Saturday, September 26, 2009

Two years ago today & a Guattot get together

Two years ago today, my life changed forever. I got an email from Carol saying she needed to speak with me ASAP. The whole adoption process became "REAL" to me in an instant. She told me that she had a referral for a baby girl for me. I was so not expecting it & she really caught me off guard. I cant even describe how I was feeling. Excited, Thrilled, Nervous.. ect ect.. All those things & more. These are the pics she sent me & I instantly in my heart became a mom.

Today we went apple picking & had lunch with 2 other Guatot families & their children & grand children.. We had a great day, the weather was perfect. When we went this time last year we were SWEATING!!!! it was sooooo hot, so the cool weather is a welcomed change for me. Rachel got to see her boyfriend Ryan.. she loves him to death & he just adores her. I have pics of the kids but there are no pics of Patty & her husband (not sure how that happened) Shes giovanni7460 on the boards & Dee is Dancemuffin. This has defintely got to be a yearly routine.

mollie, ryan rach, giovanni adrianna & antonio (i think i got the right order

Me & Dee

rach, ryan adrianna, & mollie

Rachel & Ryan

Bati & Rach

Dee & Ryan


ryan in the tree

Mollie ryan rachel & kellie

Mollie Rachel & Kellie

Monday, September 21, 2009

Rachel's 2nd Birthday Party

We had Rachel's 2nd birthday party on Saturday & what a day it was. The weather couldnt have been better, it was 72 degrees & low humidity. We had about 45 peope in the yard & it really worked out well. This year Rachel understood that the party was for her, she doesnt truly get it, but she got it more than last year. We kept telling her that her party was coming up & thats all she kept saying was birthday cake & baloons. As you may or may not know Rachel's favorite food is cake cake cake... When Sam brought the cake in earlier in the day, she looked at it & said,"cut cake now, eat it". Wait till you see the pics of the cake.. It was amazing.. I cant believe that my baby girl is 2 already. Thank god that I wasnt really hoping for a girly girl, beacuse that Rachel is not. She doesnt mind dresses & like her pocketbooks but thats it. She has no use for dolls what so ever, she pushes them away, its really funny to watch. Case in point, she was behind the shed with my friends daughter playing, so I peeked in on them & I said Rach, what are you doing, her answer of course, "I digging dirt", then she looked up at me covered in dirt & said " I eatin dirt mommy". I just laughed, what a mess she was, really gross LOL... It doesnt really matter though, she had fun at her party & thats all I cared about.. Enjoy the pics

The Yard

This was Rach on her actual birthday chowing down on a piece of cake

Sam & his mom cutting the cake

Rach & Donna

Matt, Georgie & Steph

Me & Vikki

Aunt Mariann & Uncle Jim

Vikki & Victor

Mackenzie (vikki & Victors daughter)

My 2 brother in laws, Mike & Mike

My mom & Flo

My partner in crime Maria & her boys.. Kyle & Tyler

Anne & Al

Sam, his sister Barb, brother in law Mike & Rach

The three of us

Papa Badi & Rach

Maria, Maria, Me & Steph

Al, Nick, Rose & Dom


John, Jonathan & Tracey

Uncle Bob, Aunt Fran, Michelle & Flo

Rick Donna & Fran

Lianna, Melissa, Katelyn & Rach. (my friend Maria's 3 girls)

My mother in law Rose, sister in law Diane & nephew Thomas

Digging in the dirt with Melissa

Enjoying her 3rd piece of cake

The ice cream cone cake or as rach says I frean cone

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My baby girl is 2!!!

I can hardly believe it.... Rachel is 2 years old today.. Where in the world did the time go.. I remember this time 2 years ago when I was gathering all of my paperwork, dealing with the morons at my home study agency trying to get everything sent to Carol & waiting on pins & needles for a referral... those feelings are still so vivid in my mind. They say after time you forget all the stress & anticipation, but I can still feel it. I cant imagime my life without my sweet chunko Rachel..
I would post pics but my computer at work wont allow me to do it ... BUMMER!!!