More Kids…Less Work
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!!
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
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
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
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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