Thursday, January 3, 2008

Back In the Saddle... Almost

We are home again, started school today and are basically trying to recover from the holidays. Boy am I tired.

After getting back from the Adirondacks and getting to do lots of stuff like this...

we hosted my parents and younger brothers for the weekend and New Year's Eve. We always have a blast together and this weekend was no exception. Okay, with just one exception. I love my brothers more than life itself and even more than chocolate frozen Twinkies, but I will never again venture into a major city for either one of them on New Year's Eve. Any city whatsoever.

My 23 year old punk, college student, brother lives in Philly and I thought it would be fun to go into the aforementioned destination to hang out as a family for the day, as he wanted to go home and hang out with his friends for New Year's Eve. The plan was to do something touristy, take him back to his apartment and then head back to the 'burbs where the normal people live with my Dad and Stepmom. At least that was the plan.

We did the touristy thing and then decided that since we were all starving and gnawing on our hands we would head out of the city and go to eat where the prices were not inflated due to being in a tourist trap. None of us had eaten since breakfast and it was going on 15:00. Time for grub.

Two and a half bleepin' hours later we actually made it the 6 blocks we needed to drive to get out of "The City of Brotherly Love". Not too sure I love anyone there at this point, including my brother (just kidding Jason). Who would have anticipated that people might want to head to the epicenter of a major city (my brother happens to live in that same epicenter) to celebrate New Year's Eve? Any normal person. After all, ever watched "Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve"? I have, you'd think I'd know better.

So we are home and tucked safely back into the 'burbs where I have become content.

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FOSTER UPDATE

We had a message waiting for us when we got home from New York from our case worker. There are two half siblings currently in foster care who need to be moved to a "legal risk home" as they are going to be placed up for adoption. The hope is, of course, that the home they are placed in will be the home they never leave. That is where we come in since we are a legal risk home (foster parents willing to adopt).

Due to confidentiality issues, I cannot go into too much detail about their situation, just that they are a 4 1/2 year old girl and a 20 month old boy and doing well in their current foster home so if we did decide to take them the transition would be tough on them.

Since they are in a safe home currently we will get to meet them slowly and get to know them a bit before bringing them home if we decide to go that route. Pray for discernment for us! We are nervous and excited all at the same time and want to make decisions carefully, while at the same time being mindful that the Lord's will must prevail.

3 comments:

Mrs. Sam said...

OOOOOOOOOO girl, nervous for you...my heart skipped reading that wondering what your going through. Bless your heart.

Jamie said...

Wow, you've posted a lot since I last checked!!! Glad everything worked with your paycheck and all.

I'll be praying about the foster situation. I need to email you about our latest thing...just pray for us to make some MAJOR decisions! Thanks!!! Can't wait to see an update on these kiddos!!!

Mamma D said...

Prayin for you guys...

I must have gotten the city thing... I can't wait to get back. Though, you really do live in a 'burb - I am in COWville!! :)