Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I have been tagged by a blog buddies.Elise,Brooke,Angie......
Different taggy stuff,so here's a kinda,sorta list thingy!!

1.I'm left handed.
2.I write upsidedown and backwards.
3.I am really shy.
4.When i meet people i turn red.
5.I have 2 grown children.
6.I raised them, not to be shy.
7.They are both in med school.
8.My son hasn't talked to me much at all,since his dad and i divorced.
9.Still trying to figure that one out.
10.When i was little i slept with all my dolls surrounding me.
11.I played with dolls for a long time.
12.I say FOR REAL??? alot!(even when Erica announced her referral!)
13.I have lived in Kansas,Oklahoma,and Missouri.
14.Spent a month in Toronto,Canada.
15.Loved it.
16.Have never traveled to the East Coast.
17.I have bitten my fingernails all of my life.
18.I'm trying to quit because I don't want to have my fingers in my mouth in Ethiopia.
19.After my dad died,I went to 4 different schools during 8th thru 12th grade.(mom remarried)
20.I graduated high school at 17.
21.My 20 year old sister died when i was 18.
22.Got married at 18.
23.Had my son at 19.
24.Had my daughter at 24.
25.Divorced my children's dad,7 years ago.
26.My hubby,Shawn is younger than I am.
27.Shawn has never had kids.
28.I have long feet.
29.All I ever wanted to be was mommy.
30.I watch American Idol.
31.Grey's Anatomy.
33.Biggest Loser.
34.I'm very close to my little sister.
35.The only fruits i like are apples and watermelon.
36.I don't like veggies.
37.I mostly like pasta.
38.I love to find bargains.
39.I used to play the violin.
40.I wish I could play the piano.
41.I love milk.
42.I have explained to a lot of people where Ethiopia is.
43.I didn't realize so many people didn't know where Ethiopia is.
44.I wash 2 loads of laundry a day.
45. Shawn is the culprit.
46.He plays basketball 2 times a day at the YMCA.
47.I guess i'm glad i do wash so often.At least he always smells good for me.
48.I have auburn colored hair.
49.When i was little my hair was bright red.
50.I got teased alot for having red hair.
51.I have a ton of shoes.
52.Most of them i don't wear.
53.I have a problem wearing heels.
54.I haven't bought or got a free cell phone in 3 years.
55.It's because i don't want to learn how to use a different one.
56.I don't even like the cell phone i have.
57.I wish i were more organized.
58.Shawn & I chose using money for adoption,over having a bigger nicer home.
59.I'm glad we did.
60.My Grandpa always called me Peaches.
61.I always thought it was funny,since i don't like fruits.Especially peaches.
62.I guess i had hair like peaches when i was born.
63.I'm really bad about getting lost when travelling.
64.Shawn's driving scares me.
65.Mine should as well!
66.I talk to my mom at least once a day.
67.Lately she asks the same question.
68.I know-Anyone waiting for a referral knows what her question is.
69.I get mad at Shawn for leaving 3 pairs of shoes out.
70.I only leave one out.
71.I try to get Shawn to argue with me.
72.It never works.
73.I'm stubborn.
74.I have a weird sense of humor.
75.I love that i'm only writing 75!!
I'm tagging Amanda Z,Tiffany,and Autumn

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Much of life can never be explained but only witnessed'

A baby hippopotamus that survived the

tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong

bond with a giant male century-old tortoise in an animal

facility in the port city of Mombassa, officials said

The hippopotamus, nicknamedOwen a nd weighing about

300 kilograms (650 pounds), was swept down Sabaki

River into the Indian Ocean , then forced back to shore

when tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on

December 26, before wildlife rangers rescued him.

'It is incredible. A-less-than-a-year-old hippo has adopted a

male tortoise, about a century old, and the tortoise seems to

be very happy with being a 'mother',' ecologist Paula Kahumbu,

who is in charge of Lafarge Park , told AFP.

'After it was swept away and lost its mother, the hippo was traumatized.

It had to look for something to be a surrogate mother

Fortunately , it landed on the tortoise and established a strong bond.

They swim, eat and sleep together,' the ecologist added.

'The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way it followed its mother.

If somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo becomes aggressive,

as if protecting its biological mother,' Kahumbu added.

'The hippo is a young baby, he was left at a very tender age and

by nature, hippos are social animals that like to stay with their

mothers for four years,' he explained.

This is a real story that shows that our differences don't matter

much when we need the comfort of another.

We could all learn a lesson from these two creatures of God,

'Look beyond the differences and find a way to walk the path together.'

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God...


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Saturday, March 15, 2008


Easter candy is on the shelves,and I'm having a hard time staying away from it!!

There are three specific candies I always have to have! They each have their own year that they became dear to me.

1) Russell Stover chocolate covered marshmallow egg-The year my Dad died, I had just turned 12.

Year after year it had always been in my Easter basket. So I buy myself these every Easter.

2) Marshmallow Peeps- my first *boyfriend* brought me a package and I fell in LOVE! (with the peeps)

3) Candy covered malted milk eggs- This one is treasured, because I taught my kids how to lick the egg, and turn it into lipstick. (I still do this sometimes!)

Who else has a special sweet tooth?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


My daughter is in her first year of Medical School. Her soon-to-be fiance, is in Vet School. Every once in a great while, they get to have a fun evening!
This is as close to Prom as med school gets.
They had a wonderful time!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

My Special Something

I FINALLY got the pic to post!!
Well, I 've tried for 2 hours to put my pics on here. I'm not sure what i did wrong!
Anyway, my special something that Shawn got me, is a Citizen Eco-Drive diamond watch. I had seen one on another blog with crystals. I would have been just as happy with.
Shawn reminded me that with two kiddos coming,this might be MY last really nice thing for myself for awhile!
I graciously accepted it! Woo Hoo I got bling!!!
(you can see it on my shopping day pics, you just can't see the face of it)
I love my hubby!

Monday, March 3, 2008


My nephew Chance trying out a Yo-Yo

This is my sister Babette, and her son Chance. This was after 9 hours of shopping!!! I was definetly leaning on my nephew!
OOPS! I can't get this picture off of here!!

What a wonderful weekend! The weather was 70 degrees, it felt amazing!! The wind was blowing, but it seemed to help blow away some of the worry and stress. (due to waiting for referral!) Saturday, Shawn & I went to my nephews basketball games,out to eat, and a little shopping in their town.

Sunday, my sister called and asked if we wanted to got to Joplin, for MORE shopping. I was OK NOT going, but Shawn wanted to eat at Red Lobster. So we went.

I found lots of bargains! If we knew what gender and ages our children would be, I would have bought a ton more clothes! Right now i'm buying,and will donate to HOH what we won't need.

My hubby also got me something special. I had seen something like it on another blog awhile back. I'll post it tomorrow!

Have a wonderful week!!