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Fostering 101…Welcome J &J

Fostering 101…Welcome J &J

I know it’s been a while.  Partly because life has been busy and partly because life has been hard and I honestly didn’t want to blog about it.  I had my last blog title all picked out.  Miserably Happy.  I guess that is the best way I can describe what...
Our Own Kind of Hurricane….Hurricane Wilke

Our Own Kind of Hurricane….Hurricane Wilke

With all the talk of Hurricane Dorian over the past week, I realized just how similar my life is to a hurricane.  Sometimes we gain momentum.  Sometimes we stand still.  Sometimes our wind speed picks up.  Sometimes our winds die down.  Sometimes we think we are...
A Glimmer of Hope…

A Glimmer of Hope…

Before we moved down to our new house in Florida, I knew I wanted to paint right away.  The colors that were painted in the house were more dark and earth tones.  Those of you that know me, know that dark earth tone colors are just not me!  After all, I drive a mint...
Who said being brave was fun?

Who said being brave was fun?

Everyone always says, “Don’t blink your eyes, your kids will be leaving for college before you know it.”  Blah blah blah is what I thought.  When you have 7 kids in 9 years the last thing you can imagine is anything in the future.  Let’s face...
There is now a crib in our bedroom….

There is now a crib in our bedroom….

I wanted to give you an update on our Foster Care Journey here in Florida.  I know I mentioned it before, but the process is a bit different here from Wisconsin.  It took Dan and I almost 6 months to become a licensed foster care home in Wisconsin and to say I was...