Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Wow, I’m shocked, round 2...


So, we are going through the process of becoming licensed foster parents, A-GAIN…Hey, wait, I just noticed that at the word “again” is "a gain”, interesting…After 2 years the court has terminated the birth parents reunification process, not terminate rights,yet…That still has to happen...
What “terminate the reunification process” is, is the court doesn't help the parents anymore  with unifying them with their children…The parents have to 120 days legally to do, ummm, I really don’t know, until the next court date…Since they are out of state this process is different, long, and requires patience...

It’s so frustrating going through all the “channels” of becoming licensed foster parents when you already know what to do as a parent...ANNDD,  we’ve been licensed foster parents already!!
I can understand some of the things they require, but there are so many things that really seem like a waste of time and money…
For instance, when I received the 53-page application to start the process to foster/adopt, question #32 wants to know “how sexually compatible you and your spouse are?” Seriously? Ummmm, very compatible, people!!! Who would put incompatible? It's so dumb, and I don’t care what the reasoning is because there  are 52 more pages filled with questions that should pretty much tell you what kind of people we are… And, in my opinion, it’s all a crap shoot anyway because unfortunately, there are some foster parents out there that are horrible...


Another example of wasting my time and money is, we have to take a car seat class? Um, why? I’ve been clipping car seats in for 14 yrs, I think I know how…I’m sure everyone’s car seat is wrong according to the class, but let’s put it this way, I don’t know all the rules, but I have NEVER clipped my kids car seat in and thought it was to loose…My husband, who has seen many things, in his line of work, would make sure our car seats protect our kids…Speaking of having no kids, the teacher teaching the kinship/foster class has no kids and talks about what we parents need to do to be a parent, but claims she didn’t write the program, but seems to take a lot of pride in something she has no experience in...Even dumber…Now, don’t get your "panties in a wad" and give me a hard time if your reading this and your not a parent or how you get ticked off when people say to you, “ your not a parent, you have no clue.” I’m specifically just talking about this teacher and I say it like that because she’s so confused in her personal life, and she really has no business telling us PARENTS how to parent when she can’t figure out if she has a wife or a girlfriend…She said it was complicated….Ya, think? 


I will say the only thing I like about the class is, knowing there are resources, and the people taking the class...When we tell family and friends what we are doing they seem to be in awe of it, and say things like: “wow”, “that’s crazy”, “really?”, or “that’s awesome.” Ha! I think it’s funny...I'm actually in awe of the people in the class...There's an elderly couple in their 70's, who will be adopting their 4 month old granddaughter! Another couple already raised their 5 daughter and are adopting their 2 nieces...A single mom adopting her 12th grandchild...Now that, is insane to me...
It hasn't personally hit me in a way it's hitting family and friends, and I think I like that, because it keeps my mind clear on hearing from my Lord, which He has been doing, ever so gently...I’ll have to share that next...My BFF Rachel, asked me,  how  I feel about possibly adopting these 2 kids? I really don't know how I'm suppose to feel, I guess...I'm excited, a little nervous, and have  an attitude of, "it is what it is." She called it peace from the Lord, and that I like too…


"Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Monday, February 6, 2017

It's that time, again...






I’m back…But, just for a moment...I think…Ha, I’ll see how it goes…Welp, it’s been almost 3 yrs since I’ve blogged…I guess I’m starting back up because Kim asked me,  ANDDDD I have another journey coming up that’s a pretty, dang, big, deal, I’m told, but it’s not quite sinking in...


So first off,  my Little Lovely, is the most loveliest lovely I’ve ever come across…The Bible talks about "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2…Well, let me tell you, she has conformed to our family like no ones business…Actually she has changed the dynamics of who we were as family, and has made it so much better…She is healthy, beautiful, loving, sweet, adorable, bossy, loud, and most of all, a child born to bring glory to His name…As I’m typing this she is literally screaming on the top of her lungs in song, how "Jesthus died on the c-wross to swave us, yeah, yeah.” Then, she gets ahead of herself and makes up her own language because she so badly wants to sing a full song with words, but she can’t think of them fast enough….


