The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014


I want a Coke. We have none. I want a Toaster Struedel. We had some. Until 2 hours ago when Aaron fed the last one to Pea. I want chocolate. All we have is chocolate chips. Oh. No, we don't. Aaron ate them all. ALL OF THEM! I wanted wine with dinner. Aaron drank it all. UUUUUURRRRRRGH!!!

"So, Aaron, how are you going to satisfy me now that you've spoiled all my plans?"

"Ummm... I could make you some toast and jam. And, we do have some of the struedel frosting left. That's kinda like a Toaster Struedel, right?"

"GROSS!!! No, it's not the same." Sigh.

"Oh, yeah, you're so deprived, you poor thing."

Hmmm. Yeah, so I just posted this afternoon about my precious little girl who was so malnourished the first time I "saw" her and mere hours later I'm in a funk because I can't satisfy my cravings. Pretty pitiful. So, thanks, Honey, for the attitude adjustment. Can we go to WalMart tomorrow?


Anonymous said...

Been there....toast with melted peanut butter helps sometimes!! Love, Denise

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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