Friday, December 12, 2008

Construction is everywhere

What is not cool is when folks decide to do construction on a study day assuming no is working during those days. We are working...and its loud ):

Friday, December 05, 2008

Christmas gifts

I was looking at various websites getting ideas for Christmas gifts, when I came across a neat idea. Some one suggested you get the following for someone:

Something to read
Smothing they need
Something they want
Something to wear

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Sam and I drove up to Houston to spend the weekend with Von. We went to the Rennisance Fair. The first thing Von and I always do is go get our faces painted.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Getting the house ready

Sam and I want to start the adoption application in the new year. We have been fixing up our house to get ready for the home study visit. Our house looks fine, but it is older and some things could be improved. The beginning of these journeys has been a new couch and an entertainment center. We also want to fix our leaning fence, re-tile the bathroom, get gutters in the back and create a decent patio. So, yea, it will take some time. Below are pictures of the couch and entertainment center:

Friday, September 12, 2008


My favorite scrapbook designer is not going to be doing her scrapbook line Love,Elsie anymore. Tear.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Can't wait

For our anniversary Sam and I are going here:

It is going to be great fun, eats, and relaxation!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Books are cool

I am reading this book China Ghosts by Jeff Gammage. It's about his journey adopting a little girl from China. Its cool because they used the same agency that Sam and I are going to use. It is all from the Dad's point of view and I am enjoying that. Also, the guy is a reporter so he can write well.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Today my hands hurt. I think it is the arthritsis. Sometimes it spreads to other parts of the body and that mostly sucks. Le sigh.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Dr. Who

Sam and I spent all Sunday watching Season 2 of the Dr. Who series and eating pizza just becaue we could. (:

Friday, May 02, 2008

cheap movies

The Hollywood Video near my house is going out of business. My parents held the record for most videos rented ever at that particular store. Now that the store is closing their record will fade. Single tear.
On the plus side Hollywood Video was selling videos and furnishing cheap. I got the movie Tadpole for $1.00

Monday, April 14, 2008

Cool quote

Pam had this quote on her blog and I really like it:

"The fruit of silence is prayer
the fruit of prayer is faith
the fruit of faith is love
the fruit of love is service
the fruit of service is peace."
-Mother Teresa

Saturday, April 05, 2008


Sometimes when I am sitting alone the images of Guayasamin's work pop into my head. It's something I will never forget. It was one of my favorite parts of Ecuador.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


I finally saw the movie Once. What a wonderful movie! The ending really struck me and I cried and cried.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Random Facts

I was reading some scrapbook blogs and a lot of folks are listing seven random facts about themselves. So here are mine:

  1. I have had Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was 9 months old.
  2. My first word was okra. (I did not talk until I was almost 3 and carried my okra everywhere.)
  3. I love tote bags of all kinds. I have many of them. Ok, really I like all bags. They don't have to be totes.
  4. I love to travel. I have been to 14 countries so far.
  5. I love llamas. I don't know why, I just do. They have super long eyelashes, which is cool.
  6. I love the sun, even though I have very fair skin. Basically, I wear sunblock at all times.
  7. My husband and I want to adopt from China

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

oaxaca mexico

oaxaca mexico
Originally uploaded by sharis1974
Found this tool from another blog that makes mosaics out of your pictures. Here is one of our trip to Oaxaca.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Dog

Look at the cutness!

Someone that Sam's mom knows had found a blue heeler puppy that needed a home. We already had Jack. (blue heeler) Blue heelers are very social animals and do better in pairs. So we adopted the blue heeler puppy. He is about 6 months old. We named him Wallace.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Little Miss Trouble

Look at this awesome coin purse I just got. They had wallets, makeup/pencil cases and coin purses all with the Little Miss characters on them. They are on sale at Mervyn's. Sam and I walked in to buy him a belt and then I walked out with a coin purse(: