Sunday, May 23, 2010

Green Thumb

Worked on the yard today. I have 1 sunburn, 2 blisters and many sore muscles to prove it...also a couple of pictures:) I did the weed block fabric and stone border today. Still need to mulch...after the blisters heal.

The top is our little baby garden:) Last year we just did container gardening. This year I'm trying a little bit bigger. Not cost effective, at least for the first year. The dirt and walls were more than what we'd spend on produce in a year! Plus, the cats ate half the seedlings.

ETA: Just figured out adding pictures. Going to try to have more pictures in my posts. I know as a blog reader; I like looking at pictures!

Friday, May 14, 2010


Pre-service foster care classes start in 4 weeks! Hope to start home study very soon after first class. Already been approved by my boss for time off (that was fun...)

*Those of you who've been through a home study, what can I do now that will speed up the process later? We already have our marriage and birth certificates on hand. We will be going garage sale shopping this summer for crib, car seats, baby gates maybe few toys and books. Need to get a fire extinguisher (or two?). I'm waiting on forms before making doctors appointments for physicals. Thanks to our cat that can open cabinet doors, our house is somewhat baby proofed:)

Wanna know a secret?? I can't wait BUT I'm scared to be a SAHM (stay at home mom) with foster kids! I hope I'm good at it and am happy because I feel like I've waited my whole life for this. Trying not to let the dream over run reality...I know these kids will come with issues and parents to work/deal with, but I'm up for the challenge! (...I think)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 is dangerous!

I just bought a beautiful wall decal on Etsy for our future child(ren)'s room:

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” Shel Silverstein

There were about ten quotes (like most of Dr. Seuss) I would have loved including...

"Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone,
But still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute,
You didn't grow under my heart - but in it"

<---that one will just have to wait a little while;)

OH!!! And I think we are going to go with the Foundation! Yes more classes (60 MORE hours!!), but a great caring organization! Waiting on info packet to come in the mail. Told Brad (DH) expect to spend a lot of Saturdays in class for most of 2010!