Archive for January, 2011


So another Friday, another theme.  This one is hibernation.  Since we are hibernating tonight after a bit of snow and a long drive home, I thought about the opposite of hibernation.  Our wonderful, impossibly warm summer days seem like a long time ago  . . .


Experiment in New

A blogger I have been reading for a while hosts a “favorite photo friday” with different themes.  I am going to give this a shot – we’ll see how long it lasts (generally, I am not good at this stuff).  But, I like the idea of forcing myself to post once a week (Friday’s are just hard).

I’m sure 2011 will bring lots of new.  Some great new and some sucky new.  But 2010 def was filled with good new.  It’s been terrific to have Tita live with us.  She’s just such a great kid.  And, below is Nathanael’s new hocky equipment.  On X-mas eve he geared on up & Grandma helped him.  It was def a new sensation for him to wear skates and even a newer sensation to try to skate

Holidays Almost Over

So, I took down the tree today – always makes me sad.  Nathanael asked “where is Christmas going?”  Of course, he continues to list the things he’s going to ask Santa for. . .

Some Christmas photos – I cannot believe how old he looks in them.  Nathanael, who views himself as a big boy, will always be my baby.

Making cake for Santa

Nathanael in front of Grandma and Grandpa Christmas tree

Tita opening up a gift

Bringing Tim & Tolu their calendar

About to open the much desired Woody doll from Santa

Tita and Joe

Little E

This is an outfit we sent him!


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i171h: 9/6/07
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DNA auth: 11/29/07
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DNA test: 1/16/08
Birth mother interview: 1/16/08
DNA test results to embassy: 1/23/08
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