Saturday, May 31, 2008

October 18, 2007

This is Hermela's birthday!!! I was still in Africa at that time enjoying myself at my friends beautiful lodge called Fevertree. I have to say this has got to be one of my favorite places in the world. Ironically, I realized that I spent that particular day in my favorite spot, the veranda. This photo captures October 18, 2007... a beautiful African sunset.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Babygirl's Nursery

My mom came out for a visit and helped me put together babygirl's nursery! I said I did not want a pink nursery..... well it's definitely pink.

There is only one thing missing???!!!

With any luck I will get word of a court date for Hermela SOON!

The Chobe River

Ok, these pics are for my friend Bruce who happened to make the best tour guide EVER! The game viewing in Botswana along the Chobe River was out of this world. There were so many elephants that I did not know where to point the camera!!! Thanks again Bruce! : - )

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thanks Tracy & Jocelyn!!

I saw this necklace on Jocelyn's BLOG and had to have it! It arrived yesterday and I love it! They are handmade by a wonderful lady named Tracy at

Thanks again Tracy!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008


Well thanks for the wonderful feedback and encouragement everyone! I am just wondering how long I can actually entertain you without cute baby pics : - ) I better get Hermela home before I lose my BLOG posse! lol
As for me,, just working a lot to try and make some extra money for those "extra" expenses that will hopefully be coming my way soon!
Well, until I am able to share cute pics of Hermela... I may as well share some more of my favorite Africa Photos.... Zimbabwe first.. here are my favorite lazy lions, sunset on the Zambezi River, and of course the magnificent Victoria Falls.. "The Smoke that Thunders!"

I Love AFRICA!!!!!!!!!

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls... "The Smoke that Thunders"
The Mighty Zambezi River at Sunset............

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I fought the BLOG.....

and the BLOG won!!! So for all you fellow bloggers, family, and friends.... here it goes... my best blogging efforts! I am not quite sure where to begin, but in the interest of not scaring anyone off with my first few posts, I will start off on a light note!

I chose my Adoption and Home Study agency in late August of 2007. I had no idea how much my life would change prior to even completing an adoption. All I can do is thank my family, friends, and some special "Hope Group" members for keeping me sane and hopeful that one day my turn will come : - )

In late March, I received my third referral (long story)....for a darling little 6 month old little girl named Hermela. I am still awaiting a court date and hoping to travel this summer to go get her! Unfortunately, I am unable to post her picture until I pass court...Which BTW brings me to the pictures above.. I can't figure out how to delete?? I am keeping them both so I don't have to start over!! (Help Julia)!! So the pictures are from last October when I had the opportunity to visit Africa!

There you have my first BLOG post!