The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Blah, blah, blather

Pea's ruby arrived this morning. It's HUU-UU-UUGE! And beautiful. Mmmm. It's a luscious color and has gorgeous natural characteristics. I'm a sucker for things with character--natural gems, old houses and antiques, handmade anything (well, nearly anything), dynamic friends. For someone I really love, I'd 10 times rather make a birthday cake (and they always taste tons better than they look!) than buy one. For new babies, I'd rather make a quilt than buy something from the registry. Perfection just smacks of falsehood to me. A "perfect" gem is not my cup of tea. A "perfectly" clean and tidy house makes me uncomfortable (we're quite comfortable around here, by the way!). And, "perfect" people really ruffle my feathers. I really just don't know how to act around those folks. So, I love that Aaron is making the boys' beds because they're one-of-a-kind (well, two, actually, depending on how you look at it). I LOVE the veneer we chose for the beds because it's so varied and "unpredictable" (I'll post pics when they're all made). I'm blathering...

On another note, we drove just a little ways out of town today for a playgroup at a beach. You might recall that we live in Idaho and beaches, as you would suppose, are difficult to come by. Yes, it's man-made (but I don't despise it). The kids loved it. The really funny thing though was Punk on the way up. We were driving along in the hills and along the river.
"Oooh. It's beautiful, Mama!"
"Yes it is!"
"Look at the beautiful water!"
"Mom, is that water or milk?"
Can you tell what choices he gets to make around here?! :)


Tarah said...
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Anonymous said...

Hey! I want to be invitied to that crap!!

Lucky Peak is even over by my neck of the woods!

Glad you had fun.... even if it was without me. :)


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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued