So it seems odd to be doing a life update considering I have only done a single post on the blog, but I feel like it is as good of a place as any.
Chances are that if you are reading this, you found me on Instagram and therefore already know at least something about me. If you didn’t and fell down the rabbit hole known as the internet and landed here, welcome! This post should at least give you a little context for what you have stumbled across.
So we are now legally a family of 5! March 1st we finalized the adoption of our baby Moose (who is actually 2, but I am calling him my baby until he is 45). It was quick as far as these things go with termination in mid-October. It still felt like a lifetime of course.
It was by far our most casual adoption, which felt very therapeutic. After years of formality, we let our hair down and celebrated the end. We wore matching baseball shirts and jeans and went to breakfast and ate cake! It was a great day.
We then woke up March 2nd and officially closed our foster license. I plan to write a lot on this topic, but honestly… 3 months later and I can’t even fully pull my thoughts together.
Since then we have been living a life FREE. A life without home visits, without permission to travel, without visitation, and without all the rules we have lived our life by for nearly 5 years. We have never been just parents before this since we entered parenthood as foster parents and we are loving the new-found freedom.
The kids all finished school in May and so we are officially on summer time. This is my first summer after having kids in school and to be honest, I was kind of dreading it. Spring break and winter break were a bit of a nightmare around here without the routine, but summer hasn’t been that way at all. In fact, I am loving it! The loose schedule of the summer is exactly what the doctor ordered.
This summer I am also going to be planning for our first year of HOMESCHOOLING! It is only Pre-K, but still a very important year to me. Tink and Moose will be at our local school in the developmental preschool program, and Oz will be at home with me full-time. I am very cautiously excited for this upcoming school year and what it will being for not only Oz, but the whole family.
That is about all for now. I hope it won’t be another couple of months before you hear from me again, but I have learned to make no guarantees at this point in life.