Saturday, November 22, 2014

EVERY day is....

...laundry day.

Every family does laundry somewhat differently.  I am asked often how in this world I keep laundry for 11 (10 right now) people washed, folded and put away.  So I thought I would walk my readers through 6 laundry tips I utilize.  

1. HANGERS HANDY. Keep hangers of all sizes within arms reach of dryer.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Toby

Toby with his birthday pancake.


It didn't last long. :)


I made sugar cookies and he enjoyed that as well.  No pic. sorry.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

simple celebrations

I know a lot of families make a huge deal and throw massive parties to celebrate their children's adoption but our family keeps it simple.  Every family is different and due to the fact that we have birth and adopted children we opt for a simple celebration each year.

I sent J a "Happy Adoption Day" card and called him.

For the other three we celebrated "Happy Adoption Day" with ice cream sundaes for snack!!  

D spilled some syrup on her shirt right before the pic and was self conscious about it, that is why she looks a bit stiff in her smile.  Bless her heart. I assured her it would come out and was no big deal but she is such a perfectionist and can't stand to do anything less than perfect.  She is holding her sundae in front of the spot :).


D disappeared right after snack and stayed in her room until supper.  I knew she was working on an art project but never imagined she was doing all this hard work.

Monday, November 10, 2014

November 10, 2010


November 10, 2010 our family committed to love, support, and protect four children forever. 

Adoption is such a beautiful union of souls.  

Thankful and blessed to call them my sons and daughter.



Friday, November 7, 2014

faking it until he makes it

I hope I am out of tears because I am tired of crying.

I got an update on J this morning and if it is possible for my heart to be broken worse than it ever has been it is.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014




We had a great Halloween!!  Best Halloween in a very long time.  We went to our church on Wednesday night for our Trunk-or-Treat.  The kids had a blast!

Tonight, we went Trick-or-Treating in our neighborhood.  Zoe, her foster parents, three of her foster sisters, Zoe's sister, her husband and their two children all went with us.  There were 16 of us!!  Such fun on this freezing cold night!!  

It was so nice to see Zoe again!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

a few pics

Bryant's Spooky Social one of the high school sororities had.  He was the Beast and his date was Belle but he had shed his coat and she had put on a jacket before pic was made.  oh well.


One of Peyton's most recent creations.