1 year old birthdayI have a super cute picture of J1 I took tonight that I really wish I could post here, but alas, rules and all that. We have a long history of anti-climactic first birthdays for our babies and Baby J was no different. Most of our day was spent in trying to help Millie feel better as she is super super duper sick right now. Still, I ran into Walmart to attempt to get her prescriptions and came out with two toys, a card, a balloon, and a cake.

I’m all about the photo opp and we’ll give them to his birth mom and call it a party.

December Photo Project

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Fried Pork ChopsAt the end of a busy, goofy, overloaded day, the Pioneer Woman’s got nothing on my mom’s fried pork chops. Fast, easy, and super tasty. I don’t make them often, but when I do, I think, “Gee…I should make these more.”

December Photo Project

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December 1: Trucks and Trains

December 1, 2014

When we stepped back into the world of foster care this year it was as though the gods of foster care placement looked down on us and laughed. “Two boys,” they said. “I think they need two more boys. And let’s make them babies this time.” When they came to us they were A21-months and […]

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Fostering Expectations

November 11, 2014

Tap, tap, tap…is this thing still on? Maybe not, but that’s okay. I posted over here today.  

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Stepping Back into a Scary Place

August 7, 2014

Sometimes sadness gives way to success, if you want to call it that. I can think of several gals who, after experiencing or currently experiencing really super hard things, started writing about it and became internet-famous. I remember praying once that I would be okay with a lifetime of mediocre blogging if it meant I […]

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I feel like I owe the internet an apology

April 8, 2014

It’s easy to write review posts about inconsequential things because those posts require no feeling. Maybe a little thinking, mostly just retelling. No feeling. 2014 has been a hard year and I’ve discovered this about myself: While I don’t mind oversharing with the world at large about our propensity towards all things that simplify our […]

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A dark and broken place

January 28, 2014

There’s a McDonalds I come to on Tuesday nights. I spend $1.08 and get a drink, sometimes tea, sometimes Coke. Sometimes I just get water. Once I ordered nothing at all. I sit here for 75 minutes while the girls are nearby attending choir. There is free wifi here and lots of fodder for the […]

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January 25: Upward Basketball

January 25, 2014

Today marked week 2 of Upward Basketball games for A5 and R4 and also the day we started thinking that perhaps R4 is better suited for the cheerleading squad than the basketball team… *ahem* 25/365

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January 10: Happy Birthday, Mom

January 10, 2014

My mom turned 67 today and we celebrated by invading her space with 8 additional people and being present with her for the evening. I’m thankful to be able to celebrate with her today. I made French Mousse for her birthday because she really can’t handle breads and cakes anymore. I’m here to tell you, […]

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January 9: My Katie

January 9, 2014

We needed a photo of Katie for a school project and discovered an appalling lack of single shots of Katie in my iPhoto. I must remedy this at once. 9/365

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