Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Make a guess, Win a prize...

This is my sad, furrowed brow face.  Aren't I a vision?  :)
Okay, so today I'm feeling kinda dumpy.  I think I'm just a little over-worked right now (wedding season=14 hour work days), so I'm a little tired, and not thinking completely clearly.  So it is on days like these, that I can't stand the wait.  Don't worry.  I'm not depressed or losing it.  Just feeling a little sad for the moment.  It will pass in a little while, and I'll feel fine, but for now, I'll just let it happen.  :) 

So to make me feel a little more chipper, I am going to let you all play a game.  It's called, "Guess the Referral Date!"  Yes, I want you all to make some excellent guesses on when we get our referral.  I know that at least 40 or 50 of you drop by each day, so seriously, leave a comment, because I need the encouragement of knowing people are reading this blog.  AND, if you guess right, I might just send you a little surprise in the mail after it happens!  And don't worry, I won't punch you if you guess way far out (but I may choose not to believe it! lol).

I will give you a little help.  I kind of got the feeling that our referral could come any day now.  Having said that, you never know.  It could be another month or so.  But the feeling I got from our agency was that it was going to be sooner than later.  We'll see.

So please, brighten my day and leave a guess below.  I'll start.  My guess is for September 1st.  Happy Guessing!

*And to make things a little more interesting and fun, feel free to guess the gender and age.  Your clues are:  We are open to either gender, 0-18 months old, or twins.  It is VERY unlikely that we will get a girl, since boys are much more prevalent.  But you never know.  :)  
**Oh, and if some of you guess the same day, I will just pick your names out of a hat for the prize!

38 comments:

  1. Well, being the one with the half full cup.... I choose August 27th!!! So, being the winner and eternal optimist that I am (and a grandfather of the coming child) I don't want to wait any longer than tomorrow! There you have it... in print... Congratulations Nina and Wes!

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  2. I like your guess, Pappa! And I love you!

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  3. November 7th....that's my Claire's birthday :) But, I'll be praying that it's much, MUCH sooner ((hug))

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  4. Cindy, what's the deal with people wanting our referral to land on someone's birthday?! haha! Yeah, I'll take a much nearer date. :) Thanks!

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  5. This is SO fun! I've thought about doing something like this, too!

    Okay so my guess is that on Thursday, September 9th you get The Call for your 7-9 month old baby boy! :-)

    With that guess, you will have a call before us! I'm so excited to celebrate with both of you!!

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  6. I will take a guess at this, I am going to say September 21st. No one's birthday, just an honest to goodness guess. Cheer up you two, because God Himself has it all in His hands and His timing is perfect!!!!

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  7. september 6th, the perfect monday pick me up after a wedding weekend.

    twin boys (i really want twins myself, so perhaps you can get them for me!!) that are almost a year old. :)

    so excited for you two!! it seems that you all will be such wonderful parents, your strength and patience in faith seems the perfect preparation for such an event to take place!

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  8. Ok... A boy... 9 months old... on September 23rd.

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  9. I was going to guess September 6 (you know, LABOR day and all), but since I'm guessing your agency will be closed on a holiday, I'm going to say September 7.

    BOY -- 10-12 months old.

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  10. I meant to add that your hair looks pretty. Not that a compliment will help my chances or anything. (Cydil)

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  11. I'll take an 'E' please?
    Wait...I mean, what is I'll take an 'E'?
    Curtain number 3?
    Phone a friend?

    What was the question?

    Brando

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  12. Ooh, Cydil you are quite right! I didn't even think about Labor Day! Good call. Sorry, Cara Dee! ;) Oh, and thank you, Cydil, for the compliment. Perhaps it WILL help your chances. :)

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  13. Today!!!! August 25. Baby Boy 3 months old. Can we name him George? I LOVE that name!

    Angela

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  14. Angela, you can call him George in your heart.

