Not sure if anyone is still listening, but here I am updating this long neglected blog.
You see, Steve took our laptop to Ukraine when he went to pick up Evan. Apparently the strain of being hauled halfway around the world was a little too much to bear for that old excuse for a computer and it bit the dust shortly after they came home.
And I can't blog from an iPad. Can anyone blog using an iPad? Mine won't let me scroll down when I am writing, so after about a few sentences it was no bueno. Thus no blogging for me.
But all that aside, here we are. Dash got a new laptop for Christmas and now mama (that's me) can steal it and use it while he is in school. Thus here I am. Blogging..... Shocker.
I have so much to say, but I am sure you all really just want to see pics of Evan and hear how she is doing in our family. I ain't gonna lie, it was rough at first. Really rough. And I have ALOT to say about that, but I'm putting it all together in my head first, trying to figure out if it is okay to share.
Yes, we struggled, of course we did. Anyone who has ever adopted or has been adopted will you that there are rough patches. Our rough patch was a pretty dang epic. And not epic in a good way. :) But now we are a family and we love, LOVE, hearts wide open. We have our good days and bad days but they are OUR days and we work through each and every one. She is loved and loves us so fiercely that it brings tears to my eyes. That love was hard won, but we made it and we are going to keep on making it.
So here is our update. It's a doozie.
Someone turned 15. Cutest 15 year old ever.
Paisley has been working on her chomping skills. So much yes!
Summer went by too fast for my two five year olds.
Impromptu photo op...otherwise known as we thought we might want to adopt again so family photo time. That isn't happening, because... well.... long story.
First day of high school.
Fifties day at school for the younger kidlets.
Halloween. Yep, Evan picked that costume. You go with your grim reaper self. Please note Paisley's upside down pirate headband. Please note that I fixed it before we went trick or treating only because Steve pointed it out. Mom of the year.
November beach trip because mama needed some driftwood. So much fun.... except when Jack stole Dash's driftwood. This is Dash's he stole my driftwood face. Poor Dash.
Evan, Pearl and Steve. Cuteness, y'all.
Speaking of cuteness. Boom.
Paris, writing his name in the sand with a feather. Gosh, I love him.
It finally got cold enough to wear warm clothes. Louisiana rocks.
Giant bouncy house. All the kids want to jump in it ALL OF THE TIME. So fun and they love it.
I chopped all of my hair off. Getting my old lady haircut on.
Evan posing with her new headband and necklace. She is all about the glamour.
Gamble, one of our rescue dogs.
Pearl, our first rescue pooch, sporting a navy sweater that I made for her. She looks thrilled, right?
Grits, Gamble's sister, also a rescue. They are quite a pair.
Did I mention Evan loves animals? Loves them. We also have a cat named Hiccup and a old man collie named Clem. No more pets, Evan. Please...
So there it is. Sorry it has taken me so long to update. I promise I'll do better. Not sure if anyone is still around to read this, but if you are, thanks for your support, for your love, and for holding us close when we were falling apart. So happy to report that our little family is doing so wonderfully and we are stronger than ever. Love wins. It really does.
See ya soon!!