Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

This was the start of a new day and now we celebrate a new year.

[Me and Gedaye, Orphanage Director at HFAA. We are standing in the lobby of the Dimitri Hotel after church]

This has been a really long year. I've done things I said I'd never do, I've been places I never thought I'd go, and I've made friends that I'm so blessed to have. The last week has in some way made the rest of the year worthwhile.

To my waiting mommy crew I thank you for your prayers, the laughs, and all of the support that you have given me over these last few weeks. I feel blessed to have you all as apart of this incredible story.

I wish you all great blessings and the happiest new year!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Soul Christmas Rewind

From my Christmas 2007 post:

This is the time of the year that we celebrate the birth of Christ. Some say that Christmas has become too commercialized and that too many have taken Christ out of Christmas. I would never do that. Christmas is also a time for family and friends to celebrate life with one another.

If you need to smile just imagine Don Cornelius announcing Christmas with love, peace, and SOOOOUUUL!

Here is my top 15 list
! Listen and enjoy and as my mother used to say, "Have a Happy, Happy and a Merry, Merry!"

  1. This Christmas - Donnie Hathaway
    This Christmas - The Whispers (The only one that can top the original)

  2. The Christmas Song - Jeffery Osborne

  3. Santa Clause is A Black Man - John Waters (Kimmy)

  4. Christmas Just Ain't Christmas - O'Jays

  5. Merry Christmas Baby - Otis Redding

  6. Give Love on Christmas - The Jackson 5
    Give Love on Christmas - Johnny Gill (Just love this version too)

  7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Luther Vandross

  8. Merry Christmas Baby - Otis Redding
    Merry Christmas Baby - Charles Brown original

  9. At Christmas Time - Luther Vandross

  10. Santa Clause Go Straight to the Ghetto - James Brown

  11. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause - The Jackson 5

  12. Silent Night - The Temptations

  13. Little Drummer Boy - The Jackson 5 (The pictures will take you back)

  14. What Do the Lonely Do At Christmas - The Emotions

  15. Let It Snow - Boyz II Men & Bryan McKnight

Original Court Date: April 18, 2009
Final Court Date: May 18, 2009
[607 total days & 165 days w/IAN]