Saturday, October 30, 2010

DH's Magnet-ism

My hubs has been away on business for nearly two weeks. Typically, his destinations leave something to be desired. Casper, WY in the dead of winter winter? Check. Phoenix, AZ in the throws of summer? Oh yeah. The timing isn't just crummy season-wise, either. A few years back, he was in Albuquerque on our wedding anniversary. Visions of turquoise earrings danced in my head. In true DH style, this is what I got:

I'm fairly certain it was from an airport gift shop.

We actually got a great laugh out of it. Truth be told, I didn't get him a thing that year so a magnet trumps zilch, right?

Unlike previous trips, this time DH scored big. Or so I thought. Unfortunately, it was back-breaking, exhausting work that left little time to take in the sights.

He was supposed to fly out today but was able to finagle his way out last night. Although he did not disclose the gift he purchased for me, I texted him he had better take good care of my magnet. Sure enough, he walked in this morning with a little bag in hand and grin on his face:

Do I know my man or WHAT?

But wait.. there's more..

He snapped his fingers and said, "Hold on a sec.. I think there's something else" and goes back out to the car:

So much for knowing everything.

In the crazy that has been this past week, I've had a good reminder to stop and appreciate the blessings I have now. Not to obsess on what I hope will be. I have a wonderful family, a husband I adore, awesome friends, an amazing home and a darn good life. We're are healthy, happy and employed.

And my magnet ROCKS.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hey, The Cookie SAYS SO!

It's a sign, right?


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tick Tock..

And the waiting drags on.. Have I mentioned patience is so NOT my forte? Ya, I think I have...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Who's My RAD Guest Tonight On MTVAA??

Uhhh.. ME!!

I'll be chatting up National Adoption Month/Day and discussing the world o' foster. Join me tonight LIVE at 9PM EST..

Be there or be square!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Not One But TWO Big Things A-Brewin'..

I know it seems like things are quiet in these parts but that's just so not the case. As a matter of fact, things are a-rockin' once again. Two fold, actually. One iron in the fire may change our little family forever in a most excellent way. It's a long shot but a shot just the same. The other, an awesome partnership with an amazing company to create something very special for other foster families. Both prospects are huge and super duper exciting. So much so I could simple explode.

But that's all I can say for now.

Par for our course, both came together on Friday and I'm now in the midst of a Weekend Wait-Out. You know the ones I'm talking about? The whole wait and see with two long days of silence in between.


I should be good at these by now. We've had umpteen, for crying out loud. But no. After all this time that patience being a virtue thing has yet to kick in. The upside? My nervous energy is being focused on all things cleaning. If one or both fall through for whatever reason, at least our casita will be sparkling.

At least I'll have something to show for it, right?

Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

And The Where's Wissa Winners (Say That 3 Times Fast!) Are...


Is it YOU?!

Runners Up ($10 Gift Target Gift Card):
Best Light Lori!!

Without further ado ...

The 1st Place WINNER of THE $25 Target Gift Card is:



Winners, drop me an email with your specifics so I can get them out to you! ourfullcircle(at)gmail(dot)com

Congratulations to ALL and THANK YOU for playing!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Where's Wissa?! Day Two...

Day Two was a perfect Fall day..

That we started off with a hearty breakfast..

We took a walk down here..

We went inside here...

Then walked over here...

And crashed the gate and snuck on over here...

It was a fantastic day!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Where's Wissa?! Day One...

Well, yesterday was a BIG day for Wissa's family..

At a place that's fairly famous in these parts...

Then there was a big party...

Commence recovery..

More to come.. STAY TUNED!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Where's Wissa??! Evening One...


Last night she was off to a slow start as her flight was delayed..

But in true Wissa-Style, she didn't let that get her down..

And as always, she made the best of the situation...

Yes, Wissa is dragging a bit this morning.. BUT more to come!!! Stay tuned!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Best Of MomTV

Adoption Angles will not be airing this evening so I can get Wissa packed for her big trip (she's a wee bit high maintenance). She will be ready to rock the contest (starting tomorrow!) so stay tuned for your chance to win a $25 gift card from TARGET

Now now.. don't fret. You can still get your MomTV fix on-right now with “The Best of MomTV” on the Pulse Network! Our awesome founder, Maria Bailey, hosts this show every Friday at 1PM EST and highlights several of the best moments throughout the week.

