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More Kids…Less Work

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      6 comments

Don't be deceived - I'm DEFINITELY not saying having more kids is less work…read on to find out what I REALLY mean. So, we've had our foster son for about 2 1/2 weeks now and he has settled in beautifully. He gets along well with my birth ... Read more

Valentine Get-A-Way/Business Trip

Thursday, February 12, 2015      6 comments

DH has a work conference out of town and I came with him, leaving our kids in the care of my wonderful MIL for a few days. We are calling this our Valentine get-a-way. Since we are bringing home our foster son Friday, we'll have less opportuni... Read more

Successful Weekend Visit

Sunday, February 08, 2015      4 comments

Okay, so having an energetic 7 year old boy in the house is exhausting! LOL The visit with D this weekend went fantastically well. He liked to help with everything…chores, supper, laundry, anything. I'd no more say, "Who can help me with…?" ... Read more

Upcoming Weekend Visit

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      3 comments

So, here is the update I've been meaning to write since the weekend. We went down for the world's most awkward meeting and it all actually went rather smoothly. D was pretty closed off during the meeting since he was obviously overwhelme... Read more

So Easily Distracted

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      4 comments

Oh man, I have gotten very little "work" done today for my part-time customer service work-at-home job because I have so much I want to get done, I can't sit down and plug away at the tedious work. Read more

Putting Forth Effort

Friday, January 30, 2015      10 comments

Some musings from recent events… As we prepare for D to come here, it strikes the amount of effort we must expend to transition him here -- Paperwork, Requesting school records, locating and scheduling appropriate services for him, organizi... Read more

Met D Today

Sunday, January 25, 2015      9 comments

So we found out Thursday (as my previous blog mentioned) that the judge--after much deliberation--granted the change of placement for D (our soon-to-be foster son) to come live with us! That meant we made plans to go down this weekend and m... Read more

We Find Out Thursday

Saturday, January 17, 2015      9 comments

We got an e-mail a couple days ago letting us know the Change of Placement hearing for the oldest little boy (of the sibling group of 3) we want to foster/adopt is this coming Thursday, the 22nd. That's when the judge decides if she'll let him ... Read more

Changes Here and There

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      3 comments

It occurs to me that lately my blogs have included little information on my health and lots of information on other aspects of life. Not a bad thing, but I am trying to have some balance here. I resolved this year NOT to burden myself with... Read more

An Important Phone Call

Wednesday, December 31, 2014      5 comments

On Monday, while in the IKEA parking lot, ready to go into the store for the first time, my cell phone rang. It was our adoption worker, so we all hung out in the car for a few minutes so I could take the call in relative quiet. She proceeded ... Read more

Getting Ready

Monday, December 22, 2014      2 comments

Oh, if only thinking about things would make them get done! I've been meaning to sort through and make sure I bought an even amount of gifts for my kids and double check that I have a gift for everyone else I was supposed to buy for…Ummm, yeah... Read more

Snow Much Fun to be in NW Wisconsin!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      4 comments

LOL…I couldn't help myself. I've spent hours shoving the last couple days due to our first snow of the season deciding to be a downfall of over a foot! My back is not in love with me right now but the driveway is done! Hallelujah! On the up... Read more

A Broken Leg and More

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      7 comments

Well, I have little time so I'll type fast and tell what I can… My son broke his tibia and fibula (both bones of the lower leg) at football practice almost 2 weeks ago and for the first week, it took over our lives. We spent the first few ... Read more

Keeping Busy

Tuesday, September 30, 2014      2 comments

Adoption: There is literally NOTHING to tell on this front. We continue to submit our home study and have not heard back from any submissions recently. Kids: My kids are often on the go. The oldest is still in football and, while I enjo... Read more

Latest Adventures

Monday, August 25, 2014      2 comments

Well, some of you already know, but I decided to become an Independent Thirty-One Consultant. I'm pretty excited about it because I get to let people know about Thirty-One products who've never heard of it before and the more I get to share, th... Read more


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