Thursday, December 30, 2010
1- What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
ummm get married and buy a house, I mean really think about it.. it takes a lot of faith to do those things and I did them in the same month.
2- If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?
Pay off all our debt, move to Roosevelt or surrounding area, start adopting left and right!
3- Who would you say is your best friend (besides your spouse)?
My mom, and my sisters (this includes Sarah and Kristin)
4- What does a perfect day look like for you?
Anything as long as I am a mom that day, and I don't mean a mom to kids I fall in love with and then they leave to their "real" family I mean a mom to my kids.
5- What are you passionate about?
Adoption, infertility, birth parents, family
6- Did you have any resolutions for 2010? If yes- what were they and have you accoplished any?
I don't think that I have ever made a resolution, I am boring
7- What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
Hopefully being a mom to many children, and loving on my husband, I would love to be livinging in the Basin as well.
8- If you could have a feast of your favorite foods- what would be on the menu?
plain cheese cake, Costco chocolate cake, mac and cheese, mashed tatos and gravey, stuffing, rolls, yummy chicken without bones in it, clam chowder from Zupas, icecream, and many more carbs
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
We have finally set plans for Christmas So I am starting to get into the spirit a little bit more. We are Headed to stay in a cabin just the two of us. WOOT WOOT! It will be nice to be able to reconnect and spend some us time. We are also staying out by my family so we will get to spend time with them too.
Life may be changing again, I guess we will find out tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Our current 3year old LOVES cows so he had a blast. Thanks to "Pappa Steve" (my daddy) every time this little boy sees a cow he says, "freak cows!!" and by says I mean yells with the biggest smile on his face. It is funny that something I am not the hugest fan of can bring such joy to a little guy. Our little dude also got to ride out the for-da-wheel-ar (four-wheeler) with "Keithy". He loves Roosevelt and always hates to leave. He has asked everyday since we got home when we get to go back.
For thanks giving our two current monsters were on a visit. Blaine and I had Thanksgiving dinner for just the two of us. It was super nice and super yummy. We haven't had much "us time" so it was perfect. And for dinner Blaine's Grandma invited us to eat at Mi Mi's Cafe, NEVER AGAIN, I got super sick not fun.
The Saturday after thanksgiving we went up to the cabin of one of Blaine's other grandparents. It was just what the doctor ordered. It was so nice and relaxing to do nothing is such beautiful country. We even went sledding. Our oldest is the biggest wimp and I really thought he would cry the entire time down, boy was I wrong. He loved it and didn't want to stop. I however was VERY nervous it looked scary but after the first time I to was hooked. He was cute and the top of the hill he would got "2, 5, 9" (or other random numbers) and then would go "WEEE, YAY, WAHOO!" the entire time down it was super cute. We also went on a four-wheeler ride so we could see all the beauty god created. Blaine cooked all the meals while we were there so that was a nice break too. The baby got to play in the snow.. He loved it until he tried to crawl and got a face full of snow, I laughed, he screamed and when I brought him inside he made sure to pick up all the pieces of snow and eat them. I also LOVED how we could see so many stars, I really miss the stars while I am in the city. Sunday came and it was time to go home, and no mater how much I wished to be snowed in it didn't happen. I wish I could make this post less boring and post pictures, however do to rules I can't post pictures of our currents and they are in all the pics. Sorry guys.
Monday, November 22, 2010
I need a weekend away with my husband. I sure seem to miss him a lot. It seems like lately we are always going and we don't get to enjoy each other as much as we used to
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The next thing that happened is I broke my ankle. I would not recommend this to anyone. It did help teach me lessons that I think I needed to learn before this entire foster care stuff. I learned that I sometimes have to allow people to help me and that is okay.
In January we became officially foster care licensed parents. And I started working again for a little while. I remembered how much I hated the phone but loved working with fun people and for a good company. I also learned how badly I wanted to stay home.
In March we got our first placement (I think it was March) We had our first holiday with kids it was fun to see them run around looking for eggs and hiding eggs for one another. I got to see my parents be grandparents for the first holiday. Wow my kids are lucky they have some amazing grandparents. I can't believe how quickly we fell in love with our first placement they fit so perfect. We were told they wouldn't leave.. and then they did. Our hearts broke.. and they each took a piece with them.
Then in August we received a different placement and many many more lessons that we need to learn. Like.. I enjoy babies that don't crawl a little more then babies that do LOL and soon we may be learning on how to raise a child that needs a little more help.
I am now a stay at home wife and "mom" I feel that I really suck at it. They house is never clean. I seem to never have food lately. Mostly because I haven't gone shopping in a long time. I am also having a hard time balancing everything, being a wife, "mom", sister, daughter etc..Does anyone else have these problems? What do you do? I feel like I can never get my house to square one so it is only upkeep. Any tips on how to get to this point?
I feel like this year has been a really long year. I also feel like a lot has happened. I have grown closer to my husband and family and realized how amazingly lucky I am. Now this blog doesn't cover the half of it, but all that i can't think of to write about while pretending to take take of two little monsters
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Well that was a gross post.. Sorry guys just had to get it off my chest I guess. Today my goal is to get laundry done and I would LOVE to get our spare room put together but I don't know if I can do that by myself. So How is everyone of my 4 readers?
