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One Pair Of Orange Basketball Shoes

I have one son who is a pretty low key guy. He doesn’t say a whole lot, doesn’t want to be the center of attention and rarely dresses in a way that attracts any attention…Walking beside him for almost eleven years is…well…we will just call him ‘another guy’. They are the same size, both lefties […]

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Mixed Emotions

I never quite know what to feel when the decision is finally made for the state to move forward with the termination of parental rights. We have had three cases go to termination and every time I have been left with a rainbow of emotions, ranging from one extreme to the other.On one hand I […]

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Merry Christmas…for who?

I called me son’s teacher a couple nights ago. When she answered I started with usual question of, “Hello, how are you?”Long pause…”Ummm, fine” she unsteadily replied.“Would my son be the reason you are ‘Ummm, fine?”“Well, lets just say he is 1/29th of the problem. Whoever penned the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of […]

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Birthday

It was my daughters birth date this week. I was thrilled to be able to sit with her and tell her the story about when she was born. How as we were driving to the hospital I was so worried they were going to say it was another false alarm. That is until my water […]

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Getting to Know Me

I am one of the new bloggers and I am so excited to have this opportunity.First, let me tell you a little about my family and myself. We have nine kids, wait let me go count that again and make sure, yep still nine.  I admit it is more my husband who loses count but that is only […]

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October Update (a few days late)

I know we’re not updating as often as folks would like, but baby time is just so darned different than real time! So we’re trying for once a month.Holly continues to be a joy. She is talking like crazy, all kinds of great coos and gurgles. She will have conversations, responding to a question with […]

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Holly Update

And here we have a post that demonstrates our new schedule in Baby Land. I can’t believe that it’s been a month and a half since our last posting. Eek! Sorry about that.A little update for you all. Holly is just awesome. Wonderful temperament, laid-back personality, and quite smiley. She is very agreeable, but not […]

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First photos

And by popular demand (and I do mean popular, and I do mean demand), here are some of the first photos from the hospital, and a few at home. Finally! My apologizes for the delay. Kate and I have officially discovered the baby time vortex. As far as I’m concerned, it’s yesterday right now and […]

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Introducing. . .

Holly Josephine!Born July 28th, 2010. 8lbs, 14oz. Healthy and gorgeous, with all 10 fingers and toes. And she’s ours!How it all happened: Today at about 4pm we got a call from our social worker telling us that there was an “instant baby” born yesterday. This means that the birth mother hadn’t contacted the agency until […]

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