Sunday, March 29, 2009

Guat Easter Bunny Breakfast

Getting together with our Guat adoption playgroup is one of my favorite things to do. Yesterday some of us gathered to celebrate Easter with the Big Bunny himself at a private breakfast and Easter egg hunt at Quail Hollow State Park in Hartville.

The kids (and the parents) had a nice time playing and running (the parents talked and ran after little ones.) in the grassy fields during a sunny outing after our breakfast of french toast sticks and sausage.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Forever Family Day - 3 years ago...

The emotions I feel today are just as strong as those just three years ago when I first got to hold my Isabella. The emotions are different. Three years ago I was anxious, nervous and excited. Today, as I remember that day (like it was yesterday), I am full of love.

Isabella has changed our lives in every way - for the better. She's filled my heart that so longed to be her mother. She makes me proud each and every day whether it's by saying "Sure, mommy" or by peddling her bike the right way.

We have a special day planned today. We will visit the zoo, Isabella's favorite thing to do, with Aunt Julie. We will have a special dinner with all the grandparents at "Bob Heavens," Isabella's favorite restaurant. We will read special books about adoption and Guatemala. And we will hug her extra hard today as we celebrate our third Forever Family Day!

Congrats to the Millers, too, who we will think about today as they, too, celebrate three years with their Jakob! We may have met in line at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City, but you will be our special friends forever!

Saturday, March 14, 2009


I still have pics from before Christmas to post. So this post is dedicated to all those people who have waited so patiently for these. This will catch us up to Dec. 23.

Christmas Celebration with the Cantwell Clan

Preschool Christmas Party

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Do I need to post?

Wow! I have been a bad blogger! We've been laying pretty low because we have continued to pass around this nasty cold. We did visit with Aunt Melissa, Uncle Tim and Cousin Matthew last weekend, though. (Yes, I have pics, but they're not downloaded yet.)

This time change is kicking my butt this year. Not sure why but I can not adjust. I'm SO tired.

So enough of my whining. Wishing my readers well and hoping you will visit again soon - I promise pics and a new post!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Go Kent State

Now that I'm back to work, most of our life deals with Kent State. Last weekend, I hosted an event for the Friends of JMC (School of Journalism and Mass Communication) in the MAC Center's President's Loge for the men's basketball bracket buster game. This picture tells the story of how the event went (and we won!).