The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

I've Got You Now!

Hey Stalkers! I've got you now! I know you're there and where you're from! Even if you don't follow the simple rules of my blog by kindly signing the guestbook or leaving me a comment. Scroll on down to the bottom of the sidebar there and you'll see me spying back on you! And, rest assured, the counter doesn't count the millions of times I check in here to see if anyone has left a new comment. Those numbers are pure, my stalky little psuedo-friends. But, alas, they are still just numbers and I would like to know who in the heck you are (so I can upgrade you from stalky little psuedo-friends to e-friends at least) and what you find so fascinating about my innermost thoughts. So, please, throw me a bone. Now. Thank you very kindly I'm sure. :)

10 comments:

Tarah said...

Just want to say that it is way easy to leave a message and sign a guest book. I love knowing who reads my stuff...:) Good job counting the stalkers...

Jocelyn said...

I love to leave you comments...I check your blog all the time, yeah I'm a stalker!!!

-jocelyn

Jen said...

Hey there, I am one of Brandi's friends. I came across your page from her's and got so interested reading about you and your adoption journey. I did think it was so funny that one of the first things I read on your page was if your reading this and not commenting it was sort of stalkerish! :) So cute. I am not adopting at this time but maybe sometime in our near future the Lord will be leading us there. We have a 3 and 1/2 year old and have been trying to get pregnant for about a year and a half. Hasn't happened yet. So we will see.

Brandi said...

Where do you paste the counter? I saw how to get one and can't figure out where to put the code??? Thanks for your help! Maybe you'll have to leave a comment for me to answer. . hmmm, interesting!

THE PASLAY'S OF IDAHO said...

OH MY GOSH! HOW FUNNY YOU ARE! I GOT SOOOOOO ATTACHED TOO YOUR BLOG THAT I GUESS YOU COULD THINK I WAS A BIT STALKERISH? YIKES!!! I AM A FRIEND OF BECKY'S AND I READ HER BLOG AND I FELL UPON YOURS AFTER READING ONE OF BECKY'S BLOG ENTRIES! YOUR FAMILY AS WELL AS THE AVELLA'S ARE IN OUR PRAYERS! WHAT EXCITING TIMES FOR YOU ALL!

DAWNITA :)
NO LONGER A "STALKER"

Emily said...

Busted!! I even have your blog listed on mine-- I do think I have posted once:) I enjoy reading about your family and how the Lord is working in your lives. Thank you for sharing and thank you for making me laugh!!!

Ginger said...

I'm not leaving a comment. You can't make me!

Michelle Maher said...

Rae,

You are a strange and twisted lady.......perhaps that's why I keep coming back day after day!!

Michelle

Jess said...

Rae,

I have loved reading your blogs! I have not been "stalking" you for long, my friend Brandi told me about you. Thanks for letting us share in your journey.

Pam said...

Ok, I'm 'fessing up. I just recently started "stalking" you. I left my heart back in Liberia in January and can't get my mind off of it. But in addition to the Liberian connection I enjoy your way with words and your contagious joy in life! :)

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married 7/7/2001

Punk

Punk
ours through biology, born 7/25/2004, home 8/1/2004

Pea

Pea
ours through adoption from Liberia, West Africa, born 7/15/2005, home 10/25/2007

Pup

Pup
ours through domestic adoption, born 1/15/2011, home 2/10/2011, final 8/3/2011

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Round Two Timeline

  • 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