Friday, October 31, 2008

Chicken Noodle Soup Day!

One of my favorite day's of the year was yesterday, October 30th.

This is what happens at our house, on that day.. I make homemade chicken noodle soup, and homemade rolls (which is saying alot for me!) When we sit down to eat it, this is the story that is told.

8 years ago tonight, I was shopping at a store with daddy, I bought a cute little baby blanket that was red and blue, daddy asked "what are you going to do if it is a girl?" "It is not, it is a boy!" walking down a few more isle's I got a really weird feeling. "Malen we have to go home, RIGHT NOW!" So we paid for our blanket and whatever else we had put in our shopping cart and headed home. Nothing new at home, so I just started to make dinner, I was making rolls and yummy homemade chicken noodle soup, when there was a knock on the door.

It was our social worker, Lynn. He walks in the house all smiles and said, "guess what I have in my hand?" He was holding an envelope. "I have your baby in my hand!" "what? We are confused!!" Lynn hands us the envelope and said you have a baby coming in 2 weeks, a birth mother picked you!! we opened the envelope to a printed out piece of paper. It said basically nothing, it read due date: November 15th. Sex: girl Birth mother: Wanita (sorry Juanita, but they spelled it wrong!!) Which is why I spelled it wrong at first!!
face to face: Nov. 1st in Provo

Lynn peeked his head into the blue nursery we had been getting all ready, because I knew this was coming, yeah yeah, laugh all you want, but I could feel it, and I knew. "you may want to repaint!" Lynn laughed and Malen said, "Wendy, you said you knew it was going to be a boy!"

I don't think we even ate our chicken noodle soup that night, we were too excited and nervous! But we have had it for the last 8 years to celebrate Chicken noodle soup day!!

I love you so much Sky, you are our little miracle and blessing!! I love you so much Juanita for giving us the opportunity to be Sky's mom and dad and trusting us!!

Happy Chicken Noodle Soup DAY!!!!!!!!


Kristina P. said...

What a neat story! I love to hear adoption stories.

And I was going to comment and see where you've been. :)

Wendy said...

We were getting hardwood floors put in our house, so we went out of town to let the man work in peace!

Erin said...

That is a really neat story. And I wish I could have eaten dinner at your house yesterday. YUM! (Maybe you should post the recipe - I don't have a homemade chicken noodle soup recipe.)

Mina said...

That is such a great story, and a great way to start a tradition! Happy chicken soup day.

Shellie said...

LOVE IT!! that makes me want to celebrate chicken noodle soup day and go make chicken noodle soup and homemade rolls. sounds yummy!

oh and I figured out that song that was from the 70's

"everybody knows its wendy"

Whitney R said...

This is a great story! And a great tradition!

I should do something like this.

Mostly just because I want homemade rolls and homemade chicken noodle soup. :)

Jillene said...

I said it on your other one and I will say it here--HOW SWEET!! This story made my cry!!

Erin The Great said...

Cool story Hansel! Where have you been?? You've been gone and it was sad :( but you're back now! yipee :)

Jen R. said...

What a great story! I'm so glad you got your little one!

Kristal said...

I love Chicken Noodle Soup Day! Really, I do. I love that you celebrate that.

It's my family's birthday on Oct 30 (my parents' anniversary)!

Creative Artist Genius Girl said...

What a beautiful story! Teared me up. And I think that's such a cute tradition to do the noodle soup, too. Nothing more comforting than a good bowl of homemade soup (wish I was more adventurous cooking wise to do it more often!)

Best wishes to you and your family on this day!

*MARY* said...

This story gave me goosebumps, the happy kind.

ramsam said...

It was so nice to read a positive post today.
Ahhhh. I can breath again.

Congratulations, on that little miracle, since I couldn't tell you then.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful story, wonderful tradition. Chichken noodle soup looks delicious. Are you willing to share the recipe?

btw, took my boy to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua. They loved it especially my two year old.

Chillygator said...

How on earth is Kristina the first poster on everything? That girl is amazing.

Also, that is a great story (o: It sort of made me want to ask my mom how she found out she was getting my sisters and me...however, I'll probably wait until it's not 2 am and she isn't sleeping (o:

Wendyburd1 said...

That is SUCH a nice story!! Yay Wendy! That soup looks SO good...I want some right now, it is cold! And homemade biscuits?? MMMMMM!!!Awww Sky must LOVE the story!!!