Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 40...Chips & Questions...

We were "snowed in" today, but that didn't stop the grandparents from coming to visit. I didn't want to get out of the house to drive to the store because of the road conditions, but they came to visit from two hours away...haha! Of course, the girls had a blast and we will be cleaning up glitter for weeks to come :o)

Since we missed grocery day yesterday, we are running low on a few items. We ran out of chips a few days ago so we decided to make homemade chips for the first time this evening.
The girls had lot of fun helping make the chips (surprise, surprise!).
This girl has to go back to school tomorrow :o( I have LOVED having her home the last few days! Yesterday, I received an email saying our winter break has been cancelled because of the snow days. We were suppose to be out this Friday through next Tuesday. Booooo!
Enough whining...back to the chips :o) I wouldn't go as far as the package suggest and call them "perfect chips," but they were pretty good. To be fair, I did use the last of our potatoes which were the extra small ones in the bottom of the bag.

Birth mother search...
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As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we are in the process of searching for Sophie Le's birth mother. In the next few days, we should learn if our investigator believes it is feasible to make contact with Sophie Le's birth mother. When he travels to the Southeastern town where Sophie Le was born and lived for the first 6 1/2 months of her life, he will take with him a list of questions we would like her birth mother to answer (if she wants). Wow. I cannot begin to explain the feelings this stirs in my heart. We will be separated by 1000s of miles and communicating through an investigator, BUT it will be our first "conversation" with the courageous women who gave birth to our precious, perfect Le. Unbelievable.

This is where I need your help. I have started a list of questions, but I don't want to forget anything. I don't want to wake up in a few weeks and think, "Oh, I should have asked her (fill in the blank)."

Whether you have adopted before, been adopted yourself or even if you have no personal experiences with adoption...I am requesting your help :o)

What would you ask? If you have a couple extra minutes, leave me a comment or if you'd prefer shoot me an email (neilandamyarnold@yahoo.com). Thanks!!!!!!


Heather M. said...

Hmmmm...homemade chips?!?!! You are a brave woman! I bet you could do corn chips pretty easily...why don't you try & let me know! HAHAHA! Birth-parent search...now that's pretty deep & I cannot see us ever going 'there'. My DH would not go for that. If I got a chance, there were a few things I would ask my childrens' BM: What are your talents? Do you love to sing, dance, cook, paint? But then I think, what if she doesn't have the money or time for these things? Would I make her feel bad by asking? Hmmm...medical history of course. Any other children? A permanent residence of a family member if she/he doesn't have one so my children could find them someday if they wanted to. The exact reason for giving them up; I bet it's different a lot of times from what is on our paperwork. If she would tell you, it might be beneficial information from the heart to pass along to the children...Good luck with your search. I hope it turns up some valuable information for SL.

Amanda said...

I would ask, "What one quality or character trait would you most love to see developed in Sophie?"