I know, I know it has been a while. We have been doing some knocking down of a wall and building of other walls. We are turning one of our living rooms into a bedroom so we are able to take 6 kids at a time. I can't wait to have a house full.
Right now on the remodeling we have the dry wall up and I think mudded, now we just need to paint, do finish work and carpet. We also need to build another wall up front to create a closet for our freezers to live in. I also had to get rid of my piano because the freezers took it's home. I miss my big piano, now how will I torture my kids with piano lessons?
Right now we still have our little ladies. I am pretty sure they will be going home in about a month. Some transitions are harder then others, I think that this one is going to be a hard one.
We are trying to sell our car right now so if anyone wants it please please buy it!
I am running out of things to write about, someone PLEASE give me ideas.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
To a New Dear Friend:
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our letter. We would like to give you a small glimpse into our life, and help you get to know us a little bit better. We want to make sure you know how much respect and admiration we have for you. Your bravery and love is an amazing attribute that is in short supply. You are in our hearts always; we hope only the best for you and your baby in this and all your journeys.
We live in the beautiful state of Utah. We are the proud parents to three dogs, two cats and a hedgehog. Our house is always full of the sound of laughter, dogs snoring, cats purring and our hedgehog “Donkey” running in his wheel. We enjoy going to the movies, trying new restaurants, helping my parents with their small ranch, taking drives in the mountains, white river rafting and making everyone laugh. We have recently joined the Patriot Guard Riders where we are able to welcome soldiers home, be there to say good bye when they deploy, and show our deepest respect at a fallen soldier’s funeral. We are foster parents and love it. Our biggest dream is to have a large family full of love, support and unconditional love.
Blaine is a computer nerd; if your computer is broken he will make it work again. Blaine is very quick witted and sarcastic. He loves teaching others his talents. Blaine was raised in the city, and since marrying Heather has decided he wants to be a country boy. He LOVES helping his in-laws with their cows and counts down the months, weeks and days until he gets to help herd cows. He loves the outdoors. He loves to travel and was able to travel to other countries while in the army and can’t wait to see more. Blaine served his country for four years, as part of which, he served in Iraq. Blaine is the middle child of five kids. He loves sharing his knowledge with his nieces. He is always the favorite when children are around and loves entertaining and getting down on the ground to play with kids.
Heather was raised in small town in Utah where she ran, made “secret” forts and caught random critters and bugs. She is the oldest of eight. Heather is also very quick witted and sarcastic and enjoys making people smile and laugh. Heather gets to stay at home and take care of the house and foster kids and she LOVES it. Heather loves to take kids outside to enjoy and learn about the beauty Mother Nature has created for us. Heather loves to travel and because of her many family road trips when she was younger has been able to see many State and National parks in the USA. Heather loves to hang out with her family and laugh.
A few words Heather would use to describe Blaine
Funny, playful, strong, even tempered, loving, stubborn, hard worker and a go getter.
A few words Blaine would use to describe Heather.
Quirky, fun loving, kind, caring, compassionate, eager to please, smart, funny, and always helping others.
We are so excited to grow our family through adoption, and not just with a child but with everyone that loves that child. We are so lucky that our children are going to be loved by so many; adoptive family, biological family, and great friends.
Heather & Blaine
(As well as our three dogs, Molly, Trey & Hudson, our cats Lilly & Gus, and our hedgehog Donkey.)