Blatherin Blatherskites!

Super awesome attention grabbing lead in! WOW! I bet no one will click on THIS!?  If you love me, you will like and share this and give me all your money!  If you don’t, you hate me and you can never have the opportunity to bask in the gloriousness of my friendship ever again. So, I actually really hate that kind of stuff on Facebook.  Please stop sharing it.

Okay, if one person doesn’t share at least guilt inducing Facebook marketing post they may have otherwise posted before reading that, I  will have done some good in the world today.

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What are “nonnies” you may ask?  Some secret subterranean race?  A magical crystal that imbues children with the power of super heroes?  Or just another word the spell check gets upset about?

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Let’s try this again…

It has been nearly a year and a half since my last post.

Just in case you were wondering, no children yet.  But even if we did, I want to continue this blog.  The adventure does not stop once the adoption occurs.

Some things have changed which have been a bit discouraging.  The organization (LDS Family Services) we were going through stopped doing adoptions.  They will provide some services, but due to a high number of interested couples, low number of children being placed, and a want to emphasize on providing services for birth mothers has caused them to stop doing the actual adoptions themselves.  We can still turn to them for advice or to consult, but no actual adoption.

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Best Uncle (and Aunt) Ever! Part 2

And So It Goes…

And so continues the saga of the Best Uncle (and Aunt) ever. (If you missed part 1, read it here: Best Uncle (and Aunt) Ever!)  This installment is a little bit longer, so make sure you have gone to the bathroom before you read it so you don’t have to stop at the gas station along the way. Last time when we left, Rocky and Bullwinkle were hurtling out of control into the sun on the International Space Station when… no, no, that’s not right.  I’m pretty sure the International Space Station didn’t exist during the height of popularity of (how Boris and Natasha would say) Moose & Squirrel. Continue reading “Best Uncle (and Aunt) Ever! Part 2”

Best Uncle (and Aunt) Ever

Okay, so maybe I am not the best Uncle ever (I mean I am terrible at keeping up on my blog posts), but I like to think I try.

Here is how it all begins… (Note awesomeness of Uncle in this story might be mildly exaggerated, but only mildly).

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A Birth Mother’s Story

If you don’t read the post, at least watch this video:

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How I Learned to Spell Library

At some point in time (first grade, if I had to guess), I came from school with a book checked out from the school library and had a conversation with my dad that when something like this (NOTE: There is at least 23 years of memory decay affecting this, so even though I use quotes – don’t quote me on this):

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Mary, I’m Gonna Show You the World…

Okay, so that is a slight misquote from “It’s a Wonderful Life” but I like it better than the actual line of “I’m gonna see the world…”  This is mainly because I have been using the misquote to do Jimmy Stewart impressions since the first time I saw “It’s a Wonderful Life” with my sweetheart, Karalene.  (To be honest, I never actually watched the movie until we were married, so it really has been since the first time I saw it.  And I am told I do a pretty good Jimmy Stewart impression.)  I think the quote is really an aggregation of “I’m gonna see the world” and “I’ll give you the moon, Mary.”  (The scene is on YouTube – It’s a Wonderful Life Clip 2/9)

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If you couldn’t tell by the title of this post, we are done.  What does that mean exactly?  It means we are done with all the things necessary to de able to be chosen by birth parents to adopt.  Our profile can be seen on

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