Monday, October 22, 2007

Leaving for the week

Rory all bundled up like Kenny from South Park (No I am not a fan!) This one is totally for Spero!

Rory loves to play with balls! She is a happy baby.

Smiley Smith

Lilly wearing my Uggs! I think she needs a pair.Lilly and Daddy at Elizabeth, Emily and Chucks BBQ!

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Not like she wasn't before but the very last thing is finally here! She has an official US birth certificate stating that she is

Lillian Chrystelle Rain Smith

With us as her parents. It was just nice to see. Now we need to get Rory's!


Thursday, October 11, 2007

A little about me

First I want everyone to vote for Aaron again! And pass it on!!! The link is in the last post.

OK, now about me. I stole this from a friends blog. I just thought it would be fun. Here goes...

Jobs I have had: past tense
1) Bridal Consultant
2) Nanny
3) Bank teller

Currently I am a Mama

Places I have lived:
2) Hawaii (for a short time)
3) Upstate NY
4) Chicago

I am currently moving to Long Island (closer to Alexei!!!)

Food I love:
1) Chocolate
2) Lobster
3) Almost all seafood
4) Turkey and swiss croissant
5) Eggplant Parmesan.

Places I would rather be:
1) Disney World or any Disney park
2) Chicago
3) Hawaii
4) A beach in the Caribbean
5) New England

Movies I love:
1) Goonies
2) The wedding singer
3) A walk to remember
4) St. Elmo's Fire

TV Shows I Watch:
1) Gilmore Girls
2) Monk
3) Pushing Daisies
4) House Hunters

Books I Love:
1) Any Murder Mystery
2) Disney Travel guides
3) A walk to remember
4)Love in the driest season

Monday, October 08, 2007

CNN Hero

This is a man who is helping Haitian children. This is a topic close to my heart because Lilly could have had a much more healthy first 14 months had a parasite not threatened her life. Lilly, Brandon and I were Lucky. Lilly was taken to Marie and we found her. She was brought home, safe and healthy. How many of the other Haitian children have that opportunity? This man is trying to help as many as he can. Please go to

Thank you

Hi All,

The email below is from Aaron Jackson - a man who has donated
de-worming medications and hopefully multivitamins orphanages in Haiti. He was featured on a CNN show for his
charitable works and is now part of the CNN Hero Poll. As Aaron
points out, intestinal worms steal nutrients from their hosts –
sometimes as much as 20% of their already limited food intake! These
de-worming meds could mean the difference between living and dying to
some children. Please take a minute or two to vote for Aaron and then
to share news of his important work and this poll with others so that
Aaron can continue his efforts on behalf of the people of Haiti.

Thank you!

Aaron Jackson
Planting Peace


CNN is conducting an on-line poll to select the viewer's favorite CNN
Hero. Each week viewers will be able to vote in one of six different
categories, with the winner in each category going to a second vote.
The viewer nominated Hero from the second vote will be awarded $25,000
towards their cause and will be honored at a live global telecast in
December with Anderson Cooper. This week is the "medical marvel' category!

PLEASE go on-line and vote and if you wouldn't mind, please, please,
please share this email with all of your friends, co-workers,
students, etc. The more exposure Planting Peace has, the more we will
be able to do in de-worming the world of this parasite that destroys
so much of the nutritional intake of already malnourished children.

Together WE can make a difference!
The link to cast your vote is

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each of you again
for your generous contributions. Since the airing of the CNN Hero
segment, we have raised enough money for almost two million de-worming

From the bottom of my heart I appreciate all of your giving, your
blessings and your letters of encouragement. Together we ARE going to
make a difference.

May peace be your step,
Aaron Jackson

Friday, October 05, 2007

Our Anniversary!

Today is Brandon and my 4 year anniversary! It is hard to believe that 4 years ago we were in Saratoga dancing the night away at Longfellows! Next year we hope to celebrate there!
Four years we ago we could have never imagined the path our life would have taken. In the course of our Marriage we have been to Hawaii, Mexico, China, Haiti, and All across the USA. Were not finished yet though! Of course we always talked about adopting. But never would I have imagined the 2 amazing daughters that we have been blessed with. God truly had a plan for us. From the day 8 + years ago that we met at a Buffett concert to now, I couldn't be happier. I can honestly say that Brandon has fulfilled every one of my dreams! Now we just cannot wait to sell our house and move back to NY to have all three girls together.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Still getting the house ready

Hopefully the house will be on the market tomorrow! We have found a few houses in LI that we really like. One in particular. It has an apt. that comes with it that would be great for my cousin, who is living with us. It is also a block from a lake and next to a state park. It reminds me of a small town in Michigan! Please pray that our house here sells fast. We are planing on a house finding trip at the end of this month! We want to get moving!
The girls are doing great. Lilly is almost 2! We are planning on a pumpkin patch trip for her birthday. Rory is really feeling like a part of the family now. Even fighting for her toys with her sister. They are really sisters now!