Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Home update!

Okay, Okay… So we have been home for well over a month and not a single post. (I know almost home two months!) I realize not good odds. But I think I am FINALLY getting into the swing of things, so hopefully I will be up and running again. Let’s just say adjustment was a bit rocky at first. It started with Kyra and Mommy getting VERY SICK. Nothing a little fluid from an IV for Kyra couldn’t help…. But then came the NASTY colds. And we must not forget a son that went from being the King of the castle to having to share his throne. Someone said it takes 28 – 30 days for a change to occur and to stick. And they were right. In the past several weeks Paul has been doing much better. He still has his moments but not nearly as bad as when we first came home.

Kyra is doing wonderfully. She is an amazing little girl and has made leap and bounds improvements. She has gone from a little pup that could barely sit up to a precious angel that crawls all over the place and trying to walk. She has figured out that if she flashes her amazing smile she will get anything she wants, and she has won over her Grandpa like no other. Kyra has met so many family and friends, and still have a ton to meet. She loves playing and loves “talking” on the telephone. I do apologize to anyone out there she may have called and we didn’t know about it. And apparently there have been few.

We are now busy getting ready for the holidays and mommy’s return to work after the holidays. (But we are not talking about that.) for now enjoy some pictures and I promise to do better updating!
Our journey to China is over but will never be forgotten. but now it life as a family of four. So look for a new design or new name... or something... I will let everyone know when I figure it out myself! IF you want to see additional pictures feel free to go to and look under kyra!
Till next time!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
back home and adjusting...
hey all! we are back home and finally doing well... we had a bout of illness, and one hospital visit later... but we are doing much better. Promise pictures to come soon!
Monday, September 18, 2006
KYRA is with us, and life couldn't be better... Please go to our other site and check out how things are going!!! WE are so in LOVE!!!!

I am finding it easier to post right now to the other site, so that will be the primary one for the time being.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
As time gets closer...
We have decided for our trip to China that we will use another site.... as we hear Blogger is sometimes a blocked site, or not always the most cooperative site to have. So here is the direct link to our new site:

Or you can go to and search under KYRA.... and get there that way.

We will try to post to blogger, but like I said I hear it can be difficult.

We do hope you will follow our journey as you all have been a wonderful support and the best part of the journey is about to start!!!

Until next time!
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Getting Ready...
Plane Tickets.... CHECK
Visa's........... CHECK
Prescriptions.... ALMOST CHECK
Parents figure out Skype...... Maybe someday!
packing........ almost thinking about it.
a zillion other things............ CHECK!

I can not believe now everything is moving quickly. Okay I know I bitched and moaned how slow things have been going for well 18 months... now that things are flying... WOW! Gee I can not tell you how busy things are at work, home and life now that we are just a few weeks away from traveling! SUCH IS LIFE. I can't wait we are coming sweet Kyra... we are coming.
~Until Next Time~
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
11 months old....
Our sweet Kyra turns 11 months today… 11 months without her Mommy and Daddy. Hopefully this will be the last month without each other. We may not be able to hold her or comfort her yet, but she is in our thoughts, prayers and hearts constantly. I hope she can feel the love that we have for her. WE are coming baby! My best guess is we will be in China for her birthday. So my dream is we will get on our web cam and Paul and Grandparents will be on theirs, and we will have a cyber birthday party for her. Maybe even a little cake and ice cream. Who knows, I have no idea where we will even be.

My emotions are on a roller coaster ride (still). I can’t believe we are going to China and finally getting Kyra. Okay, well hopefully we will be going to China soon. But then to think that we are going to China freaks me out. How am I going to leave Paul for two weeks? I know he is in the best hands possible. But I miss him when I am at work, or when goes to bed early. How am I am going to handle two weeks without my boy. What happens if our communication techniques don’t work in China? What happens if he is so mad at us, he takes it out on his little sister. It’s not like she is going to just sit quietly and eat, sleep and poop the first several months. She will be one. she will be into his toys and everything. We have been talking to paul about being the big brother and what an awesome / cool job that is, but what happens if the novelty wears off for him?? I am worried about his adjustment to all of this. I am sure he will be fine and he tells me all the time he loves his “sissy” and we buy her things, but it is easy now, she doesn’t live here with him!! I am sure all parents go through this when they bring in a second child, right?

What happens if Kyra doesn’t bond with me and what happens if she cries and screams and we become the couple others blog home about. You know what I am talking about they always say something like this: “…there’s one poor family, their baby is just having the roughest time bonding….” Come on we have all read those blogs, what happens if that is us!

What about snakes and mice on planes?!?! Darn the movie industry and TV world for featuring crap like that. Now I am freaked out some snake is going to slither it’s way into the toilet or over head compartment, or a mouse will chew on my toes while we fly millions of miles away.

Okay are you guys getting my snowball effect my emotions are having on me?!?! I play the “what if” game and guess what I have really no control over most of it. I just need to realize that everything will be fine. We are with a group of people. Bob and I will be together and together we can do anything. Yea, that lasts me about 30 seconds, and I start to panic a bit again.

~Until Next Time~
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Paul's First Goal (Trying to figure out video)