Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I'm Back!

After many phone calls and emails, I have decided to come back into the land of bloggers! To keep it simple, I am only going to post once a week. Life here is still very busy and with the holidays coming up so fast, I don't see our lives slowing down. Plus we are headed to Disney World this coming January for Francesca's Birthday which we are all super excited about!


Trying to recap all that has been happening since I took a little leave from our online journal is going to hard, but here it goes...




We finally got our fingerprint appointment through USCIS and it is set for Friday, November 20th! Hoping to have all of the paper chasing wrapped up and sent into our agency for review by the end of December. As for when we will travel...now I am thinking May? Only time will tell. We have not gotten any more updates on our Benjamin.


Francesca is LOVING school and she is now going 5 days a week! As for our Annabelle, she is still my little shadow and I wouldn't have it any other way!




We here at the Leonard household is currently getting ready for Christmas! The house is almost completely decorated (minus the tree and outdoor lights) but other than those two things - we are set to go and the girls are loving it...as I am too! Christmas music is playing...cookies are being baked...our Christmas photos cards are almost completed and I am finishing up my holiday shopping. I am hoping to start the wrapping on Thanksgiving weekend for many of our purchased gifts for our family in Pennsylvania - as they are being stored at my mom's house.
(we will be spending Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania...Christmas in DC...and New Year's back in Pennsylvania)


Now, onto the best part of this post ~ some photos of the girls ~ which I know you all have been patiently waiting for...



Our front door decorated for Christmas! I just love how it turned out this year!




Both girls enjoying the falling leaves of Autumn!

Halloween at The Leonard household - Francesca was once again dressed as Mulan for her school's party!

8 comments:

Beth said...

Your blog brought back a lot of memories! I have not thought of that in a very long time. I have been reading your blog from a very long time. Ihampers.co.uk

Lisa L said...

I haven't checked out your blog in forever. So glad to hear that you are going back again! Take me with you! LOL

Michelle said...

So glad your back and love the pictures of the front porch.

Football & Fried Rice said...

GORGEOUS pictures of the girls in the leaves. So glad to see you blogging. I am sure you momma is too!! I love that you are getting into the spirit - I am really trying (at least mentally) to go big for Christmas this year ;))

I got my bag this week!! THANK YOU!!!!! I have been shut in for almost a week with a dead car. As soon as I get it back, I will head up and mail your box of plates (& Benjamin's birthday present - geeshh....) Good thing the kid isn't waiting on it!

Good adoption news....it is finally starting to move along!

i miss you, sister!!!!! I need to call so we can catch up!

Love,
Sara

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

SO GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK:)

I have missed the Leonard household updates....and of course the pics of your precious girls!!

Sounds like things have not slowed down at all for you guys. I am hoping we can catch up here soon.

The girls look so cute all decked out in their Halloween costumes....and I can just imagine what the house looks like.....your front porch looks fantastic!!

Talk soon!!

xoxo,

Lisa

Jodee Leader said...

Welcome back! We missed you! Sounds like things are going well for all of you.

I love your front porch! Cute pictures of the girls too!

Hope you have a great week!

Keisha said...

HEY CHICK!!!!
I love your decorations outside!! They look great.. & BOY you are on the BALL with the Christmas thing! I've been away from blog land.. but, haven't gotten ANYTHING done! LOL! Oh. well!
I'm ready for your bloggy design!! Go find a digi-kit you like and send me pics.
blogsforbabies@yahoo.com
Talk with you soon!!!
HUGS!

Keisha said...

By the way.. your winner of the blog design.. never contacted me. Could you send her an email?