Friday, January 16, 2015

Big Blog Changes


Did I mention we are going to buy a farm?

After pleasant but intense husband-wife discussions, JB and I have come up with a plan for my Blog. We've both been feeling that the privacy of our lives is an issue -- especially now that we are moving to a small town and he will be a physician in that small town.

The details are still in the works, but basically there are going to be different "levels" to my Blog -- basically it will have settings like Facebook where I can control who sees what.

In order to accomplish this, it will require a lot of work on my part (and JB's) but we have decided that this is valuable enough to me to do it. I really want to continue my writing and hopefully reach a larger audience.

So here goes nothing. In order to accomplish this, I need blog readers to either:
  1. leave a comment on THIS post with their first name and email address and how they know me.
  2. send me an email at flakymn@hotmail.com with your name, email, and how you know me.
Please understand NO ONE (not even my own mother!) is exempt from this requirement. I cannot begin to track down who reads and their email addresses. The only people who will be given "exclusive" access to my blog are people that email me who they are.

Thanks in advance!

P.S. I will post this blog repeatedly to make SURE I get everyone "in" that wants to be "in" so there is no big hurry. But the sooner the better!


141 comments:

Kate Lawler said...

Kate Lawler-kitskat0184@gmail.com I know you and Dr. Kitsteiner from Lajes and would love to be in the secret friends club. :)

Anonymous said...

Kelli. kellivdubois@yahoo.com One of Isaac's Vermont cousins!

Jeff said...

Rachel Law from Iowa and also fellow IVF 'friend' adoption and pregnancy friend:)
I sent you maternity clothes and a hemroid cushion lol. Rachelrlaw@gmail.com
I don't get to read your blog as often as I used to but wld miss it if I went to read it and couldn't:)

animalcrackerkat said...


Katherine Ashe
katherine.ashe@gmail.com
Lajes people!

Dorothy Green said...

Dorothy - Dorothy.k.green@gmail.com
church in FL
don't always read all your blogs, but I'd love to keep up with you guys and hear all about the new adventure God has planned ahead for you!

Anonymous said...

Stephanie Johnson
swelsh3487@aol.com
WKU

Anonymous said...

Linda Blonn
linda.blonn@gmail.com
Aunt

Laurie Crytzer said...

Lorelei Crytzer
gotstang18@gmail.com
FLCS

Pam Potts said...

Pam Potts
harleybabe35@live.com
I know you guys from Turkey and Lajes...please keep me!!

Anonymous said...

Heather Maybury- Torlucci
heathr177@aol.com
FLCS

Caitlyn doll said...

Caitlyn doll
caitlyndoll@ymail.com
Your neighbor down the street on Eglin in 2009(:

Anonymous said...

Diana
flcfan@yahoo.com
FLCS

Jim Evans said...

Judy Evans
jevans@glasgow-ky.com
Met you and John at Calvary Chapel BG, KY a few years ago.
Love reading your blog

Anonymous said...

Christi Black
cbwb_98@hotmail.com
Lajes MOPS and playgroups

leina williams said...

Leinajo@hotmail.com
FLCS

Sarah Centeno said...

Sarah
SarahEcenteno@gmail.com
I found your blog through HP many years ago.

Kendra said...

Kendra Wylie
sonsjoygirl@gmail.com
Crossway Community Church in Niceville :-)

Kate Thomas said...

Kate Thomas Kateabigail1@hotmail.com
Lajes :)

Anonymous said...

joni3vw@yahoo.com

Your "other mom!!"

Anonymous said...

Joy Coppedge
Foghern6@Hotmail.com
LAJES!!

Becky said...

Becky Connors
r.a.connors@hotmail
We met at Eglin AFB and I am so blessed to still call you a friend.

Anonymous said...

Marilyn Vangsness vangsnjg@frontiernet.net Former co-worker WED/RLS Foundation.

Anonymous said...

Stefanie
sld070477@aol.com
FLCS

Anonymous said...

Carrie Barta - fellow infertility/adoption/homeschool blogger. Helped edit your book. Been reading since... before you got Scrubs!

acarriebeth@gmail.com (though you probably know me from my old email - mollie_79@yahoo.com)

constance said...

