Thursday, December 31, 2009

One Year Ago Today:

We were on a KLM flight in route to Ethiopia via Amsterdam to pick up Maritu and Mamush.   In honor of our glorious event, I think I'll post re-caps of our time in Ethiopia.

This is my "other half" at George Bush Intercontinental airport waiting to board our flight. There aren't any pics of me for two reasons: 1. I'm always the one taking the photos and 2. I was so nervous!
I don't like flying, much less flying for 16 hours. I had never flown over a few hours before, and I wasn't sure if I'd have a panic attack or what. Needless to say, airport security wasn't called on me for any panics, drug overdoses, or drunkenness. Of course I didn't sleep the entire flight! I do have to say that flight was the smoothest I had ever been on! What I would suggest to anyone that may be a novice like I was, is to drink lots of water, and avoid caffeine because I battled nose bleeds from the dry air. Don't worry about packing any drinks if you fly KLM. They feed and water you so much that I was sure I had sprouted a few inches. (Okay, maybe I did sprout laterally!)

Saturday, December 26, 2009


I just noticed a few hours ago that my Blog's template went nuts. I'm not sure what I did to it, but I guess I did it when I signed up for posting via my cell phone...oops! Not only did I have to remember how to revise my template, but now I'll have to rewrite some of my lost posts, so bear with me and check back over the next week for posts that happened between our court date and Christmas. Until then, I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday spent with family and/or loved ones...

As you can see, we had a great morning with the family on Christmas Day. We were only missing my sister and her family who have such a hard life living in Hawaii...NOT! But after looking at this picture again, I can see now why my sis doesn't claim me.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

29 and Holding...

Holding on to every body part that sags! I need a few more hands because I can't keep up anymore. Not really. This is just Holly's silly attempt at humor on her birthday.

Here is our "girls only" picture that day. Everyone is smiling because we were all joking about hiding my real age, but I found out later that the joke's on me. They were laughing because my oldest was busted for posting my age on MySpace.

This picture is Sher with her friends Mark and Rodney.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Two things that don't go together:

Snow and Soccer!

Last year, I blogged about my kids playing in the snow with all of our neighbors at 5 o'clock in the morning. So, I thought I'd never post about that again, but boy was I wrong! It snowed Friday! In southeast Texas! No, our kids didn't get to enjoy it this year because Curran had her district soccer tournament in Houston, so I had to drive in that mess. Uggghhh! Me driving in the snow, is like people in San Diego driving in the rain...we aren't used to that kind of stuff! We did make it safely, and I left the kids home with Daddy so they could stay warm. I'm not sure who got the better end of that deal? Me with Curran's first came at 7:30am when it's 29 degrees outside, or Daddy with all the kids and no electricity! Anyway, we dropped our first two games 1-0, so it didn't matter that we won our next two. The fun part was knocking Jasper out of the State playoffs in our last game. They deserved it after one of their girls was talking smack on the field about hurting our goalie, and then did (fractured hip)! I guess what comes around.....goes around. And people think soccer isn't a "real" sport! :)