Thursday, October 30, 2008

Joey's Tickets Are Here!!!!

Well…yesterday a bright orange envelope was in my mailbox…It was Joey’s tickets home!!!!

I can’t believe it…It has his new name on it… Joseph Alexander Hurrell. Naturally I took a picture with my phone and sent it to Walter. He called me back so excited, this is all falling together now.

Joey....we're coming for you soon baby!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

My Saturday

I’m very lucky to have such a great array of great girlfriends. Even acquaintances that I meet and once in awhile I bump into or talk on the phone and exchange favors with; all happen to be wonderful people. I’m a very lucky person.

My Saturday started as such…

Woke up…
Had too many cups of coffee…
Checked email….
Fed cats…
Took shower….
Tried to read a few pages in my book…(too much distraction)
Hopped in the car….
Headed to Norton’s paint…
Found DAVID & picked out color for Joey’s room!!!....

(here’s where the “sneaky-ness” of my husband kicked in). Walter thought I was going to take for ever to pick something out, little did he know that I had a color scheme in my head already….I did get stuck a little but then… there he was… DAVID! He solved the “color” problem, we paid up the nose and all in about a ½ hour, we were out of there!!

Walter had to pace a bit so then we stopped be the Home Depot Expo and looked at a lot of stuff that we can absolutely NOT afford now. Finally we left there and stopped at Dunkin. After eating we finally drove into town and then he stopped in front of one of our friend’s house. He parked and said….”I gotta help Tina move something.” So I was like OK and at first I was going to wait in the car but then I thought she might need my help too. So I went in the house first and then a bunch of LF girls screamed “SURPRISE!!!!!!” I couldn’t believe it ….I was soooooo shocked and surprised…they got me…Walt did good…..It was a baby shower for me. It was so much fun…..I had a blast, I really did….

Ladies...thank you so much!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Billy & Arge....

OK so you've heard of Arge and they are...cute!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Siberian Snow Bunny…

I was lucky to get in touch with a woman named Peggy from Florida. She and her husband adopted 2 beautiful children from the same orphanage that Joey’s from. Their last trip was in February.

When I came upon her blog I was very excited to see that she was there in the winter time!!! I sent her an email and she sent me back an email talking about the weather and many other things…..Anyway long story SHORT….I’m freaking out about the weather.

I had gone to Burlington Coat Factory (in Paramus), Campmor and Ski Barn. Today Annemarie and I went to Burlington in Secaucus and this is what I found….Don’t I look like a Siberian Snow Bunny?


Monday, October 13, 2008

Made By Walter...

Here's a little video that Walter made for me...if you think you cried with the first video...wait till you see this one....don't say I didn't warn you.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

When we got home...

I forgot to post what we found when we got home. It was a nice surprise and one that will stay up till we bring Joey home....
Thanks, Arge & Billy

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Kisses In The Wind

I was searching for a nice poem about adoption and I found this really nice one I wanted to share. When I found it; immediately I thought of Joey and the last month and few days he will be at the orphanage.

It feels like we saw him a year ago but the fact is we were with him only last week. It's amazing how the Heart works...enjoy the poem.

(The Waiting Child's Lullaby)

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...
Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.
But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I send to you each night.