Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mirasa Design

Ira's two new wristbands from Mirasa Design came in yesterday! Mirasa Design is founded by Aashumi Shah and started in 2009. Even though hers was a start up company, she contacted Room to Read and asked to commit to donating a percentage of sales toward Room to Read's mission. I met Aashumi through the contract review, fell in love with her products, and was her first purchase under the Room to Read contract for my niece, Magnolia.
Mirasa means "heritage". Aashumi began Mirasa after making some toys for her niece's 1st birthday that were soft, would stimulate her sense of imagination and play and also came with a cloth bag that her niece could carry around with her.
I love the concept and Aashumi is a beautiful soul. She has been so supportive of the story of "Ira" and is my long distant pen pal :).
So, we added the wristbands to the floor pillow for his room. The giraffe is in the hospital baby bag, packed ready to go whenever a call comes. I hope his room is filled with all the Fun Toys before too much longer - To check out my favorite artist, go to
Love to all,

Monday, April 26, 2010

What a weekend! Ira's room is painted (so beautiful) and is his armoire, dresser drawers and crib/changing table is in the room. So, so sweet. Waiting on Phyllis..well, trying come over to decorate.

Laundered all his newborn clothes and diapers, packed a baby bag and suitcase and put in the corner of my room with his car seat. Ready to go!! Just waiting on "the call". In the interim, it is time to get everything else in order~

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Awwww - Diaper 27 arrived today and Ira's room is being painted :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ira's swing just arrived! I can't wait for the painter to finish tomorrow on the room and start getting everything in there and situated. :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Our princess already left for the ball ("Prom") - She looks stunning~
We traveled to El Dorado, found the salon and she had her hair styled and makeup applied. We caught lunch with her date at a local Asian restaurant and then checked into our hotel so she could relax before the evening festivities.
We took these photos at the hotel. I look forward to seeing the photos from the country club.
She had a really fun evening!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

We went to the opening game for the Arkansas Travs tonight with Haley and her friend Ethan. It was fun - dodging balls and trying to get mustard...LOL
We did find Kit and Ronnie (rather they found us) and we were able to all catch up which was awesome!

Ira, next season, it's you and me kid!!! :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Just found the photos I had taken of us the night of our Home Study with our social worker, Jaclyn. :)
:) Diaper 26 arrived today~
Slow time in the process - pretty depressing, actually. I've never been good at waiting.

In the interim, the painter starts tomorrow (Thursday) with Haley's room, then Ira's, then things I'm having painted for his room (Thank you, Phyllis, for your great ideas on this!) and then the bathroom. It may spread out over a few weeks as he is fitting me into previous engagements but am SO ready for Haley to be able to move all of her furniture from the dining room back into her room.

Once the painting is completed, we can start setting up his room. That will be exciting!

Prom is Friday night for Haley in Parker's Chapel so we leave out early Friday morning. 3 hour drive, hair, makeup, nails, photos, etc. I'll come back on Saturday. Her dress is just stunning -no other word for it.

love to all, Angela

Friday, April 9, 2010

My first eBay victory! An "iGlide Cradle-n-Swing"; Jeremy picked it out a couple of months ago at Babies R US in Little Rock; it is so adorable and will go well with the colors in his room or any room. I remember with Haley it was about the only time I sat her down and served as an awesome "shower-sitter" for that necessary daily bath time...:)
Anyway, caught a great deal on one new/in the box with zero shipping - Lucky me!!

Big Brothers/Big Sisters just picked up a LOAD of clothes, computer, stereo, etc. from us; I finally did some purging as I was unloading the dining room back to the closets from the new flooring. Would like to have done a bit more in Haley but she is turning into quite the pack-rat....

One week until Haley goes to prom; will go tomorrow and find "the" perfect shoes; still looking for "the" perfect hairstyle. She will be the most beautiful girl in the room - no doubt.

love to all,

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Person's A Person No Matter How Small ~ Dr. Seuss

Ira's wall posting came in today ("wall candy"), some onesies and diapers 24 and 25!!! :) I'm currently bidding on two things on eBay so let's see if I come back with a "success story" - LOL

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter 2010 - welcomed our Senior Pastor back today after a sabbatical; his teaching was superb! Had a nice lunch with Jeremy's grandparents and siblings and enjoyed the evening with Haley.

The house is getting quieter and I'm thinking about this time, next year. I pray - and believe- that our home will be filled with the laughter and joy of Ira Benjamin Lasiter. We will be making his first Easter basket, dress him up in a beautiful Easter suit only fitting a child of mine, take him to Rock Creek Church for a fantastic teaching by either Mark Evans or Greg Kirksey, have lunch with family and friends and not forget to thank God for all the blessings he has given to this family. We are truly, truly blessed.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

What a week! Packed to move 1/2 the house to the other side of the house so new carpet could be put down in all the bedrooms and closets - whew! but I like the carpet :)
My office is now where the breakfast table was that we never used - Ira's nursey is ready to be painted now. I'd like for the painter to come before I move anything back in the rooms much so I don't have to do this again. We have entirely too many things - must simplify!

Ira's 20, 21 and 22nd diapers came in today with an amber necklace for him that has analgesic powers (minimal teething pain for our baby boy!)

I keep praying there is the right birth parent out there looking at our profile and knowing we would give a child a fantastic home~