Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Poll #2

The original poll to guess when we would receive our referral didn't work out too well so I thought that since we are headed into a new year, I would take a new poll. I hoping that Valentine's Day is the correct guess but with the way that things are going, next Christmas may be a better bet!
Our Christmas was great. Lots of good food and we visited friends and family. We are headed out with friends tonight for a games night. We're staying home with Sid on New Year's Eve and watching the hockey game. Not much else is new other than there have been several referrals lately so I'm hoping that our turn comes soon. That's all for now.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas fun

Last weekend I had wreath making with my friends at work. It was a beautiful snowy day and we had hot chocolate and cookies. Here is the end product of all my hard work. I also have bangs now. The last time that I had bangs, I was in grade 6 so after getting my hair cut I feel so young!! They're starting to grow on me now though. Last night I had the running girls and their husbands over for a Newfie Christmas night. We cooked all Newfoundland dishes and my favorite was pea soup. I had two bowls! Brian made some bacon wrapped moose and I made banana caramel bread pudding. It was my first time ever making it but I wanted to try as it was delicious when I had it at a restaurant earlier in the week. It turned out great and unfortunately there were no leftovers. I'll be making that recipe again for sure.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

19 months and counting

Today is 19 months since ICAB approval. I was really hoping that we would have heard something by this point but no such luck. I guess that 2009 won't be the year that we receive our referral but hopefully it will come early in 2010. There haven't been many referrals lately but there was one a month ago to a couple who were approved in June 2008, we were approved in May, so hopefully our turn will soon come.
Things have been quite busy with it being Christmas and all. We've had several Christmas parties between work and friends and we still have a few left. Today was our Christmas dinner at work. I had a lovely meal but my favorite was the dessert, banana caramel bread pudding. It was too die for! Only 10 days left. It is hard to believe that Christmas is so close. I've decided to only work half days between Christmas and New Year's so that will be a treat. Then it's into 2010 we go!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I am finally all finished decorating and today is our cookie exchange. I'm just getting ready to make the gingerbread cookies. We are supposed to have alot of snow today and tonight but there is nothing happening yet. I just love snowstorms! This is a busy week with lots of Christmas parties and events. I'm only home 1 night this week but I love all the Christmas stuff so I'm not complaining. I thought that I'd post a few pictures of my decorations.

There is still no news on the adoption front. Our hopes of getting a referral before Christmas are getting slimmer and slimmer. We'll just have to wait and see.