Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Predictions and "WALK ON"....

Hi! there's really nothing much to blog about adoption wise. Things are going great and we're still super excited awaiting our "call". It looks as though we were second in line and are now back to third again... Not that you want to say where you are in line for a gift of a child, but that's how the adoption ball bounces!! Several families within our agency are switching from the "infant list" to the "toddler list". If they've been waiting longer then they are put in front of MP and I.

I was disappointed by AI last week as Em posted on her blog and some others have as well. It seemed more of a Hollywood awards ceremony and less of the stories of the lives of many that are so compelling... grr. That's what happens when too much Hollywood get's injected into stuff!

On another note; somehow ;) I seem to be shedding some of my winter coat (saddle bags)~
Not too much yet, but it's a start! This warm (40-50 degree) weather is sure to help with the extra 10 or so pounds left to go!

We were thinking that we'd be home by Christmas with our little Parker babe last fall... then we were thinking that before summer "for sure".... Now, I just hope it's within the next two months so that we don't get caught in the dreadful court closing issue...

So, in closing... I'd like to ask for your predictions to keep up my good spirits and to have some fun! The closest (even if over) will get a little something from the Parkers!

What's you guess for referral date and gender?? Please list it in your comment! There could be some "ties" here because of the gender issue, but we'll take it as it comes. If there are two persons with the same date but different gender then they will both "win"! Can you stand the excitement? Who will win, what's the prize, oh dear I'm getting veclemped (sp)?

*prizes and objectives are not said. The winner will be announced the following two Fridays after the referral. Subject to parental override. All winners will be bound by the date and gender in the comments and cannot be changed. Taxes and surcharges may apply. Shipping and declaration are to be determined. In no way are the Parkersadopt under any penalty should delay occur. The winner(s) is responsible for filing any and all appropriate documentation supporting their date/gender specification(s).



Walk On, U2
And love is not the easy thing
The only baggage you can bring...
And love is not the easy thing...
The only baggage you can bring
Is all that you can't leave behind
And if the darkness is to keep us apart
And if the daylight feels like it's a long way off
And if your glass heart should crack
And for a second you turn back
Oh no, be strong
Walk on, walk on
What you got, they can't steal it
No they can't even feel it
Walk on, walk on
Stay safe tonight...
You're packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been
A place that has to be believed to be seen
You could have flown away
A singing bird in an open cage
Who will only fly, only fly for freedom
Walk on, walk on
What you got they can't deny it
Can't sell it or buy it
Walk on, walk on
Stay safe tonight
And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on
Home...hard to know what it is if you never had one
Home...I can't say where it is but I know I'm going home
That's where the heart isI know it aches
How your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on
Leave it behind
You've got to leave it behind
All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you build
All that you break
All that you measure
All that you steal
All this you can leave behind
All that you reason
All that you sense
All that you speak
All you dress up
All that you scheme...


  1. Hi Lori! How fun! Ok, my guess is: gender- boy
    referral date- May 1st.


  2. Walk on sister!! How much do I love Bono and the Parker family??

    Ok, here it goes: May 5th, girl and for the bonus: travel with Team Alexander

    Who did the legal bit, HILARIOUS!!!

  3. Brooke is nothing but a thief :)
    Ok, so...May 2nd, boy.

  4. Ok..I plan to carve some time out today to think and pray and I'll submit my guess tomorrow. Love Bono...love you!

  5. I'm going for

    BOY (only because Leul needs a Brotha'...gangster talk...and May 27th (I wish I could say sooner....but BIG EYE ROLL that there are still 2 families in front of you...so I'm the realistic type! Plus 27 is my lucky number...so you get stuck with it :-).....)

    Cheers my friend

  6. Hmmm. I'll play. I was totally right with date and gender last time I predicted.

    I'm going to guess a boy on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th).

  7. Boy ... June 7th (if i get it right then I will tell you why i picked the date ) ... praying praying praying

  8. Girl - April 28th. I hope I'm right because - a) that's less than 2 weeks away and b) I love to win

  9. Hi Lori! So glad to see a new post up!

    The date of my marathon is June 1st, and all things are counting down to this date, SO, that is the date I'm expecting your referral. Gender... Hmmm... we were really expecting a boy and ended up with a girl... I don't know, I'm torn on this, totally, but... Somehow it seems more likely that you would get a referral of a boy, but I keep imagining your family as having a little girl So, against the odds, I'm going to say GIRL.

    June 1st GIRL, and that's final. :)

  10. I can't bring myself to guess a date...perhaps it's because we're right behind you?? I do know that I'm stalking your blog in anticipation. After several referrals last week, it could be very soon???

  11. May 19th - girl! How fun would that be? Of course, I hope you get the call sooo much sooner!

  12. April 23rd -Girl
    I want my referral by then too!

  13. Praying for Gods perfect timing.

    Maybe some grace be shown and its sooner then I'm going to guess.

    Now for what I'm guessin.

    A boy, on my birthday - June 5th.

  14. I love "Walk On" it's one of my favorite songs. I'm pretty much find a ways these days to make every song have a meaning that relates to my kids or our upcomming adoption of baby "Brady" but this is a great one! Thank you for the comments on our blog- I'm just started to get back into reading everyone's- I had to take a little break for a while to get the kids settled in! Looking forward to hearing some news of your referral soon and still curious about the wink wink!