This debut episode features Sarah from The Mom Blog Buzz, Leslie from Life Simplified, Kelly from Everyday Childhood, Yoli from Cuponeando Live and Dr. Daisy from Retro Parenting.

Oh.. and me, too!

So grab your fav bevvie, sit back, relax and enjoy! See y'all next week!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Where's Wissa Is BACK!

Grab your suitcases and TomToms ya'll cause we're about to hit the road for another Great Wissa Adventure!

Step aside Waldo, there's a new girl in town.. Meet Wissa! Named after the way Jack used to pronounce my name, she's a fun little gal that thought it would be a hoot to have ya'll join us on vacation ..

And why not throw a contest while we're at it?

Here's how this is gonna go down.. starting this Thursday evening (10/14) Wissa is going to post some pictures from our trip and ya'll need to guess where we are. Each comment will be considered an entry to win one ...DRUM ROLL PLEASE.... $25 gift card to TARGET!!! (WOO HOO!).

The funnier the better (but keep it clean kids, I do have moderation power!).


If you guess the CORRECT location (like the actual NAME of the airport or particular point of interest) 3 lucky readers will also have a chance to win a $10 gift card to Target, as well!!!

Tweet about it? Leave a comment - that's an entry. Tell your Facebook Friends? Leave a comment - that's an entry. Blog about it? Leave a comment - that's an entry. Grab Wissa's button and put it on your sidebar? That's an entry, too!

The Full Circle

Here's a sample of some of Wissa's post from last year: DAY 1, Day 2 & Day 3

So again, all comments are entries to win one $25 gift card to Target. Also, 3 others will win a $10 Target card for guessing the exact location. Start chatting up the contest now, my friends and get the word out!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

2nd Time Is A Charm On MTVAA!

A few months back I had the lovely Sally Bacchetta (@AdoptiveParent) booked on the show but techie difficulites prevented us from broadcasting. Well, the second time is a charm my friends because TONIGHT at 9PM EST Sally from The Adoptive Parent will be joining us once again!
Sally is an adoptive mother and award-winning writer with more than a decade of experience in medical writing, magazine journalism, and corporate communications. She draws on her educational and professional background in psychology and counseling to illuminate the private thoughts of adoptive parents with sensitivity and honesty. Sally is the author of the book What I Want My Adopted Child to Know: An Adoptive Parent's Perspective.

It's going to be a super duper show.. not only will Sally be reading excerpts from her book and answering YOUR questions, she will also be giving away TWO autographed copies..


WHEN? Tonight at 9PM EST


See Y'all Then!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hey San Diego ~ Coming Soon~ A Must-Attend Adoption Seminar!

Are you (or someone you know) in the San Diego area and looking to grow your family through adoption? Have you already adopted and seeking continued education and support?

Do I have a seminar for YOU!

WHAT?? There will be orientations on Domestic, Intercountry, and Foster Care Adoption, and also a Panel of Adoption Experts on Domestic, Intercountry, and Foster Care Adoption that can answer all your questions. There will also be fabulous breakout sessions including We’ve Adopted… Now What?, Attaching through Play, How Parenting Changes You.

WHEN?? Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM (PT)

WHERE?? 1330 Poinsettia Lane Carlsbad, 92011


Friday, October 1, 2010

JuneBug ~ Good News!

Got an update from JuneBug's family and I'm thrilled to report she is doing great! They've conquered potty training, she is loving preschool and blossoming with each passing day. Weekly appointments to a foot therapist are going well and she has not been in a cast for sometime now!


The family continues to struggle with decisions they are having to make. Bottom line: They can't make everyone happy and keep her safe at the same time (and it's all about her, so "they" will have to deal). There is a chance they will be back in town in the next few months and we're hoping to get together.

Can't Wait!

Please continue to keep them in your good thoughts and prayers for strength and peace.

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