Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lee and Al

You may notice there are no pictures of Al and Lee. That's because everytime we get together, we never seem to take a photo of all us. This time will be different. I am making a firm promise to stand up and be photographed!

This is of new tradition with the Morganand Green Girlz. Lee is my dearest friend from Florida. We cheered together in junior high and have been friends every since. It's that kind of friendship that is more than just phone calls and an occasional lunches. We are like family. Sadly Lee's mom passed away a little over a year ago, and now my mom feels like standing in a little bit. So we are all going to NYC to see the Thanksgiving Parade and spend a little time together!

I can't wait. It will be a brutal cold trip, but all worth it!!!
Love you Al and Lee! Can't wait to see ya!

Friday, November 21, 2008

So today is the day...One year ago, my AugustRose was mine. I had gone to court the day before and on this day I went to her orphanage for the last time to pick her up. She was just coming inside from a play in the snow, and I had to change her into the snowsuit I had brought for her. It was a snow suit that I had purchased in Khabarovsk for Anna. Anna never wore it and neither did my AugustRose. It was too little. I had to try everything I brought to find an outfit to fit my big girl into. She was 18 months old but already so long. Her boots were too little and we ended up leaving most of the clothes at the orphanage for her.
When we left, AugustRose was very scared to get into the car and turned her little face to my chest and held on for dear life. I kept saying HoraShow Nastya...
We got back to the hotel and she met my mom and Anna. It was precious.
Very soon after that, Anna started getting very nervous that AugustRose would get away from us, and would yell, Get her momma, Hold her!
So fast forward to today and the girls got all dressed up to decorate our tree. They wanted it to snow today, but not yet.... We are a true miracle family. I am blessed and thank God everyday for my whole family!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Its a number I need to know.
I will explain later

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Isn't She Lovely?

What else can I say??? Isn't she lovely. My baby is in kindergarten and is doing beautifully.
What a lucky mom I am. What a lucky family.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

I'm back.
I wasn't sure I would keep going with this blog. But I have missed organizing my thoughts and putting it all down.
Firstly, I have just finished the first quarter of teaching. What a rough road. This year has been tough one. The kids are just not ready. I think of all of the reading and work I have put into Anna, and how these parents have done NOTHING to prepare the children for kindergarten. I guess that's what I am for. Mother, Father, Counselor, teacher, everything for them...I am blessed to have a job. I shouldn't complain.

About Anna, she started Kindergarten and is doing well. She flew past the SPRING Pals test and is now in a reading group. She can spell like a dream and her precious teacher loves her as much as I do!!

AugustRose and I just had our 1 year post placement report. She is a real stinker that one. She knows her colors. She can count. But potty training. NO WAY. She pats her crotch and says, I LOVE MY DIAPERS>>>>>

I sent my resume to AAS in Moscow. I know its a real longshot. I have two kids and a mother that will be with me, so I think I may have too much baggage. (Hey, they are not baggage to me, but maybe someone in HR would think so)
If I were to get a job, I would go in a minute. I am doing that thing where you throw something out there and see what sticks.
My calling to Russia has been there since the minute I landed in Moscow 5 years ago. So now that I know I am NOT adopting again, I can try!
Pray that whatever is suppossed to happen will happen!