Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Monday Yu Ping from our adoption agency called to tell me that our LOA (Letter of Approval, or Letter of Seeking Confirmation) came in from China! I was told not to even expect it until we hit at least 2 months of waiting after receiving our referral. We haven't even waited a whole month! Wow! She told us that we should be traveling to bring Allegra home in 3 months! Oh my goodness! 3 months! Did I say "Oh my goodness!!!"

And today I went to Babies r Us and registered for my baby shower. Not sure when that will be yet...but it was so much fun!

In other Mom and Dad's trailer and truck caught on fire today. :-(. Thank goodness that no one was hurt! Sad though, so many wonederful memories!

I also included some of the Santa Train pics that we took when we went last Saturday together! We had a wonderful time! It's too bad that Sean fell while holding Gavin as we were leaving and now Gavin says that he never wants to go there again. But I'm sure by next year he'll be over it. I dunno that kid doesn't seem to ever forget anything! :-)

Until next time :-)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Our cooking instructions etc...

Okay so I have had a few people ask me for the recipes for the 7 hours of cooking Sean and I did last week. Here it is: (we just doubled...or tripled everything to make it 2 weeks worth of meals.)

So far we have had the: Penne with Cream Sauce and Sausage (5 stars!)
South of the Border Ground Beef and Corn Pie (5 stars!) next time we are going to put this into a soft tortilla to eat it.
Country Style Ribs (1 star) (I think the red wine that it sits in all day in the crock pot is not my flavor)
Pineapple Burgers (4 stars!) I think the pineapple once frozen becomes flavorless. I would just add the pineapple slices on right before eating them next time. Otherwise these are great!

Enjoy everyone! And hey, let me know what you all think!!

Until next time :-)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Cooked for 7 hours!

Sean and I decided to try to cook 2 weeks worth of food and freeze it so that we could have "home cookin'" every night at home instead of eating out so much. So, yesterday we spend the entire afternoon cooking! We started at 3:15 and ended at 10:15 or so. Gavin spent some time with my Mom so that we could put all of our concentration in the kitchen. We had so much fun! Even though we were tired beyond belief, (and my back was in a ton of pain) and slept better than we have slept in a long time, I can't wait to cook again in 2 weeks with Sean!
Nothing new about Allegra. Just that we received a huge packet of more paperwork and forms to fill out. We are still hearing the "5-8" month time frame for traveling to China. It seems like right now people are traveling around 5 we are sure hoping for that!

Until next time :-)