Constance crs_mum@yahoo.com. Through Criss and her family, VanWycks. Thank you for your wonderful thought-provoking information, stories and, of course, all your terrific work with BOI

Shannon said...

Shannon: smb1731@gmail.com 96MDG. Thanks Wendi!!

Anonymous said...

Emily Rary
Raryfamily@hotmail.com
We were neighbors in Turkey.

Jessica said...

Jessica jsings115@yahoo.com Joia's sister-in-law :)

Tina Caligiuri said...

Tina Caligiuri LMT drtinacal1@yahoo.com Burtonwood Pool O:)

Anonymous said...

Wendi M. - mastwind888@yahoo.com
friend of mom's

Anonymous said...

mary
papakit885@hotmail.com
your "other,Other" mother :)

Katie Jerome said...

Katie Jerome
Greggandkatie@aol.com
Eglin AFB

Mihaela said...

Mihaela C - mihaela_motoi@yahoo.com - not sure how I found your blog but been reading since your turkey days.

Jenny said...

Jenny Wilson
Jennyrw57@gmail.com
FLCS!

Jan Swisher said...

Jan Swisher
Swisher.jan@gmail.com
I know you as a fellow teacher in Franklin, KY

Anonymous said...

Susie Raskin
Raskincounselor@yahoo.com
FLCS

ke2alto said...

Kathy Ekema
ke2alto@hotmail.com
Know you from the mobile home park and FLCS and John from FLCS.

Anonymous said...

Leeann Peterson
Leeann.petersonnwfsc@gmail.com
Eglin AFB I was your labor nurse for Elijah! (And I wish more!)

Drew and Emily said...

Emily. Greek4@ aol.com

I don't know you personally. I started reading your blog years ago. I was searching for guidance on interacting with my sister as I easily for pregnant repeatedly as she struggled. I continues reading as both our families grew.

Connie Huizenga said...

Constance B. Huiznega
cbh61163@gmail.com
Favorite Auntie :)

Anonymous said...

Rachel
lilangel1276@yahoo.com
FLCS

Aimee Jewell said...

Aimee Jewell, Formerly Pittman
Livingproofwithyoungliving@gmail.com
Know you from Mayo Clinic days, which are long past for us all! :-)

Mermaid said...

Becky Williams. ark2800@gmail.com I don't know you personally but found your blog in the throes of my infertility, somewhere around my third IVF in 2008!

Nancy, Jeremy, Jack, and Julianne said...

Nancy Wilson
nancyb.wilson@gmail.com
Niceville MOPS

Hannah H. said...

Hannah...used to be last name Berry! I met you and your family at CrossWay in Florida. My email is berry31@gmail.com. I've been enjoying your posts!! Thank you!

Anne Elissa said...

Hi
Anne Capazzi
anne_elissa@hotmail.com Iam friends with Diane from HOH please keep me in, love the blog

Anonymous said...

Kelli - kelli4481@hotmail.com - I know you through AD

Renae said...

Hi Wendi - this is Renae from HP and BOI (eek!). Would love to be able to keep up with your blog.

RNicholson1634@yahoo.com

Marcia said...

mmccoy8810@gmail.com

Marcia- don't know you personally but am a long time reader of your blog and really enjoy it. Would love yo be able to continue to keep up.

Lisa Cronk said...

Lisa Cronk
cronk.lisa@gmail.com
Mayo Med School. : )

Anonymous said...

Henrietta- queenof_spades_86@hotmail.com I found your blog from joia's. I knew Joia from growing up in small town Ontario

jenicini said...

Jen - Fellow military wife. I've been following since you were in Turkey. jenniper@hotmail.com
http://jenicini.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

kim smith tenshiglen@msn.com we were neighbors in turkey. :D

Anita Treacy said...

Anita Treacy, treacy2003@gmail.com. We have never met in real life, but I have followed your blog for years while going through our infertility journey. I am very good friends with an Air Force wife who was/is friends with a friend of yours from the Azores. (They were in HI fort a short time together. My friend is now in North Carolina at Pope Air Field.)

C said...

Suz at thesaltys@hotmail.com Faithful blog reader and fellow adoptive mom

Clare Harris said...

Hi Wendi,
I don't know you personally, but was introduced to your blog and the Because of Isaac auction by a friend, who has also experienced infertility and the joy of adoption. Hope I can continue to be inspired by your blog.
Thanks,
Clare
clareh65@gmail.com

Gabbi said...

