Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Our journey started with a call a couple of weeks ago. We had put in our application, had one home visit with our ageny's licensing rep for inspection and been fingerprinted but hadn't heard much back about our licensure until all of the sudden, we got a call that they needed a home to place two (YES, 2!!) 1-year-olds. After the shock wore off, we accepted the challenge. :) We jumped in with both feet and accepted these four precious feet into our home.
Being brand new at this, we are just trusting in the Lord to guide us every step of the way. We really feel called right now just to "love them like they are ours while they are 'ours'", however long that may be. We do hope that the Lord will, at some point, bless us with the opportunity to adopt again but are waiting on Him and His timing.
One of the most interesting parts of this new adventure has been figuring out how to explain it to our now 5-year-old Ben. It's hard to put the whole idea of foster care into a 5-year-old perspective but when he told someone that we had babies staying with us "until their owners came to get them", we figured he at least kind of gets it...kind of...lol. It has been quite an adjustment for him but he is doing well for the most part. He's had a couple of meltdowns but we've been making sure to give him lots of cuddles and some extra space here and there and also to give him special ways to help with the babies so he feels a part of the process and not just a spectator.
So, I suppose that's it for now...Blessings to you and yours!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
And then, for those with a sweet tooth, we have Oreo and Nutter Butter Truffles. These take a little bit of time but are still pretty simple. You just grind up the cookies in a food processor and and dip them in melted almond bark. We dipped the oreos in vanilla almond bark and the nutter buters in chocolate almond bark and then drizzled the extra onto the other kind. These are sooo yummy but sooo sweet! You can't handle too many but they would be excellent for parties and such.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, December 27, 2008
And now it's Christmas!! Where did 2008 go?? I cannot believe how fast the last couple of years have just flown by! Ben is growing and getting so big. He's talking more and more every day. And Corey and I are understanding more and more of what he says every day also...which is a big part of it with a 19 month old! It's so funny to watch him get frustrated with us because we can't make out what he is saying when you can tell that he knows exactly what he is trying to convey and just doesn't know what our problem is! :) We had a good Christmas at home this year. We were supposed to be in Texas and Mississippi with the family but because of my work (the office being short-handed and me being in a new position) and money it just didn't pan out. So, we stayed here in Alaska and had kind of a quiet Christmas with my parents. Ben made out like a bandit as always! He got all sorts of Veggie Tales stuff and some books and other toys. He also got a little drumset which he has played almost non-stop since he opened it! (Thanks goes out to Aunt Leana for that one.) Here are some pictures from our Christmas day. Enjoy :)
They had all the excitement they could handle for one day :)
Friday, May 9, 2008
And one of Ben's many other "grandmas" from church made him his own individual cake which was pudding filled! He had quite a time digging in to that one!
Ben's doesn't quite grasp the concept of presents too much yet but he still had fun playing with the new toys...especially the drum complete with cymbals that Grandma & Grandpa gave him. (Thanks Grandma & Grandpa...Thanks...we'll be sure to leave that one at your house...lol) Here's a couple of cute pics of the birthday boy.
I guess that's about it. We also had revival this week with Bro. Bobby Boyles. It was really great...about 20-25 people were saved!! The Lord really did some amazing works in peoples' lives! God is good! Well, off to bed now for me...more to post later. :)