Halloween!! This is my favorite holiday, with the exception of Christmas. I love the spooky decorations, the costumes, just ALLL of it! Last year I made Delilah's costume, but this year all 3 wore store bought. I know. If it is any consolation I did alter the girl's dresses, a BUNCH. We went out to my Mom's & our kids went trick or treating with my niece & nephew. Our kids are cousins & we try really hard to get them together & let them grow up together as much as possible. A couple of weekends ago we also had my mom keep the kids overnight, for the first time EVER. Chris & I enjoyed it by spending the evening at an amazing sushi dinner. Sunday morning we had brunch & went shopping all alone. I know shopping at the mall may not seem like a huge "Date" to some people, but for us it IS. We never shop at the mall, just the 2 of us. In other news last weekend we took the kids to see Disney On Ice. I made the girls outfits & we made Tuck a shirt too. They LOVED it & the show was amazing as always! On the adoption front, we are still in the slow process of matching. Things usually slow waaaaay down this time of year. They hate to move kids from their foster homes this time of year & so many people take vacations too, so placements stay put a lot unless its unavoidable. We went into it this time knowing it could be a VERY long wait. The more people in your family, the more obstacles to work around & the more personalities to match. Our 6th family member has to fit into this crazy puzzle & there are already 5 other pieces. We are being patient & knowing that our child is out there, somewhere. When the time is right, and everything is perfect, they will come home!!
Monday, November 24, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Our favorite time of year came to an end...it was a great summer! The kids are so much older this summer I could easily handle all 3 of them alone at the water park so we went 2-3 times per week. We also took the kids on vacation for a few days to the beach & had an amazing time! We went to Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, The Rainforest Cafe, the beach & spent many late nights swimming in the heated pool. The week after we got back the kids started school! I'll make another post all about that! But the kids are at such a great & fun age. They are all potty trained & really able to do ALL the amazing & fun things on vacation. It was a huge difference this year versus last year on vacation. The kids had a blast & I really hope they made a bunch of great memories.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
I know its been forever! But, I really just wanted to take the summer off & really enjoy it. We had SOOO much fun & as sad as we are to see it end. I will start on the adoption front. We changed agencies & have been SO happy. Currently we are ONLY waiting on homestudy, yes again. With a new agency you have to get a NEW homestudy, so here we are again. Hopefully we get that knocked out soon & move along. We also just took a fabulous vacation! I am happy to have all 3 kiddos in school!! WHAT! Yes, Tucker started 3rd Grade, Everly started Pre-K & Delilah now goes to a private Preschool 2 days a week. I will share a bunch of photos from the Summer over the next few blogs! Meanwhile we are getting into a new "normal" and so far it is going SO well. All 3 kids are doing well in school & really like. I would also be lying if I didn't say I love it too! Even though they go in a 2 separate times & all 3 get out at different times I do have 2 hour blocks with no kids, or just one of the girls depending on the day of the week. Not only does it give me a much needed break from ALL 3 at once, it gives the kiddos one on one time that they love! Here are a couple of photos from this summer!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
This past Sunday we finished our homestudy!! Yay! I feel like things are taking FOREVER, but we really only turned in our application in the middle of March. We are now waiting on our homestudy worker to type everything from our interviews up & present us to the licensing committee. The licensing committee only meets every Tuesday, so it may be a couple of weeks! I'll keep you updated.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Summer is here!! Yay!! We are so excited to swim & enjoy the outdoors! Our local waterpark opened up this past weekend! We took the kids & of course they loved every minute of it. We can't wait to take them all the time. I'm coming up on the slow season for my business so we are gearing up to take time as a family. As far as the adoption goes we are still waiting for homestudy. Apparently things are moving slow in the homestudy department.