Tuesday, August 19

Reading, reading, reading!

I haven't taken time to blog lately as reading and getting back into a regular routine have been the order of the month. I recently finished The Connected Child (a great general read) and am now reading two very different books: When Love is Not Enough and There is No Me Without You. I just spent ten minutes trying to attach the links to these, but they kept showing up on the actual post, so just go to Amazon and look them up yourself...my OCD tendency cannot handle having all those links lookin' all ugly and stuff on my perfect post (ha!). I have also begun babysitting a precious fifteen month old girl on Mondays and Tuesdays and I used my first week of babysitting money to buy various books--from a black haircare book to children's books geared towards a multiracial family and adoption to several others. It was so fun to get them in the mail the other day! And it's been so fun to have a little girl in the house (and this comes from someone who would not do babysitting for a regular job if someone paid me...which I guess they would if I was doing it as a job!)--I think I'm just getting ready for my own little girl!) Speaking of that, AS I WAS TYPING THIS POST, we got the news that the Witter family received their referral for a toddler girl. They were also possibly open to an infant girl, so............................
THIS MEANS WE'RE DEFINITELY NUMBER TWO ON THE INFANT GIRL LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There were also two more precious referrals today for two sets of sibling groups: Congrats to the Gamble and Forrest families!!!! We are getting so close, people! I can feel it!!!!!

10 comments:

shell said...

Oh I am getting way excited for you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We need to hang out SOON! I am going through withdrawl. :0)

small world said...

Danielle,
You posted today on my blog...but I never got to read it because I pushed the wrong button! Bummer! You guys are so close for a referral. It seems like an eternity and then...there it is. We will be praying for your family.
Theresa VanWetten

Libby said...

so close so close so close. I wish i was a fly on the wall watching you tend a baby girl with four guys in the house. does she already know she's a princess? i can't wait to see the pics. i think i'll cry.

Adam Cramer said...

Exciting news on the adoption front...I'm pumped for you guys! To answer your question, the new dashboard sucks, but once you're signed into your google account, just go to google.com and click on 'My Account' in the upper right-hand corner. Then you can check out your Google Analytics so you can see that I have WAY more blog readers! :-) Oh, and by the way I thought about you yesterday when I sold out and went grocery shopping at Walmart...the great prices at the expense of the underpaid workers and child laborers only made me feel slightly guilty! :-P

Mary said...

Danielle,

I'll be stalking your blog very closely now for news of a referral. I'm so excited for you and know you must jump at every phone call!

Blessings,
Mary

Britney said...

I am so excited for you, Danielle!

Elizabeth said...

Very exciting news!!! She'll be home with you in no time!
I'm with Adam on the selling out thing, but at least I use my Shacklee cloth bags to tote my things home;-)
love, Elizabeth

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

Danielle...
LOL!!!!! YOur post on my blog totally cracked me up!!!! Yes! My sentiments exactly! But you did mention something in YG about albums people "made" or bought...and I didn't know if you had shared a cell with Martha, thus having all her creative genes rub off on you!!! LOLOLOL
Why else in the world do you think I BOUGHT one and then used SHARPIE MARKERS THANK YOU! to write stuff on it?! LOLOL
Oh man! YOu've given me such a great laugh this morning!!! :) Thank you so much! You are too funny! :D
Amy Lusse

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

Hi! It's me again! :D Just saw your other post on our blog...the one from referral day. Thank you!! Our blog is in such desperate need up updating that I never check to see if anyone has left comments! :D I can't wait to read your "referral story" when it happens. Like Theresa VanWetten said,
"It seems like eternity and then...there it is!" It is so true! It's totally wild! I just thought...perhaps I should go hunt down your email address on YG and put all this in an email instead of a mile long "comment!" LOL Boy, guess I woke up in a good mood this morning! The kids will benefit from that for sure! LOL
Amy Lusse

Alyssa said...

your post is absolutely flawless. i would have been horrified to find it uglified with imperfect looking book links. it would've just broken my heart. good call, danni.