31 October 2011

Our Adoption TIme Line


I wanted to have a space on my blog where new readers could go to learn more about our adoption journey and see our little timeline of how things happened and when :)  Here is what I have so far:

Why we want to adopt...

The Push for Pita Project Began




Faux Nesting...






To be continued...

xo
janel and adam

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Happy Halloween!

This weekend was my sister's Annual Halloween Hoopla party :)  Since her husband's birthday also falls on Halloween they absolutely go all out for the holiday!  I only had my instax camera so here are the few photos that I took.
This year I decided to dress up as a paper doll.  This costume is a super easy one day DIY project and it turned out super cute!


My sister was a peacock, and she was sooo pretty! I loved it so much!  Again, another quick and easy DIY costume.  Perfection.

I loved this little tribute to the Karate Kid.  Did anyone else think that the shower was the coolest costume ever back when you saw that movie??  I did!

 With World Series and everything else going on this past week, I totally failed at getting Adam's paper doll costume together so he went as a Cardinal's fan :)



This was my other favorite costume of the night, and the costume winner:  Flo! from the Progressive Insurance commercial! Love it :)
We had an absolute blast!  The food and the decor was fabulous as usual.  My sister definitely knows how to put on a great party.  Good times were had by all :)

Also, a HUGE congratulations to Aimee Lee for winning the prizes for the October Sponsor Giveaway!!!  
Please email me with your shipping info and I will send it to my sponsors!!  Yay!

xo
janel

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30 October 2011

Game 7!


If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you probably know that I was super blessed to have gone to Game 7 of the World Series!!
Adam surprised me with tickets and I can officially say it was one of the most amazing experiences ever!!
I can't really even describe it in words but I am about to Blast this post with so many photos so I have this amazing night documented :)
Here we go!!
















 







It was almost like being in my very own snow globe for about an hour after the game :)
What a blessing!!
Huge thank you to Adam for being the best husband ever and for sharing this AMAZING experience with me.  I love you!

xo
janel

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28 October 2011

27 October 2011

survey time.


I have gotten so many emails from blog readers all over the world and I just think it's so cool to see where everyone is from!!
So, today's survey question is...
Where are YOU from??
I want to know :)
Even if you just live down the street from me, I still think it's pretty cool!
Leave me a comment with your name and your city/state/country/providence/island/wherever!!
I am so excited to see where you all are at.
I will start the list here in the comments section of this post.

xo
janel

Also, super exciting...The Mini Social is having a Misha LuLu sale today!!! eeeep!

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26 October 2011

fisher price

Tonights eye candy is brought to you by:
Fisher Price toys of the vintage variety.
le sigh...
I am very fortunate that my mom saved a lot of our old fisher price toys.  We have Sesame street, a doll house, and the castle (with all of the parts).
I am so excited to play with these again with my future baby :)
Here are some of the vintage fisher price toys that I ADORE.







There is so much cuteness yes?  I already have a little collection of the vintage radios and the real record player and the play record player set up in the nursery :)
So much fun reminiscing!
What are your favorite vintage toys?

xo
janel

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25 October 2011

good news.


So, I just got an email from our adoption agency to say that everything looks great, she LOVES our profile book AND we are "one of only two families waiting for child of mixed heritage."
Hopefully, what that means is that things will move more quickly :)
Man I am so excited.
Praise God!
And if you pray, please pray for this all to work out with a quickness!!

xo
janel

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23 October 2011

registered

It is true.
I feel like, if I were pregnant, I would be registered by now right?  Our adoption journey officially started in June so that makes me 4 months.
Perfectly normal to be registering :)
My mom and I were in Babies R Us this weekend looking up a friend's registry when we saw the goodie bags that they were handing out to people who were opening up new registries....done and done.  This girl loves a goodie bag!! 
I wasn't sure that I would find much that I wanted at Babies R Us but I was so surprised by some of the more modern brands they carried.
Also, when I finished up my registry online last night, I found they had an even wider selection of things that were already on my universal wish list over on Amazon.
Sooooo excited!!
Some of the things I am really excited about:




If you want to see the rest of my list and maybe make suggestions for me, I would LOVE that!! Thanks for sharing in our excitement :)
xo
janel

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