Mighty Munch

Mighty Munch

Monday, April 30, 2007


Just got an email from our agency instructing us to download the pre-placement packet after 9:00 p.m. tonight. Yippee! We are one step closer to getting our referral. The pre-placement packet is the last packet to download prior to receiving one's referral. Oh where oh where is our referral??? So much anticipation!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Joe D Club

Don't get me wrong. I adore my in-laws. My mother-in-law, Lydia, is a lovely lady, sweet, kind and gentle. My father-in-law, Joe, however, is a pistol. Guess that's where hubs gets his spunkiness from. Over the years, I have sat down to many a good meal with Joe. Hubs and I would always look in wonder at how much seafood Joe could consume in one sitting. But nothing compares to our amazement at how Joe's shirt and belly always functioned as an adult bib. No matter the amount or kinds of foods that Joe delighted in, roughly 20% of it would land on his shirt and on the floor around his chair. Crumbs would cling for dear life on his clean shirt until just the most subtle of movement would condemn them to the floor surrounding his chair like police tape surrounds a body. Drops of sauces would invariably find their way to a comfortable spot just above Joe's belly. Hubs and I would openly snicker about Joe's dining finesse all the time. Well, tonight, I snicker no more because I have joined my father-in-law in the messy-eater club. While enjoying some Mississippi Sweets with hubs, I unknowingly splattered my t-shirt with enough bbq sauce to fill a measuring spoon. I only discovered this after walking up and down the grocery aisle with hubs under harsh fluorescent light. So, Joe, hubs and I dedicate this entry to you!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Sunny Days Are Here Again

Last night was a joyous evening for us. Not only did we celebrate my mom's birthday but we also welcomed the G Family home from China. With a few three-stooges like moments, Wendy and I made our way back to PBIA to greet the new family just shortly after midnight. Gary, Jamie, Gable and Sunny looked great! Sunny is a delicate peanut. She raised her tiny hand slowly with an index finger pointing at us. Wendy and I both touched her index fingers with ours. Kinda like an E.T. moment. Like Brea, Sunny is also fond of flashing her adorable smile. Congratulations!

April Baby

My mom is an April baby also. Last night, hubs and I celebrated her 66th birthday. We chowed down at Gol! in Delray Beach. My dad even skipped the salad bar going straight for the prime cuts of meat. Believe it or not, Gol! would also make a great vegetarian restaurant. The gourmet salad bar has an enormous selection. The gauchos not only serve yummy grilled meats at your table but also fish, shrimp, potatoes and pineapple. The salmon with the passion fruit sauce is quite delish. Happy birthday, Mama C!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Doing Swell

Well, hubs and I lucked out again. We got to visit with the new V family tonight. All seem to be doing well. Little Brea was, once again, all smiles. Kim and Todd were a wealth of information and humorous stories. I can't wait to see Brea and Sammi playing together. The adults watching will o.d. on cuteness!

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Today I am officially 41! Although I tell everyone that hubs is a year older than me, for a couple of months out of the year, we are actually the same age. He whisked me off to 32 East for a yummy birthday dinner. Upon returning to our table after visiting the little girl's room, I discovered a small wrapped box underneath my napkin. Hubs surprised me with a ring that had little diamonds set in a floral design. What a treat! We toasted to Gi, our family and friends and to ourselves. Hugs and kisses to those who made my 41st year so memorable.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

A New Family

Most exciting event happened last night. Our friends, Kim and Todd, came home with their beautiful daughter, Brea. We greeted them at the airport with much joy and anticipation. The happy parents were a little tired but Brea looked healthy and content. We couldn't wait to snap pictures of the new family. Congratulations, guys!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Sewing Queen...

Is what my sister has become. She has now made a soft quilt book for Gi. Hugs and kisses for my big sis.

Red Suede Shoes

From Brazil with love---Vo Vo Lydia sent Gi, via a traveling friend, a pair of vibrant red suede sandals and dainty white socks. Too adorable! Hugs and kisses for Grandma Lydia.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Gotcha, Brea!

Our good friends united with their precious daughter today in China. We can't wait to meet her. Congratulations, Kim and Todd! You make a great family. Todd, there's no avoiding the dirty diapers now.

Thanks, Eva!

My brother-in-law's mom, Eva, is so thoughtful. She sent Gi a lovely quilt and burping blanket. Eva hails from Ohio and has several grandchildren of her own. Thank you, Eva! The quilt and burping blanket will be put to good use. Hugs and kisses.