Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Over 10,000 served!

Don't ya just want to write something, no matter if it is important or not, when you're bored and waiting on the next big bit of adoption news to report. All we have to tell is that we bought our airline tickets yesterday.

So I'm sitting here with this blog page, just thinking up the next story when I notice that our counter will soon hit the 10,000 mark. To clarify, that only means that it has been viewed 10k times, not that we have 10k friends or that 10k of you viewed it only once and never came back.

In this period of downtime, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has came here and read our little life's adventures. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to find out what we are up to. A special "Whoo-Hoo" to those of you that have commented on our blog from time to time! I remember when I went through military basic training and then officer candidate school how important and exciting it was to get mail...from anyone. It made my day and brightened the worst of times. The same holds true today. When we get a comment notification, Heidi and I want to be the first to open and post it, kind of like Christmas morning gift opening! Little things like that make our day! Thank you and please continue!

To the lurkers, you know who you are, Thank you for being there, too! We appreciate you! Lurking is OK, Heidi and I do it on other sites. Sometimes you just want to shop or read without anyone bothering you. I understand.

I once thought it would be fun to do a "roll call" sort of thing. You know, ask everyone who comes here to write their first name at least, along with their city and state, or country if you don't live in the US. Kinda like the names you see at a visitor book at events like weddings, hotels, etc. But that might put too much pressure on the lurkers, and I want you to keep coming back.

So until the next update on our adoption, help us keep our "counter people" in business by increasing those numbers. We will be sure to let you know if we get more news.



Kathy and Matt said...

Stopping by to say "hello"

I've been a lurker and a poster on your blog, but I try to check in every few days!

I definitely know what it's like to read those posts from others, especially once you're traveling. It was like a life-line to home!

DoveFamily said...

I've commented from time to time, but not always :) It's always been fun for us when we get comments on our blogs, and especially while we were in Ukraine.

Anyway, know that someone in Georgia is thinking of and praying for you guys!


Anonymous said...

hello :)

im a lurker from boston, massachusetts. i find your story to be interesting/uplifting. i dont comment because well... i dont have anything too relevent to say. :) best of luck

Heidi and Felix said...

Dear Anonymous (and all anonymous folks),

I LOVE IT! Thanks for writing! I agree, I lurk too because, well, I don't have anything to say most of the time either! I'm glad you're there! Keep comming back, I promise not to put you all on the spot again, I just want to aknowledge you and give thanks. You have given Heidi and me reason to keep writing.



Debbie said...

I read your blog all the time, and I comment, too, but you already knew that. :-) I am eager to hear of the next phase of the journey. And project manager mode is can tell me what needs to be done when we finally get to the stage you're in. Hope that will be soon! Will continue praying for you and your children to be...can't wait till you're all home so we can visit!

aimee said...

Hi Hi and Felix,
Thanks for the bagel, m&ms, and vitamins tonight. Yummy

Staci and Damon said...

You will not believe how much you will look forward to comments when you are in Ukraine. We didn't feel as isolated when someone we didn't know stopped by our blog to say hello and offer encouragement.

Hope you are getting everything together for your travel.

Tami said...

I just found you through another blog, and wanted to stop by and say hi! Now I need to go back and read some of your archives so I can get caught up. ;)

Amy said...

Hi Felix and Heidi!
I will admit to occasional lurking - I have made a few comments here and there... and am really excited for you guys to be sooo darn close to your travel date!

Thanks for sharing all your experiences.. you are wonderful advocates for the older children!


Anonymous said...

I'm a lurker....and a Cathy Harris family (I think you are too). We live in Minnesota and adopted 2 children from Ukraine in 2002. Looking forward to welcoming you to the olderkids support group when you get home with your beautiful girls.

Jill and Robb said...

Hi. I was reading your blog and saw you may be going to the same region we adopted our girl from in July 2007. We wish you the best on your adoption journey. If you have any questions about Kherson let us know.


Matt and Aimee Garrett said...

No update for 7 days?? Come on! Something extremely boring has got to be happening that can entertain me while I'm here in Ukraine. I do hope all is well and progressing smoothly.

Cathy (BVI remember?) said...

Hi Heidi and Felix. Still lurking just not as often. New job and all. Thrilled that everything is working out the way God planned it!

the ukraine hotels said...

thank you, dear lurkers, all u do is fantastic. Wish u all the best!

many thanks

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Heidi loves to play sand volleyball, sail and garden. Felix loves to fly at the local aeroclub, sail and fish.