The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

What We've Been Up To

25 March 2010

My husband and mother-in-law let me know I've been neglecting you, my dear readers. So, I don't have much to share, but what I have, I give to you.

First of all, I've been working on Elizabeth. I bought the new fabrics I needed and actually found one of the originals in the last store I visited! So, there are 27 different fabrics in this quilt! I've made the 24 Delectable Mountain blocks. Each of the 24 is unique--no two are exactly the same. After some little adjustments, they turned out awfully nicely! I'm pleased. These four are just a representation. But they may end up being the "chosen ones" that become the center of the finished quilt top!

The other tidbit I have for you is my dear Punky Punk showing his punkiest self! :) After seeing a friend proudly sporting his own "BA Barrachus" mohawk, Punk decided he could pull it off too! I actually really like it! It's very fun and makes people smile everywhere we go. He obviously has the attitude to pull it off!

Speaking of hair, Peapoddy will be getting her own spring makeover this week. It's Spring Break, so I'll have time to mess around. We'll be cutting loose the extensions, but who knows what style we'll end up with?! I'll be sure to post (in a timely manner!).


My Man and Me

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