Gabbi K.

You know my email address.

We know each other because you are married to my husband's brother (or maybe I'm married to your husband's brother).

:)

Anonymous said...

Susan P-Davis (full name available on request)
spdx2@hotmail.com
We're not personally acquainted, but I'm an avid reader and a fellow open adoption mom. Please keep me!

Anonymous said...

Hannah VanHorn HannahOliviaMeza@gmail.com
Only Doc K's best technician!

Anonymous said...

Summer Allen
svsallen@gmail.com
From Rochester, Mayo & our FL roots :)

betsy trogden said...

Betsy
betsy.trogden@wku.edu
I watched you play basketball at WKU and I'm from Franklin,KY. I read your blog daily because you are a mother that keeps it real and it's very refreshing for this mother!

Jennifer said...

Jennifer Maynard
Jennmaynard@yahoo.ie
I don't know you in real life, but have been reading since you were in the process of adopting Isaac. I completely understand if you are limiting this to "real" friends though.

Anonymous said...

Kim - Jkreser@isp.com
I "met" you at Hannah's Prayer and have read your blog ever since.

Sherrie said...

Sherrie Dennehy
Sherrie.dennehy@gmail.com
Dating John's brother :-)

Anonymous said...

Diane
dianehuisman@hotmail.com
Your mother!

Anonymous said...

Heather Quigg
hakquigg@gmail.com
Knew you in Turkey - was one of the nurses in the clinic and was blessed to be able to spend a Thanksgiving with your family that year.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer - jsanford@twc.com
student from FSHS

Anonymous said...

Bridget Janson jjbridget@msn.com
I have been following you since you were in Turkey. We were stationed in both Incirlik and Lajes in the 80's. Your blog inspired me all the time.

Mianna said...

missmiangels@yahoo.com - we know each other from the Lajes Goodnessss! xx

Anonymous said...

Maria David
mariaedavid@aol.com

Lajes, the Rock, cow central...I really enjoy your blog and I think you guys rock for following your dream :)

Andrea said...

Andrea catholicea@gmail.com
Don't know you personally, but have been reading off and on since Isaac joined your family. Lots of shared interests led me along (military, adoption, homeschooling...)

Anonymous said...

I'm Aunt Betsy...Gramma's big sister...
One of the 'older' relatives...yikes.
OX

Anonymous said...

Janan from your teaching and coaching days in St. Charles, MN and friend of English! janan.christie@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Katie Capps from Lady Toppers!!!
Ktcapps@ku.edu

Tara said...

Include me, please. :) I know you from IF blogging. tarakarleen@gmail.com

Marlene said...

Marlene Lynch
mjl0923@gmail.com
I "know" you through being Dalmatian lovers and from sharing Eglin/FWB, and watching all of your kids grow up. :)Love your blog, it's inspiring, funny, uplifting and pure.

Get The Right Homonym said...

Tessa - HP
ktyawn2011@gmail

Brooks Scott said...

Brooks Scott, We met at Eglin. brooksscott@earthlink.net





Criss Van Wyck said...

Criss Van Wyck,
Crissvanwyck@gmail.com
I'm half of one of your Because of Isaac couples! =)

Anonymous said...

dianeworboys@msn.com have been reading your blog since before Isaac, originally after you posted in the dalmatian forum about Scrubs (I have a dal too).

Anonymous said...

Julie Edgar jedgar@psportals.com or edgarhouse2@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Tracye Woodfin, tracyewoodfin@gmail.com. I have enjoyed reading your blog for many years (before you had any kids!) and commented occasionally. My husband is a non-traditional (older) medical student.

blair said...

BBBPTA@aol.com Brenda FLCS alumni. Your dad was my basketball and softball coach.

Tammy Halley said...

Tammy job2ten@gmail.com I have been reading your blog for over a year now. Don't normally comment, but do enjoy reading here! My husband and I have struggled with secondary infertility and are pursuing adoption!

Anonymous said...

Erin Dunham
minpindogs@hotmail.com
I crashed your house a few weeks ago:)
Friend via FLCS

John Paul said...

smajda@mac.com
I haven't met you personally. I've met John at Permaculture voices and have corresponded with him at length since.

