Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Drum Roll Please....

Thing have been quiet around here, I know. And the truth is that I have been holding out on you. Not cool. But you know sometimes when you have news to share and you just want to hold on to it for yourself just for a bit before telling the world? That's why I've been quiet. But the good news for you is that I'm over that now so I hope you are ready for some exciting news!

We have actually made a decision on if/when/how to have children in our family. If you want a recap of all possibilities (because there are probably more than most people were expecting) and the pro's and con's of each, head here.

Before I make our announcement, I do want to thank all of you who have commented/ messaged/ emailed/ chatted with me about your experiences/ opinions/ thoughts/ viewpoints. I have been amazed at the support we have felt while making this decision. And honestly, I was shocked at how respectful everyone has been when we were considering options that it was clear that not everyone supported. The insight shared really helped give us a new perspective on some things, which ultimately helped in giving us confidence that we made the right decision.

And now onto that decision. We have decided that we want to foster again! Same as when we first decided to become foster parents, it came down to what felt "right" for our family. We are passionate about foster care and didn't want to let all of the con's scare us out of doing something that we really wanted. And now we are super excited (and probably a little bit crazy) to take the wild ride that is only possible with foster care. This go round we are open to one child who is 2 years old or under. We are open to any race, any gender and mild medical issues.

Since we are hoping that a little one shows up sooner rather than later, I need your help! If you have been around for a while you have noticed the vegetable themed names. We've had Rutabaga (Rudy), Peas and Carrots, Artichoke and Zucchini. Well, I need help coming up with the moniker for our next foster child! So, what vegetable should our next foster child be named?



  1. Congrats guys! Glad you made a decision and can get excited now! How about "Turnip"? I think it's cute. We need to catch up, let's get together soon!

    1. Oh, I like Turnip! It is definitely on the short list! And yes, we do need to get together soon!

  2. Sweet Potato!

    Congratulations on reaching a decision, and I commend you both for being able to take a step back and really consider the decision! It's such a wild ride (we are on our first placement, and we're taking the same qualifications you listed for this next go around) but I'm hoping it's all worth it in the end. Good luck to your family!

    1. We could nickname him Tater! Love it! And I hopped over to your blog- can't wait to hear about how your foster journey progresses!