Saturday, December 9, 2017

The *Baby* turns 12 and a Huge Update!!


My youngest turned 12 this past week! I'm not sure how we got here so fast....honestly, he seems like he was just in diapers a few years ago! We had a quiet evening at home to celebrate! I made tacos for supper and then Chris's parents and my parents came over afterwards for dessert! :)


 I was going to make him a cake but my mom offered to buy him an ice cream cake to which he heartily agreed! Madelyn and I had gotten him a fun hat at the Dollar Tree too, which he wore! He's such a good sport! :)


We spent the evening visiting and Jaxson did what he does most....draw! He loves to draw. If you check out my instagram you can see a picture of the grinch he drew! :) He and X took some of the cardboard from the box that housed our new couch which I posted about previously and they had fun drawing and coloring...





The days have been super busy lately....just so much going on! My poor husband has a terrible cold and yet he is pushing through! Luckily, the cold hasn't affected his sweet sense of humor!

Before I go....I have an exciting announcement!!

After deer season ends (and the busyness of the meat market with deer processing) comes Christmas....then New Years...and then normally it would be a time of rest for us. We would still have things to do, of course, but it wouldn't be quite so busy....but this year we will be spending time fulfilling a (huge) list of requirements for the newest calling we feel the Lord has placed upon us. We have applied and met with a foster care company....we are hoping to foster to adopt a baby/toddler! There is a list of things that must be done first though....such as a banister on our steps needs built (previous owners had removed it and we never built a new one), clearances need gotten (I have mine but Chris needs his and also we need to get our FBI ones done!), tons of paperwork and so much MORE!!! So, we have a lot to do....but we are looking forward to it! I was worried it was going to be a load on Chris and was not sure if this was a great idea (it all seems so overwhelming!)....but he said we just take one thing at a time and he is excited about this step we are taking! :o) I will be sure to keep you guys updated when I can!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are well!! I always appreciate your comments and emails! Have a great week ahead friends!

Warmly,
Katy

25 comments:

  1. What exciting news for you all...prayers all go well! You are all such a wonderful family that to give another one the love is going to be a gift for all! Merry Christmas Katy!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's so overwhelming but we're gonna take it one step at a time! :)

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  2. Happy birthday!

    That is wonderful news! I do hope it works out! I will be praying. :)

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  3. I'm sure God has all the details under control; peace and patience for this journey.
    Helen

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    1. You are so right Helen! :) Thank you for your encouragement!

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  4. How exciting to begin a new chapter in your family in fostering children. My middle daughter and her husband are fostering 2 girl siblings. One is 15 and the other is 2. They are praying for one day to be able to adopt them both. I know exactly how much preparation it takes to bring children into your home through the foster care system. Much prayers are being sent your way on following The Lord's Leading. Josephine

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    1. Thank you so much! That is wonderful to hear about your daughter and her husband! :)

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  5. How absolutely amazing that news is! Your blog friends will be here praying for you and Chris.

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    1. Your prayers are so, so appreciated! Thank you Carol!!!

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  6. Congratulations! I pray God will bless you and your family on this new adventure.

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  7. Happy Birthday to your baby!
    And what wonderful news you have!!!
    Prayers for your new vocation. : )

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes for Jaxson! I think he had a nice day! :) Your prayers are so appreciated!

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  8. Congratulations! That certainly is exciting. Sometime when the time is right, do you think you could share with us how this came about?

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    1. Hello Ginger! :) Yes, I will be happy to share about it soon!

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  9. Wow - congratulations!

    Shelby

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  10. Oh! I have chills! I am very happy for your family. May God bring just the right little one into your family.
    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
    Laura

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  11. Such exciting news and such a blessing for both your family and the new family member to be. Can't wait to follow along with your journey!

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  12. Katy, that is such precious news! Wow, how amazing! I will be praying for you and your family as this new chapter opens. What joy! And happy birthday to your son. :)

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  13. Becoming a foster parent is time consuming but it is worth it in the long run. Making a difference in the life of a child is so rewarding. We originally became foster parents to foster/adopt a particular little boy, but it did not work out that way for us. We fostered two other little boys long-term, one was adopted by a wonderful family and the other was reunited with his maternal grandmother. I'm so excited for you! ~ Ginger Ann

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  14. What an exciting time for you all! Blessings for this new journey!

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I am always so grateful to read your comments! I thank you for the time you took to visit and share your thoughts with me. :o)
May you enter as a stranger and leave as a friend!
Warmly, Katy