Saturday, September 29, 2007

Almost Overdue...

(9) Months LID!

This was a hard milestone, being that the gestation period (pregnacy) of a human is usually 9 months. I don't really have much to say so I will just post some facts:

~ The 9th month of the year is September,
best remembered by the Mother Goose rhyme:
Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
February has twenty-eight alone,
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting leap year, that's the time
When February's days are twenty-nine.

~ Maximum life span of a tornado to run its course = 9 hours.

~ Number of months for a human baby to be born = 9

~ The gestation period (pregnacy) of the cat,
guinea pigs, otter, and wolf are 9 weeks.

~ The monkey is the 9th sign of the Chinese Animal Zodiac based on the lunar year. Monkey-year people are charming, curious, and confident.

~ The 9th letter of the English alphabet is I.

I am glad this month is behind us and now we are working towards double digits.

9 Months and Waiting...

Friday, September 28, 2007

Party in the Pumpkin Patch

Our small town has an event every year called The Scarecrow Festival; this is the weekend it is being held. There are LOTS of displays and activities going on through out the weekend.

Tomorrow evening a bunch of our friends are getting together at our house to carve pumpkins, go walk the pumpkin path in town and then come back to our house to have some drinks and a campfire. I can hardly wait!!

Halloween is not my thing but I LOVE The Scarecrow Festival!

Donna and I went to the farm tonight to pick our pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. We laughed so much my sides hurt! We were in the pumpkin patch for about and hour picking out our “perfect” pumpkins! I guess an hour is a long time in a pumpkin patch because the lady at the store said she was getting worried that something happened to us. I was thinking to myself, “we were in a huge open pumpkin patch, what was going to happen to us? Was the scarecrow going to come to life and attack us?!?!” LOL!

Here are the pics:

Then we went out for supper at Pizza Delight. After that we headed to the dollar store for decorations for the party tomorrow night. We had so much fun in the dollar store, lol!! We were trying on hats and Halloween masks. We were there so long that they were practically kicking us out because it was time to close. I was laughing so hard I was crying … ya’ gotta’ love a good laugh n’ cry!

Thanks for the great evening Donna!

Monday, September 24, 2007

A Special Day To Celebrate!

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Here is a little information about the Chinese Moon Festival:

In China and throughout many Asian countries people celebrate the Harvest Moon on the 15th day of the eighth month of their lunar calendar. The date in the Western calendar changes yearly. This year, it falls on September 25.

The Harvest Moon or Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhong Qiu Jie) is a day of family reunions much like a Western Thanksgiving. Chinese people believe that on that day, the moon is the roundest and brightest signaling a time of completeness and abundance. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, children are delighted to stay up past midnight, parading multi-colored lanterns into the wee hours as families take to the streets or city parks to moon-gaze.

It is also a romantic night for lovers, who sit holding hands on hilltops, riverbanks and park benches, captivated by the brightest moon of the year....

The festival dates back to the Tang dynasty in 618 A.D., and as with many celebrations in China there are ancient legends closely associated with it.

In Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, it's sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival, (not to be confused with a similar celebration during the Chinese New Year), but whatever name it goes by, the centuries-old festival remains a beloved annual ritual celebrating an abundance of food and family.

Traditional foods for a Chinese Mid-Autumn feast are red — for good luck. Lobster and salmon are particular favorites along with apples, pomegranates, roasted peanuts, pomelo, chestnuts, fatt koh (sponge cakes) and
Moon Cakes

Moon Cakes are a delicacy consumed during and around the Mid-Autumn Festival. They are often, but not always, round or rectangular. They have a noodle-like dough on the outside, and the insides are usually filled with one or more of the following: sweetmeats, bean paste, lotus seed paste, melon seed, all sorts of nuts, and duck egg yolks. Moon Cakes can be steamed, baked, or fried (

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Late Vacation Recap

Well I think I am a little late with this post considering our vacation was 2 weeks ago but here it is.

We had a fantastic time in New Brunswick ! There was so much to do that now we need to go back so we can do some of the things that we missed this time. Magnetic Hill and the Magnetic Hill Zoo were the first places we went.

After spending most of the afternoon there we headed to where I had booked us a suite, not realizing it was kinda’ in the middle of nowhere!! Our suite was located in Alma. Alma is a very small village on the edge of Fundy National Park, very beautiful and relaxing but not too much excitement. Now when I say a very small village I mean there was one street and one general store that contained all your survival needs under one roof.

Alma reminded me of a small creepy town out of a horror movie, so our first night there I was pretty freaked out and didn’t get much sleep. (By the way if you are planning a trip that requires you to stay in a suite, motel or hotel…do not watch the movie Vacancy.)

Just incase you are interested this is the trailer for the movie Vacancy. (WARNING this is a Horror / Thriller movie and I don't want to be the cause of anyone having nightmares.)

