All Back Together Again
Yay! I picked up my oldest daughter from the bus this morning. She just got home from Space Camp in Alabama. I've missed her, but it was busy here while she was gone. We had our adoption anniversary on Friday, my middle daughter's regional g... Read more
Tragedy Strikes Close to Home
Last week we got a call I wouldn't wish on any adoptive parent...though I didn't realize it until it happened. I was told our little ones' birth mom was unresponsive at the hospital from an apparent drug overdose. She later died. There have b... Read more
Checking Off BIG To-Do List Items
We've been getting our floor redone in the majority of our upstairs. All 3 upstairs bedrooms, the living room, and the hallways had to have the floors empty....with all 8 of us trying to function...with everything in boxes and totes...trying to... Read more
Off the Rails
I haven't been blogging, tracking, or sparking. It has NOT helped.
I am going to get my head on st... Read more
So...Not Great at the Monthly Update
Okay friends, I have not done well at posting progress pics or even a progress blog.
Highlights since March:
*We finalized adoption of out 3 little ones on April 21st!!
*I have lost 4 pounds (not amazing, but it's a LOSS)
*We... Read more
Missed March 1...
I have a blog entry coming but March 1 came and went with a death in the family so plans changed. Maybe tomorrow...... Read more
February 1, 2016
Let's see if I can be consistent with this. Here I am, February 1, 2016 at 193.5 pounds.
... Read more
2016 - Is It Vacation Time Yet?
DH and I are looking ahead to do some planning for summer camping, other trips, family functions, etc. right now.
For example, we had planned a certain Spring Break mini-trip and it is not going to work out, so we are changing course and ... Read more
2016 - January Adoption Update
For those who had been following our foster/adoption story, I have big news!
Last month, December 2015, our foster kids' birth parents voluntarily terminated their parental rights! We did not expect that. We knew the birth mom was ready, ... Read more
2016 The Year of Growth
Long time, no blog.
So much to tell, so I'll save some for another time. For now I just want to get back to my blogging habit and say I am back on the exercise pattern that will help me feel better.
My food choices are better, portio... Read more
Easing Into It
The kids are back in school for the most part. The little guy it is still doing every other school day, but he's loved it so far. I think it's a good idea how they're easing the 4K kids into the year. I know my little one is overwhelmed even ... Read more
Summer's Almost Over
Where did it go?! I know most of us are asking ourselves this; not because we didn't do lots of stuff and create great memories, but most of just wish we could have a bit more of it. It goes by so quickly. The carefree days of sunshine and th... Read more
Beyond Help? Not when You're a LIME!!
Now, I've been on SP for several years and have been a variety of teams, but one of my current teams - The Biggest Loser Lovely Limes - have been absolutely instrumental in keeping me here on SP and reminding me that someone out there cares abou... Read more
Back on the Wagon (AGAIN)
Yeah, so the wagon had been dragging me for a while. I was not making good choices….drinking pop almost everyday, pretty much indulging in whatever sounded good, and barely managing to maintain the pathetic weight I'd allowed myself to get back... Read more
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What's New and Not
-I have been hoarse for almost a month. At first it was like a really minor cold, then just a hoarse voice, then a full-blown cold and now it is nothing more than a hoarse voice and at it's most minimal state so far.
-I have this weird... Read more