Saturday, June 23, 2007

Rory's refferal Guesses!

I asked this back in October. Aunt Katie was closest with June. No one said July!!! That is because this wait is rediculous. I though you guys might want to compare in a few weeks when we do see Rory!

Refferal // Rory's age at refferal

Me April // 7 mos.
Brandon Feb // 8 mos.
Randy April // 9.5 mos.
Aunt Barb March // 8 mos.
Aunt Katie May // 9.5 mos
Raquelle June //
Jenny Krebs Feb. // 8.5 mos.
Jennifer (new) Feb. // 11.5 mos.
Janet // 9.5 mos.
Kodak // 13 mos.
Salem // 12 mos
Conner (Michelle) Jan // 9 mos.
Emily (Michelle) March // 7 mos
Steph April // 11 mos.
Dianne April // 9 mos posted by Heidi @ 8:29 PM

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Lilly's 1st trip to Las vegas and Disneyland!

At the end of May Brandon and I with our friend Dianne took Lilly on her first trip to the fabulous Las Vegas! Brandon then flew home and Dianne and I went on to meet my family in LA for my Grandpa Hermans birthday surprise! All of us in LA was definitly a surprise! They went to see the price is right and we took the kids to Disneyland!

Grandma and Grandpa, I think Grandpa is still in shock!

Lilly loved Disneyland. The music is always a hit with her. She danced on Smallworld and we rode winnie the pooh 4 times in a row! She was so cute dancing, we kept going on it.

Las Vegas

My first trip to Margaritaville!

Can I trade this for a pretty blue one like daddy and mommy got?

Look at all these crazy people!


I think I wanna be a mouseketeer Mom!

Oh wait this is better a mouseketeer Princess!!!

Aunt Dianne look at all the kids singing! Are we finished with this line yet?

Look there all singing the same song over and over and over!

Mommy I'm confused is this the good mouse or the bad mouse?

Lauren your silly!

Ryan, Madylin and Lilly on the Ponies

Lilly and my Mom and I watching the parade.

Camping at Bear Lake

Brandon and I took Lilly camping for a few days this week. We wanted to do something just the three of us, since this will probably be the only time that happens! We went to Bear Lake in northern Utah. We had a great time, it is a beautiful place. We stayed in a cabin at a KOA and it was wonderful. I am sure most do not consider this camping, but this is as close as I am getting! We have to cancel out fall Disney trip due to China, and we are now planning a week long Cabin stay around different KOA's in Utah and Colorado instead. Lilly and I LOVED the swing on the porch. I have got to get a swing in my yard.

Lilly and her daddy went in a cave to explore. They had lots of fun. I was planning on joining them until we got to the entrance and the guide assured us that there was only 1 way in and 1 way out and that it was 888 steps round trip, 444 in and 444 out! But that wasn't the kicker, the real reason was that next she tols us that the cave was home to 5 spiecies of Bats and pack rats! I just looked at Brandon and he said ok see you in an hour! I could just see getting 400 steps in and a rat running by me! The guide said "well you may not see one". Well hunny with my lung issues and the steps and the anxiety attacks that rodents cause me I don't think you want to be in the cave that has 1 exit with me if one just happens to scurry by! I honestly think I could have had an ashma attack in there and died! Brandon said when they came out that it was a good thing I didn't go in. 3 other people gave up the trip midway just on the stairs alone. Funny Lilly didn't complain!
We also went to a great farmers market in Logan. What a cute town! We loved it there. Small college town with a hippy feel in the middle of the mountains. Also we drove thru Bringham city and stopped at a yard sale to help a girl go to Guatamala to help in Orphanages. They just loved Lilly. Very nice people in that town. Then we went to Maddox steakhouse for lunch. We had heard so many good things and this place did not disappoint. They had skinless fried chicken! We will be making that drive again soon I think!
Only 2 more weeks until July!!! We should see Rory around the 4th! We are getting very excited around here. I think Lilly is going to love having a sister to play with. We need to start getting Lilly's room ready for her sister. We need to move some stuff and get the crib in there. After looking at an empty crib in there for over a year before Lilly came home we just havn't gotten around to setting up the second one yet. I think we may work on that this week.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Nov. 7, 2005

We are pretty sure that this is the cutoff for the refferals this month. I am numb at this point. It will be 1 more month and then we will see Rory. The only thing that would prevent this is if they did a 1 day refferal batch. It has never happened before but the chance that they would do this on our turn is quite appropriate.
In all seriousness though, we do expect to FINALLY see Rory sometime the first week of July. I am just tired of the not knowing! How old is my baby and WHERE IS SHE???

Friday, June 01, 2007

1 year ago today

It has been 1 year since I called Audrey Leonard at The Family Network about the cute little laughing girl on the website. About 3 minutes into the conversation I blurted out "We want her, That is my baby!" That was the moment that life as I knew it changed forever. I cannot even imagine my life without Lilly. She is the biggest joy I have ever known.