Time to catch up + Giveaway Time

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I truly can’t believe Friday has come once again! It seems so long away on Mondays, and then before you know it.. it’s the weekend!  I am linking up with Karli, who blogs on over at September Farm to tell you about five happenings with the Johnsons,this Friday!

First off, let me apologize for not really blogging in the last couple of weeks.  Once all my kids went back to school, I thought I would have the time/motivation to keep this going pretty steady.. but that didn’t exactly happen! So, I wanted to do a little catch up with you all and a pretty cool giveaway at the end!

  1. My oldest two went to get their updated psychological evaluations done, which I am pretty excited to see what the outcome of that is.  When children are in foster care, they must do this yearly to keep up with how the children are adjusting to their families, friends, foster parents, and overall environment.   I will be most interested in seeing a comparison from when they first came into the “system” to see where they are at now.
  2. My infamous overscheduling occurred again where I was supposed to take baby girl to get her monthly synergis shots at the same time as the boys needed to be taken out of school to make their counseling appointment on time.  Let’s just say.. Nana and Papa are the absolute greatest!!
  3. Baby girl has had some HUGE milestones happening lately, especially for a mircopreemie such as herself.  She is 9 months old (but 5 months old adjusted age since she was born 4 more months early), and for the first time is able to sit on her own (even if it’s for a little while), and making huge strides in weight growth  (baby girl is 15 pounds now which is so good for her), and making a lot of improvement in her ability to turn from back to belly!
  4. I spoke to the Lawyer for the first time who is going to be representing us in the fight for custody for baby girl! Nothing can be officially made until baby girl has been with us for 6 months, but hopefully soon we will know something regarding her case and where to go from here!
  5. I got all my boys a hair cut(including my husbands) and that was the best money I have spent in a long time! Their hair cuts have been WAY overdue, and we keep saying every time that “the next check we will make time to do it”, but I decided today was going to be the day, and they all LOVED it! They look so handsome and so grown up!!

** Now best for LAST!

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The Great Eight!

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So it finally occurred to me how close my boys birthdays are, when just TWO days after Christmas, we were caught celebrating yet ANOTHER birthday, in our house! So basically I have come to the conclusion that time really does FLY by and that my boys being 9 days apart will definitely be a problem later on, haha!

I don’t know if it’s the fact that I now have 5 children, but it truly feels like we are celebrating something ALL the time.  A birthday, a “first”, a milestone, and it’s definitely overwhelming to try to stay on top of everything! I wouldn’t trade it for the world, and I hope all my kids love that they will have these precious memories to look back on one day!

So back to the birthday boy..  yep he turned 8! And it’s so crazy to me to think that in 10 years he will be considered an adult.. what?? SO much has happened, and will continue to occur with this young man, and I truly hope that everything that has been done, can be helped/fixed in the future.

He is now a whopping 60 pounds and 4 ft 5 in. tall (taken at our house, but his officially MD appointment will be tomorrow).  He is crazy (definitely the wild child of the bunch), has the drive to learn so much, wants to be the best/greatest at every.single.task he does, and he truly can be the greatest young man(when he wants to) 😉

He has definitely put some burdens on our family, but he has also been a huge blessing as well.   What I would want him to remember later on is two things:

(1) Always try your hardest

(2) Always give respect to those giving you respect

I know he will be successful one day and I can’t wait to see that!

Happy birthday to our eldest! I think he would say he had a GREAT day filled with homemade birthday cake, cookies, presents, and LOTS of one on one time! (His favorite thing)!

I will leave you with a few pictures (of course his face has to be blurred due to foster are regulations)!


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Photoshoot time!

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Just two days ago, I had the honor of taking two year old and six year old birthday pictures of my handsome nephews Rae’Sean(6) and Everett(2)! I loved how they turned out and wanted to share them with you all!  I loved by the end of the photo shoot Rae’Sean was asking to take more pictures in different spots, and was posing so cute!

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Behind the lens-Maternity Photo

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I am so happy to have shot my first maternity photo sessions with my friend Emily and her wonderful husband, Berto.  They are a match made in heaven and are expecting their first child, a BOY in 5 weeks!!

Would love to hear feedback!

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