If you missed it, read A baby? first. After we said yes, we told the social worker that we would like go and see her in the hospital. It only took a couple hours before we were given the go ahead to visit. I remember saying to Jeff in the elevator, “What do we say when… Continue reading We meet
Last September, as I was leaving work on a Friday afternoon I got the email from our licensor, “Congratulations! You are licensed foster parents.” I called Jeff to tell him. All of a sudden after months of preparation, it was today. We were both anxiously excited. Jeff was going out of town for the weekend… Continue reading A baby?
After 407 days in foster care, 5 social workers, sooo many smiles and a few tears, it is finally official. We are SO proud to introduce our fourth daughter, Everly Joy. Thank you for supporting us, near and far, in bringing Everly into our family. She is, and will always be, fiercely loved.
A couple weeks ago, our little guy moved to a new foster home. Back when he moved in we agreed to be a temporary placement of two months. As time passed, we realized he needed a home for a lot longer than that, which is why he stayed for six months. Due to some bullshit… Continue reading More Loss
We are coming up on, what would be, Blake’s 4th birthday. As you all know, we celebrate Blake as often as we can. What better way to celebrate her than by showing love to those who need it? This year I reached out to our local Children’s Administration office and asked what they might need… Continue reading Blake’s Birthday
I ran into an old friend the other day. Usually I dread seeing people from waaay back (I’m talking high school… Don’t act like you don’t hide!) but this time I was actually delighted. It’s been over ten years since I saw him and it was wild to all of sudden be standing there chatting.… Continue reading That’s not it
This is our fourth year making Team Blake shirts. We design a new one every year around this time because of a walk we do for Cure SMA. I always have a fear that no one will buy. Then you all blow me away. All proceeds from tees sold go to Cure SMA on behalf… Continue reading Team Blake Year Four