Today is another day to be thankful for the many blessings we have been given. We went to court to find out if we would be granted DeFacto Parent. It was a big YES! We can now sit up with the boys lawyers and get all the papers from the court. “It mostly means that court recognizes that we have an interest in the welfare of the boys and that we are to be notified of everything. It's a big deal that the court recognizes you and will hear what you have to say”. (as said by Andrea) I’m just so excited. Our next big court date is Feb 15th. That one will be a nail biter. But, until then, we can enjoy our holidays. Can’t wait to do pics for Christmas :o)
Monday, August 23, 2010
Well, we now have a 4th grader. So excited, yet sad. She is growing up too fast. She is very excited, yet worried about some of her classmates she had a problem with last year. We will see how this goes. Good luck!! We love you and know you will do great!
She gets to rider her bike to school this year!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
We have been very blessed this past week. We are now home owners. Yeah!! The house we wanted is ours. We got short sale approval from the bank and two weeks later were able to get the keys. Mikey is so excited. I don’t think there is a man out there who is actually happy to have a honey do list like he is. I should paint before we move in, but I don’t know what colors I want to do. Once we are settled I can figure out what I want.
Also, as you know we went to classes and are licensed for foster/adopt. Well, we have finally been placed. We wanted a boy between the ages 0-2. Well, we got two boys (twins) ages (now) 10 days old. So, right now we are long term fostering and we will see if we will be able to adopt them. Lauren is a great big sister. It is quite a lot to be going on, but we are so excited. I am ever so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who has blessed us with so much. I can only credit Him in all that we have and are able to achieve.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Friday the 16th & Saturday the 17th (his actual birthday) we celebrated Mikey’s birthday. Friday night we went out with a friend who was in town for the weekend. We haven’t seen her in about 6 years. We walked around Old Sacramento and then ate at Joe’s Crab Shack. They had him dress up and walk around.
This is Lauren looking out and Kim & I
Mikey found this in Evangeline’s
Saturday we went to his dad’s to celebrate his birthday along with his brother (whose birthday is the 18th). It was his dad, his step-mom, brother, sister-in-law, my mom & her husband, Lauren, me, & Mikey’s grandpa. We had a good time BBQ-ing. Lauren loves the backyard.
It was such a beautiful day! Happy Birthday Mikey!! We are so glad you are ours :o)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I wish waiting was easier. We have all our interviews done for adoption. Now we just have to wait for a match to come along. Hopefully soon…
We put an offer on a house that is just around the corner. We love the house and the more we think about it the more we like it. So now we have to wait and see if he will accept our offer and hope all will go smoothly. Hopefully soon we will hear something…
So we are just doing the day to day while we wait…
Thursday, January 28, 2010
We are one step closer. Lauren had her interview on the 21st. All went well. Our worker said that she will do a rough draft of our interviews and then set up an appointment to meet again to discuss what we are looking for. She said she is keeping her eyes out for a little guy, so hopefully by April we will have an addition to our family. Yeah!!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Christmas this year we went to Disneyland for two days. That was our present to the 3 of us. We had a blast. We went to Disneyland Tuesday the 22nd and California Wednesday the 23rd. I think I had more fun at California than Disneyland. I loved the Grizzly River Raft ride and Soaring Over California was a blast. Mikey loved the Maliboomer.
outside Haunted Mansion
Jack Skellington takes over the Haunted Mansion @ Christmas time
these two are waiting to go into the Indiana Jones ride
Indian Jones ride
Our own Tinker Bell
these are in the Monorail (I had never been)
going into the Matterhorn
Now for California Adventure
I loved our trip. Can’t wait to go again. We had such a fun family time together.