Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
let me tell you about this amazing organization called Together We Rise. I posted a photo of baby J on instgram. baby j was wearing his halloween costume (spiderman) weeks after halloween and the director of Together We Rise saw the photo. he asked if his organization could send him a Sweet Case.
a week or so later Baby J received a box in the mail. i can't tell you the excitement he had JUST from getting mail! there were so many awesome things inside. and Baby J was CRAZY with excitement that he had friends that loved him. i love seeing his face when he feels loved.
Baby J is going through a hard time right now. no fault of his own. but he is a confused little man. i just love seeing him happy. and i love seeing him loved.
thank you Together We Rise, for helping this little guy feel loved.
If you have connection, recourses, time, and or money, they are a great organization to consider making a gift to. All of their programs focus on foster children.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
when i pick you up, you feel heavier.
when i wrap my arm around you, you feel wider.
when i talk to you, you seem smarter.
it must be because today you're turning 5.
kaleb. the kindest boy i know. you will be someone great.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
my princess. tomorrow she turns 6.
my princess can't resist pepsi.
my princess can swim like a fish.
my princess talks in her sleep.
my princess has her daddy wrapped around her finger.
my princess will never be found in shorts.
my princess wants to move to hong kong.
my princess still hopes to marry bieber.
my princess is amazing.
she was a gift given to me by god himself.
happy birthday princess stormie.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
i dont have much to say. my head is still trying to figure out what just happened. but i did feel like i owed you all an update. the bottom line is we lost. the judge ruled in her favor and the process for reunification will begin in february.
i am not so eloquent with all this anger, but my husband says it perfectly below....
The judge did not rule in our favor but it is not his favor we seek. My God works all things for the Good. I put my hope in the God of Miracles. I claim my son on his name. #FaithOverFear
Monday, October 29, 2012
is god still good through tears? heartache? brokeness?
Friday, October 26, 2012
my kinda way to eat pumpkin seeds.
a dash of garlic powder
a dash of fukikake
(seaweed, salt, sesame seeds, sugar)
Friday, October 5, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
i wanted to thank everyone for the thoughts, prayers and love for stormie. waiting for a diagnosis is over. two weeks ago we had our suspicions confirmed. Autism. Aspergers. Auditory Processing Disorder. and her pre-existing Sensory Processing Disorder.
the funny thing is i thought i loved this girl with my whole heart but nothing can compare to the love i have for her right now.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
today. today i am in court.
today the war begins.
state vs. birthmother
bad news. her side objected to us being in the courtroom, so we will sit our butts outside that courtroom door and every time it opens i will give a big WAVE to the judge so he knows that the safety of little boy is so important to us that we're willing to sit on an uncomfortable bench for 8 hours.
i'm bummed, but not defeated. i haven't lost yet.
here's what i need from you. i need you to sacrifice a lamb. chicken. a fish from your kids fish bowl. anything. if you dont have any animal, a prayer will do.
people testifying today
- CPS social worker
- her medical doctor
- her therapist
- CPS Psychologist
- Military Hospital social worker
you all rock. now go find that lamb.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
we're in limbo and waiting for stormies diagnosis.
many hours of testing and lots of parent questioning. we're hoping to have some answers....
its a very strange feeling to have a professional validate your suspicions. it's a good feeling because you now know your not crazy. and a bad feeling because now you know something is officially wrong with your baby.
Just as I tell her always. I love you no matter what Stormie.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
my nerves were finally coming to grips with the fact that we'd know what was gonna happen with baby J on Sept 5th, THEN....the judge decided we needed two days of trial and those days would be ONE MONTH APART!!!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
since i posted the Pintrest No No's, i thought i should also post the 3 Pintrest things that i loved and turned out so cute!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
stormie is different.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
today my littlest love turns one. for some reason it's 10 times sadder knowing he is our last (i think).
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
i dont like military wives. they love me and leave me all the time!!! does that 3 exclamation point tell you how angry i am!? the junk part of being friends with military families is they will eventually leave....
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
One of the big pushes with his organization in educating poor - inner city kids, is creating a culture of college. this is something that we've adapted in our own home for our kids. we talk about college all the time. It is a natural step after high school.
i know my children dont live in the ghetto. i know my children aren't poor. i know my children have college educated parents. BUT it wasn't always this way. i grew up poor. i had no college educated people in my family or around me. this is my way of ensuring my children will continue to break the cycle of poverty. this is my way of ensuring that they are empowered.
here is a video of goeffery speaking about culture of college!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
i know you all love easy recipes. and so do i. so thats all i post.
and i love pillsbury crescent rolls...so here's another one for you to try! these were a hit at the party i took them to.
pillsbury chicken ranch rolls!
1 block softened cream cheese
1 roasted costco chicken (shredded)
1 pack of Ranch seasoning
2 handfuls of shredded cheese
salt and pepper to taste.
roll out the crescent rolls and place a generous scoop of the mixture at the bottom of the dough. Roll. place in the over at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
next thing you know you'll be heading to kindergarten, entering a surfing competition and receiving a medical degree from Stanford. GO CARDINALS!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
today, my baby j is 3 years old. i guess he's not so baby anymore.
baby j loves when i call him handsome.
baby j dreams of being shark boy when he grows up.
baby j loves food more than anything in the whole world.
baby j is praying for a pair of cowboy boots for his birthday.
baby j. i couldnt imagine our family without you. your right where you belong. i will fight till the end for your safety. your future. FOR YOU.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Knowing that she (birthmother) can postpone trial for termination of parental rights by naming a potential father, she went ahead with that idea and asked the court to add two more names to the list of ALREADY three potential fathers! Now the court must publish and seek finding the new possible fathers....moving our trial all the way to SEPTEMBER!!
yes folks by that time baby j who is now ending toddlerhood will be approaching senior hood!!
Friday, March 16, 2012
for valentines day i bought my hubby a new shirt.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I can't believe my mom bought my daughter a Justin Bieber toothbrush.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
i get into some battles with my daughter. by the way - she's a newly minted 5 years old. at some point one of us has to grow up and act like the adult.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Faith is much easier to talk, faith is very difficult to walk.
It's easier to be faithful when things are going my way.
These are things I'm noticing within myself as my chances of keeping baby j diminish.
I am not faithless.
I know gods will, will prevail. the thing is, i'm not sure gods will and what i want to be gods will are the same thing...