Sunday, June 26, 2011


We're settling in I think. I will post more about the trip but for now I'll just say it was a wild ride. She's a cutie and I'm head over heels in love! Now if we can just figure out this schedule thing...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The final countdown

We're almost there! By this time tomorrow we'll be off on the adventure of a lifetime. Dad (Papa) and I are coordinating the packing tonight and then at the crack of too early we'll be off to the airport. Riley's set up with the sitter :-) and Mom (Nana) has her people lined up too. I have way too much stuff but we'll leave a bunch of it at the foster home for the kids and the staff. I hope I have the right stuff, enough stuff, the important stuff and not the wrong stuff. We'll see when we get there I guess!

So many people have asked me if I'm excited. hmm. Well yes, of course. But my comeback is this. It's as if someone asked you if you were excited to move to the moon. Excited yes, but do I have any idea? Sure, weightlessness would be awesome and the views of earth would be spectacular. But it's probably dusty and dark. So can you be excited? For sure! Will I be more excited by this time Friday when she is in my arms and it is real? Most definitely.

Good gravy what have I gotten myself into? :-D

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Baby's room update

While technically she's not a baby anymore it seems funny to call it a toddler room :-) This weekend I plowed through a ton of projects that I'd been sitting on for a while. (some longer than others.)

First, I finished putting all the flower decals on the walls, plugged in the new lamp and added the dimmer switch so it can be a night light...
Then I hung up the paintings and hanger I found at the art fair in Tel Aviv. Seriously, the cutest paintings ever. Also finished the afghan that matches all the other kids' afghans I made for the next generation of the Romano family. And made the pillow out of the fabric we bought in Tel Aviv...
Then I painted the closet door knobs to match the decals...
Later this summer we'll add the shelf and world map that my dad is crafting but other than that, we are done! Ready to be populated with a little munchkin very soon!
What do you think?