Sunday, February 28, 2010


(Please click the link to hear a sample of the song - sorry, I didn't know any other way to do it...)
We are marching! This song has been in my head a lot lately =) And tomorrow we dive into the month of March! I plan to post a lot more...I know you don't believe me, but I take that as a challenge! I hope to post about the things that keep me going...there are so many! Today I have a photo and a story.

This is the light switch for the upstairs hall, between our room and Mo's. It gets a lot of use. I slipped one of my favorite photos behind the plastic...

This is my BFF from way back, Dawn! She keeps me going in so many ways...Every time I use the light switch I see my girl and I just keep going. We try to talk on the phone a bunch but we don't see enough of each other even though we only live an hour apart! Lately we've been trying to do once a month kid free dates...there's a bonus to this picture too - Dawn is holding the frog shaped bird house I made for her bridal shower. I made that bird house w/Dave's dad, who has since passed away. It was a pretty cool project to work on w/him =) Anyway - the memory of that project and my BFF in this picture keep me going every day. I love you Dawn! Thank you for being a model of a Godly woman, wife, mother and friend! Thanks for helping me march...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Not to busy to redecorate!

It's a bit of a busy week but I really wanted to change the blog colors before I posted again...I feel like it's MUCH BETTER. Still adding a few things, so keep checking back to see what's new =) I promise a real post soon!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Crayola won't hire me anytime soon!

But I did mess w/the colors. My favorite colors don't quite look the same here but I didn't like the yellow. Enh. We'll see...

Adoption Support Group

Today I went to an adoption support group for our area. If you are in the area and have adopted, plan to adopt, foster or are just interested, please let me know! The next one will be in late March. I really hope this group continues to grow b/c I remember when we were in the foster care classes, they referenced a support group. I asked when it meets and they said it really didn't, only if needed...I was a little put off by that. What kind of group 'really doesn't' meet? Are there actually considered a group if they don't even meet?? It seemed silly to me. So my friend Tracy started this group and although we already get together and talk about this stuff, I know there is a lot I can learn from Tracy and any others who attend.

Friday, February 5, 2010

2 scoops

I always debate about how much to share, but since this blog is mostly read by family and friends, you're all going to meet our new 'kids' eventually =) Also, I wanted this blog to be about foster care and my/our perspective, so sharing a bit about the kids in our home makes sense.
Last night Leah and Ray (their 'secret' names of course) joined our family! Leah is Ray's mom, she is soon-to-be 18 and Ray is a few months old. They needed to be placed together and we have an empty room and an empty crib =) Please pray for all of us as we adjust to life as a big family again, to life w/a baby and to life w/a teen/almost adult! As time goes on I'm sure you will hear more about Leah and Ray...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Party of 6

Did you ever see the show Party of 5? I watched it a little. Though somewhat dysfunctional, their family seemed so cool.


We are now a family of 6! And as always we covet your prayers...more than you probably know...I am too tired to explain right now, but with God nothing is impossible.

I wouldn't do anything if it wasn't for Him.

So many of my daily Bible readings lately have been about Jesus telling people that if He calls them, they shouldn't look back. They shouldn't take a bag. They shouldn't change their shoes, tie their sandals, say good-bye to family or attend a funeral. They should go.

Here I go, God. Here we all go.