, wonderful year of home schooling. I am really excited for next year now that I have one year of doing this under my belt. I am going to the home school convention in July and can't wait to hear all the speakers and look at all the new curriculum, etc. Should be lots of fun.

I'll be back in a few days with pictures and more information. I just wanted to check in and tell everyone Hi. I have really missed checking in with all of you.

Have a Blessed Day!

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I am a spontaneous, out going, daughter of the King, who is married to a wonderful guy who is a quiet, shy, non-spontaneous, scientist who also loves the Lord. Truly a match made in heaven! We fight and argue, love and laugh, every single day. I am passionate about orphan care and love to tell our story to anyone who will listen. This blog is dedicated to that journey.

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