Happy One Year DTC to us!

Today we celebrate one year since DTC (Dossier to China).

With this wait stretching longer than we anticipated, we need to be thankful and celebrate when we can, and this is a milestone worth mentioning. This time last year, we hoped we would be get our LID before the end of the year, but our official date is January 10, 2006. So, next month will be one year of "official" waiting, although, in my heart, I have been waiting a lot longer to be a mom...

Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays and may all your hopes and dreams come true in 2007. We know ours will.


11 for 11

  • Elevenses is a mid-morning refreshment, such as tea and biscuits, taken around 11am.
  • Soccer, cricket, American football and field hockey are all played with teams of 11 players on the field.
  • 11 is the fourth number that stays the same when written upside down. The first three are 0, 1 and 8.
  • The largest cat is the Siberian tiger at 11 feet long.
  • The average adult male heart weighs 11 ounces.
  • World War I ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
  • The television show Cheers ran for 11 seasons with 11 main characters.
  • The television show MASH ran for 11 seasons with 11 main characters.
  • The first lunar landing was made by Apollo 11.
  • There are eleven parables Jesus told on his way to death in Jerusalem, as recounted in Luke's Gospel.
  • There are actually eleven statements in the Bible texts of the traditional Ten Commandments. Roman Catholics combine the first two statements into one and the Protestants combine the last two in order to arrive at the number ten.


How matching works

When talking about our adoption, people usually ask me about how the matching process works, and the great Rumor Queen has posted a great piece on how it all happens (or at least as far as she/we know).

The last paragraph is the most interesting to me, thinking that they compare facial structure, or consult astrology to make the match...click the link below to read.

How the Matching Room Works


It's the most wonderful time...

This time of year is so busy for us (and everyone right?), that I haven't had time to post in awhile. Tonight we are attending the Men's Club dinner at our church, where we get to eat lots of rich food, hear great music and sing a song or two ourselves. Jonathan is in the Men's chorus and will be performing a few songs with them, and then the two of us will also be singing "White Christmas". We usually sing "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on An Open Fire)", but the folks who do White Christmas can't sing this year, so we're up.

We got our tree on Sunday, but I still haven't finished decorating (the tree or the house), so there are boxes strewn all over and I don't know when I will get to them - hopefully on Saturday. We also have a list of odd jobs to finish around the house before Christmas Eve, when we have the whole family over.

There are presents to buy, potlucks to cook for, parties to attend and lots of errands to run. Work is rather hectic this month as well, so add that to the mix. I am exhausted just thinking of it all. We are trying to plan a little getaway over my birthday/New Year weekend. I hope it works out, cause we'll need some downtime after the craziness that is December.