Saturday, December 26, 2009

3 More Marbles

The CCAA sent out a nice Christmas present for a few families on Christmas Eve: 3 days worth of referrals! For those families, I am very, very happy. However, these were 3 very tiny days (April 1-3, 2006), so when I said "a few families", I literally meant a few. In a way this was kind of like adding insult to injury for us waiting families. I mean, why did they even bother to send out referrals if they were so few? Considering the number of families who received referrals with this batch, this was one of the smallest batches (if not the smallest batch)- ever!

On the other hand, they did just send out 3 days worth of referrals at the beginning of this month (December 2nd), so they really didn't have to send out anything else this month. As long as this tiny batch wasn't meant to be January's batch, then I guess this is kind of like a "Christmas bonus". When you look at it that way, then it's kind of nice!

Now if January passes with no new referrals, then I will be upset all over again!Jar #1 now has 1,083 marbles; we are 26 days close to Caitlin!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Paul, Libby and I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas! We hope your day was blessed and special.

I also wanted to share some ladybug gifts we received for Christmas. They are just too cute!

This is a ladybug Longaberger basket from Paul's sister, Julie. How cute it that??
These are ladybug ornaments from my parents. Remember how difficult it was last year to find even one ladybug ornament? My mom found all these this year, so she decided to go ahead and stock up. Since we may be waiting for Caitlin for many more years, and I want an ornament for each Christmas we're waiting, that's a lot of ornaments we're gonna need. This way we won't have to look the next several years- we're all set!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ladybugs in EPCOT

Paul and I spent last week at Disney World. Of course we had to visit China in the World Showcase!We enjoyed the movie about the country and the museum, as well as walking through the garden.
Then we visited the gift shops and found this:We also took the "Behind the Seeds" tour at EPCOT's "The Land" to learn more about the hydroponics and such that you see during the boat ride. Part of the tour is about using good bugs to battle bad bugs in agriculture; one of the "good bugs" is the ladybug! I got to help deposit ladybugs into the greenhouse. Do you think that helped any with our luck? :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

3 More Marbles

The CCAA finally sent out referrals! Only 3 days worth, which is pitiful considering that they made us wait 2 months for these referrals, but hopefully, HOPEFULLY they will send out another batch before the end of the year. I know that's probably just wishful thinking, considering what's been going on lately, but one can dream, right?

The good news is that we are FINALLY done with March 2006. It took almost an entire year, but at last we're through the biggest month in recent history (possibly ever), and now we can see if April 2006 really does move faster, since it was a much smaller month...Jar #1 now has 1,086 marbles. We are 23 days closer to Caitlin!