Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Our agency called

Not THE call, just to check in. 

She said that birth mothers are interested in our profile and they really like our book. That's great!  

Other info that I got was that the meeting would come about one month before the due date of the future birth mother and it would be at the adoption agency. That's wonderful because when we had our group study back in 2012, they said a lot of adoptive families meet their birth families at restaurants. Daughter does not generally do well a at restaurants. 

So... Maybe there is a birth mother who they're still counseling who will choose us?  We can hope!!!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Now 1 of 13 waiting families...

It's disheartening.

CFLS waiting families

I knew going into this that it averages about a year through this agency... but I was really convinced that a birth mother was going to see our profile and fall in love with us right away.  I'm still pretty confident that the right birth parents are going to choose us, but there just aren't any coming up through CFLS.  Only one couple has had a placement since we've been on the list.  1 match in 5 months....

I don't like those odds.

Please pray for us.

Weekend fun!

We had no plans this weekend. Woot!

So we enjoyed some quiet family time and we went to the zoo
This was Mat's first zoo trip if the year. Daughter was very excited to show the different animals to daddy!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

When it rains it pours

Mat has strep... and so does Daughter.

Then this morning at three we awoke to a bad storm. The power went out, we got Daughter out of bed and into an interior room, and she and I hunkered down to watch movies on the iPad. So we were all up from 3-5 with the storm. We finally were past the worst of it and decided to try to sleep again.  I always have trouble sleeping in storms and without my fan, it was next to impossible. 

We woke up this morning to a downed play house 

Countless branches/trees

And 1.5 inches of rain

Mat got the play set righted, no pics of it.  It's still off kilter and broken, and the swing bar needs to be replaced. But he got it vertical again 

Thankfully there was no hail damage, broken windows, or roof damage (gotta love metal roofs!)

Monday, August 1, 2016

She's 3!!!!

Our precious little girl is now three!!!
She loved her new scooter and helmet!

We are so blessed to be her parents!  She's an exciting little girl!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Oh the cuteness!!!!!

Of course it's the same two kittens coming out to play, but they're all adorable.

The other two haven't come out to play with us yet. The calico (GoGo) started to come out yesterday but hissed at me when I got too close. The orange one (Fred) hasn't even wandered out of the box while we're out there.

Last night Barney (the stray tom cat that we think is the father) was on our deck and limping.  I also noticed that Silly had some injuries, so I think they may have fought the skunk off together?  Weird thought for a Tom to be protecting his kittens... but maybe he was protecting Silly while she was protecting her kittens?  He's around a lot and if he weren't the father, he'd probably have killed the kittens by now. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016


I had a horrible scare. Yesterday morning when I went outside I smelled skunk....

Yikes!  So I went to look under the car where they had been.  There were only two there.  Huddled and scared near the wheel (rather than in the middle where they had been).  I thought about grabbing them and getting them somewhere safe, but I thought Silly would try and I hadn't yet touched them- so I didn't know if they would freak out if I touched them. 

There were skunk tracks all around the car and it smelled skunky.  

This morning they were all gone and Silly smelled like skunk.  Not like she got sprayed, but the slight aroma.  I asked her to take me to her kittens, but she wouldn't.  Couldn't find them anywhere.

I bawled.

Then this afternoon I went out and she came to greet me.  I asked about her kittens and she went into the garage and looked toward a particular cluttered corner.  I made my way back there through the clutter, and there they were!  All 4 of them!!!!!!

The calico came out a bit but hissed at me.  The orange one wouldn't even come out.

But these two...

meet Honey Lemon
meet Wasabi
happy mommy
Daughter had to come meet them
friendly kitties!
I can't express how thankful I am that they're all alive!  Silly is one amazing mama kitty!  How she got them all away from the skunk, I'll never know.