Wednesday, December 29, 2010

late Christmas

i am prompt on a lot of things in life, but apparently posting on this blog is not one of those things.

gabe was very excited about Christmas. this is his excited face. ;)

we had Christmas at the in-laws, which sounds like it should have a "dum dum dum" after it, but i love my in-laws. we should think of a nicer name for them. like "awesome-laws." i call them momage and popage. --a combo of mom/pop plus part of their last name.
doesn't that sound friendlier?

we had a great time. momage and popage had the whole family at their house Christmas eve. i think it was about 40 people plus kids. it was great!
the best part was our kiddos getting to play with their cousins. they played with foam dart guns for pretty much the whole evening. a lot of the family had not met colalicious and z-diddy, so it was nice to introduce them to their family.

i have tons of great pictures of the whole crew opening presents, but you know the drill...can't post pics of the foster kiddos.

hopefully their status will be changing soon. -january 3 is the end of the 90 days, and after that (if nobody comes forward) we get to pursue adoption! hooray!

we're not even 30 and we already have a 6-person family. i tell people we're on the accelerated family plan.

happy new year. maybe next week i'll do a post about that.


  1. Merry Christmas, Marge! :) Gabe is so adorable, I don't know how you stand it! :P "Six person family"? I must have missed somebody... I was wondering, would you consider doing a post at some point talking about your thoughts on adopting older (than babies) children through the foster system? It's something Hubby and I have considered, but I'll admit, we're a little scared. We have a family member who is very hostile to it - she adopted a six month old baby and she claims that the baby was already "ruined" on trust issues. She also fostered a thirteen year old boy (a year older than this girl at the time) who ended up molesting their daughter. I know absolutely that this is not a "it's going to happen" kind of thing, but I'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject (pros and cons?) as you seem to be having such great results. *hugs*

  2. OOOOhh, I'm with the commenter above. I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. I think you would be able to provide great perspective! I am envious that you have such a big family and are so young and maybe if I was braver I could as well. The foster system scares me some. Please write about it.


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