Friday, November 14, 2008

Crazy Friday!!!!

Besides the fact that my 2nd graders were hyper all day, the day was really crazy. At the end of the day I went to boot camp (the P.E. teacher instructs it for the teachers) and then headed out the door to rush home so that we could go to dinner with some friends. I guess everyone else was in a rush too. The highway I normally take home is really busy on Friday nights. I veered into the left lane and then traffic was stopping. As I stopped someone veered over from another lane behind me and couldn't stop. They hit me, I hit the car in front of me, and a car hit the car that hit me. It felt like a dream, especially since it was pitch black outside. The car that I hit didn't even stop! I got out of the car (wearing shorts by the way) and asked the police officer what to do and he said to move my car to the other side of the highway. I feel really bad because the first phone call I made to James went something like, "I was in an accident, I don't know what to do." I then called back and panicked about not being able to find our insurance card. James is such a trooper. He had just sat down to have a drink with a friend at the restaurant we were all going to meet at later. After my phone calls, I sat in my car shivering and filling out paperwork. An investigator came to the scene so I sat in my car for quite awhile. Luckily the car isn't in bad shape and I was told that the other two people were issued tickets. I feel so fortunate because it could have been worse. Literally on the rest of the stretch of highway before my exit I saw three other chain accidents. What a day. Before I left school I complained about how tired I was and didn't really feel like going out to dinner. I guess I shouldn't have complained because things can always get worse!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Thanks for all of the comments!! I had lost track of a few blogs and am so happy to be reading them again. It is also nice to know who is still reading. To everyone back in STL, we miss you guys!!

Tucker the not so terrible (trying to be nice) is gone!! His owners were very appreciative and we didn't want to hurt their feelings by talking about how he drove us crazy. We did show them the remnants of our hiking journal and photo album. They are taking us out for dinner tomorrow night and brought us a nice bottle of champagne. We are going to celebrate the fact that our house no longer smells like dogs, we don't have to give all of our attention to Tucker, and we don't have to leave the house feeling guilty. That was the worst part about it--putting him in his crate and hearing him cry outside. One day I could hear him as I backed out of the driveway. It sounded like somebody was torturing him. I think Molly is glad she can sleep during the day again.

Humm.. maybe all of it was a little preparation for a baby?? It definitely confirmed that I am not sure how I would teach elementary school full time and have a baby. People do it and maybe it won't be as bad next year since I would know the curriculum, etc. but I am just drained each day. It must get easier, right??

Monday, November 10, 2008


This blog was originally created because we were referred twin baby boys from Vietnam. We had so many blog followers and people interested in our journey. It was nice to see that there were so many people out there following our journey.

Now we are writing about the happenings in our lives. I know it isn't as interesting now and the people reading it before were primarily reading because of the exciting thing happening in our lives. Right now we are just writing to write about our adventures in CO for our family and friends back in STL. We hope that maybe one day it will be a blog to document our adoption journey again.

We would like to know who is still reading our blog. We get a few comments here and there but we think quite a few people stopped reading because we didn't complete our adoption journey. We understand but are just wondering if anyone is still reading.