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
This last weekend the hairy husband and I went to Park City, Utah for a night. We even dressed up and went out to dinner, and then Chocolate Factory for fudge, and then the liquor store. We tried a Strawberry White Zinfandel. Blaine took one sip and he was done.. I had a glass it wasn't bad but not my favorite that is for sure. On the way home Sunday we stopped at the Hub and had breakfast and peach pie... I WANT MORE OF THE PEACH PIE!! It was home made with fresh peaches it was amazing and Delicious. Blaine then got me a clock that I have been wanting FOREVER I love it. I am a luck woman to have such an amazing man. I love my husband sooooooooo much. The get away was just want we needed.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Blaine and I are taking another night at a hotel. We have sure missed each other lately, which makes me grumpy. It also seems like we have been going non stop for a while. Our yard sale is over and well we didn't do so great at all. So we have all the stuff in our yard still. I am willing to pay someone $20 to come take it away today!
Speaking of my wonderful husband and our yard sale. He manned the second yard sale all by himself so I could go to a funeral in my home town. He is an amazing man and I am so glad that I have him. We may not like each other sometimes but I am so greatful he is mine. He is the best Man in the entire world. He is such a strong person and he keeps me sane.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I drove out to my home town of Roosevelt after Lagoon. I love Roosevelt it renews my heart and soul. I wish we could move out here sooner rather then later. I am out to pick up stuff wonderful people are donating to sell at our yard sale. So if you are reading this and have stuff for me to pick up in the Basin let me know.
Thank you everyone for your prayers and support
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
I have noticed since being just the two of us + three dogs and some fish that our bedtime has gone out the window. It used to be a rarity for us to be in bed and sleeping after 10pm now it is a rarity for us to even be thinking about sleeping at 10pm. I think I had an easier time making myself clean when we had kids. Dishes certainly got done more then once a week. And I think laundry was more likely to get put away.
We are getting a website built for us for our adoption. with a button so that people can donate to help us get to our goal for adoption. And so people can get to know us a little better. I am super excited!!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
As I mentioned I am having a hard time cooking with it being so hot and only being the two of us. If anyone has any easy CHEAP easy quick recipes I would love to hear them.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Currently Blaine and I are unsure where we are going with our life. We are taking at least one more placement and then seeing how we feel about things after that. But until we get kids we are just enjoying each other. I have found it hard to cook for just the two of us though. Sometimes it just seems like such a hassle for two people.
We have been advised of a possible adoption situation. I don't have many details but wouldn't mind prayers.
This weekend we went to my home town. We had a family reunion that the hubby and I helped my dad make a dutch oven dinner for. I sure am blessed to have been raised in such amazing country and to have such an awesome family. I didn't realize how amazing they were until I realized that they weren't the norm. We played volleyball at this said reunion... I STILLLLLL hurt... I feel I may be getting old. But it was A LOT of fun.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Is it Friday yet? Blaine and I are having a "pretend to like each other again" weekend and it seems like it is taking FOREVER!!
We found out Reagan can be gone as soon as next week. I am glad that she will be back with her brothers. But selfishly missing her already. She is such a sweet sunshine.
Our weather has been COLD, turned the furnace on, COLD! But today better be warm because we are going swimming!! I am so excited, excited enough that I am even willing to put on a swimming suit. I also have a a new swimming suit that I think that I actually like.
I don't know if i have told anyone lately but I love my husband. He is such a great man. He is my rock. He keeps me going. He makes me smile. He is also an AWESOME punching bag. I am so glad that god let me meet you and have you in my life.
We went to Cabella's on Sunday to pick up some crawdad traps for my younger, taller, brother. I found couches that I really Reallly REALLY want. Blaine informed me that even if I had 3 million dollars and all our bills were paid and we had all the kids we could never handle I still wouldn't buy them. Apparently he thinks I am a tight wad and a banker's daughter, all of which are true... but I think I could do it.. maybe...I would atleast buy the cute $7.00 sign that said "A grumpy old bear lives here with his honey" with that 3 million dollars.
This blog needs some humor... Reagan has taken to pulling down my shirt to show my cleavage, pointing, and VERY loudly (in public) shouting "Butt momma BUTT!"
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I am very blessed with a very patient and understanding husband. I have been less then up to par when it comes to house work and cooking. I have also been nice and grumpy.. He just smiles and walks out of the room. We have planned a get away next weekend. Hopefully that will help us refresh and renew. I got the room for half off so I am super excited and proud. I am not the nicest wife in the world. So I would like my husband to know how much I love and appreciate him. Without him I would be nothing.
Lately I have been having a hard time with infertility. I am a person that has never wanted to do IVF recently I have been willing to go through all the pain and emotions that go through that. I am certain if we had the money that I would be and the doctor with my legs in stirrups. We are starting to realize that we will likely not have a family that we raise for ever, instead a family we raise for a while and teach them lessons we hope the carry forever. I am having a hard time accepting that.
I just read such a cute refreshing book. A Room with a Zoo by Jules Feiffer. It was an easy read and I could have read it all in one sitting but Blaine made me go to sleep.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Guys please give me ideas on what to blog about.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
On a lighter note...
