Feeling Blue? What did you do?

Having been through six adoptions, of seven kids, I’m no stranger to the big let down that comes with finally getting the child into our home.  It seems counterintuitive that you would have depression after working for months (sometimes YEARS) to get your child home.  Well, it happens.  It is definitely a pattern for me….

Three Men and an Igloo.

FPD is currently driving to a national forest five hours north of us.  When he gets there, he, my cousin and my soon to be brother-in-law will snowshoe five miles into the forest and build an igloo to sleep in.  It is eight degrees outside where we live.  They are insane! He has spent the…

When Dreams Do Come True…

I remember last year, at this time, we were so close to getting Giggles and ShyGuy that I could taste it.  We made what I prayed would be our last annual trip to Florida without them.  We planned for them to be there with us in 2011.  I booked a bigger condo, and even bought…

An Overnight with the FullPlateFamily…

Sometimes I think a reality show on the ridiculous sleep patterns in our house.  Seriously, they need to get out one of those night vision cameras and let tape roll.  It’s unreal.  Here’s a little sample… 7:30 pm–The Diva falls asleep while I’m doing her hair because her Diva-like self refused to nap all day…

Prayer and Praise–Sunday.

I’m praying for the families who are waiting for their children this week.  Whether from Ghana, or from any other country, we’re praying for you always.  My prayers are also with one of my children’s friends in Ghana.  She needs some guidance right now. This week is HUGE for praise.  We saw the miracle that…

You are the Apple of my Eye…

Between all the events and unpleasant discoveries of this weekend, we did manage to squeeze in something that all the kids have been looking forward to for WEEKS. Apple picking!!! You should have seen the Duo. They had asked about the apple orchard for days ahead of time. When will we go? They will let…

10 years ago…

10 years, seven kids.  Not bad.  I couldn’t be happier to have married such a supportive, loving guy.  He’s a great dad too.  Here’s to 10 more happy years! –FullPlateMom, who wants to add…but not seven more kids!  

33.

FPD turned 33 yesterday.  I’m not going to paint this rosy picture of this beautiful family party we had for him.  It didn’t happen.  Nonsense from Ghana has reared its ugly head again.  Thank goodness I have people willing to reach out and help.  Bubbly is a ball of, well, something.   Whenever I spend…

I Run to You (courtesy of Lady Antebellum).

This world keeps spinning faster Into a new disaster,  so I run to you I run to you baby And when it all starts coming undone Baby you’re the only one I run to I run to you We run on fumes  Your life and mine  Like the sands of time  Slippin’ right on through …

A Mother’s Day Meltdown.

Mother’s Day this year was incredibly difficult for me.  First of all, I had to work.  I know…boo hoo, so do plenty of other moms.  But, it still bit to get up early and go in to care for other people’s children on the day that I most wanted to be with mine.  It just…

Date Night.

FPD haven’t been on a “date” in as long as I can remember.  Yesterday was an especially hard day.  While finding Comfort again was a silver lining, the rest of the day was a really dark cloud.  My kids are doing GREAT.  We’ve made great strides with Giggles and ShyGuy.  I think they’re really starting…

Assault.

Do you remember when we were SO close to getting Bubbly and we felt like everything was falling apart?   FPD was in Ghana and I was here dealing with plague and pestilence.  Not a time I would like to revisit, except I am, not by choice, but because everything feels like it is unraveling…