About the blog:
So some of you were a little worried about me when we were really in the thick of figuring out the foster care thing (aka God was dealing with me and my selfishness), but please remember, I'm not attempting to sugarcoat anything. What you get here is me. So when you read things that sound like I'm upset or frustrated or annoyed, then I am, but remember, we all have those feelings (most days), we just don't always choose to broadcast them to the world.
I'm okay. I'm actually better than okay. I'm wonderful.
The Lord has walked us through a lot lately, but all is well in the Dalke house. So don't you worry your pretty little heads.
About the babies:
The babies (foster babies) are still here. Hopefully they will be until the end of the summer. We have requested that if adoption is in the future, that they begin looking for prospective adoptive parents sooner instead of later to make the last move as smooth as possible.
We have basically drawn a line in the sand and said that we can only keep them until we move (see "about the house" below for more information).
And while we're being honest, there have been days when I have thought that I would adopt him (Wade, the baby who is 16 months old) if it were just him. I know that's awful, but it's the truth. We just simply can't do both of them, and we know that they need to be together if at all possible. Don't hate me for being honest, it's just the truth.
About our kids:
Addy and Luke are already enjoying the summer. They have stayed up late and gotten up too early every day since school has been out. (They are also both napping everyday, so that's a plus for everyone.)
We are loving our lazy summer days.
About the house:
As of right now, our plan is to build! Yeah! We have found an addition that we love. And we have a builder that we love and trust. Now we just have to wait and see if our builder can be approved to build in the addition. That's sort of what it all hinges on.
If all goes well, we'll buy a lot ASAP. Rent a house ASAP and hopefully move in July before school starts. Then we'll put our house on the market and hopefully get it sold. We'll pay off the lot and then break ground after the baby is born.
That's the plan. I like a plan. (But you already know that, don't you?)
About the travels:
We are coming up on a travel season, and we feel so blessed to be able to travel the way we do (all thanks to Scentsy). Brian and I are going to the Dominican Republic for a week. Then we'll be home for four days, and we'll head to Mexico with our kids for my sister's wedding. That's fun, but also a lot of packing. But if I get to hang on the beach for multiple days in a row, I'm down for anything.
I think that's about it. I'm sure there are other things, but that's enough about us for tonight.
.....day 288 of a year of writing.....