The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Of Bedknobs and Broomsticks

(Okay, so there's no bedknobs, and I won't be speaking of broomsticks later, but close enough, right?) Thanks to my outstanding skills as a Shop Assistant, we now have one headboard assembled! It looks so good! These are lucky boys!

Between indespensible bouts of bed-assembly, I am doing some major house-cleaning. I know, I know. It's so unlike me. What could possibly be motivating this uncharacteristic scouring? Hmmmm. I leave that to your imagination, but may I boast that my bedroom is possibly the cleanest it's ever been since I moved in here? Shop-Master (who doubles as Mr. Clean) is quite pleased with the result, no matter the motivation!

Oh, what's that you say? Oh, you want to see my humble love nest? Well, you're in luck! You see, it's all tidied up! Here's the view from the door. Yes, that's a down comforter on my side of the bed, and yes, I did just take these photos 5 minutes ago. And, yes, today's high will top 100 degrees. But, you see Mr. Shop-Master Clean moonlights as the Ice-Man and must have a night-time temperature of 20 below in order to survive until morning. And, I kinda like the feeling of a warm weight under which to sleep.

Warning: The next image is NOT Net-Nanny approved! This is the view from my corner of the bed. See the glimpse of Pea's pink room across the hall? The picture on the wall was created my sissy, the artist. She created it for our Christmas gift a few years ago. I hope I don't scandalize any of my sensitive readers with this intimate glimpse of me and my man.


Tarah said...

hmmm... cleaning... are you nesting??? :) I like your house.

Chandra said...

Your room is too cute! I really like the colors and the paint scheme (maybe I should do that).
p.s. (caught your blog from Tarah's)

Anonymous said...

ok,as I've been recovering from some outpatient surgery, and floating on the wings of leftover anestesia, I've got it narrowed down to two things..(Your suprise, I mean...)both would be great. Can I put my guess in a box somewhere to be opened later?? hmmm???? Love, Denise

amber said...

Hey... Peter saw the pictures of the beds and was impressed -- so I guess now he needs to give Aaron a "rockin' shop-master award"! heheehe...

Anonymous said...

Ooohhhhh the headboard is awesome! LOVE the digs!

And I am REALLY annoyed because I can't see the distasteful art on the wall! BUMMER!



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My Man and Me
married 7/7/2001


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


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


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