Friday, October 8, 2010

Well, if KRISTEN can do it!!

So today on I saw that Kristen Chenoweth, an adoptee, is not only a big adoption philanthropist, but may also be considering adopting! 

I mean seriously, could we have ANY MORE in common?  Aside from our phenomenal resemblance, we have exactly the same singing voice, natural acting talent, and charming personality.  Now this?  Dang girl, could you please GET OFF MY COATTAILS?  This "Single White Female" act is SOOO last century.  Sheesh. 
Kristen Chenoweth - Adoptee? Yes. Adoptive Parent? Who knows!

Fare the well, Canon 30D! 

Aunt Crazy and her 30D ... it's a good picture of the camera, anyway.  

My camera of many years died recently... or so I thought.  So I sold it at a discount to a coworker and bought a new camera, only to discover that it was my LENS that was broken.  So then I also had to buy a new lens (although Canon repair is pretty good so I'll probably have this one repaired.)  In addition to the unexpected extra expense of the new lens, I also justified the purchase of my new camera by taking part in a rebate, whereby if I purchased a printer for $339 with the new camera body, I would get a $400 rebate. No brainer, right?  Not only do I get $60 off the camera from the start, I could simply Craigslist the printer for some additional cash.  Yeah, well, that hasn't worked.  I haven't had a single nibble on this printer.  If you all get framed photos for Christmas this year, you'll know I ended up keeping the printer!  Ayayay.  Did I mention I was an Econ major in college?  Yeah, I know.

 Del Ray Arts Festival

 My beautiful college friends, Jenna, Mo and Pad

 Katy won a rose contest!  The Park/Kennedy rose thing is definitely taking off in our family.  Maybe someday!

Then after leaving the girls, I had lunch with Sabrina and her twins at our favorite chinese restaurant, followed by a trip to Target for winter coats!!

Sabrina, Andre and Aliya

Aliya and Andre, who still has his chopsticks from lunch! 

The fishies were a big hit with Aliya!

Stuck in Traffic on 95 South ... this was unusual!
I crashed a birthday party with Nicole (who was invited!) and ran into Lisa from Mary Washington ... a very MWC weekend!
This last photo is just BECAUSE. 
Oh, Snooki.  Sometimes the words "train wreck" don't begin to cover it.

Friday, October 1, 2010

From Aunt Crazy to Mom Crazy

So I got to catch up with two, wonderful friends today.  I hadn't talked to Bill in quite a while.  In fact, he indicated that there was a moment not so long ago when his wife Jill turned to him and said "Is Anne dead?"  That's what I get for my blogging hiatus!  Rumors of my demise!!

One fairly important element of our catchup (after we got through all the camera talk!) was telling Bill that I'm in the process of adopting some kids.  After the fact sharing and excited talk, Bill wanted to know why, after making such a huge decision in April, have I not blogged about said huge decision??  I told him it was because I didn't think there was much to tell yet!  It seems to me there will be a LOT to talk about if and when children are placed with me, but until then, who wants to hear about the boring administrative details of the build up?  He said HE DID.  And he thought you guys would to, so here I am and here it is! 

Blog Post #1 by Mom Crazy 

Now, historically, I have been quite proud to be Aunt Crazy.  I still am!  And I forever will be!  When you Google Aunt Crazy, you get me.  You get me and my friends and my family.  Out of the entire Interweb, Dr. Google seeks me out personally!  I have my Brother-in-Law, Matt, to thank for the name, and I love it to this day.

Of course, the Internet is the Internet (profound, eh?), and if you dig a little deeper, some of the world's other famous Crazies start to come out.  For the most part, these fellow Crazies are pretty cool, I think! 
Crazy Horse!  The Wild and Crazy Guys from classic SNL!

 And one of my favorites!  Crazy Harry from the Muppets!

But see, my life is about to change. 

I am adopting kids.  I've always wanted to be a parent.  I don't have any kids.  There are kids out there with no parents.  Bingo!  Well, it's not quite that simple, but that's the gist of it.  Two negatives making a positive.  I am reading everything I can get my hands on, talking to any adoptive parent who will sit still, finishing up my Home Study and re-furnishing my house.  I cannot WAIT. 

So what does that mean for you Aunt Crazy Blog readers?

Well, here's what I found out.  When you Google "Mom Crazy", you get much more specific results.  Considerably less cool, specific results.  The images retrieved range from Lindsey Lohan's Mom to Will Farrell's gutteral cry for more meatloaf.

Here are some of my Mom Crazy query results Google was generous enough to share ...

So, in conclusion, I remain Aunt Crazy.  An Aunt Crazy who is truly excited to be a future parent to a sibling pair who are currently in the foster care system.  Oh sibling pair, I hope you think it's OK that your adoptive Mom is a little bit crazy.  And I hope to meet you very soon!