Sunday, April 03, 2011

hanging out

Not much has been going on, just ready for Spring/summer to show up for good so we can enjoy the great weather.
Ulia will be competing in the special Olympics On April 15th she is super excited

Friday, December 24, 2010

Post 4 Years ago!

Merry Christmas & toddler too
Well, we got the goods today! Juliana is now with us.She did pretty well in the car util the last 1/2 hour of the drive were she deided it was time to puke all over mommy.Once she did that she was fine.We made it back to the hotel about 8pm.She was a bit to wired to sleep, so she took inventory of the room. Once she got tired she realized she was with us and she pretty much got freaked out and cried for about 1hour and finaly feel asleep around 1 am in my arms.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Ben thought it would be fun to have a picture of the dogs by the Christmas tree,the dogs had another idea...and it was not to have a picture.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Four Years ago

Four years ago we were in Russia getting to know the little girl who was to be our daughter,a little girl who didn't know what the toys that we brought to her were,a timid little thing that just went with the flow of things.Fast forward 4 years we have the most Americanized little girl around,she can tell you the newest thing around,she doesn't go with the flow at all, in fact.. lol she flows to her own stream.
I love how she has been able to adjust to life in a family,but am sad that she has forgotten her life in Russia.
Thank-you Ulia for being our daughter..I love you

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

There comes a time in life when you walk away from all the pointless drama
and people who create it...and surround yourself with people who make
you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus on the good. Life
is too short to be anything but happy.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Zack,Ben and Ulias list of Thanks

1.My mom
2.My dad
3.Animal Rescue
4.Friends family
6.fall break
7.birthday parties pets teachers
11.the military (ok he makes me want to go back and change mine )
12. Christmas
14.being taken care of
16.the milatary
17.nana and Pa pa
18.nana being healthy r us
21.having a thanksgiving break friends
23. my cell phone

1.Star wars
3. My legs....? What can i say the kid has his own agenda mom
5. being healthy homework
8.donuts cat
11.the army
12.starwars dogs mightbeanz
17.the military r us
19.weekends gifts
21.toilet paper

1.My House
2.My family
3.No school
5.electricity bike
9. My teacher
10.I carly
11.Ms.Wesby (a teacher) tv
13.going out with dad
15.Nothing Im mad!...her answer this am
17.the tooth fairy
18.going to dads

30 Days of Thanks

the kids and I are participating in the 30 days of thanks
1.Having grown up with 2 loving caring parents
2.Having been given the children that I have
3.My true friends,just wish I didnt have to go thru the worst to find out who they are
4.My step dad...calling him a step dad is not fair as he is my other dad kids laughter
6.Quiet Weekends
7.being able to hang out with friends
8. mondays = back to school after a week break
9. Having a wonderful 18 year old son..Alex is all I could ask for in a son and more!
10.For being allowed to adopt Ulia,
11. New friends
14. my pets
15. my house
16.My moms Health and making it throu her Chemo and radiation
17.My brothers
18. Being able to live were it is 77 degrees in Nov
20.Having my health cellphone life
23.the delivery guy

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pep-talk to myself!

I hate making decisions,I hate confrontation, why can't things just be easy?
I want to be A teenager again,
I want to live with my mom and dad again,
I want to not have to worry about anything
I want my kids not to be hurt,physically or mentally
But,none of that's going to happen so Suck it up and do what you have to do!