Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Follow-up Visit

So we spent another lunch at McDonalds. This time we could bring a camera and take pictures. The kids loved taking pictures too so I can share a few that they took.

For the views from the other direction... well, you'll just have to come over and visit.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Better than an Ultrasound: December 16, 2010

Michele(Before...from Facebook) This will be a day to remember.

Michele(After...from Facebook) I don't even know how to explain what a wonderful experience we had today. The kids were darling, affectionate, playful, and easy to be with. I had brought pictures of Larry and I, Melody and Katie and our dog Daisy. The kids took the pictures home with them. We also did some art and I'll keep those. We see them again on Tuesday next week. Could not have been any better.

Larry: Looks like we're in for a long slow process. Only one hour today, but it went well. The social workers didn't know there were two McDonalds near their office. The one closer to their office was not the one they were going to. The one near their office is actually in another city (San Carlos) 0.8 miles from the office. The one in the same city (Belmont) is 1.5 miles from their office. By the time they got our message and connected with us, the kids were starving. Happy meals.

Next visit on Tuesday. Same location. (no pictures on the internet until things are final.)


So a quick update,
Adam was offered a new AMAZING JOB the first part of November in Provo ut. We then moved to Springville Ut. and are getting ready for what this next year has in store for us. Hoping that it is a less stressful year than this one!!!!!!!
Adam is still in school and is 4 SEMESTERS from graduation!!!!!!!! I am still staying home with Daniel for now and hoping to start school someday.
Daniel is keeping us on our toes, he is very curious, very busy, and very its his way only... He is loving playing in the snow, making treats with me in the kitchen, and riding his bike. Daniel loves to talk about everything and will ask a million questions about the simplest things. I love answering him because he really is listening to you and eventually he says OH... and goes on to playing or what ever it is that he was doing!
We are loving our new house and opportunities!! Check out or blog for a longer post of what we have been up to this year. I did leave some things out of the newest post. Let me know if you need our new address or have any questions!! Hope you have a great Holiday Season!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rolls from Carla

2 cups boiled milk
1 cube butter (not margarine)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
mix together and let cool

1/4 cup luke warm water
2 tablespoons yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
mix together and let sit to rise

when milk mixture has cooled to luke warm you may add yeast. I usually wait until it is cold. then add

6 beaten eggs
about 8 to 12 cups of flour
mix and knead I usually knead it for about 10 min. set aside and let rise. I form balls or other shape I desire and then dip them in melted butter and cook.

Oven temp 425 for 15 - 20 min. Brush with butter when you take them out of the oven. This makes a lot of rolls.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

We're expecting

Michele McGee
(on Facebook) Well, I'm up to 95% sure now. Two more kids will be joining our family soon ( maybe before Christmas). [One] who is 4 and [the other] who is 3. I'm picking up beds for them tonight. Need car seats. Freecycle here I come! We are thrilled, excited and feel blessed.

More from Michele: Necessito praticar Espanol. Muy importante. Quieres Jugar? Tienes hambre? Que te pasa? Hora de vestirse. Hora del bano. Mama te ama. Es hora de limpiar. Tienes tiempo tiempo libre. Tienes que ir al bano?

The kids are siblings. They have mixed heritage including Tongan. They're in foster care with a Spanish speaking foster family currently.

Larry (Foster kids for now so no pictures until final). But you're welcome to visit us.