Saturday, March 12, 2011


Hooks and Shelf hung for new dress up area... check!

Finished painting the basement... check!

Two toy boxes put together for dress up area... check!

Craft time with the kids... check!

Moved three HUGE bookcases to the basement... check!

Caught up on laundry... check!

Made rice krispy treats... check!

Matched and put together a laundry bucket FULL of socks... check!

Moved shelves around the living room... check!

USCIS I800a approval came... NO GO! :( Oh well... hopefully SOON!


Diane said...

You were WAY more productive than me today! Good job!

Amy said...

Hi Lisa, I found your blog through Addie and am excited to "meet" another person adopting from Hong Kong. My husband and I just returned in November with our 2 year old son, Grant, who has Ds. I also have a blog so feel free to get any information from it you can or email me with any questions. I'm sure I don't have all the answers but I would be happy to help in anyway I can.


Jenn said...

Hi! I found you through my blog. So excited for you as you begin the journey once again. If you have any questions or need more information on the Hong Kong process feel free to email me at: .

Blessings, Jenn

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