Monday, September 14, 2020

Boat - Sold

 We have totally enjoyed our 24 foot Chapparal for the last 5 summers.  She was our first boat and we learned what we love to do with a boat.  We decided it is time to start looking for something a little bigger.  

A few photos from our last day on the boat

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

9 months

9 months old today
1 tooth just pocking through
started to crawl today
can get to sitting on her own (been doing that for a few weeks)
not a huge fan of baby food but will try anything 
does not like bananas
great sleeper (2-2hr naps and 12 hrs of sleep a night)
so so sweet
easy chill baby
brings so much joy to our house  


1st Day of School 2020

Naomi -7th grade

    Evelyn - Freshman

Nathaniel - Junior

Let the remote learning begin


September 4th 2020

This beauty turned 13!!  

She is my right hand.  So sweet and kind. Incredibly helpful and the best little mommy I could every ask for.  She can organize anything but not the best cleaner.  I love her with my entire heart. 

Teens aren't scare they are actually super fun.  

Wednesday, November 27, 2019


A little foster update.

We have done a few short term placements and a few respites.  The hubby has finally said ok to taking an "unknown" timeline placement. 

Last week I picked up this baby girl from the ER . . . Isn't she a doll!

 Processing the evening and the following day takes time and quite space.  

We (my sweet neighbor and I) got to the hospital a little after 6pm and got home around midnight.  Baby was OK they just had to check her out (drug exposure, injury etc).  We got home and bathed, fed, diapered, swaddled her and poured as much love as possible into her.  It was pretty beautiful to see it all unfold.

If I had to sum it up I would say for me this is heaven on earth.  I got so much JOY of of being the gap, her momma even for less than 24 hours.  

Waiting . . .  

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Life - 2

Gosh is has been a very emotional month and a half.  We went from 6 kids back to our core 4.

Fostering is hard.  In so many ways.  Walking alongside someone with significant trauma is so incredibly hard.  Keeping a kid in foster care for 1.5 years isn't fair. The unknown broke her.  I pray she will be healed.

Saying goodbye to a precious baby that we loved on and cared for for half of her life broke me.  Broke us. 

I am grateful for the journey.  It has shaped me.  It still is.  I am uncomfortable and I don't like it.  We will become stronger for it.  We will heal. 

It's been a month.  I want to jump right back into it but we need time.