I told my mom the other day that I spend a lot of time sitting on the computer now days trying to decide what to look at next... Why is it I haven't started working on my blog again?? So here we go. Who knows how it'll go..
We have been so incredibly crazed since I last wrote. We got licensed as Treatment Foster Parents. Have had 3 placements (2 of which HAD to leave). We had very specific ideas when we started... NO TEENAGERS!! Well - our 3rd placement is 13 1/2 has been with us since June and next week is discharging back home to her dad. She's been a lot of work - but has fit so well with our family. We will miss her terribly but luckily her dad is open to us remaining in contact so we'll see and talk to her often.
That means the search is on for another kiddo. We are praying and praying that it happens quickly! This time however we are shooting for a younger boy.
Earlier this year I got diagnosed with Diabetes. Not like we didn't know it was coming - it just sucks that it did!!
Over the summer Jarod started staying at Grandma and Papa's house alone. He's been able to go several time since for a few days at a time. In October I went to General Conference and he was at Grandma's for almost a full week and STILL didn't want to come home. I enrolled him at our city ran pre-school earlier this year and he LOVES it!! It's only a few hours 2ce a week (or in January it'll be 4 days a week) but it's so nice for him to go somewhere and have a nice time. Every now and again you can catch him singing his ABC's or doing his Months.
Zachary is growing like a weed!! He has beautiful curly blonde hair which I refuse to cut! He's as busy as any 2 year old. I enrolled him in a gymnastics class and he's done 2 sessions and LOVES going to 'school'. He refuses to go to nursery at church without me - and also refuses to go to the daycare at the gym... At some point in the near future I'm hoping to torture him and Donna (the daycare lady that Jarod went to for a year and a half before pre-school) by having him to go her house a few hours a week (while Jarod is at school)... leaving me 3 hours of completely kid free time!!
Jake is still working at Sitel.. he's a supervisor for DirecTV and I think he doesn't really like it - but it's a paycheck! I know he'd love to quit and stay home and do nothing! Someday's I'd trade him.
I feel so blessed this year. We've been able to provide for our family and have had everything we've needed. Our Christmas was very well taken care of! In fact I'm taking some things back b/c we just had to much!! (I shopped all year).
I really hope to update frequently and get more pictures here! For my birthday I got a new camera and I LOVE to use it!!
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