A Day in the Life

My days right now, look nothing like I thought they might when I was growing up.  My days are full, yet I often feel like I don’t get much accomplished.  Raising 4 kids while pregnant is hard.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids to pieces, but it’s hard work.  So, in an effortContinue reading “A Day in the Life”

Another Bundle of Surprise

Racer and I finally decided to announce that we are having another baby.  Well, Racer’s been ready for a while.  I’ve been the hold-up.  I’m over 1/2 way through this pregnancy.  I keep thinking about this baby (I won’t have a cute nickname until it’s here) and such a variety of emotions surface.  Of courseContinue reading “Another Bundle of Surprise”

Adoption Story… part 6

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 The road to finalizing the adoption was longer than we anticipated.  In all reality, it wasn’t that long.  After Blue had been with us about 3 months it was time to move forward.  From the point that the workers began to move toward adoption (asContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 6”

Adoption Story… part 5

Part1  Part 2  Part3  Part 4 It was time – time to tell Blue about “our plans.”  Racer and I were nervous.  We didn’t know what she’d say.  We didn’t know if she’d want to be a part of our family.  We didn’t know how she’d respond.  The morning started out with a meeting ofContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 5”

Adoption Story… part 4

Part 1  Part 2  Part  3 Now that Racer and I knew what God wanted us to do, we had to figure out how to go about it.  First, we called the Fosters.  They were shocked – “How can we adopt Blue” was certainly not a phone call they expected, especially from us.  That phoneContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 4”

Adoption Story… Part 3

Part 1     Part 2 At some point after Blue arrived at our church and began to grow on me, there was a small fleeting voice that said “Maybe Blue is the one.”  I entertained the thought for a moment, but never said anything to Racer.  The thought came again, a few months later, but againContinue reading “Adoption Story… Part 3”

Adoption Story… Part 2

Read part one here. There is a couple in our church that I have a new love for.  You see, in May 2009, Blue came to live with the Fosters.  They are an older couple, well past their years of parenting teenagers, but God has given them a mission to open their home to teensContinue reading “Adoption Story… Part 2”

Adoption Story… Part 1

Yesterday was a big day for our family. We officially became a family of 6. In our hearts we have been a family of 6 since the end of July, but yesterday it was “official.” Blue’s adoption became final. Here’s the first part of our story… In the early fall – September I think –Continue reading “Adoption Story… Part 1”

Family Night

Lately, we’ve been trying to enjoy family nights when we can.  Doing something TOGETHER, as a family, when we all can be doing the same thing.  So many nights it seems that we are fractured – little kids playing, someone on the computer, another on the phone, another watching tv, someone else doing chores…  we’reContinue reading “Family Night”

The Joy of Paint, Glitter and Glue

It’s snow day #2 this week. Yesterday, as the snow was falling outside, Girlie, Professor and even Blue made Valentine Day boxes. You remember doing them as a kid… the shoe box with the hole in the top and decorated with an assortment of items (I was fond of aluminum foil and construction paper hearts). SinceContinue reading “The Joy of Paint, Glitter and Glue”