Friday, February 25, 2011

Snow falling all around...on my head...and on the ground

We knew there was a big storm coming but no one for sure really knows just how big or what areas around here it will hit. Jason and I watched the weather on the news last night just hoping for something to fall here. Well, I woke up around 4am and it was snowing really, really hard! At 7am, it was still snowing and there was A LOT of snow on the ground. When Jason went out to shovel the driveway, he told me there was probably around 8" on the ground. Ethan was helping him to shovel and the snow not only covered up his boots, but it came up almost to his knee. That's when I knew we had a lot! Even while Jason was shoveling, it kept coming down and there was probably another 1 or 2" when he was done. Of course, I had to take pictures for posterity :)
Some pictures of our backyard with the snow

The snow almost buried this slide!

Guess the kids will have to wait to play on the jungle gym till the snow melts

Our patio table all covered with snow

Monday, February 14, 2011

I guess I am romantic after all :)

When I came back from the grocery store this morning, this package was waiting for me on our front porch.

Once I saw what the package was, I couldn't wait to see the flowers inside! Can't believe that Jason got me both chocolates AND flowers! I started to tear up and decided that yes, I was romantic after all!

Happy Valentine's Day!

"I'm not romantic you know" - Charlotte Lucas, Pride & Predjudice

I've always liked this quote because it fits me. I've never been one to expect roses or candy or cards on Valentine's Day. Honestly, for me, Jason doing what I ask is more romantic for me. I'm not saying that he hasn't gotten me flowers in the past but it's not something that I demand that he do. This year was a little different. For some reason (maybe my old age!), I was really wanting a heart shaped box of chocolates for Valentine's Day. I had mentioned it to Jason a while ago but wasn't sure if he remembered. Much to my surprise, this morning on the kitchen table there was a sweet note and a heart shaped box of chocolates!! He even remembered that See's candies is my favorite, especially their milk chocolate Bordeaux (he even got me a small heart shaped piece of just the Bordeaux! YUM!). He also included Ethan and made him a little heart pocket with a bunch of conversation hearts inside. I'm glad that Jason remembered and I told him just how very much I love him :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Just a quick update

Yes it has been a while since I last posted but to be quite honest, nothing has really been happening...okay, except for one thing. We signed up with Adoption Advertising based on the recommendations of a few couples that have used them to find their babies. We had our intake interview one week ago and then on Tuesday, received a call about a birth mother due March 7, 2011 in Texas!! We haven't heard the final word about whether or not we are matched with her but at least things are starting to happen :)

Update: Talked with Flossie at Adoption Advertising and she said that she was able to speak with the birthmother about us. She is going to take the weekend to think about it and then let Flossie know on Monday what her decision will be. Hopefully, I will be able to update this blog next week with some good news! :)