The reason I’m back?  Little Lovely has 2 siblings in foster care in LA county…They are 3 and 4 yrs old…Yeah, you heard it right…I found out 2 yrs ago they were in foster care, I called up, told them who I was, and they have kept my name “on file.” When I found out they were in foster care I wanted them sooooo badly…God is so gracious to me, really He is…I look back today and think to myself, “praise Jesus we didn’t get those babies back then, I was a mess.” Emotionally and spiritually, that is…That’s a whole different story I probably won’t be sharing on my public blog, but, would be willing to share over a cup of coffee…The grace I’m talking about is, God has given me and my family is:  these precious babies are out of state in another foster home…Just imagine if they were in this state… We would be going through the emotional roller coaster we went through with Little Lovely…I’m thankful He cleaned my mess up first…But really, it is oh so worth it on so many levels…


Everything is worth it, isn’t it? This Christian life, or better yet CHRIST Himself…It’s all for His beautiful glory… That’s what life is about for me and my family…CHRIST is worth it, and I'm willing to carry my Cross for His glory...So really, why should I worry about an emotional roller coaster, or my feelings, or my heart or, anything else? He’s got this and He’s got me…


If you think of us, please pray…We need it, I need it…So, so, bad…I need patience, I need wisdom, I need strength, I need prayer on anything God speaks to your heart that I may not see, but He has shown you ...These precious babies are so broken and need so much love and attention…I’m overwhelmed that God would choose us to possibly adopt them…

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  1 Corinthians 1:18

Saturday, April 26, 2014

365:101-116

It was fun shooting this family…The young family of 5, with the 3 littles just moved here to Vegas...The extended family wanted photos together because the husband is in the military, and was getting deployed the next day to Egypt for a year!!! That little newborn will be one year old by the time he gets back to see him…Keep that hero in your prayers….














And here my beautiful aunt, uncle and cousins…Check out their names: Uncle Vinny, Aunt Maryann, my cousin Vinny (Ha!), and my cousin Nicky! It doesn't get anymore Italian than that…Love them!!!

 I love these last 2 photos of my cousin Vinny...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

365: 94-100

Always playing catch up!
I finally finished this family's photo shoot…It was truly a blessing to be able to bless this sweet, sweet family…I love her boys, they remind me of mine…












Wednesday, April 2, 2014

365: 84-93

Catching up….
The first 3 pictures take priority over pictures of my family's hamburger contest, because my dear, dear, sweet friend Dawn turned 50!!! Seriously? I'm hoping I look just as amazing as she does…She is beautiful inside and out…Oh, and she's from the east coast…Jersey…You know we get along well...Love you Dawn!!!  




The rest of the pictures below is from our 2nd Annual Hamburger making contest…My boy Mikey won first place…It had to many things to list, but all the flavors worked together…My husband was a judge and picked himself…LOL…He did technically win last year, but this year Mikey beat him out…Macy even got in on it…HA!

 WINNER!!!!!



We should just adopt this kid, he's a goof ball like all the Novack's…Actually he might be goofier...Ha!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

365: 77-83

Seriously, this 17 yr old beauty is such a beauty…I can't even take the credit for these being such great shots because I didn't really do anything…I promise I could have posted these SOOC, but I had to play…You can see for yourself, their not over edited…Every time I wanted to get creative I kept looking at the pictures and saying, "it doesn't need it!" 

Oh, and the best part she loves, loves, loves, JESUS!! 


















Thursday, March 20, 2014

365:72-76

I can't believe how busy life gets, and how fast time flies…All blessings, I have to say, just goes so fast…Anyway, I've taken out the camera and had some photo shoots…I still have more to work on but these are what I have to far…I'm not caught up, but some is better than none….