Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Twenty-Five Things About Me

Poor little Ephraim has been a sick little boy for a couple of days now.  His fever spikes in the evening, and he's been staying up and whining and fussing all night long.  I haven't had the presence of mind to compose a blog because I am so sleep deprived.  So ... I'll post a list about myself that I was asked to create for Facebook.  It was HARD to come up with twenty-five unique things about myself!  I guess I'm a pretty boring person. 

1.  I was adopted.
2.  I have four children who were adopted.
3.  My children were born on three different continents.
4.  I belonged to the Auburn skydiving team in college.
5.  My husband, Ben, and I met because I had the measles while in college.  Because of an outbreak, all the infected students were placed in isolation in the infirmary, and I missed the last two weeks of class, including finals.  I called Ben's mother, who is a math professor, to tutor me over Christmas break.  The rest is history! 
6.  I am left handed.
7.  I have twelve children.
8.  I have home schooled since 1986.
9.  My husband and I have been married more than half our lives.  We met when we were 18 years old and married when we were 20 and 21.
10.  I was named for my parents' high school principal.  While growing up, I knew several boys named Stacey, but I didn't meet another girl until college.    
11.  Several of my grandparents' great-grandchildren are older than me.
12.  My oldest daughter and I were pregnant at the same time.
13.  My youngest son is 4 1/2 years younger than my granddaughter.
14.  I was on the gymnastics and diving teams in junior and senior high school.  
15.  I am addicted to the show, "Brothers and Sisters".
16.  I love to read and can't put a book down once I start it.
17.  I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up.
18.  I have a bachelors' degree in business education and a minor in English.
19.  I have traveled to five countries:  Canada, Guatemala, Russia, Vietnam and Aruba.
20.  I have never lived out of the south: Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.
21.  I love to bicycle and ride about 30 miles a week in good weather.
22.  I go to yoga class twice a week.
23.  We haven't had either cable or satellite for over ten years.
24.  Once the TV signals convert to digital we won't have any TV reception.  Yea!!  
25.  I have one child in graduate school and one who is too young for preschool.


2 comments:

M said...

And you call THAT boring? Your life sounds very full.

What will happen when you can't watch Brothers & Sisters? As hard as I've tried not to I also really like that show. Is it available on-line?

Stacey said...

It is available on-line! I don't have to give up my addiction. I just hope they don't cancel the show!

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Adoption Timeline

  • 2006
  • November 8 - Application Mailed
  • November 22 - Accepted
  • November 24 - I-600A Mailed
  • November 27 - Delivery Confirmed
  • November 28 - Receipt of I-600A
  • November 30 - Fingerprint Notice
  • December 15 - Home Study Update
  • December 21 - Stacey Fingerprinted
  • December 28 - Added to List (#116)
  • 2007
  • January 24 - Home Study Mailed
  • January 25 - Ben Fingerprinted
  • February 8 - Waiting List (#111)
  • February 20 - Waiting List (#109)
  • February 27 - Waiting List (#105)
  • March 8 - Waiting List (#101)
  • March 22 - Waiting List (#99)
  • April 19 - Waiting List (#98)
  • April 25 - Dossier Authentication
  • May 2 - Delivery Confirmed
  • May 2 - Added to SN Wait List
  • May 3 - Waiting List (#97)
  • June 7 - Waiting List (#86)
  • June 25 - Dossier Translated
  • June 28 - On Waiting List Six months
  • July 9 - Waiting List (#81)
  • August 6 - Waiting List (#4 SN)
  • August 8 - Waiting List (#76)
  • September 7 - Waiting List (#70)
  • October 8 - Waiting List (#67)
  • October 22 - Waiting child -- OURS!!
  • October 23 - Official Referral Date
  • October 25 - Letter #1 Submitted
  • October 29 - Referral Receipt - CHI
  • 2008
  • February 5 - Fingerprint Request
  • February 7 - Proof of Delivery
  • March 1 - All Fingerprinted
  • March 3 - I-600 Application Mailed
  • March 5 - I-600 Acknowledgement
  • April 17 - I-600 Approval!
  • May 2 - Original G & R Date
  • May 3 - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
  • May 5 - MEET EPHRAIM!
  • May 6 - Drive to Kien Giang
  • May 7 - G & R Ceremony
  • May 8 - Medical, Apply for Passport
  • May 12 - Fly to Hanoi
  • May 13 - Visa appointment at USCIS
  • May 14 - Pick Up Visa, Fly Home
  • May 15 - Arrive in Nashville!
  • May 23 - Certificate of Citizenship
  • June 12 - Re-Adoption Filed by Court
  • July 3 - Tennessee Birth Certificate

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