Good news comes in pairs.

It was an adventure to get ready for this trip.  I worked until the day before I left.  FPD worked until minutes before I had to leave for the airport.  Responsiboy got pink eye and GigantoBaby held a bowl all the way to the airport because he thought he was going to “bawf”.  This all…

Lighter Things.

Remember the goat photo? No? Here’s a link to it on this blog. I want to give credit where credit is due. It came from The Pale Observer. I was reading her blog today while we’re all recovering from “the plague”, as it shall further be known around here. The Diva is the latest victim,…

Akwaaba.

Hello from Ghana,I have greetings for all of you from the back of the car where I’ve spent the last three days. Our new daughter has had it. So, this is what she looks like. But, it doesn’t matter, because GhanaGirl is now an American. An IR-3 Visa is stuck in her passport now. And,…

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That’s how old FPD is now. Happy Birthday, you hard working dad! All he got was a cake, because he couldn’t think of anything else he really needed. He said he won’t need new running shoes until fall and he’s signed up for all the marathons he can handle right now. I told him the…

Welcome Home!

Welcome Home, FPD! It’s good to have you back. He went to bed at about 2am, and the last thing he said to me was “I think we need to go there a couple of times a year just to help”. This from the man who is cheaper than anyone I have EVER met. To…

Let It Be.

That’s what I woke up this morning feeling like I had to do. So, I’m going to let it all be today. Our furry little friend in the ceiling hasn’t been caught yet, but the lights are fixed and no one has heard him up there. So, I’ll let it be. Someone suggested he didn’t…

Plague AND Pestilence.

If this were truly a Wordless Wednesday post, the pic would be of an obscene gesture, because that’s what this week has delivered so far. I can honestly say, that except for the weeks when our two adoptions failed and the week I ran myself over with my own mini-van, this has been THE WORST…

Bad Medicine?

Over the last 48 hours, three of my children have required medical care. The kind of medical care that is an easy fix. You call, you go to the lab, they call and then you run to the pharmacy. Problem solved. But, when you don’t have that kind of care, you have problems. Kids get…

Dropping Like Flies.

We’re dropping like flies around here. Yesterday, two were cultured for Strep Throat. Tomorrow, I’ll head back to have the third little boy cultured. Bleck. But, a throat culture means you get a chocolate shake. So, they’re ok with it. Once it’s done, that is. We’ve had some hard times over the last couple of…

Drama.

Life is just drama filled right now. Did you ever just feel like everything in the universe stacked itself up and then imploded all at once? Friends’ marriages, other people’s adoptions (not anyone from Ghana), my ENTIRE side of the family, the kid’s health (we have two that I’m getting ready to take to Urgent…

Giving it Over or Sending it Up.

When I was in Ghana, I was asked to give my testimony. More or less, I was asked to explain how I felt about God. We don’t do that much at our church. We worship together, we sing, we praise. But, I’ve never been asked to speak in front of anyone. I got up there,…

Wheels Up.

FPD is off to Ghana to see our GhanaGirl. Over the last 24 hours he has been excited, nervous, happy, and terrified all at different times. He feels the same way I did. Even though I set it all up for him, he still feels these emotions because he doesn’t know exactly what to expect….