Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

more on the journey to 1000 things thankful for

36. Family
37. Cute little notes
38. knowing that God wants us to keep fostering.
39. Late nights cuz they ask you to stay up with them.
40. My nice cozy bed set at the right number
41. sweet kisses from Terry
42. Hugs
43. Gas going back down
44. Our house almost being down and the beauty that that brings
45. Blogs of friends that you can read makes you feel like part of their live.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

a few more

26. Poison Ivy meds
27. Fans
28. calls for Africa from my little sis.
29. Internet
30. Netflix
31. flowers
32. Zoe
33. New work shoes for Terry

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Getting things done around here.

you will have to excuse the mess I need to figure out where to put thing now. Happy colors love them

Monday, August 24, 2009

A reason that things don't get done around here!

I was working on putting this new fabric on the seat and was getting it done until someone decided that he needed to test it out. Casper must have decided that he liked it because he is still sleeping on it.

con't on in the journey to find 1000 things thankful for

13. My Mother in law she is so thankful for the little things
14. Casper not going to far when he got out today.
15. Nieces and Nephews who still like to sit on my lap at what 20.
16. Facebook it has made it so easy to stay in touch.
17. Sweet little giggles that make you smile
18. ice cold water that hits the spot
19. Bills sorta
20. Princess barking at the person that tried to rob our house the other night and stopped not the first time this has happened.
21. Hy-Vee for allowing Terry to come home when his wife called in a panic cuz of number 20.
22. I was able to help someone in need.
23. Sweet little Casper kisses at 2 am to wake you to give him love.
24. fresh air
25. Menard's being close enough that we can run there about three times a week.
enough for now

Sunday, August 23, 2009

1000 things to be thankful for. thanks great idea

1. God's love and compassion
2. My Hottie Husband
3. Mom is still here today
4. Friends that are real even if few
5. Weight loss
6. Rick for helping us with the house
7. That we do not have any foster kids as long as the kids are safe and loved.
8. My animals
9. For a cool breeze on the hot humid days
10. Insurance
11. Cars that run
12. Roof over our heads
ok started list someday will add to it

Friday, July 31, 2009

Goodbye Paul

That is the smile that you almost always saw one of joy and laughter. Who would have thought that it was a mask. One that hide the depression and hurt. We will miss you.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Our newest addition Casper!! He has so much energy and love to give kisses. Mainly to wake you up from deep sleep to let you know he needs attention. He is way too cute.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Not this time!!!

The 15 year old and baby were not meant to live with us. I still am praying that everything works out and that she stays safe and all that. That is two cases now that we have waited for them to come or for DHs to decide if we are the right home. This waiting and seeing I think is one of the hardest parts of being a foster parent. I wonder sometimes if this is God teaching me that things do not go as plan and you have to live more by the seat of your pants then by plans lists and all that. The turtle is a drawing by a friend Scott Piper he is so talented had to share.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I love you Aunt Violet!!

Our Aunt Violet passed away this morning. I want to remember the good times and moments shared. She lived not to far from us. And we would go to their house and they would come to ours a lot too. We would play cards make lefsa and have so much fun with the cousins. She was like 20 years older than my Dad so she had grandkids our age. We spend many a nights there. she let us cry on her shoulder. Her and my Uncle Martin were a favorite of us kids. Uncle Martin would be doing his wood working and we would have to go help. I know that we were more in the way but we never were made to feel that way. Anyway I could go on and on but I won't.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

what a smile!!

Zoe and I have so much fun swinging on the porch swing or writing on the sidewalk. She is too much fun. Thought I would share this one cuz when I see it I can not help but smile.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I love that song!

It has a great meaning. Some of you might be shaking your heads but it does. or at least to me and some others

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

hello there!!

If you have yet to check out the hottest guys blog please do so. it is graygip on the side in the blog list thing.

Monday, April 13, 2009

April showers bring May flowers

Rain Rain Rain. Gotta love the rain. Cuddle up with a cozy blanket and a good book and enjoy. Maybe have a cup or two of tea. Right now I have some Russian Tea that Carla my sister gave to me. Thanks for that. Hope all of you are safe and warm.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Savannah gave her Mom away. That was so special and cute.

The happy family.

Abby can be way too cute.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A wedding

My sister Mary is getting married this weekend. one week to plan a wedding and guests of about 50. I think that it is crazy and exciting all at once. Loves it sorta I will post pictures when I come back.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


They are so cute I had to share. Mom and Max. Every year I think the two of them get cuter. When they were here Terry and I came home from a meeting or class and there they were sitting on the sofa holding hands watching a movie like two teenagers. It touched my heart.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Being Rude!!

Sometimes I feel as though I get so rapped up in my own world that I forget that others have things to say and have feelings to consider to. One day I will wake up and realize that people love to be greeted with a howdy do or just listened too. I thought that if I needed to be reminded of this that maybe someone else did too so there we are

Monday, February 9, 2009

hard day!

i have now realized that I can not have a off day with two little ones. If you are in a bad mood they are too.

Friday, January 30, 2009


This morning I had the funniest thing happen, my bottom burped and Levi was behind me which is almost always the case and he goes poop and tried to check my pants. Terry and I laughed and laughed.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Today we discovered the love of the backpack. You can store your pillow in it and toys too. Then you can empty it and build something. We have been listening to "Camp Lisa" cd and today before the words came Levi was singing them. Time for a new cd.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

help please?!

Ok all you mothers of boys. How long do you leave them on the potty chair to get used to it? and is that the best way to do it? I know that I need to start soon. Any ideas will help thanks

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Most amazing things ever.

Running noses, toys in the way, diapers that need changing, way too much laundry, and little hugs and kisses, the tiny little giggles. It will be hard when that all goes away but for those moments it when that smile is for you and running to the door to greet you will all be worth it.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Life is changing

We got the call last night. Good thing God blessed us with Sharon Devore. We needed a crib and clothes for a under one and then for a two year old. Yep you read that right 2 boys 2 and under. Should be fun.