Little Man

Please stop growing....


what's next?

What's next with our adoption journey? I wish I knew. As we approach yet another update with our current agency (with very few showings), we are at a crossroads. We applied with another local agency and interviewed for the 4 open spots. There were 20 other couples that interviewed for the same 4 spots. We got a call today that they filled those spots with 4 childless couples. They loved us, but thanks no thanks. Frustrating for sure.

A ray of sunshine in this darkness is that we just completed our second week of 10 weeks of foster care training. We aren't sure fos/adopt is our correct path but we're getting prepared if it indeed is. From here I guess we research different possibilities (facilitators, agencies, attorneys, etc) and see what our next adventure is. By calling it an adventure instead of an incredibly draining and annoying process of meetings and paperwork, I feel a little better. Ha! Everyone copes differently, eh?
love this nugget...


Friday iDump

I'm resurrecting the ole iDump. I love the ability to catch the random day to day with my phone.
my little artist with his picture of me:
Jack is such a weirdo. He'll lay like this forever:
 Got to babysit my nieces this week. They are so adorable:
 We've been getting adjusted more with all the sickies going around:
 Just chillin' at the chiro's office. This kid cracks me up:
 Keller Grace
 Declan threw a fit about not being able to see Dora while eating. This was our solution. Some battles aren't worth it:
 We hosted our first b.day party for my brother:
 lazy dogs:
 When the temps are about 40, this little guy heads outside. Love having a big fenced yard. It's going to be a fun Spring/Summer:
 Pizza night with the cousins!
 story time with Uncle Ryan:
 some serious Mario playing...
 relaxing and getting better:
 My favorite decor item: a huge 42x42 Instagram display:


Days after finally moving in to our home, Declan woke up with that horrible sounding croup cough. He struggled to breath and we spent the rest of the night going in between the steamy bathroom and the cold outdoors. The next day I scheduled an appt at 1:30 but about 10:30am after taking his temp (it was 101.3) I gave him Advil and he puked. Off to the doctor (early!) we went. By the time we got there he wasn't being very responsive and his temp went to 103.9. YIKES! We left with a croup diagnosis AND an influenza diagnosis. The next couple of days were a roller coaster but he bounced back so quick! Phew. So, we settled in to the new place by staying holed up in it for a solid week. Good times. Stir crazy, much?!
Soooo out of it. Poor buddy.


Please excuse my absence...

So happy to say we have moved and are mostly settled. This process started in May when we bought the lot and it's been such a wonderful journey. The move, well, this sums it up: