Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Thursday Thirteen edition 6


Thirteen Things I am looking forward to


1. I am so looking forward to the fall season. I want to buy pumpkins and hay and a scarecrow. Is is bad that I do not have kids yet?
2. I found out I am not working Thanksgiving which means I can prepare Thanksgiving dinner for Michael and I and watch the parade. Can you tell I am just a bit excited? Also, I am totally excited that I get to go shopping early early on Friday. Anyone want to come?
3. We were approved for adoption. Michael and I are adopting a little girl from China and are just getting started on the process. We have orientation on Saturday and I am so happy. We have met so many people through this decision
4. Christmas is coming. I know its early, but I am a Christmas fanatic. Seriously, wait for upcoming Thursday 13s. Its pretty bad but I have so much fun thinking about it.
5. I am off Thursday and Friday nights this week which means more time with my lovable husband.
6. My friends Jeff and Val are getting married in 2 weeks which means a roadtrip to Tn, which means seeing college friends I have not seen in a decade.
7. I am looking forward to my positive attitude staying. I think my Williamsburg vacation really helped me. I am so relaxed and have had a great week at work.
8. I look forward to cleaning my house. I am not a good cleaner but we have to have our house in decent shape before the social worker visits.
9. I am looking forward to meeting our social worker. She called and left a message today which means the process is really happening.
10. I look forward to talking to my husband about baby names. I have been thinking about names since I started working at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. I have a list of names and once I take care of a certain number of names, that name gets marked off my list.
11. I look forward to improving my relationship with my husband. There is nothing wrong, but we are getting along so well and I am loving it.
12. I am looking forward to getting our pictures from our anniversary trip last week to Colonial Williamsburg. The trip journal is at www.xanga.com/amychristopher
13. I cant believe I have to stop at 13. I am looking forward to actually starting a family and learning more about the process and meeting new people. Can you tell I am excited!!!!!!

GOD IS GOOD!!!!


On that note, please visit my favorite websites
www.thechristopherfamily.blogspot.com This is our adoption journal

www.valtool.blogspot.com This is my wonderful husbands blog. He is new to this. Add him to your list and please stop by and say hello.
www.xanga.com/amychristopher
This is my first blog and it has a some pics on it from the trip..You can tell I am not that creative


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75 comments:

Tinker said...

congrats on the new addition to your family. christmas will never be the same. they will be filled with the wonder of how a child sees christmas!

Suzy0928 said...

Woooo Hoooo a new baby girl! How absolutely wonderful!

Suzy @ imagine-bliss.com

Haley-O said...

Congratulations on your baby girl!! That is so exciting!!!

Cheysuli said...

Congratulations on the adoption approval. Thanks for the visit-

http://www.mysiamese.com/wordpress

Susan said...

hi Amy - tks for your comment on my new TT :) -- fun blog!!! and more specifically, your TT list is getting me all excited for fall (I'm in AL so probably like you in GA we need as much reminder that the seasons are changing as possible :) I linked you on my TT but I used your blogspot URL instead of xanga - would you rather it be the xanga? I'll gladly change it.

take care :)

Anonymous said...

congratulations on the adoption. how exciting!

KaY said...

Wow! Thank you for adopting a girl from China. You just saved her from a life of misery.

Bless you.

Mine's up. Care to drop by?

Anonymous said...

wonderful news about your new baby girl. congratulations.
thanks fo visiting my tt this week.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your baby-girl!!
thanks for visiting my TT.

Tricia said...

Sounds like you've got a lot of great thinks to look forward to and to be happy about. :)

Two of my friends have each adopted little girls from China and while it is a long process- at least a year or close to it I believe- but once they got their child they were so very happy and of course they each still are. Good luck!

Oh and it's ok to get excited about fall and halloween. We don't have kids yet either and We bought bales of hay and we've got a scarecrow to put on the lawn ... and decorations for halloween too. It's fun.

Anonymous said...

Lots of great things to look forward to! :)

Congratulations on being approved for adoption. :)

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Skyelarke said...

way to go with adoption... how exciting that the process is actually happening! my time clock is ticking and my husband *finally* agreed to start trying.

Lynn said...

Great list, I'm glad the adoption process is in the works. It's wonderful that you have such a forward looking attitude. May God continue to bless you and your husband. Thanks for stopping by.

Duchess said...

Wow, congrats on the great news.
Also, lots of people posted this week on vacations to areas close to me. We loved Willamsburg and its very relaxing.

happy TT and keep up the positive attitude

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Congrats to being approved for adoption. That will make the holidays such fun!

Happy TT

Andrea

Colleen Gleason said...

Wow...great list. Congrats on getting approved for adoption! Hopefully, this will be your last Christmas without a little munchkin running around!

(Enjoy it while you still can...mwahahahahaaa!)

Joy Renee said...

wonderful that you will be adopting. some baby girl is going to be so blessed to have a mama who is so enthsuiastic and fun-loving.

thanx for visiting my TT

Chaotic Mom said...

You DO sound like such a positive person! Congratulations on the adoption process getting underway! VERY EXCITING! I was adopted, too. ;)

Thanks for visiting my T13!

amy said...

Thanks for all of the comments here. I am not always positive and I totally appreciate you all reading my post

Celfyddydau said...

Thanks for visiting my TT. You sound as big a kid as I am.

how exciting for you to be adopting a baby.

Diana Peterfreund said...

Good luck with the cleaning! I know how that goes...

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read more posts as we get closer to all of these things happening. :)

I love Christmas, too!

Can't wait to hear more about your baby girl on the way! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the adoption! How exciting, I'm sure it will all go smoothly and soon you'll have your lovely daughter with you!

Your excitement is very contagious, you have me all chipper about fall and everything!

Have a great day, and tahnks for stopping by my T13 earlier :)

Darla said...

Huge congrats on the adoption news! Great things to look forward to... well, except for #8--I'm impressed you can look at that in a positive light. :)

Caryle said...

Wow! You do have some fabulous things to be excited about. I hope the adoption process goes as smoothly as possible.

Karen said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your new baby girl! I'm excited FOR you. It's so much fun being a mom. *smile*

This was such an upbeat 13! Thanks for the positive thoughts and I hope things continue to look up for you!

Thanks for stopping by!
http://take2max.com/blog/?p=874

metro mama said...

congrats on the adoption!

PatentPrincess said...

Fall is my favorite season of the year. Great weather, great food, wonderful stuff :) And a big CONGRATS on getting started with the adoption process! I'm very happy for you.

My T13 is at www.patentprincess.com

Happy Thursday!

Carmen said...

i don't have kids, and I just bought my pumpkin - all ready to decorate. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your upcoming adoption, how exciting! Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all just so fun.
Thanks for stopping by.

Jodi said...

I love fall as well! Great list! Congrats on the adoption!

Happy Thursday!

baggage said...

Congratulations on your adoption! I'm an adoptive mommy too. Happy TT.

http://baggagethatgoeswithmine.typepad.com

Anonymous said...

Glad your trip to Virginia went well!

Good luck with your adoption..and thanks for stopping by! I will also check out hubby's blog too.

Happy TT!
Bubba

Anonymous said...

Awesome list! Kepp up the good work on staying positive. :O)

InterstellarLass said...

Congrats on the adoption approval! Someone else has recently gone to Williamsburg and enjoyed it. Might need to put it on the vaca list!

http://interstellaradventure.wordpress.com/2006/10/11/thursday-thirteen-ed-vii/

Paula said...

Congratulations on the baby girl. My neighbors are going through an adoption of two kids from El Salvador and it's been quite a process from the outside looking in. But it's also exciting. I wish you and your husband good luck.

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations on the adoption approval! This will be an exciting venture.

A friend of mine has adopted two little girls. Her blog is Doubly Blessed


Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Jane said...

I love Christmas too and with a new baby girl it will be even more special.
Thanks for visiting my T13.

Candy Minx said...

Hey, welcome to blogland! I like your list and your postive attitude is very exciting and nice to hear.

Here is my list...

http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/2006/10/thirteen-random-things-i-am-thinking.html

Candy Minx said...

Oh my god...and fantastic ocngratulations of going for the adoption process...I am very pleased for you...sorry I emant to say that in my last comment...

Crayonsetc said...

Oh, great list... and I am right there with you the shopping the day after Thanksgiving!! (I was actually OUT last year at 6 AM... and I am NOT a morning person!!!)

Happy TT!!!

lrlwreath said...

Isn't vacation great!!! I too love Fall season also.

Lifecruiser said...

Congratulation for the approval of the doption. I'm sure you'll be marvelous parents :-)

Ah, it's so nice to see that you're enjoying life that much and being so much in love with your hubby.

I have that kind of marriage too and it's just so lovely!

