Wednesday, December 29, 2010


We had Thanksgiving at Grandpa & Grandma Hickens in Utah this year. Thanks Elsje for taking the pictures :)

Again, wish we could show you the foster boys, but this will have to do. It sounds like FC1 will be leaving us on January 17th.Elsje (Baby Denison coming soon), Grandma, Grandpa and Jay

Rachel & Schy-Guy
Dad and Mom
Jay on dish duty
Trent in a post-Thanksgiving food comma
Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Linda
Niki (with new little Crew), Clint, Michael
Whitnie & Haley
Uncle Kim loves pumpkin pie!
Anna & Kevin

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Best Christmas Gift Ever!!

We've been selected as Adoptive Parents!! It's truly the most wonderful Christmas present EVER!!! It's hard to believe after all this waiting that our family will be blessed with a little one. We thrilled and excited and don't know what to do first :)

We'll find out the due date of the baby on January 3rd! Thanks for all your prayers and support!! We're truly blessed to have such great friends and family. We hope ya'll have a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 8, 2010

FSA Pocatello - Committee Member

When Clint and I started registering with LDS Family Services to adopt, we joined FSA (Families Supporting Adoption). Recently they asked me to join the FSA Committee for Pocatello and to be in charge of the blog. I've been having fun redesigning and posting. Check it out:

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Water Skiing Grandpa

My aunt took my Grandpa water-skiing. He's 92!!!! He went the year he turned 90 and was in the local paper. I wonder how many more years he'll keep going? Love you Grandpa!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our New Foster Son

Wednesday Morning we got a call from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, asking us if we'd like to take in another little boy. We're registered for two foster children, but up till now we've just had one. We took about ten minutes to decided, and called back with a yes. By noon we had our newest little FC2!!

Our newest FC2 is 2yrs old, and brings a whole new set of joys and challenges. He has already been such a blessing to have. The boys love to play together and for the most part get a long really well. Since FC2 is younger, it's been amazing to me how quickly we've bonded to him. He's so curious about the world, and asks over and over "wha dis?" He's also a little daredevil!! We have to watch him very closely, as he's constantly leaping off of things! He's adventurous and sweet!

FC1 love's having someone to play with!! He hasn't had a problem sharing any of his things, but has been extra eager to get more attention from us.

We love them both and will cherish their time with us. What a blessing Foster Care has been!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Officially Registered w/ LDS Family Services

We just got the news, we're officially registered with LDS Family Services to adopt!!!!! We're so exited!!!!!! Now we just have to wait to be chosen.

On a not as happy not, we found out that our FC's court date next week is the first of three and that it probably won't be wrapped up until August or September. But on the plus side we get more time with him :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

4th July Fun

We went down to Salt Lake to visit family for the 4th. We had a blast taking our FC to the local parade, carnival and fireworks. This is us at the parade.

My mom, Brittany and me

Our candy loot.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

FC's Party

Again, difficult to post pics of a party, where you can show pics of the guest of honor : ) We through a party for our FC. It was Car/Truck/Train themed. We do a website for a company called Family Fun Party, and we traded out work on their website for a jump house for the party. The kids had a blast!!!!Our friend Morgan made the cake. It turned out ADORABLE!!! The trucks in the construction zone were the candles!
Playing in the jump house.
Josh made animal balloons for the kids.
The Monster Truck jump house.

The night before the party our friends the Scaddens came over to help us get ready. We were blowing up balloons, and Clint and Josh decided to have me hold a fluorescent light bulb in my hands, while they rubbed my head with balloons. NOT KIDDING THE LIGHT BULB LIT UP!!!! It was the craziest thing ever!!! Like my hair-do?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Adoption Pics

Clint and I are in the middle of the application process for adoption through LDS Family Services. Some friends of ours were kind enough to come take some pictures. Our cutest pics included pics of our FC, but these will have to do.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spread the Word

Found this video and wanted to share. Our adoption case worker told us that in the LDS Church there is statistically one unwed mother per ward per year. They don't all choose adoption.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cooking Fun

Our FC love's to help us cook! Last Saturday we took him to the fabric store to let him pick out fabric for his own chef's apron. He choose this cute Sesame Street fabric.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Toilet Seat Fun

We have been experiencing the joys of potty training with our Foster Child. Yesterday after going #1 and #2 I was helping our FC pull up their pants, and when I looked up the toilet training seat was on the FC's head!! ..and the FC said "look Mommy, Hat!" Though completely disgusted, I couldn't help laughing.