Friday, August 27, 2010

so, yesterday on my way home from work...I put my foot on the brake and nothing happened except the pedal went right to the floor. I am sooo thankful I didn't have to stop and that I coul djust pull over and coast to a stop. I called hubby, told him to come and get me and I called AAA. almost 2 hours later AAA came to rescue me. While hubby and I were sitting, a cop car drove by us 5 times and didn't bother to ask us if we were ok. A taxi, stopped and cmae over to ask for directions but didn't ask if we were ok. I was so thankful that hubby was with me....
car is now in the shop...grrr

Monday, August 23, 2010

my baby boy!!!

When Son was a week old, we got a call from the social worker telling us he was ready to come home. We were told that he would be adoptable as none of his birth family had stepped forward. His older sister was living with us at the time and her grandmother had petitioned for Custody. We had to have family visits with Son, his sister and the birth family. One day an aunt held him and decided that he needed to live with them. When Son was 6 months old, the court said he had to go and live with the aunt and her family. sister went to the grandmother. My heart broke.

Fast forward just about 13 months. I had a miscarriage, my second one. And we recieved a call from the aunt. all son did was cry and cray and she did not want to deal with her sister's problems any more. would we take him back? Of course we would!!! When I went to get him, he was in her arms, he reached out with his hand and stroked my face. I knew he belonged with us!! WE went to court for custody and after a few false starts ( like aunt saying she wanted him back!) we were given custody!

Yesterday my baby boy turned 14!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

deck or porch....

it looks so bright and big...
but it didn't stay that way for long....

down came the porch...

Lorna and Sharif get married

me and Ernie
table decoration....

the bride and groom

Terina and Tanisha

the bride and groom

all the kids just hanging out during the reception

my men...Ernie and Ethan



me and Ernie

MY July work DC trip

George and Abe were on loan from Madame Toussands and they were visiting the Gaylord National Resort that I was staying at

Friday evening, July 16,2010, I took a bus toar of the DC area as I had never been there before. I loved the Lincoln Memorial!

No, I don't know these people...and the Pres and his family were not at home when I came to visit.

while I loved the Lincoln memorial, the Korean memorial was just awesome at time...and totally gave me the chills. There are 19 men walking up this slope. amd when they are reflected in the wall, it looks like there are 38 of them and that rep[resents the 38th parrallel whick separates the North from south Korea.

The faces on the Korean Memorial seemed to "pop" out at me when I was taking these pictures.

the Capital building

There were sandsculptures in the resort...very interesting

and this is Paul from Peter, Paul and Mary. he was one of the speakers at the conference...he sang Puff the magic Dragon for us...