Monday, July 14, 2008

Memory Lane & the Count Down Strikes 25

I am going to rehash some history and memories during The Wait to see Alyzabeth.

One of my favorite stories is about THE SWAN.
In the early days of our journey to Alyzabeth, we kept a diary on a word document. Most of our early posts on this blog do not have pictures and we have gaps in this blog due to changing blogs twice (we blogged originally at and

The first sighting of the SWAN on our property was in July 2005.
We wrote up most of the story on these two posts. (I think DH mentioned something about the Swan on RQ a while back in some forum disussion. That must be how we got the comments. I am fairly certain we didn't have any from when originally posted :)
Then the SWAN came to our home in April of 2006 while we were on a vacation in England. My Mom and Dad were house sitting and the SWAN arrived; again, a single white swan that only swam at our dock, never strayed to others property. That week our grand-daughter was born.
We hope to see the SWAN sometime in the next few weeks or while we are in China; if so my Mom will have the pleasure of taking a photo again.

In the meantime, while I am strolling down memory lane, here's a post about our favorite "baby"... many of you know who Salty Dog is!

More memory lane.....
The #25 in NASCAR has been a Hendrick's number for many years. My favorite driver (now a Yahoo! Sports writer) drove this car in 1997 and is from my home state of Maine. Yes, Ricky Craven had the Budweiser sponsored car for three years.

So with 25 days left until August 8th.... the RACE TO REFERRAL DAY continues!
Here's to Number 25!


OH MY #6 said...

counting down right here with ya!

Can I just say, that Salty Dog is very cute!


kris said...

Oh I'm certain you'll see a swan very soon, but she may look a lot different than the one that's waddled onto your property! Counting down with you!!!

PIPO said...

I am loving this countdown idea. What a wonderful way to remember the final days of the wait.

Briana's Mom said...

I'm checking in with you daily!

Laura L. said...

I'm glad you stopped by and read our story. I am really happy that it provided a bit of encouragement to you.
What a neat story, about the white swan. :)


a Tonggu Momma said...

It's 25 for me, too... 25 months, that is! Bwah Ha Ha! I crack myself up. (Not really.) I'm looking forward to hearing of your referral. It will be a definite bright spot! Let the countdown continue...

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Counting down the days with you and waiting patiently to celebrate your special day!

Hoping you see your swan soon!

Smiles! :o)