We are now the "proud" owners of a trampoline. This may seem trivial to some, however for me I am very anti-trampoline. They scare me, I mean I love jumping on them, kids get hurt so easily on them. The trampoline ownership is a HUGE step for me. Our first rule however is that no other kids can jump on it without written permission from their parents.. that note will also need to include their name signed in blood, and notarized and finger prints and a copy of photo id and insurance card. That isn't going overboard is it? I mainly want it so in the summer we can have camp outs on the tramp. We also have a fire put that i want to get set up so we can roast marshmallows. (roasted peeps are a little piece of heaven by the way)
So I had my first Mother's day as a mom this year. My sweet monsters each got me a daisy and a hug and Hunter made a card for me at school. I also requested to not have to yell at them. They did better then par so no complaints. God really has blessed me with these cute angles.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
She put something into words that I never could "We learned very quickly after we announced our intent to adopt that Satan hates adoption and fights it with all his might. The spiritual warfare we have contended with has been real and intimidating. As more Christians hear the call of god to rise up and protect the orphan, the armies of the Enemy assemble and seize ever opportunity to attack." Wow thank you Missy! Thank you for putting my feelings into words.
This one Paragraph has made such a difference in my life and given me peace. Thank god for answered prayers.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I would ask if you would pick your vacuum over your husband, but then I realized you might need the vacuum to clean the hairy husband....
Yeah if it wasn't for the hairy husband i wouldn't ned the vacuum
Dalmations are hyper crazy dogs.. even more so then my brats.. and Blaine is the reason we have black and white.. I guess dogs have to match.. clothes on the other hand, not so much
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Do you feel like foster/adoptive parents are held to a "higher standard" than moms who give birth to their children? As an adoptive and foster mom, I feel this way sometimes. Is it just me?
I do feel some people do hold foster, adoptive, and families who suffer from infertility to a higher standard. Just because we wanted babies for so long and with every bit of us doesn't mean we have an easier go at the whole parent thing. I find people always think we have no clue as to what we are getting into, if we didn't know what we were getting into we wouldn't have spent endless nights crying from empty arms. we would not have had people come into our homes, lives, and families to judge if we are "good enough" to be parents. We wouldn't spend countless hours balancing preparing for a baby/child and trying not to torture our self by having kid things in the house. We wouldn't hide the tears with a smile every time we hold some one's baby or someone announces a pregnancy. We are parents too.. we are new and what we are doing and even though we adopted or are fostering kids they still did not come with an owner manual. I ofter feel like I am a blind person trying to separate clothes into groups by colour. I have no clue what I am doing a lot of the time and feel that because I wanted kids so badly I can't ask for help. I love my kids sooo much.. and that makes it even harder because sooner or later I have to say goodbye.
What has been the funnest part since those cute kids came into your home. Oh, and the funniest. And your favorite.
The things that stick out in my head..The first night that Carter didn't wipe off my kiss and gave me a "squish my head off hug" when tucking him into bed. Hunter's first day of school when he ran all the way back in the house just to give me a hug! The first time Reagan said "yes please" and "ma-mom-mommy-mama-ma-mom" and i said "what" and she said "hi"
my favorite is like this morning when three smiling (well four if you count my hairy husband) are right there when I open my eyes. I feel ever so blessed... I just hope to do good by them
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
1- you know about around the time the kid can come that way you can prepare and get things you know you will need
2- you are used to lack of sleep because you were so uncomfortable while pregnant that you learned to manage.
3- you have a baby and usually one at a time
4- you know the child and for the most part are able to tell what the need
More to come I am sure.
Don't think that i don't feel blessed, because I am overwhelmed with how lucky we are right now. Tears well up in my eyes quite often.
Monday, March 8, 2010
1- dogs are not aloud on the bed during "play time"
2- If you break it you do chores to earn money to replace it
3- Babies must nap longer then 15 minutes
4- "exercising the vocal chords" is only aloud somewhere else when I am not there
5- adults get nap time too
6- hitting is not okay and I will chop off your hands no questions asked
Now I am sure this list will grow greatly.
Now I know better then to whine to everyone about how quiet my house is, I however will still continue to whine about it until I get a noisy house again..
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Blaine and I found out June 17, 2009 that we do not have the recipe to make babies. We were gun ho and ready to adopt. and then we started getting prices, WOW, we tried to raise money we got so close and I then became unemployed. We starting thinking more and more about foster care and decided to bit the bullet and get certified. We completed all eight, four hour classes in November. Side note.... I broke my ankle November 6th so this was even more challenging. We completed our classes and then December just disappeared we did our safety check January 13th. We are now waiting for our Resource Family Consultant to give us a call so we can start getting place with children. Going through this process of bringing kids into our home has help teach us some hard lessons, some of which we are still learning. It has also forced us to have some hard talks and take some detailed looks at us as people and who we are and what we want to become.
We also lost my grandfather the end of October, I am still trying to remind myself that he isn't here anymore. It is hard knowing that my children wont get to know him. I sure miss that man.
Well I guess I am done rambling for now.