Dr. Linda said...

Linda Jones
Bradshawjones@gmail.com
Friends in Turkey, John's co-worker & your kiddos' doc.

Pihl Pastures said...

Heather Pihl
pihltribe@gmail.com
We all went to school together ;)

Zoila Livingston said...

Zoila Livingston
zoila.livingston@gmail.com
I know you guys or my hubby knows you guys from Turkey and Lajes Field, Azores. We were the ones that sold you red sliding board in Lajes :) I enjoy reading your Blog Wendi!

Anonymous said...

Debra berbezier debraberbezier@gmail.com followed you from back when you posted about scrubd on a dalmatian forum, love following you and your gorgeous family

Anonymous said...

Danielle Kitsteiner
dkitsteiner@pcs-dl.net
Your sis in law :-)

George Huisman said...

I'm your dad!

George Huisman said...

I'm your dad!
Sorry,
cgmhwinone@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Diana - dcb0284@gmail.com
You coached me in High School at FSHS!!

Anonymous said...

Adie700@aol.com
Aunt A.D.
Your brother's other half

Anonymous said...

Ashley Mayes Baker Olinjames923@gmail.coM we know each other fshs

Pam said...

My name is Pam and my email is pva1995@gmail.com

I am a resident of Franklin, KY and I knew you when you taught here. My daughters were both students at that time, the older one was a cheerleader at the high school.

Anonymous said...

Marianne Flores Gabbi's Mom
Keep me in the loop---Gracie1947@gmail.com

Shelby Mathis said...

shelbywilsondesign@gmail.com
...missing you at Lajes!

Wegner Family said...

Rachel Wegner
tlugrad04@yahoo.com
Met you through your blog and since then emailed several times.

Dolson said...

My name is Susan and I don't know you personally but I have been reading your blog for several years. I found it through my niece Rachel's blog who grew up in southern Ontario with Joia. We have adoption in common and I have enjoyed reading about your family and hope to continue to do so.
My email is Dolson.ingram@gmail.com and I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Anonymous said...

Debbie Broyles Broyles5@aol.com Adrienne's mom & Keith's Mom in law.

Anonymous said...

Andi Weathersbee
The Weathersbees at Hotmail Dot Com
Online and FB friend

jenchappuis said...

jenniferchappuis@yahoo.com
Long time follower! Friend of Rachel Sviggum.

Anonymous said...

dkitsteiner@pcs-fl.net
Sis in law :-)

Dana said...

Dana Lee
Dalee@g.clemson.edu
I've been following your blog journey since your infertility days. I suffered from secondary unexplained infertility and found your blog through one of the thousands of sites I used to visit!

Anonymous said...

Jordin; jordin_elise@yahoo.com
We met at MOPS in niceville

Lucy said...

Fandabbydosy@googlemail.com
I'm Lucy, I've been following your YouTube since you first had scrubs and Isaac and started following your blog after that and would love to be able to carry on following you but I don't know you personally so understand if you don't wish me too. Wishing you and your family all the best x

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Atherton
Jenatherton79@gmail.com
FLCS and church in FL

Tiffany said...

Tiffany
Tkward82@yahoo.com
I don't know you personally, I've just been a faithful blog follower for the past few years.

Anonymous said...

Jeanna Deswert
jeanna.deswert@yahoo.com
I met you through MOPS at Incirlik, and I met Dr. Kitsteiner through the clinic there. I enjoy your blog and have referred several friends to it who struggle with infertility.

Kris said...

Kris goetzman gatormommy08@yahoo.com
Lajes friends.

Anonymous said...

Tamara, tkhinan@gmail.com. Don't know you personally, though we corresponded a bit by email a couple of years ago. Been reading since before your move to Turkey, found your blog through a friend-of-a-friend. Would love to keep following! :)

Anonymous said...

Susi Hoglund
icehouse2010@yahoo.de
I found your blog 4 years ago while searching for other milspouse blogs and have been reading since.

Anonymous said...

I am Karen Fay. Have been reading your blog for years since you lived in Minnesota and would love to keep reading your blog.

Karen@Fayhome.com

Anonymous said...

