Monday, February 28, 2011

Our Little Tree Survived the Storm

We were worried about our little tree. Most people would call it a bush but it's taller than all of us so we call it a tree. Its stands lonely in the middle of our 12 acre yard. The boys measure it each year and entertain themselves by tracking its growth.  It's an informal tracking consisting mainly of exclamations such as, "Last year this branch was only up to my shoulder, now it's up to my chin!" The last wind and ice storm we had was a full on temper tantrum by Jack Frost but our little Charlie Brown tree was strong enough to take the beating and look how pretty she is! 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Let the Adoption Games Begin!

 Today we were asked to consider adopting our foster son who has been with us for over a year. We were sort of blindsided by this request. It has always been in the back of our minds but we were afraid to have a real discussion about it this early in the game. Enough of our friends have gone through this for us to know that it's going to be a long process filled with drama and possible heartache. Just because the recommendation has been made, does not mean we will get to adopt our little guy. Here's to hope though, and no matter how it all turns out, at least we will know we gave it out best shot. God has a plan for this little guy and we hope we are a permanent part of it. Either way, we have to trust that the powers that be are looking out for what's best for him.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Family

Boys.They make me laugh. They make me cry. They energize my life. They wear me out. They love me at my best and worst. I couldn't imagine my life without them. Here they are:

Diving into Blog Waters

So, I just got back from a technology conference and have decided that I need to learn to blog so I can blog with my students. This is me, diving in head first without a clue.