Sunday, April 18, 2010

"She got me from Africa, my brother from Wal-mart, and my sister came out of her belly"

That's what I overheard Fasika telling her friends mom at dance class the other day. Keep in mind we only go to dance class once a week, and the people we see there are acquaintances only. Obviously Fasika is adopted, but the whole Wal-mart thing needed a little explaining. One day, shortly after we brought Fasika home, Thomas asked me "if Autumn came out of your belly and Fasika came from Africa, then where did you get me?" being the smart ass I am, I said. "I picked you up at Wal-mart, $5.00 on the clearance rack, and omg you were sooo cute!!" So for the longest time, Thomas really thought I "bought" him there. We joke about it all the time, but apparently Fasika didn't realize we were kidding and at times I think Thomas thinks we really got him there too. LOL, poor lil guy! Autumn even picks on him about it too. We'll be at Wal-mart and Autumn will say "MOM, isn't that the shelf you picked Thomas off???" LOL, we all laugh and joke about it! So... I'm sure most, if not all of the mom's at dance class think we are a little crazy!! Haha, if they only knew!!!


  1. Okay, I just laughed so hard! That's one for the books!!!

  2. i wanted to share this picture with you. Half of my heart is also on Africa.

  3. Hi Valerie...I came across your blog through your etsy store! My heart is in Africa. Visit my blog at
    I would LOVE to hear more about your journey. We are slowly getting there. In Jan (when we are completely debt free!!!!) we will start the crazy paper trail. I love your etsy stuff...ofcourse I want it allllll, but when u r trying to save money for your own adoption its soo hard to purchase stuff. But I want to help other out as well. Thanks for loving the Fatherless! Blessings; Micah