Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Fun times ( a little late for halloween)

 Today my son and daughter got their creative juices flowing! I guess this is a benefit of being homeschoolers! but here is a guy they call bonezer! Hope everyone as fun a day as we are!!

Friday, November 5, 2021

New Hair

One of the fun things about having a girl is getting to do hair! And my daughter has A LOT of amazing hair to do! Here are some of the recent pics of hair that we have done 💔💔

                                                          Style that Caroline did herself 😀
                                                 Fish tail braid that I did.

Friday, October 29, 2021

What I got my 8 year old daughter for her birthday!

 So my sweet little girl just turned 8!! I really can't believe it! Since I am planning to to continue ho use this as a bit of a journal I wanted to go ahead and post what we got her.  that way many years from now I can look back and remember what she got and the wonderful day that she had.  It might even remind me of some of the amazing things she was into at this age!

unicorn pillow

unicorn blanket 

face painting set

clay cakes maker

earrings(lots and lots of ear rings)

Rainbow high dolls (pink and purple)

disney shirts

50 dollars

fashion plates

doll books

It seems like she didn't really want a whole lot of "toys" this year it was mostly gown up girl stuff :( makes me sad and happy at the same time!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Direction change

 Hi. all!

It has been so long but I just wanted to write really quickly.  A lot has changed since the last time I wrote on here, one major thing that has happened is that I graduated from school I am now officially a licensed addiction counselor! I plan to do some life style stuff on here about that career at some point because I would love to bring more awareness to addiction and how it can effect people.  Secondly, My husband and I have been working together on our weight loss journey and I am happy to report that we have lost combined somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 lbs!!! It is pretty cool! I am hoping to post some pics of us soon! The next thing that is happening is kind of related. We have been on the adoption/ foster care train for a while and just decided that we might want to go on aa fertility journey.  Our hope is to get pregnant and possibly adopt a child with special needs at the same time! I know it sounds like a lot but this has been my dream for a long time. This month I will be starting a course of letrozol with a trigger shot.  I plan to post a lot on here because I kind of want to keep a journal of what is going on! 

Hope everyone is safe and happy and anticipating the end of 2020! I know I aam!

Saturday, September 22, 2018


Very quick update, but since I am trying to keep a record for myself I will say, We got a phone call from the DCF social worker on Thursday, He will be coming to do our FINAL home visit on Wednesday at 3 PM, I am super excited and super nervous for this journey to start! We have a few things to do this weekend but not that much!


Monday, September 10, 2018

K12 homeschool day in the life

for a long time I have been wanting to film a day in the life of what it is like for us with our 3 kids homeschooling.  I made a youtube video on Saturday (yes we did school) hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Foster Parent Room Progression

So I have no before pictures to show, but I want to document this journey for you and for myself honestly, and decided that I would just put the information here.  We had an inspection done by our social worker about a week ago and DCF will be coming out in a few weeks to do our final one, after that our home will officially be OPEN.  We will probably be licensed for 3 to 4 kids depending on how things go and I hope to take a sibling set of at least 3.  Again this journey is complicated so I can't tell you anything about number, ages or genders of the children we will get but my biggest hope is still that we will find a sibling group that can join our family sooner rather than later.  I will keep you updated as we go!
Below you will see the pics

A lot of people I am sure are going "WHY in the world did you get a CRIB!! There is no way you are going to get a baby that is young enough to need one or young enough to sleep in your room." or at least that was my reaction and we actually have a crib that my daughter and one of my sons slept, BUT our social worker specifically asked that we get one so that the DCF worker can license us for children under the age of one. since I specifically said that I am ok with taking babies who are born addicted.

This is our extra room all set up.  No, we do not have any bedding on the beds yet.  I didn't think that a 5-year-old girl would want the same thing as a 2-year-old boy!

Anyway, there you have it! I will keep you updated as we go!!!!