Little Sis: “Can I have another sleepover, but with someone other than [friend who has slept over before]? Me: “Who do you have in mind?” Little Sis: “[boy in her after school program]” Me: “Ummmm… no. Sorry. Maybe he can come hang out and have dinner, but no boy-girl sleepovers.” Little Sis: “Having dinner with […]
The girls decided to paint their nails… Little Man wanted in on the action too.
Today began early again. I really, really, miss sleep…
Got to ‘sleep in’ until 7:30a when two of the kids got up… the other one took her time and slept even later! Letting them sleep in the pop up tent may be the best thing we’ve done. I’m dreading the inevitable awkward conversation when one of the kids tells their social worker that they […]
Day two began at 6:30am, despite a late bedtime last night and an apparent late night migration that resulted in Little Man in his sisters’ room. Mark was working most of the day which meant flying solo with the kids… to the neighborhood playground, library, and McDonalds for an easy lunch and lots more play […]
Eeek… here we go!
After a month and a half of flaky communication with an agency I won’t name, I was feeling a little discouraged about the adoption process until I came across a local news article about Mercy for America’s Children in February. I sent an email that afternoon – the response came within six minutes and was […]
We don’t have the keys yet (we expect to close by the end of March at the latest) but the builder accepted our offer! The builder even agreed to add a back door off the den/office and build a deck which we are super excited about. The house currently only has the front door and […]
After months of looking online checking out a few in person, including a 1950s bungalow and 1920s farmhouse, we have fallen in love with a home! It’s built by Builders of Hope which means it is a totally green home! Although it is considered new construction, part of the house is actually recycled from another […]
Hi there. Welcome to our little corner of the internet. We’re a newly engaged couple who are planning on getting married, buying a house, and adopting a child through the US Foster Care system! We’re super excited about the journey and have the support of some amazing family and friends. Stay tuned! – Michelle & […]