Sunday, December 31, 2006


no contact. But with the holidays and all I don't expect anything until near my birthday (which is the 11th for you gift buying types ;p ). The house is getting in order. Just keeping it there is key.

Friday, December 22, 2006


Well we went and bought presents for the foster boys. My boys picked out 4 outfits for each boy a couple of books for each boy and about 6 toys for each boy. Of course we got their requested itemmmm toothbrushes! I wish I could have bought twice as much. To be honest I had a ton of fun so did the boys.

Then fast forward a few days.... I get an email fron the placement coordinator of one of the boys. She was asking where in the spproval process we were for possible placement of this boy IN OUR HOME. WOW I get an email from the fcurrent foster mom too. I reply back to the worker that we were just buying for a child in need our intention wasn't to get him placed in our home or anything but we would like to know more about the boy before saying No or yes. Well She is now on vacation until after Christmas. It turns out yesterday there was a meeting about this boy and his future. We were brought up as an option for placement and they wanted to expedite our license!! This boys worker called our worker and her supervisor as well to help push things along.
It is all a whirlwind to me and totally amazing ok and amazingly odd lol. I am just curious about the boy and if he would be a good placement here etc. So I am waiting to hear SOMETHING.

Sunday, December 17, 2006


Yeah still no contact from DSHS. Maybe they are awaiting all of my referrals to come back? Who knows. But man oh man I would like to know how things are going. I guess I could look at it this way. No news means nothing is wrong right? That means we are not mising any paperwork or anything.

Monday, December 11, 2006

bluuuuuuueeee rooooommmmm

you saw me standing aloooone. OK not close but here is the room I need to get the bed of course and hang the pictures back up...


Well the room is painted. It is very blue :) But with the bedding set and the colors of the furniture it will be very nice :) The fact that my son likes it is the most important. I have some sore muscles and a hurt foot. But that is about it.
I have to wait on the funding to but the mattresses too that is the pain. and let me say, DAMN mattresses are expensive. I want to know how those decorating shows do those things for so darn cheap? With the beds and paint and bedding and mattresses....about $1500.

#1's room is next paint, a bed and a mattress at least his will only be about $600 ish.

Good news we are getting furniture that will grow with the kids so we won't have to keep buying

Friday, December 08, 2006


I am at the point where the deeper I get into reorganizing the more overwhelmed I feel. I know part of it is my anxiety so I do my best to make sure I do not let it really overwhelm me. That could turn into an aniety attack. I have really been using my skills well to control them. I am trying to take one step at a time and I realize that DSHS is not looking for perfection. They are just looking for a safe home.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

the beds

Will be here.... About Tuesday!! woohoo. Good news and bad news though. I really need to step up my work on little mans room. I am REALLY trying to get him to clean up the little mini disaster area I found under his bed EEEK. But he is resisting me every step. He makes things so hard because he stalls so darn politely! lol I love him to bit but I am about to tear out my hair. I refuse to clean his room entirely by myself THEN paint THEN put the bed together etc. HECK no. I clean my room he should clean his right? Maybe I should hire out LOL

I know

the location of every in I know that they have them except for one. The one reference we have in WA!!! lol

And let me say the reference letter is pretty in depth! I had to fill one out it was I think six simple questions long. The one for WA is about 15 questions some questions are multi question questions. A HUGE thank you to my references for taking all of the time!

Monday, December 04, 2006


Well our reference in South Carolina got her letter on Saturday as well! So they are all out :) Some progress is being made :)

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Well my Mom got her reference letter from DSHS! That means that my other references should have theirs soon! It is moving along. The odd thing we still have not been contacted lol. So had it not been for my Mom letting me know she got her letter I would have no clue progress was being made haha

Friday, December 01, 2006


Ok my to do/to buy list is quickly turning into a DONE list.

-fire place screen BOUGHT
-Locking file cabinet BOUGHT
-Waterproof matress pads. BOUGHT
-First aid kit BOUGHT (got a first responder kit)
-fire extinguisher BOUGHT
-Bunk beds BOUGHT
-Car seat GOT IT I got an infant one and will get another convertible seat as well