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Wednesday, July 25, 2007
This is my 200th post on this blog. I was really shocked when I noticed a few days ago that I was up to that many posts. It has certainly been a much longer journey than we had imagined when we started.

But I've had to pleasure of getting to know a number of other adopting parents, both currently in the process and those home for many years. And it's been a blast documenting this whole thing and sharing both our joys and our frustrations.

Of course a 200th post is something special. My God, it's our bicentennial!!!

Okay, okay so a bicentennial is 200 years of something, but 200 blog post are a major milestone nonetheless. And so we've decided to show a small video recapping this journey so far.

We hope you enjoy it.

Steve & Stef



posted by Steveg @ 11:16 PM  
13 Comments:
  • At 3:35 AM, Blogger MMrussianadoption said…

    I love the video with you tapping your fingers. this whole accreditation thing has got everyone all messed up. I think it is better to receive your referral after though. Less chance of you losing your referral in a smaller window of time. Plus, you won't be staring at a picture of a kid who is growing up without you. It must be super duper hard for all those families. Hang in there.

     
  • At 5:25 AM, Blogger Dede said…

    The video is awesome. I especially liked the Star Wars dossier list and the fingers tapping.

     
  • At 6:46 AM, Blogger Brandie said…

    LOVE IT!!!
    The video is great!
    Our journey started in Dec. when we signed with our agency.. so we haven't beed waiting as long... but I can sooo relate!!!

    Here's to GOOD NEWS SOON!!!

     
  • At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Nina said…

    Loved the YouTube video clip! - very creative recap summarizing the process (music, finger tap, etc.) Looking forward to a Part 2 (conclusion and finale?)

    - Nina

     
  • At 10:47 AM, Blogger Jim said…

    Nice job! Hope your referral comes in soon!

     
  • At 12:42 PM, Blogger Tricia said…

    great job... maybe i'll get michael to watch this. he needs practice with our new video camera.

    (love the music)

     
  • At 7:44 PM, Blogger M- said…

    Awesome video! I love it....not very often a video makes me laugh out loud. My kids finally came in to see what I was up to (must have been more interesting than their egg salad sandwiches!).

     
  • At 9:03 PM, Blogger Cristina Warner said…

    Great video! My favorite part is where you guys both jump in the air, perfect timing :) What program did you use to convert it to .avi format?

     
  • At 10:29 PM, Blogger Steveg said…

    Cristina-

    I actually did the whole thing in iMovie (a program that comes FREE with every Mac, you know the greatest computer in the world).

    ;)

    And then just saved it. It actually saved it as a Quicktime movie not an AVI. But loading it up to youtube they may have switched it and every time I load video there it (youtube) tends to degrade it a bit. The original Quicktime movie on my computer was much crisper.

    I'm trying to play around with iMovie just to get the hang of it. Oh yes, you can put money on the fact that I will be making videos of this kid for the rest of their lives.

    Poor kid :)

     
  • At 11:59 AM, Blogger Jenni said…

    OMG, you guys kill me! Excellent job on the video!

    Macs RULE.

    I look forward to seeing the sequel once you get your referral and bring Baby G home.

     
  • At 1:50 PM, Blogger Suz said…

    That was great. I needed a little laugh. Only thing Steve, I think you've got too much time on your hands LOL. Not for long!

     
  • At 4:21 PM, Anonymous JennStar said…

    I LOVE IT! You guys rock! Oh, the things I could learn from you!!

     
  • At 4:46 PM, Blogger Valerie said…

    Funny! I especially love your homage to Star Wars - that made me giggle.

    $598.00 for apostille. Ha! You lightweights! Try $1400.00 in California!!!! I practically fell over when I counted up the documents and wrote the check.

     
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