Wednesday, December 26, 2007


I got new pictures today from a couple who recently visited their little girl for the first time. We can see how much she has grown based on the top she is wearing. That sounds silly but, we have a picture from this past summer that she is wearing the same shirt in and now the sleeves are short. It actually is a significant difference which makes me a little sad because I've missed all that time. It looks like she is doing well with stacking blocks. This tells us that her dexterity is developing. It also means that she can build things with her brothers. They were afraid she was going to be all girly baby dolls and tea parties. I think I have to find her a purple dump truck!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone!

While we missed having Jyly home with us this Christmas, the children still had a good day. Being of the video game generation, the family got Rockband. With Alex on the drums, Camden playing guitar and Jeremy on Vocals, they created their own band. Until it was time to switch. Apparently, we need more components to get the entire family in. Keegan took over the drums and Keith played the guitar in their own band. At one point Jeremy stopped singing which made us all happy since he's a little rusty as a soprano. I sure hope Jyly can sing!
After loads of Rock bonding and food, the kids tossed the ball around outside and then headed off for the traditional Christmas day movie. An enjoyable day was had by all but we look forward to next year when we will all be together.

Monday, December 17, 2007

The More The Merrier

You might have noticed that I added a few more links to my blog. We are growing quite the Kyrg adoption family and we hope to one day bring all of our Kyrg Kiddos together. Today Jamie and her Hubby are off to bring home Baby "Z". While Jamie was waiting for her flight, she got tagged by Gen and fulfilled her obligation. You see, if you get tagged you need to write 8 interesting facts about yourself on your blog. On your hundredth post, you need to write 100 facts about yourself. I can tell you right now, I am not that interesting. Anyway, now I'm it so here goes.

1. I met my husband when we were 5. I went to preschool with his cousin(my friend) and we have been married for 21 years.

2. When Jeremy got out of the Navy in 1998, I got an honorable discharge. I think it was for the 7 times we moved in 12 years.

3. In 1998, I met a wonderful man and agreed to be a surrogate for him. After 2 invitro attempts, Success! Now we have an incredible little boy.

4. Over the last 13 years, we have hosted 6 exchange students. 4 of them stayed with us for the entire school year and 2 for short summer programs. One of our students from Germany just had her first child so we now have a Grandson.

5. We were one of those crazy couples that took 5 kids to Disney. If that wasn't crazy enough, a year later we took them to Vegas.

6. In my spare time (like I have any) I remodeled my house right down to laying ceramic tile and building kitchen cabinets.

Boy this is getting harder!

7. A year ago, I didn't know what a blog was. Look at me now!


8. Jeremy and I decided after our 2nd son was born (16years ago) that we would someday adopt and we always knew that we would have a little girl. In less than a month, we will fulfill that dream.

Ok, that was a challenge and I guess it is now my turn to pass it on. Janiece, Michelle, and Suzanne, TAG YOUR IT!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Up Up and Away

As you can see, the count down is on. We had a few changes in dates due to Embassy closures but it all works out. My sister Renae and I jet off to London on January 12th and arrive in Bishkek in the wee hours of the morning on the 14th. After a little bit of sleep at the Asia Mountain Guest House, we head to Tokmok to retrieve my little angel. We will spend the next few days bonding and doing the necessary stuff at the embassy in Bishkek. Then it's off to Almaty. We haven't heard many stories about pleasant rides and easy border crossings but it will be late at night and hopefully Jyly will sleep. In Almaty, we get Jyly's medical exam and finish all the immigration stuff. We make the long Journey home on the 20ith. I sure hope I can keep Jyly busy and quiet on the flight home. I will have toys, and DVDs and Bush's Rescue Remedy. I so can't wait to get her home!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Soon to travel

Ok, so I should have had travel dates by now. We have to be in Bishkek on January 10th. Our exact travel dates are going to depend on when we can get flights. Can you believe the bargain I just found? I can get to Bishkek in 56 hours for $15,000.00. OMG! Thank goodness for discount travel agents.
As soon as I actually book my flight, I will let everyone know and I'll get one of those fancy counters going. Wish me luck!