So maybe a month ago I stumbled across another single from Michigan, Robbin, who is in the process of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. You can stalk her from my blog under Baby Mama Drama Queen (http://fromaddisababawithlove.blogspot.com/). She's VERY funny and has a lot of the same thoughts I do about this whole process (coincidentally, she fesses up to blog stalking as well!!).
She's been passing the time during this maddening, frustrating, drive you insane wait period, by counting off each of the weeks. In this count off recently, she's posted some HYSTERICAL pictures from her childhood. It really takes me back to my childhood - so in Robbin's honor I dug up one of my own.
This is my lifelong friend Carrie and I probably around 1975ish. As you can see, we were whizzes with the make-up. I can't believe the whole eye-shadow on the chin (yes that's what that is!!) never caught on. Apparently we were practicing here for future mother-hood. Carrie is also now family - as I fixed her up with my cousin a few years ago. They are now married and have a little girl, Mary, who is now 15 months old.