Friday, November 27, 2015


Big adjustment in our new state has been seasons. It's one of the reasons we chose this area to move to. The girls have seen snow before. We would drive to the mountains to play in the snow each year. But this week they got to wake up to snow in their backyard. They had a great time playing.

And a little then and now of our whip cream loving Flower. 2013 & 2015.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ice Skating

These two are loving ice skating.

We found an affordable class for Flower to take with D for a few weeks and get a few free passes with it. Tinkerbell took to it so well this time. It was actually her 3rd time on skates.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Job Details

So I work as a transporter and visit supervisor for a local agency that works for CPS.

I drive endless hours going to foster parents homes to pick up children and then drive endless hours to get them to their visit with their bio parents. I then supervise the visits taking notes as I do. So basically what I did before with M&L and their Papa and with Mama Sun and Flower. I just never took notes before.

When I saw the job posting my jaw literally dropped. I knew that was exactly what I would want to do. And I was right. Other then the hours at the moment I love the job. It is so nice going to a job that I love. And like I said in a previous post I get the privilege of praying for everyone I work with, bio parents, foster parents and the kids. Especially the kids. So all the miles I'm driving and hours I'm working are worth it.

 I even get to do some visits in the home of the bio parents which is very cool. I was nervous at first, just like I was nervous for the first visit with M&L and their Papa 4 years ago. But I love doing in home visits. I get to see a different side of the parents in these visits. Probably because they are comfortable in their own home but also because they are filled with a hope of reunification. And that brings me so much joy.

The struggles are there though. I knew I'd have unhappy bio parents, I never expected the unhappy foster parents. I'm used to foster parents that enjoy what they do and even though they might not agree they do their best to remain professional and remember the child and make things as easy as they can for the child. I forget that not all foster parents are like that.

That's pretty much it. Curious about something else, just ask. I'm as open as I can be on here. That is when I actually blog. :-)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Blessings & Prayers

My new job is such an amazing blessing for many reasons. It has given me a new view of foster care.

Of course confidentiality is a big part of my job. But I wanted to share tiny bits as I can that encourage me.

I get to meet foster parents and bio family members from all different walks of life with all different stories.

This job reminds me to pray before you judge because you never know someone's story.

I had a visit with a parent who told me they were thinking about how hard this job must be. I told this parent it had it's moments but that I got the unique privilege of being able to pray for every parent and child I got to work with and for me that is totally worth it. This parent totally understood as this parent had been praying for their child leading up to the visit that day.

It's exhausting and so much fun. And as an added bonus I get my little kid and baby fix which D appreciates.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New Job

I have a new job in this new state of ours. It's taking up way too much of my time at the moment. Little time left is left for family. I'm so far behind on anything online including facebook. But I'm keeping up with my family which is of course so much more important then my online world. :-)

My new job is perfect for me. I am working with foster children and their families. I transport for visits and supervise visits. So it's exactly what I've done with M&L and with Flower for years. And I'm loving it. Meeting so many wonderful parents, foster and bio. Celebrating good news in the best interest of children.

Other than my job we are enjoying our first real fall as a family.