Even though the town was creepy at night it was beautiful during the day!

Our suite was absolutely perfect!! I was so pleased with our room and service that I would return just because it was so wonderful.

On Wednesday (our 2nd day) we headed to Saint John for some shopping at the Saint John Market, what a great place!!

After a morning of shopping we went to visit Andrea, Mark and Paige. We had a great visit and then we all went out for Chinese food, yummy!! It was such a beautiful evening we chatted in the parking lot for a bit and then Larry and I headed back to Alma.

It was getting late when we left so we ended up driving through Fundy National Park in total darkness!! For any of you that haven't been there or don’t know, these are the signs you see along the road!

Deer are one thing but nerves were shot by the time we got back to Alma!!!! I was scared to death we were going to hit one but we made it back safe and sound. **Big sigh of relief**

Thursday was our day to check out of our room. Our first stop this morning was Hopewell Rocks I can’t really put into words how awesome this place is, I think the pictures say it all.

Next it was back to Moncton for a little more sightseeing and some shopping at Champlain Place. We actually ended up spending most of the afternoon here because there were so many stores!! Early evening we headed for some supper and got a little lost, for about an hour and a half, lol!! Finally after asking directions we made it to where we wanted to eat which was close to the highway home. Andrea and Mark had invited us to stay at their place for another night but after our long day shopping and getting lost it was time to head for home. We discovered a very important piece of information on this trip … neither one of us can read a map, lol!!

This was a great first vacation and can’t wait until next summer to head out again … I’m thinking Prince Edward Island next year …

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

There is only one thing to say:

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Picnic's and Pictures

Today was an absolutely perfect day for a picnic! The sun was shining and the air was warm. What a nice way to be able to touch base with everyone we have met through the previous Children's Bridge events.

Below is a slideshow of the park where the picnic was held and some of the brown-eyed cuties!! A couple we met at the Christmas party last year are back from China and we got to meet their little sweetheart Amelia, check out those cheeks in the slideshow!!

We love being able to attend these events and actually see that after all the waiting … dreams really do come true!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Upcoming Events

Tomorrow is the:
We went to the picnic last year and met a lot of families in the process of adopting and lots who were already home with their little cuties. It was a fun day and I can't wait to go again this year!! I am sure I will have lots of pictures for tomorrow's post!

Oh we are getting so close, I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Look What I Did Tonight Night!!

Well here is attempt number two. It is not perfect but it is better than nothing (and it was fun to do). Let's hope this header can stay for a little while. Now that I have received some pointers and info about making these (thanks Danny), I may change it later on just for the fun of it!!

Thanks to everyone for your support, tips & offers. I am so glad to have people reading that care!!


Sorry I was so bummed out in my last post, I was just disappointed. Happy posts from here on out, lol!!!

I will be posting again soon about our trip to New Brunswick and my "Carmondy Calendar" creation.

Time for bed...nighty, night!!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Headderless Blog...

Well it turns out I have made a big blogger boo-boo.

As you will notice I have a headerless blog...even though I worked for hours on it a few months ago I have been asked to remove it.

I am so sad that my header had to be deleted.

Recently I was contacted by a lady at Jiinkinkids who said the artwork I used was hers and I was not allowed to use it (it was copyrighted and I didn't realize it). Stupid me, I browse the internet and like to save pictures I think are cute, well the ones in my header were some I had saved and thought that if I made some alterations to them it would be ok to use them...WRONG!!

So since I have removed the old headder the top of my blog is very...ummm what's the word, ahhh yes, PLAIN! This is SO NOT what I had hopped for by starting this blog and I am not sure what I will do now. As most of you know, a while ago back my computer crashed; well when it did it also took the program with it that I could use to make a new header, so now I have no idea how to make a new one and I hate the way my blog looks. I am going to see if there is any way I can figure out something descent for a header. If I can't figure it out, I'm thinking I will probably print off the entries I have posted to date and delete my blog.

I was just doing this to meet new people on the same journey and journal my thoughts durring the LONG wait. I may return to the old MSN blog we started out with once we are close to referral. I will miss all the wonderful people, comments and support I have gained through my blog but I will continue to drop by my usual list of blogs and keep in touch.

Bye for now...

I am very sorry for making this mistake and I hope the lady at Jiinkinkids understands that I did not mean to offend or take her artwork. I simply liked the pictures and thought they were perfect for my header. (Sorry it took so long for me to address this, I have been away on vacation.)

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Labour Day Weekend & 19 More Days!

Labour Day weekend always signifies the end of summer to me so I thought I would post this little poem I wrote.

Today we are getting ready to go to Lisa & Jeff's house for a Labour Day Weekend Party!! I love get-togethers at people’s houses. We are having supper, playing some outdoor games, having a few drinks and I'm sure there will be lots of laughs through out the evening.

I hope everyone has a great Labour Day long weekend!

And don't forget: