Saturday, August 27, 2005


We are very thankful to report that our home and business have not been affected by the hurricane. The eye of the storm actually came in over the city where my business is located and nothing happened to it. As I am writing this I am knocking on wood and biting my tongue as my Jewish mama taught me to do so well. I sincerely hope that the rest of the hurricane season is uneventful!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Eating my way through Hurricane Katrina

This is the radar view of Hurricane Katrina; the storm that has given me license to eat......and eat and eat! Maybe if my rear end gets big enough then it will anchor me down during hurricane season so that I do not get blown away. The power keeps going out and it sounds horrid outside. My sweet hubby put his sweet lil blogger on battery backup. The eye came in over Hallandale Beach where my real estate office is located. We will see what the light of day brings.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Happy Birthday Marky Marc!

This is my sweet husband and birthday boy Marc. He turned 44 today. I am very happy about this because I am 4 months and 2 days older than Marc and for those 4 months and 2 days that is all that I hear. So now we are the same age again :) Seriously though, I want the whole world or at least my blog audience to know that Marc is a truly wonderful husband and will be the best father ever. You see today our nursery furniture was delivered (see how Marc is standing next to the crib in his birthday hat). Marc set up the delivery for today and when I said that we should cancel it because waiting for the delivery would interfere with his birthday he told me that he wanted it to be delivered today because he could think of nothing that would make him happier on this birthday (other than having his daughter of course) than seeing her furniture set up in her room. What a guy!!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Just back from vacation

I know it has been awhile since I last posted as my son so regularly reminds me, but things got a bit chaotic around here and then we left for vacation - thank goodness!

Before we left we held our second waiting families meeting. Approximately ninety people came. I could not get over it. It is always a wonderful experience to get to share this experience with fellow adoptive parents as well as watching the children have a blast.

Back to the vacation..

We drove up to Gainesville to pick up Justin after his summer classes ended and then headed up to Holden Beach, North Carolina. We rented a house on the beach with my sister's family. The first couple of days were rainy and gloomy to say the least but then the skies cleared and the rest of the time was perfect weather; warm sunny days and beautiful evenings. We sat in the sun, did some touristy things ate a lot and played lots of games. It was great to be with family and just relax. We drove back and dropped Justin back at UF and got to have lunch before we left with his girlfriend, Judy. It was a very nice ending to a great week.

When we were away I received an e-mail from our agency notifying us that we are in the review room at the CCAA. Our dossier is being reviewed and within the next 2-3 months we will be matched with a baby. We were so excited to hear about this progress in our adoption journey.

Tomorrow I will be part of a cybershower. Several people in my DTC group have sent a shower gift to another and we are opening our presents while chatting online tomorrow. Sounds a bit sappy but it sure is fun!

Enjoy some pics from our vacation that I have posted below. Don't forget to comment periodically. We love to read the comments.

Chillin on the beach

My nephew, Samuel Ruocco Rodgers

Sam buried in the sand next to his dad Steve

Justin congratulating Marc on his put put victory

Marc and our nephew Sam

Me and my sis

Justin - wow is he handsome!!

Beach House in Holden Beach, North Carolina