My name is Ally.... I'm not sure how I found your blog... I don't "know you" personally. But I have been reading your blog since before Issac was born. I have followed you & prayed for you all along the way from FL back overseas & back to the USA. I am interested to hear how this new chapter goes with the farm and how the permaculture works out with where you moved to. Permaculture, growing my own food & being self sustainable is something I am becoming more & more interested in.

My email is tjaksv@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Nathalie from France : I don't know you personally but I am a long time reader of your blog and really enjoy it.
nathalie.depasse@free.fr

Marcia said...

Marcia
Long time blog reader. Don't know you personally but love reading your blog.

Lisa said...

Lisa

Froggylee711@gmail.com

Know you and John from highschool! :)

The Voth's said...

Maggie Voth: maggievoth@outlook.com I have been following your blog since you were in Rochester (I used to work at the clinic) - found it when dealing with infertility and would love to keep reading!

betsy trogden said...

My name is Betsy and email address is betsy.trogden@wku.edu. I watched you play basketball all 4 years at WKU. Go Lady Toppers. I am also from Franklin, KY. I just love reading your blog because you are so real. So many people like to sugar coat things and make being a mom sound so perfect when in reality it's not. And you help me see that I'm not alone! Also, I am curious now that you bought a farm about JBs endeavors and want to see how his permaculture pans out.

Anonymous said...

Bethany Meyer pbmeyer@hcinet.net

HP and from Rochester.

McKenzie B. said...

Mckenzie Bezates
Mbezates@gmail.com
I've been following since the yuans moved to Rochester for med school (2005?) I grew up with Kristen 1-12grade. I don't know you personally- we too have a dream of owning a farm someday :)

Anonymous said...

Diana! dianawoodford@yahoo.com
Joia's cousin
Love your blog!

Ringlebs said...

Cindy ringlebs@yahoo.com
MOPS Niceville UMC

You are a wonderful writer.

Brandi Lenfestey said...

Brandilenfestey@gmail.com

We met in Florida in FWB at a home group. Love reading your blog and keeping up with you guys. You are so encouraging to me and I love you and what you stand for!
As you can see, I'm a little late commenting on here but with moving and now working, my life has change drastically. I just sat here with a big cup of coffee and read your blog for the past hour and a half. Loved catching up with all that God is doing in your family. And I am super excited about your farm! Love YA!

Kim said...

Kim M. -- HP/PAI
eodwife@gmail.com

Ann said...

Ann
eat@iastate.edu
Amy TS's mom

Emily said...

Emily Denson
Emily@Lanedenson.com
Your new neighbor who is quite a bit bummed that you're leaving soon! :(

Anonymous said...

Sarahstebbs@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Sherilyn. Sherilyn.vandeweert@yahoo.com.
I am Brianna's cousin, and part of Isaac's Vermont family!

Pam said...

pva1995@gmail.com

I live in Franklin KY where you used to coach basketball! My daughter was a cheerleader then.

Debbie Clifford said...

Debbie Clifford dclifford@mchsi.com I don't know you personally, but I am a long-time reading and military spouse.

June said...

We are virtual IVF buddies. My first daughter was born just weeks after Isaac. My email is in my google profile. ;)

Melissa said...

melissakphilip@gmail.com
We know one another from our days at Mayo in Rochester, MN.

Chesha Oliver said...

Chesha Oliver Chesha.oliver@gmail.com
We know each other from our RLSF days as we went thru infertility simultaneously.

Susan said...

Pretty sure I sent you an email message, but just in case I am mistaken:

Susan Boyd
friends/former co-worker of Robyn Overby

Love your blog and would love to continue reading about the adventures of your sweet family!

smboyd99@yahoo.com

Andrea Carol said...

Andrea
bangel1187(at)gmail.com

Long time reader (catching up on the last few months) ((:

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Kim and I know you from Hannah's Prayer. My email is kashka2202(at)gmail.com

Ohmay said...

Hello Wendy, we've never met in real life. I started to read your blog in 2006 while I was struggling with infertility. I eventually had 2 children via IVF and I've been reading your blog since then. My name is Korede Edun and I live in Lagos, Nigeria

Debra Berbezier said...

Hello, I have been following initially because of scrubs and a dalmatian forum,my name is Debra email is debraberbezier@gmail.com. Beautiful family to follow and watch grow x