Sunday, November 25, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Me & LilyRose

How adorable is this outfit

Joseph & LilyRose - God they are gorgeous

Joseph getting sick again

LilyRose with her cell phone

My mother, Eleanore & cousin Nancy

Cousins Anita, Michael, Pete & Joanie

Anthony & cousin Carl

Cousins Mark, Kristi, Crystal, Joseph, Gina & LilyRose

My family Happy Thanksgiving!!

A few days late.

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving. We had a great time at my cousin Michael & Anita's house. The food was good, the company was good. It was a good day. LilyRose ate and ate. I just don't know where she puts it. Joseph hardly ate anything. I don't know how the kid stands up. He is the worst eater ever. He doesn't like anything other then pasta. It's amazing.

We played this great game called Catch Phrase. It's been around for a while but I never played it. It was hysterical watching my mother play this game. She had no clue. Joseph did really well playing it. My cousin Crystal also had this little ball called 20Q. What an amazing thing this is. It tries to read your mind so to speak. It will ask you if you are thinking of an Animal, Vegetable or Mineral. Then it will ask these 20 questions and by your answer it will tell you what you were thinking of. It worked 10 out of 12 times we did it. A lot of fun.

Friday, we put up our Christmas Tree and decorated inside the house. I didn't go nuts this year because LilyRose was touching everything. It still looks great. We had fun doing it together. Then Friday night I made Hot Chocolate and we watched "It's a Wonderful Life". This is my favorite Holiday movie. I watch it every year on the night we put up the tree. I have been doing this for years and years. Anthony fell asleep and Joseph got bored and went to play video games, but LilyRose sat right next to me and watched the whole movie. She would have sat there even if nothing was on the TV. As long as she was sitting near me she was happy. lol

Saturday I had a baby shower out east. We left early and got home late. Anthony and Joseph decorated outside the house while we were gone. It came out very nice.

Sunday was a calm day. Doing nothing and loving it.

On Wednesday late afternoon we found out that we are approved to adopt a 7 year old boy from Vietnam. We are so very happy about this. I am overjoyed but sad at the same time. I will never hold the little boy from China and that is breaking my heart. But at the same time, if we accept, I HAVE A NEW SON!!!!!!

We are having his medical file checked out hopefully this week and then we will have to make our decision. The agency put me in contact with a woman who met this little boy in May and we spoke and she sent me pictures of him and she told me that he is the sweetest little boy. When we make our decision and if we accept him, I will post his pictures. Then I will make a blog just for him. I guess Joseph will want one for himself now too.

I am asking for prays now for my heart to heal and for that sweet child in China to find his family. WOW that just made me cry. I thought we were going to be his family. I can't understand how I could be happy and so sad at the same time. Any thoughts on this?

I have some pictures of Thanksgiving and some of my cousin birthday party. The top 3pictures are from Nov. 11th. Crystal's birthday party. The rest are from Thanksgiving. The camera dates are wrong.


lara said...

Lisa ,this is such exciting news but at the same time such sad news too, i just had the same bad news a little girl on a waiting child list who is truly lovely cant come home to us as US agencies are not allowed to work with people outside of the country.I so hope that someone finds these two children soon they deserve the best in life. I believe this is happening for a reason and that soon you will be happy with that , it has taken you on another path,to another child your son.

Anonymous said...

ohh my godness, i feel like i havent seen you guys in soo long, lily got soo big, and i miss joee , glad to hear you had a good thanksgiving, and im soo happy for you that you guys were approved, im going to call you soon and come over b/c im having sarchie-casamissima (no idea how to spell it lol) with dralws and my mom has grandma lilys tubberwear from like octoberr =x, maybe that can be our excuse to comee see you haha well talk to you soon

love always,

Anonymous said...

I know that your hear is broken over your little W. I hope that this new little one can heal that hurt, if you decide to move forward. You know that you have our love and support, no matter what.

Hugs to you.

Jenni said...

Oh, wow!! What a lot of emotion. I will say a prayer for you Lisa.
Tell miss LilyRose that I am jealous of her gorgeous boots!! Such a fashionista!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

LilyRose has the cutest little outfits..
Those boots are too cute..
Glad to see you had a Wonderful Thanksgiving..
Love the pictures..
Hope to see a new picture of the new one soon..
HUGS to you

Vicky said...

Happy Thanksgiving !!! Glad you had a nice day. LilyRose looks adorable in those outfits !!!

Im sure W will eventually find a loving family.. Very happy for you being approved for the little boy in Vietnam !!!

**Tell A that C misses him !!! lol

Marilyn, Paul, PJ, Chris & Lauren said...

Hi Lisa,

Been crazy busy and just got caught up on your blog. Wow.

First, your wedding pictures are beautiful! You were a gorgrous bride. You and your husband are such a handsome couple. You look so happy with your two beautiful children. I'm sure your father would be so proud of you. Afterall, what else could a parent wish for their child but happiness.

Second, I am so sorry about the little boy in China that haunts you. But there is a little boy in Vietnam who needs you too. I will keep you and both little boys in my prayers tonight. Somehow have Faith that what is meant to be for you, will be.

Lilyrose is growing more and more beautiful -great clothes! :^)
And your son is so handsome. Blessings to all of you this Christmas. It's the season for miracles..who knows what could happen.