grabbing life by the horn{worm}s

Does it seem to you that time is flying by at epic speeds? Or is it just me?

I’ve been meaning to write about our trip to Florida. How the massive crowds at the theme parks made me want to stab people, but then the last few days at our favorite beach town soothed my soul {and feet}.

I was planning on writing about how awesome the kids did in school this year. They are some smart little cookies, you know.

I had intentions of writing about foster care. We are officially a licensed foster family now, since April. We waited and waited for our phone to ring, and wouldn’t you know it, as we were in Florida going through the security line for Disney World, we got a call for two little girls. It didn’t work out and they weren’t placed with us, but a few weeks ago, we finally had our first placement. She is the most adorable baby and we are enjoying loving on her!

Did I mention that I survived another year of the three-kids’-birthdays-in-five-days week? Just barely. We pulled it off, though, and I now have TWO teenagers. Lord, help me.

Our oldest is taking his driver’s road test next week. Lord, help me.

Oh, and today I discovered these beasts {tomato hornworms} mooching off my tomato plants. Okay, more like devouring them. What the hell. Don’t mess with my tomaters.



So, like I said. I’ve been meaning to share all these things with you; but, I’m kind of tired. This having five kids thing is kind of exhausting. And awesome.

  • Heather

    You blogged, you blogged! Ha.
    That is a repulsive creature. I would have died.

    • LissaJoy

       The worst thing (besides the fact there were TWO!) is that I had just been looking at the poop, touching the plant right next to where it was hanging out. I had called the boys over to inspect the poop mountains and J-dogg was like HEY! LOOK AT THAT! And then I almost died screaming.

      • LaughingLady

        I love this conversation.

  • Anonymous

    You are doing a great job and all 5 kids are lucky to have you as their mom!! Hugs!

  • LaughingLady

    I have missed you.  But mostly because my feed-reader said you weren’t posting anything.  Not sure what happened, but it seems to be working now!  Glad to hear things are running along relatively smoothly at warp-speed (it’s going that way here, too ~ well, the warp speed part, anyway ~ so you’re not alone!) and SO impressed that you decided to become foster parents.  What a blessing you will be to many, many children, I’m sure!!  ♥

    And yes, those worms are disgusting.  If it would only dry out a little, I’d be able to check on my tomatoes…  😛

  • Oldnicholsfarm

    No way!  Don’t mess with Lissa’s tomatoes!  (but they are gorgeous caterpillars anyway)