June 23, 2009

Could It Be...

...possible that we will see Polar Cub's face before the end of the year???

The chart above is from Rumor Queen's blog site. I normally don't look at the charts and graph, because they have been so depressing. This week, though, I did go onto the April '06 forum located on the RQ's site. There is such a feeling of energy and excitement in the forum, I can't help but get a little excited.

According to this chart, even if we only look at the worst case scenario we could quite possibly see our referral before Christmas. Our LID (log in date) is April 12. That would mean that we would be in the next batch NOT listed on the chart in the worst case column. It almost doesn't seem possible, and makes me all teary just typing this. We could see our munchkin in six months. Holy Crap!

In my little head I was thinking we would have a February referral, but I'll take it sooner. I'm trying so hard to not get too excited. You all know how this goes, anything can happen in the world of waiting, but good golly the light at the end of this everlasting, never ending tunnel just got a little bit bigger.

June 22, 2009

Family Room - Done!

The last time I posted I commented that Big Bear and I were about to start our 'Family Room ReDo'. The project wasn't as terrible as I thought, and I LOVE the results. Here is a couple of pictures of the before:
Big Bear did the top trim, and I did the base and window trim. Not a shocker to those of you who know us. *hahaha* I got up to move around the corner and this is what I see:
Love him!

After we finished the first round of trim work Big Bear commented how dark the color looked. It really did look darker than we had planned. Well, we finally figured out that I brought home the shade darker on the color swatch than the one we planned on. The color was supposed to be Teddy Bear Tan. Instead we got Smokey Topaz. I don't know if it was my fault or the paint guys, but it doesn't matter because this really turned out perfect.
The color looks a little more rust in the pictures than it does on the walls.

Now we are in discussion about what will go back on the walls. I really want to put the clock back up, my grandpa made it and even though it doesn't work anymore it means a lot to me. Big Bear doesn't show horses any more, so we are sort of past the horse pictures. I don't know which ones, if any, will make it back on the walls.

I did order these print blocks last week.
I saw them back in April on Pioneer Woman's blog and fell in love with them. I knew I wanted to find a place for them. We are going to put them up over the sofa table. Now the only question is two by two or four across????
The art work is titled 'Rain Prism' Here is the link if you would like more info or even want to get them for yourself. :o)

Next on the agenda are to paint the closets in polar cub's room. Hopefully I'll get that done this week. My niece and nephews arrive the first of next week, so I know I won't get much done while they are here. I'll be too busy playing! :)

June 7, 2009

What a Weekend!

The weekend started out with bang, since Friday was our last day of school!!!!  It was a REALLY long day.  I left the house at 7:15 and didn't get home until after 10PM.   At graduation the powers that be had a state congressman give the commencement speech. You know how 'wordy' politicians can be.  I can't tell you how many time he raised our hopes by saying, 'before I sit down...' and then would continue on.  It made for a L-O-N-G graduation.

This morning the first thing I did was get on the computer because two of my friends are in China right now!  Today two very special families received their beautiful daughters.  I am so very happy for everyone!!  

I get teary every time I look at the pictures.  Seeing my friends with their babies does make it seem so much more real.

Today Big Bear and I also began the first item on a long To Do list I have for the summer.  For some strange reason I feel the need to paint, clean, and organize this den of ours, and I want it all done this summer.  Hopefully this will be my last free summer!  

We started right away with the family room.  Today we puttied holes, taped, and took down the border.  (Thank God!)  I have pictures that I was going to post, BUT I left the cord to the camera at school.  I'll have to post at another date.

Tomorrow I'm off to pick up the paint and start the trim work!