Saturday, February 19, 2011

Officially in Freakout Mode

We leave in 6 days! Between now and next Friday morning, I need to wash all the windows in my house (they haven't been washed in a year and there are 48 total) clean all the wood floors by hand, baseboards, toilets tubs sinks (we have 4 bathrooms) and if I have time, I'd love to paint the master bedroom... Okay I've lost it. I don't know why I do this, but anytime something major is happening in our life... I go into extreme home makeover the physco edition. I woke up this morning at the crack of dawn, dragged Hoot with me outdoors and we started washing windows... I know I violated some child labor law today. I looked up and it was 1:30PM... I had not fed my kid... not even a snack. He is such a trooper he just hung out with me, ran in and outdoors got water for us, rinsed the cleaning brushes... He is the most amazing little boy. He had lunch, while I continued to labor... and I do mean labor. The garage is clean, 8 windows are done, there are no leaves in our yard and I mowed. I don't know how to edge or weed eat, but if I did, that would be done too. I blew off all the porches and bagged 9 bags of leaves. I can barely stand up straight, Hoot wants to know what he gets for being such an awesome helper today and Lambert is ready to go to Target for more last minutes necessities....

By the way doesn't the headboard Lambert made me look great?!?!? It will look even better when I paint the snot green walls a creamy white later this week... (JK that will have to wait) The bed skirt will come... a friend of mine is making it for me.




This is the sweetest little book ever, especially if you have a son and your adopting from China. We checked it out from the library yesterday. We will definitly purchase this book. It's a keeper.


  1. Take deep will be ok! Start with chores that are most important to have done before leaving, it will all work out.......Love, love, love your bedroom! Love the is soooo you!
    I pray for everything to go smoothly for you all, especially the little travels and can't wait to hear all about
    Miss. Libbie!

  2. Wow! I think we might need to go back to Iguana Joe's this week but order you a strong drink instead, lol. Just kidding.
    It is definitely time for you to board that plane and meet your daughter!! Praying for you and the boys this week and call if you need anything.

  3. LOL!!! I LOVE the EXTREME NESTING going on!! WHOA Nelly! I pray you have a GREAT week, and I pray protection over you as you guys travel!

  4. Girl, don't you know about that cool thing you attach to your water hose to wash windows? You must try it! As far as scrubbing the floors by hand, Whoa girl! you are more of a woman than I. I know you are so excited you're about to bust! I know I am! Can't wait to meet sweet Libbie! Take care, and don't overdo it. You don't want to be exhausted when you meet her for the first time. :) Love you!

  5. Shelly, I cant imagine how excited you are right now! We will be praying for you every step of the way. Please let us know if there is anything we can do while you're gone.

  6. It is called nesting and I did it too when we were about to get KAte. I remember cleaning nooks of my refrigerator with toothpicks and q tips:) The headboard is gorgeous. I am SO SO SO excited for you. I hope you can post to the blog. DO you facebook? If so, friend me. Lots of my friends say it is easier to post to fb from CHina:)

    Lots of love and prayers for you all.


  7. OH I am SOOOO excited for you! I will be following you all the way to China and back! I pray that your meeting with Libbie will be so sweet! Have a safe and WONDERFUL trip...enjoy every moment! If you are on Facebook like Kim mentioned, friend me as well! xoxo