Adoption Update!

Sooooo….we finally heard back from the adoption agency! They accepted our application…exciting and nerve-wracking. Our home study agency is great, too…lots of paperwork, but they’ve been very gracious about all my questions ๐Ÿ˜€ We’re almost done with the home study paperwork…we’re waiting on a doctor’s appointment and some birth certificates to come back, driving records & marriage license to come back. And we have...

March 25, 2010

Application/Agency Number 2!!

So thanks for the well-wishes and prayers. I think it worked ๐Ÿ™‚ I found another agency, whose time line is quite a bit faster than the first one. I called to make sure they accept Mormons and I got a chance to ask a number of questions. The woman that I spoke to was super friendly and knowledgeable and didn’t seem annoyed at all...

March 12, 2010

Good Question!!

I was sent this email and thought it was funny, so I had to share ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things. I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, “Where’s the self help section?”ย  She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose. What if there were no hypothetical questions? If a deaf child signs...

February 24, 2010

No, I’m Not Dead.

I’m alive and well. Just have a new addiction. Facebook, still. *sigh*ย  I only have so many minutes a day to be on the computer and it all goes to keeping crops, fish, and pets alive! It’s disturbing how a fake corn crop trumps a real blog. It’s been a busy summer….chickens, gardens, parties , bbq’s and vacation…now back to school and soccer for...

August 25, 2009

What to Do When Retired

More Boortz: Parking Ticket Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day my wife and I went into town and went into a shop. We were only in there for about 5 minutes. When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. We went up to him and...

August 3, 2009


We’re going on vacation in just a few days, so if you happen to stop in, that’s where we’ll be ๐Ÿ™‚ Dh’s trip to Texas went well….he brought back plenty of chili and I’ve already eaten some of it. Yes, it’s as good as I remember.

June 9, 2009

Zoo Trip

Our zoo trip was so fun! It’s a 2 hour drive to get there and the boys did fine. Gab sat between them and helped them with snacks and drinks so they kept occupied.ย  Once we were there, Dean did wonderfully in the stroller. Pierce sat on his dad’s shoulders most of the day. He liked the elephants best, surprisingly. I thought he’d go...

May 11, 2009

They Might Keep Us.

Tomorrow (Saturday) we’re off to the National Zoo in D.C. for the day. Paul asked me what I wanted to do for Mother’s Day and this was my activity of choice.ย  Mother’s Day, to me, is a day to celebrate being a mom so I like to do family stuff instead ofย  “just me” stuff. Not that I would object to babysitting coupons or...

May 8, 2009

So Much Rain!!

We’ve had a lot of rain the last few days. And it’s supposed to continue through Wednesday. We’ve been issued a severe weather alert for “flooding of small streams.” I think, at this point, that includes our driveway. Standing water everywhere. Not that I’m complaining. I love the rain. I park my car under a tree that birds happen to like. Which means they...

May 4, 2009