hi!I'm Andi. I'm a stay at home mom with a hectic schedule, amazing husband, adorable son and beautiful daughter. I'm easily amused and find that the weirdest things just tickle me. I'm off-beat, quite nerdy, and very silly. My life, though incredibly blessed, is quite ordinary.
faithI'm a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. I ran from God at an early age because I was convinced that believing in God meant a life of condemnation and rules. I am saved by God's grace and insistent pursuit of my rebellious spirit. I officially gave my life to Jesus at an Easter service in 2009 and was baptized in 2011 a few weeks before my son was born.
familyI'm married to my best friend, "J". We met while playing an online video game ( a MMORPG to be precise) back in 2000. (Have I mentioned that I'm a BIG OL' gamer and geeky girl? No? Well, I am. Yes, indeedy.) My husband and I were married in 2005.
We have two children - our oldest is a rough and tumble toddler I'll call "Baby J". After years of struggling with infertility, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) , and uterine cancer, we adopted our son in 2011. We have an open adoption and a very precious and intimate relationship with our son's birth mother.
We were blessed by another child in December of 2013. As of now, "Snowflake", is legally our foster daughter but we are on track to finalize the adoption the Summer 2014.
I'm the daughter and only child of an ex-military Texan father and a native Thai mother. I am at that stage in life where I can truly appreciate my relationship with my parents as an adult. Of course, we are also quickly approaching the stage in life where our roles are reversed. It is a difficult time and transition, that's for sure.
adoptionAs I mentioned earlier, we adopted our son, "Baby J", in 2011. This was yet another divinely crafted experience and a story that my husband and I hope to publish one day. We are licensed foster parents with intentions to adopt our first placement - a newborn who came home to us in December 2013. We are very passionate about adoption and are hoping to continue to grow our family in this manner.
friendsI have a large circle of friends but a very small number of close friends. Some may be mentioned in my blog from time to time. Others may even guest blog on occasion or three.
gaming & geekeryWhen I say that I'm a gamer girl, I don't mean that I love to break out the Uno cards or whip out the Monopoly board. What I mean is that I enjoy video games and tabletop gaming (think Dungeons & Dragons). I'm also quite the geek. In my younger years (early adulthood *cough*), I collected action figures and comic books. I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan and I am a sucker for other sci-fi and fantasy movies, books, and television.
movies & tvMovies: I love horror movies. I'm not so much into the hack and slash stuff. I love the flicks that are creepy and suspenseful. Other movies? The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, The Gamers: Hands of Fate, A Time to Kill, Shawshank Redemption, Sling Blade, Despicable Me, Princess Bride, Elf, 40 Year Old Virgin, Date Night, Dogma, Zoolander, The Five Heartbeats.
TV: I'm a sucker for true crime shows. I can spend all day with the TV set on ID and I'd be a happy camper. I also enjoy shows about paranormal investigation. Big Bang Theory. The Office. The Ricky Gervais Show (Karl!) An Idiot Abroad. Sherlock. Shark Tank. Law & Order: SVU. RHONJ. RHOA. Flipping Out.