Friday, June 27, 2008


Talk about pedophiles. I can't believe they let these two in Chuckey Cheese.

Tells Us How You Really Feel

Yes, he did wear that shirt out in public!

Hot Wheels!

Marcus's Nana and Papa got him this new four wheeler for his birthday. He loves it!!
Hang Loose Buddie!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Why Can't People Return Calls?????

I just need to rant about the fact that it is very annoying when people don't return phone calls, especially when you pay them!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Sorry for the excessive posts today. I am trying to keep myself distracted. There are few things more exciting, scary, and emotional then waiting to find out if you have been chosen by a birth family to love and parent their child. I can not imagine what they go through as they agonize over their choice to place and then who to place with. Pray for them!

Swimming Buddies

Marcus got a swimming pool for his birthday. He had a lot of fun today swimming with his cousin Malcolm.

The Best Backyard!

One of the reasons we fell in love with our house was the view from our back patio. We absolutely love our backyard! (Isn't the smoke crazy from the fires in California?)

Monday, June 23, 2008

My First Day of Work

As I have said I am trying to have a good attitude about my new job. I woke up early to make sure I got their on time and was dismayed to find that we had no hot water. Apparently a fuse blew to our boiler during a thunder storm. Despite that my fist day was pretty predictable considering I am working for the State.

I arrived to find out that no decision had been made about what exactly I would be doing. I have no computer because the powers that be are still deciding how to get me one. My office wasn't cleaned out and so I spent most of my morning cleaning it out of all the junk that had collected in it. Apparently it acted as the catch all for everything nobody knew what else to do with. I then spent the rest of the day completed a two inch thick packet of paper work. However, by the end of the day a decision was made about my position (I am happy because it is the position I wanted!) and I am able to go to a training on the State's computer system tomorrow (not that it will do me any good if I don't get a computer).

Marcus took my going back to work remarkably well. In fact my ego is a bit bruised because he could care less. I rushed over to my Mom's to see him at lunch and he didn't have the time of day to give me. He was very busy playing with his new super soaker. My arrival home was a little better as he ran and threw his arms around me. But he was quickly off again. I swear this is harder on me than it is on him.

All and all I am truly lucky to have gotten this job as the State has a hiring freeze right now and my old boss was willing to pull strings to hire me. I am double blessed to be living close to family now so that Marcus can get all the love he could ever want.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Back to Work

I have had the best month hanging out with Marcus, my mom, sisters, and nephew. Tomorrow I start my job and am sad to be leaving Marcus. I am lucky that my sister Lynlee is spending the summer at home so Marcus can play with her all day but I feel so sad to leave him. I can not wait for this last year of school to be OVER.

I am trying to have a good attitude about it because the added income will open up so many additional adoption opportunities and when our new little one joins the family I will be able to take a long maternity leave.

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things . . .

  • Family
  • Drives
  • Twin Lakes
  • Starr Valley
  • Watching movies
  • Snacks
  • Playing in the backyard
  • Bedtime stories
  • Weekends
  • Sleepovers
  • Four wheelers
  • Playing games

Why Adopt?

The answer to the question "Why Adopt?" is very simple, because we have followed our hearts. We know that adoption is how our family is supposed to grow.