Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!


Today my Dad turned 60 years old!
I just want to wish him a very Happy Day and tell him 
I love him Very, Very Much!!!

     Tonight we went to a local BBQ place for dinner, it was our family minus Amber(she had to work till 6pm), my brother, my niece, and my parents.  We had a great time.  Here's a couple of pictures we took outside after dinner.  Amelia was mad because I told her she could not take her drink with her.  Oh well, still got some cute pictures!



Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Little Issue with the 2010 Census

     OK, so I received our 2010 Census in the mail yesterday.  I opened it up today to fill it out so I wouldn't forget.  It's really easy and very general and only took a few minutes.  My issue is with the question, "How is this person related to Person 1?"  Since I filled it out I put myself as Person 1, Daniel I put as Person 2 and listed him as my Husband.  Now on to the children living in my house, because that is all they want to know about.  Amber is living on her own now and will fill out her own Census, or she better!  Anyway, I then started to list the kids, when I went to choose their relationship to me there is a choice "Biological son or daughter" and "Adopted son or daughter".  I'm sorry, but I don't understand why that matters.  All of my children are equal in my eyes and they are all my children.  My name is on 3 of their birth certificates, or will be when we receive John Mac's in the mail soon.  Anyway, I felt weird answering biological for the girls and then adopted for John Mac.  Yes my children came to me in different ways, but they are all mine no matter what.  If Amber was still living with us and I still listed myself as Person 1 then I would have had to list her as "Stepson or Stepdaughter", although if Daniel was listed as Person 1 she would be under "Biological son or daughter".  I know it's not that big of a deal and we know he's ours just as much as the others, but for some reason when I read it, it just hit me wrong.  I love adoption and I love talking about adoption, so I guess I should be grateful that I get to list him at all.  Because without adoption he would not be in our lives and my life would not be complete.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Some of My Creations for Annie Mac Creations

     Today I thought I would share some of my artistic creations.  I have always enjoyed art, painting, drawing, and creating.  After Edi was born I started making things for her and her room.  Then I started making things for birthday and Christmas gifts.  Eventually people started seeing my stuff and asked if they could pay me for some of my creations.  I thought it would be a fun way to make a little extra money and at the time I was in the process of becoming a stay-at-home mom.  The extra money would come in handy when I finally did stop working full time.  Anyway, here are just a few of my things.  You can visit my website at Annie Mac Creations to see more.  Thanks for looking and remember that Easter is just around the corner if you'd like to order something special and unique for your little Joy(s)!

Step Stools

Lap Trays

Name Hangers
Bow Holders

Canvas Art

Cake Plates

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Picture Day

     Edi has Spring Pictures at school today, so she dressed up in a springy new outfit and we curled her hair.  She looked so cute!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Gentleman, Start Your Engines........

     Well, I guess I should say Ladies and there are no engines.  The girls participated in the local Cub Scout Pack's Pinewood Derby Outlaw Race this past Friday night.  In the Outlaw Race you can make your car without following all the rules.  17 kids and adults participated, Amelia came in 2nd and Edi came in 3rd.  Daniel made their cars, and he had just as much fun as they did.  This was Amelia's first year participating and Edi's 4th or 5th.  John Mac had fun watching and practicing his new moves(walking)!  Edi's car is Carolina Blue and named Carolina Tarheel.  Amelia's car is Orange and named Campbell.