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  15. Ang - you and George! What's up with that name? lol. Nina, I'm going for any date between this week and next. Jeremiah's sticking with his orginal date of Sept 21. That's Lerato's bday.
    Aimers

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  16. And I think it'll be a boy age 7 months!
    A

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  17. OK, this was a weird post. First you say you feel dumpy, then you say "It will pass in a little while." I think that is a little TMI don't you? I mean let's be honest...you want everyone to know what your W.C. habits are?

    that being said, I am calling August 31. I have a sense about these things. Around 10-11AM. Love you!

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  18. September 10th, twin boys, 13 months old. Referral day is such an exciting day!!

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  19. Hi my little girl,
    I truly think it is this week. I was leaning towards tomorrow, but I think they get the referral today or tomorrow and they probably need time to get it organized. I stick to Friday the 27th.
    mamma

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  20. Aug 31st...and I am never wrong!!! ;) ---Wes, the would be father!

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  21. My guess is Sept 2, an 11-mo-old boy or twins, a boy and a girl - can't decide. :)

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  22. i'm gonna say sep 11-a normally tragic day, yet God can make it one of victory! plus i leave for vacation that day..and i will have a much lighter heart knowing ya'll are getting yo baby!

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  23. My youngest daughter's birthday is Septemper 8, and mine is September 22, so either of those would be cool. I know you're anxious so I'll guess September 8... c'mon September 8.

    Jason Smith

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  24. Here's is my guess (August 29th). And if it's isn't then, it will be the day after or the day after that :) But definitely before September 6th! Is that too wishy washy?

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  25. that last post was from me...Lizer!

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  26. I am guessing a boy (most do want girls, but I have two boys born in Guatemala...and boys LOVE their mamas!)Referral Day will be October 5th...

    Stephanie in NC
    Mother to 2 Guatemalan Princes

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  27. September 2 would be my guess because if you talked to Brett a week ago and she gave you a feeling it would be sooner than she knows something...she did me the same way. =) remember it take 2 to 3 weeks for them to do medicals and get all paperwork together. so yea september 2 seems right. Let's hope I'm right.

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  28. Okay.. I'll guess September the 1st, so if I win, I'll just share it with you and take half the mystery prize...

    Girl...

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  29. I vote Sept. 3rd and I think you will have a 16 month old little boy who by 18 months old will be an avid UK fan! :)

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  30. I am feelin' Sept 12. And I think it's twins!

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  31. I am LOVING all the guesses! Yay! I think we've got a comment record going for our blog. SO good to hear from people!

    Bridgett, I like the sound of that. We can only hope! :) Can't wait to see your little ones home!

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  32. I am going with September 20. Although, I would love to be wrong and it be sooner! ~ Audra

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  33. Everyone's picked my day already but I vote for the Monday after Labor Day, Sept. 7th. (Or the Friday before.) Always want to get those referrals handed out around the holidays! We got our referral for Nat the day I got back to work after the Christmas holiday. :)

    And I think it will be a little fella around 4 mos old.

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  34. Okay, I will take a stab at this. I have two guesses, one is Sept. 10th and on is October 11th. These days are special to me, but I will wait to tell you why. I think you will get a referral for a boy that is just about a year old. I will chime back in after I have prayed about this also, so I claim a chance to change my dates if I hear divine words! Just remember, no matter what, your child is coming.

    Blessings,
    Laurie

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  35. Ok, November 3rd and it will be a little boy under 6 months!
    www.campfunk.blogspot.com

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  36. I'm guessing Sept. 20. & that it'll be a boy 8 months old.

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  37. Hi there, I am just here looking at your amazing photographs of Josh and Daniel's Wedding. Anyway, I have 3 children that will hopefully be adopted in December. They are from Houston, and we have had two of them for 15 months. I know the emotional roller coaster you must be on, and my heart aches for you, and is filled with JOY for you!! It is an amazing ride! You and your child/children will be in my prayers.

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