Mrs Lifecruiser.com

Michelle said...

wow how exciting for you! Lots fo fun stuff coming up!

renae said...

What an awesome 13!! You have so much great stuff going on! And I'm with you with Christmas, I too, am a Christmas fanatic!!

Anonymous said...

#3 is AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME.

Congratulations and thanks for the visit!

happy thursday!

Anonymous said...

Life sounds very good at your house! I'm excited for you about the new baby girl and I'm enjoying reading about the progress on your other blog.

Jeff said...

Thanks for stopping by today. Congratulations on your upcoming adoption! I hope everything works out smoothly.

Brony said...

Wow, you have so much to look forward to. It's great that things are so positive. Great news on the adoption. Congratulations.

Julie said...

Awwww! Congratulations on the upcoming adoption...that's wonderful :) She'll be very lucky to have you as a mom!

Irish Church Lady :) said...

Great 13. Congrats on your new family venture! How exciting for you both!

Leslie said...

Thanks 4 stopping by my blog earlier. I enjoyed reading your "looking forward to" T13!! : ) Good luck & prayers with your adoption process; how exciting!! = )

www.homeschoolblogger.com/jedi4sweet

Pippajo said...

Sweet list!

I love the fall too, partly because it means Christmas is not far behind!

Congratulations on your adoption. I hope the entire process is quick and easy.

natalie said...

Congratulations! The time will fly by and she will be with you before you know it!

Jenny Ryan said...

3. We were approved for adoption.

Congratulations!

Thanks for visiting me today :)

Danielle said...

Congratulations!!! Your excitement's contagious! Can't wait to hear more about your adoption and your new baby!!!

I dread Christmas shopping just because of the crowds...I'm thinking of shopping a lot online this year...(won't happen, I say that every year).

Happy Thursday! Good luck!

Melessa said...

That's a lot of good reasons to be excited. I'm going to have to bookmark your blog and follow along now...

Just Expressing Myself said...

Oh I am so happy to read that soon you will be three!
You have so much to look forward to.
And I am glad you and Michael will be able to have Thanksgiving together.
Seems like their is much to be thankful for this year.
Thanks for visiting my TT,
Frances

Tracie said...

What a beautiful list!
We are such Christmas fanatics at our house, as soon as we feel the first hint of fall in the air the excitement starts and we start thinking about all things winter and "Christmasy"

Congratulations on the adoption. I know that your little girl will be a special gift to you and that by adopting her you are giving her a special gift.

Thanks for stopping by!

...my 2 cents said...

What a great list! Very positive!! Congrats on the upcoming, new addition to your family! I am so excited for you and will continue reading your adoption updates as everything progresses!!

Thanks for stopping by my site earlier today!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the adoption!
Thanks for visiting my TT, have a great day!

Sparky Duck said...

The adoption news is awesome! The idea of meeting old college buddies is great, though it leads to hangovers for sure.

Amy said...

Congrats on your baby girl!

It's not bad to be all excited about holidays before children--they are a lot more work when the kids come!

I'm looking forward to Christmas TTs!

huberama said...

gosh, I'm in a better mood just reading your list! Your excitement and enthusiasm is entirely contagious. And what wonderful news about your new baby girl.

Buttercup said...

Congratulations on the baby!!

Shaylondon said...

Wow, how exciting to be adding to your family. Great list. Mine is up late due to internet problems.

Anias Nin said...

How exciting to be adopting a child! I hope everything goes well for you!

Peri said...

I love fall and look fwd to it as well.
Congrats on the baby, that sounds awesome. Will you travel to China?

Diane said...

Thanks for dropping by my Thursday 13, and congratulations on the adoption!

tiggerprr said...

Congratulations on the new baby! How lucky she is to find a loving home! :)

Bellezza said...

I am so happy for you with your adoption. There is nothing better you could do for this sweet girl chosen just for you and your husband. Believe me, I know. I'm adopted myself, and so grateful to God and my adopted parents.

Bunny said...

congratulations on the adoption! must be so exciting for you and your family!

Bunny said...

congratulations on the adoption! must be so exciting for you and your family!

Lisa said...

Your 13 is so full of joy! I can feel it all the way over here! :)

Thanks for coming by to visit Snarkypants! I appreciated it! (I'm on the "better late than never" train of commenting!)

Katia said...

Congratulations! *snug* Sounds like you have so much to be excited over! Thanks for stopping by my TT!