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Pimpin’ for my peeps

April 17th, 2008

Guatoberfest planning is underway. The location has been moved to Myrtle Beach, SC and it will be held the 2nd weekend of October. Unfortunately, the venue change means I can’t attend this year – but I’m sure it will be a fabulous time despite the absence of the beautiful Miss Sabrina. It is open to all adoptive families, not just those who adopted from Guatemala. Check out the new website to stay up to date on the info.

A little closer to home, we will be having a Guat Picnic here in Nashville on May 3rd. I am posting this here because there are a few of you out there who I had email addresses for but lost them in the Great Laptop Crash of ’08. (Julie – are you reading this?) Leave me a comment if you are in middle TN and would like to join us. The picnic is open to any adoptive family, not just Guatemala, and those in process if they would like to come. It looks like we have about 15 – 20 families interested in attending already so I look forward to meeting new faces!


Sabrina and I spent yesterday hanging out in our new empty house waiting for the washer and dryer to be delivered. Of course they came at the tail end of their 4 hour window so we were there all afternoon but they are installed and ready for use.

I remember the first washer and dryer I bought – knowing that I didn’t have to go to the laundromat anymore – it was almost as exciting as my first car. This time? Not exactly exciting but a nice detail to have taken care of before we move in. And buying a new set (even the almost cheapest set in the store) definitely gave us a little sticker shock. But we were hoarding some Christmas and birthday gift cards that took some of the sting out of it. (Thanks mom, M & I, and C & J.)

Sabrina got to check out her new yard. She was fascinated with peeking through the fence so Steve let her see over it.



And I can tell already that we will battle many times each day about staying off the steps. I have to find a gate that will work despite the rounded banister – which probably means something permanently drilled in. (They make gates for that kind of thing, right?) I hate to do that in a rental but we’ll just have to putty the holes before we leave. I will lose my mind if I have to tell her to get off the stpes 492 times every day.


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12 Responses to “Pimpin’ for my peeps”

  1. juju Says:

    will NOT be the same without you guys and I am hoping you can be there with both babies –

    thanks so much for the help with getting the word out –

    you are a super cool chick in my book:)

  2. carla Says:

    I love the stevehoistingphoto and yet all the green in the next one? ADORE.

    and really?

    they’re holding Guatoberfest SANS SABRINA?


  3. Kerry Says:

    Oh come on…it’s not THAT far!

    Thanks for the free pub. I’m going to cling to the fact that you will change your mind ;).

    PS. We have a tension gate on the bottom of our stairs with a rounded banister. It’s worked fine so far. I keep waiting for him to hang off of it and break it loose, but so far so good. Savannah (14) has even fallen into it a couple times and it stayed (she’s a blonde…you understand 😉

  4. melany Says:

    Ooh – cute pics! Sabrina is going to love that yard! I’m hoping to make the May 3rd thing – but it will depend on the time decided on. Sounds fun!

  5. Bobbi Says:

    Look how grown up she is looking. Way to keep her off the steps: Lift her up 492 times a day to see over the fence!!

    You know, we are sans gates here. We taught Reese how to go up them, and how to get down on his belly. It only took a few days for him to get it. Now he really only goes up and down when we are up there. THough currently he is trying to come down foward. That is a bit nerve racking. The newness of them will also quickly wear off. BUT, then again you are going to have another soon anyway……

    Love delivery men. They are never on the early side of the window. I swear they sit on the side of the road for three hours just to keep you waiting!

  6. Shannon Says:

    she is sooo cute!! I love that smile in the last picture!!

  7. artsweet Says:

    I second Bobbi’s comments about the gates. We don’t have them, and P’ito is really good about going down on his belly or waiting for me to hold his hand when he wants to go down forward.

    After almost falling to my death when I tripped over them, I decided that he was less likely to kill himself on the stairs than I was.

  8. Kelly Says:

    God she’s cute!!!!!

  9. Gibb Says:

    Depending on how big the banister is, they make these attachements that will go around the banister, then the gate attaches to the attachment instead of having to drill through the banister. Did that make any sense? I think they are in One Step Ahead. Check there.

  10. Alleen Says:

    Oh man, I’m bummed you won’t be at GFest now…. I’ll selfishly admit that this is easier for us. It was my first choice. I’ve been to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg and didn’t care for it.

    I’m loving that first pic of Sabrina. Gosh, could her smile get any bigger?????

  11. Anne Says:

    Sabrina just gets cuter and cuter!!!

  12. Gail Says:

    I love that last photo of Miss Sabrina. She looks so proud of herself.

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