Wednesday, August 29, 2007

We made the news

Our adoption proceedings made the news that day (August 10th!!) but we didn't see it. We watched the wrong channels as we both thought channel 47 or 30 were there but it was on channel 12, only at 5pm. Anyway we heard from other people that it was on, so we sought it out. It wasn't on the stations web site, so we had to order it. You can order any part of a newscast for $40 on a video tape . That comes to about $16 per minute for the 2.5 minute spot, but it was well worth it. We got the tape in the mail finally yesterday and watched it several times already and it brought tears to my eyes each time. It includes several closeups of Jamie (and one of me UGH!) and they mentioned 'the Aikens' and 'children like Jamie'. They showed her with that balloon...she is such a little ham. Sorry I can't post it yet, Tech services, I mean Mike, got it on DVD but hasn't transferred over to a file I can post yet. The reason they had it on TV is that they recently appointed some sort of Child advocate for the State of Florida to help foster kids get adopted and he was in Judge Goodings' courtroom as he is famous for getting kids adopted quickly.

So instead of that video, I will post a slide show of our pool get together last week.


Chris Hunt said...

I hope you bring the dvd to the party on Sunday so we can see it. I am sure we all look amazing! Jamie is the only one who wasn't overweight! But I love all of us! Chris

Moneek said...

Thats neat, I would like to see it. :) Now she will always have that memory. You should get a movie made, or make it yourself of the whole adoption faze and then add the video, along with little paragraphs or voice recordings of things you felt(like the blog we talked about) When I get my MacPro this month I'll have IMOVIE, I could probably work on it for you if you like.. :)

Marthavmuffin said...

Thanks you guys. Yes we do need to do more than just post the video on here, but that would be up to MIke as he is 'Tech services' :-)

Chris I thought the party was Saturday.

Aunt Patty said...

What I've seen people do is video tape all the milestones in their child's life (birth, 1st birthday, 1st day of school, graduation, etc.). Then, on their wedding day, it gets shown to the guests during the reception. It's kinda nice but could prove embarrassing.

I'm not sure what party you are referring to as I am unaware of one unless you mean the barbecue and that's tomorrow (Sunday).