Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Where has the time gone?

I seem to be losing track of time.  I try to keep up my posts and then life gets in the way and flies past.

We have been staying busy.  We took 6 kids to Lowe's to do the free activity.  The new ones loved it.  The youngest is under age for the activity but Sarah partnered up with her.

Anthony and Larissa found this puzzle and did it together.  They got along just long enough to finish the project.

I decided that it was time to do something with my garage.  This garage is attached to the house and I would like to make it into a play space for the kids.  This might just take a little while....

Same garage, different angle.

The other garage that is not attached to the house.  I am going to make it into my wood working shop.  Yes, we have enough garage space to park 4 cars and don't park a single vehicle in there.

Free couch.....going into the kids area.

One day of progress.  The big items were easy, all the small tools and such will take time.  I hear that some people enjoy organizing, I obviously am not one of them.  As long as the hoarders show doesn't show up at my front door I am ok.

I don't know why I started this new project.  My entire house needs decluttering.  I get frustrated in the house, as soon as I feel like I am getting somewhere a horde of strange kids comes running through and destroys the house.  Perhaps I know all those kids.  I know that 4 of them are off of their ADHD meds for the summer.  As a matter of fact they have doctor appointments next week to get their height and weight checked for new ADHD meds before school starts.
Tomorrow is school registration.  I have been filing out forms and getting documents around.  I still don't have Emma's birth certificate.  I have Michelle's but an error was made on Emma's.  I also don't have their adoption decree yet.  Therefore, the girls aren't on Tricare yet and their Medicaid is probably cut off too.  I need to apply for Medicaid even without the adoption decree.
Tomorrow Larissa goes to the dentist and then we will head to school for registration.  However, in the morning I will be waiting on the A/C repairman.  The upstairs A/C unit is not working.  I am glad that the master bedroom is downstairs.  We have kids downstairs and in the FROG where there is an A/C unit.  There always seems to be something breaking down in the house.  Nothing seems to last very long anymore.  We also have a leak in the roof and the roof is only 2 years old.  Something else to deal with.
Is it getting late here and I must get off to bed.  I hope that everyone is doing well and enjoying their summer.  Leave a comment if you are still out there reading about our crazy lives!
Next post....Emma.  I found one of her baby pictures too.  Breaks my heart.


  1. Jasmine retained her medicaid as part of her adoption pack. But we only use it when Tricare doesn't cover something. We dropped her off our dental in order to use it for her braces.

  2. Yup I read every day. You have more ambition than I do... you should see my 4 car garage!

  3. I fully understand about the ADHD kids off their meds for the summer!!! FULLY understand! Let's just say I'm counting down the days until mine start back up. I wish wish wish I lived closer to you! I would love to come help you purge and organize. Last night after the kids were in bed, I was sitting like a lump in my chair, just browsing through Pinterest, looking for crock pot recipes and organization ideas. I found an awesome quote that it so good I'm going to make it into an art piece when I get the time. "Have nothing in your house that you do not KNOW to be useful or believe to be beautiful." And that quote is at the forefront of my mind as I'm doing my organizing. Maybe it will be helpful to you, too. My girls' birthmom just posted a few baby photos of K and L on Facebook the other day. Though they make me sad, I'm also super happy to have them.

  4. i always love watching your home improvement projects! can't wait to see the garage once it's finished!