Wednesday, August 20, 2008

For Robbin!

I have mentioned before that I have the patience of a gnat. So when I get bored, one of the things I like to do is "stalk" blogs. I'll read the blogs of other families that I know -- and then click on the links of their contacts and so on and so on. Come on, admit it! You do it too! It's fun! And that's what this crazy high-tech world is about.

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 ( 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.


Nichole said...

That is a great picture!!

Tamara said...

Hmm .. it's a good thing you're adopting a little boy :) LOL. Your photo reminded me of photos of my youth although they tended to be more au natural with a flower in my hair. Hey .. what can I say, I've always loved plants :)

findingourdaughter said...

Too funny! You both will have babies around the same age again....LOL! You'll have to post an "updated" picture of the 2 of you with your kids.....once we go to Vlad and get our babies!!!

The McLaughlin Family said...

Love the picture and the post.

I'll be back to work very soon. I assume you'll be at the Chicago meeting in September??? Look for me. I'll be the one with the dark bags under her eyes! Can't wait to see you:)

Mike & Heidi Lee said...

I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog! I love finding people who are adopting from Vlad! Maybe you will get a referral the same time we get our court dates...that would be fun!