Thursday, July 18, 2013


This word describes my life the last 2 1/2 weeks.
We celebrated the 4th, redid our kitchen and I had cub scout day camp to attend. In my little spare time, I am the program director for cubs and tigers.
Now that it is done, I can breathe :)
My hubby started the taking down the kitchen cabinets with the help of the middle two boys. They rocked. We got the cabinets up, I stained them and then proceeded to paint the kitchen.

It was definitely time consuming!

The only thing different is I painted the walls- they are currently a primer white.
I will NEVER paint a dark color again. Its too time consuming to cover up!
We also picked up a new fridge. With 6 boys- 2/3 of them teens- we needed a bigger fridge. The new one is almost 31 cubic sq feet. I can fit 12 gallons of milk in it. I. Am. In. Love. I despise grocery shopping. The fridge was on sale, we really couldn't pass it up.

Moving on to other items- our adoption was finalized. R never stopped smiling. It was great. His other foster dad and one of his friends were able to come down and attend.

R has wanted to be baptized for several months.
That happened the same week as the adoption.
*He has never smiled so much as he has that week. It was great!
J's dad came and did the baptism.

Can you see the family resemblance?

I love my aunt! She came too.


  1. Congratulations of...well, everything! What an exciting 2 1/2 weeks. The kitchen is looking great - and I am with you - not a big fan of grocery shopping now. Too long a drive. :)

    But extra extra congratulations on the adoption being finalized and the baptism, with the gift of his weeklong smiles. I can certainly see what a truly wonderful and blessed family you are.

    Congratulations x10! Hugs, Skippy

  2. Wow! And what a busy 2 1/2 weeks it was! I love that you have a new kitchen and that your guys pitched in to help get it done.

    Congratulations on the adoption and baptism. He must have felt like a pretty special fella with these major happy events happening so close to one another. Everyone looks really happy. :-)