half heard in the stillness-- between two waves of the sea.

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Slo Mo Trampoline FUN!

Ok, so my voice in slo mo when jumping on the trampoline equals hilarity. I sound completely drunk and wasted. “Dooooo youuuuur magic moooooves…!” Can’t stop laughing. In the second half of this vlog Ada graphically loses her top front tooth. Huge milestone!  

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Psst…!

Alright, so still loving Plexus. Sugar cravings I’ve had are GONE. I’m talking I don’t even want/need to eat cookies. I could take them or leave them. Belly is feeling pretty good. Still not 100% normal, but it’s different in a good way! I’ve had no bloating at all until PMS the past day or so. So awesome. Anyone who has been watching and waiting to see if it’s something worth trying: IT IS! And the 15% off code ends on...

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Foster Care Classes, Round 2.

I like the instructor of our foster care licensing classes. She doesn’t teach every single class, but so far she’s taught three out of four of them. Next week she’s on vacation so we’ll have a different instructor, she said she didn’t know who it would be. Keeps things interesting I guess. The instructor I like is named J. She has two jobs at the moment in addition to being a social worker for our agency. She teaches a class on...

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Sicky Henry & Plexus Update

I have so much stuff to do today, and here I am sitting on my butt. Henry wouldn’t go to sleep until after 1 in the morning last night. He’s been battling a stuffy nose, which has turned into a cough. He’s never had a cough before. It’s made him off schedule because he keeps napping during the day. Yesterday he made me lay with him for 2 hours in bed. Every time I tried to sneak away he would say...

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PAID!!

Vladik’s hosting fees are all paid up! I just paid the final amount invoice today. It was like a week late, but it’s done. WOOHOOOO! Now I have to: 1) Do the $45 background check 2) Do the $40 home safety check 3) Fill out and mail in paperwork 4) Figure out how I’m going to afford the plane tickets to pick him up. I hate that Orlando is so far away from me. Southwest has direct flights to Orlando from...

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First Foster Parent Licensing Classes!

We had our first two classes for foster care licensing yesterday. I’m bartering with a local friend–she’s watching my kids in exchange for me photographing her birth. I was nervous about leaving Henry since he’s not used to have any kind of babysitter, but I think he did ok. The only issue was that he kept refusing to use the potty for her and instead peeing in his pants. He doesn’t often pee in his pants besides a tiny dribble on...

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Chromosome Painting & Unexpected Heritage

I am completely fascinated with family history, DNA, and ancestry. It dawned on me once that little pieces of our ancestors are all inside of us, making up who we are today. Whether you believe in cellular memory, or simply evolutionary changes, either way the experiences of our ancestors shaped who we are today in some fashion. Not to mention culture–the culture of families that has been passed down through many generations, folk lore, physical traits. Who were these people? Why...

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Plexus: Day 2!

This afternoon I had so much energy!! I usually drag through the afternoon, drink several Cokes, and feel crappy. Not today though. It’s day two of the pink drink, so I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or what. I built an 8×8 foot garden bed in my backyard this afternoon. I took the kids to the store and got some basic supplies–landscaping cedar boards that were 8 ft. long, giant nails to stake them into the ground, and a bunch...

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Pre-Easter Fun!

Last weekend was our neighborhood egg hunt. We’ve never lived here at Easter before, so I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. Egg hunts back in Kentucky kind of sucked–all the ones we went to were like frantic egg grabs, parents encouraging their kids to take as many eggs as possible, little kids crying, some kids with no eggs and other kids loaded down. After three years in a row of horrible egg hunt experiences I was leary of taking my...

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The Great Plexus Experiment.

Alright. I decided to just go for it. Against the whisperings of all my own cynical and skeptical judgmental thoughts I pulled the trigger. I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t hesitate for like three hours and then come back to it. I signed up for Plexus. Yeah, I did it. Here’s my reasoning, because if you know me you know I never do anything without over analyzing it and researching the hell out of it, then obsessing over...