The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Truffles for Teachers

30 May 2010

Do you remember when I found Bakerella and just had to make cupcake truffles even though I didn't have an evacuation route planned for them? Well, I later found out that she developed an even easier method for these little bites of cupcake heaven. So, I was thrilled that Pea's preschool days were ending and I had a reason to bake, complete with the evac plan! I picked up the extra supplies and went to work on Thursday. They turned out so cute AND yummy! (The blue top was Pea's choice!)

I also bought some gift boxes. . .
and pretty, coordinating ribbon. I even made a little "label" of sorts. It says "Handmade Cupcake Truffles. Transfer to an airtight container. Keep cool or refrigerate. Enjoy!"
Sometimes I daydream about running a little sweet-shop/bakery (but I'm too smart to think that I'd actually like that for very long). Still, dreaming up a name for it is kinda fun. And, if I had a good one, I could start using it on gift labels. So, got any cute ideas? While you think about it, I think I'll go hit the left-overs!


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