A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Came across this video from a foster child's perspective. Helps explain why I get so passionate.  It has to be about the kids!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Enjoying the Heat

We have had some super hot days this week. We went out in the pool anyway.

This was a big weekend for BB.  He is now life jacket FREE!

He has been working on swimming for a while, but finally got his full confidence.


Of course, the others all equally enjoy the water.

I'm sure Precious will be next now that she is watching him!

Even Miracle likes to blow bubbles and get wet!

Monday, July 21, 2014

First Day of 7th Grade

Today was the first day of 7th Grade for Sweets.

She moved into Junior High this year and no longer wears uniforms.

She spent the entire summer with us, starting the day after school finished in May.

I drove her home last night.

She commented that she was excited about school
but not about going home.

We waited almost 25 minutes for her dad to get home.

Today Sweets said school was "good".

She made it to school on time and did her homework tonight.

That's progress over last year.

I'm hoping she has a good school year!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Little Help...

from big sister.

Mom, I'll help.

Open up!

Mmm good!

My turn.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

My Fashionista

He's ready for bed...

Something tells me his expression might be different when he is 21.

(Notice the dress shoes and mitten!)

Thursday, June 26, 2014


I know I'm a little lot late, but I finally transferred the pictures from my camera to my computer.

It only took eleven pictures (and some suckers) finally get this one!

Miracle enjoyed her first Easter.

She even caught on to finding the Easter eggs!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

15 month Miracle

Miracle is such a sweetheart! She had her 15 month checkup and the doctor is pleased. Although still at 5% for weight (19 lb 5 oz), she has hit the 75% mark for height (31").

She loves to eat, just about anything, but really likes meat! She is happy most of the time. Her personality is far more easy-going than BB or Precious.

She still has a very limited vocabulary, consisting of the following words in the order acquired:

duck, more, mom, Daisy*, ball, out, hi

*Daisy is our dog's name, but Miracle uses it for all dogs.

Miracle's smile is infectious, and she generally likes everyone. We are so blessed to have her in our family!