Saturday, November 07, 2009

Update on foster care and life in general

It's been a while since I've made an entry, guess life is just really crazy... Right now Ashlee and I are working our way towards getting our foster care license. Actually, our paperwork is submitted, we are only waiting to hear back from the state if we will get our license. There's some chance we'll have children in our home soon.

I'm getting close to finishing up with my schoolwork for my graduate degree. It's taking longer than I would like but, well, it happens. It'll sure be nice to finish my Master's, I'm just glad that that day will come soon...

Ashlee's working on selling her artwork at a local store. If you haven't checked it out yet, take a look at . I'm attempting to do the same with my photography, but it's a slow battle... Sigh. Hopefully we'll figure out something soon.

Guess that's all of the news for now.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Crazy outfits

Just finished the most recent episode of the Foster Parenting Podcast, and they released a special video. Thought I'd post it here for your enjoyment.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

On fostercare

For reasons of my wife's health, we were unable to continue with the foster care system at our earlier attempt. However, thanks to changing primary care doctors, Ashlee's doing alot better, and she'd improving well enough to consider it again. Hopefully we'll start up again soon. Just thought I'd give an update on that.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Results at last

For some time, my wife has had a variety of health problems. At long last, we are starting to get answers. About a month ago, our primary care doctor told us she might have lupus. Ever since then, we've been keeping an eye on it, and it's looking more and more like that is the actual problem she's been having.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease. The body's own immune system is attacking itself, especially in the joints, skin, and kidneys. It is a chronic disease for which there is no cure, but some treatments available. It will sometimes go for a long period of time, to return in a flare up that can be debilitating for a period of some time.

Right now the diagnosis isn't 100%, but is still very likely. It seems likely that she has been suffering from some symptoms of it for the last 2-3 years, but still, it's not uncommon to take some time to diagnose.

We're still trying to get a better diagnosis, but it's good to know that we are at least starting to figure things out. It explains most of the health problems that Ashlee's had for a while, and that's always nice to know, even if it isn't the best of news.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Foster Care Podcast

I should say that Ashlee and I have been talking about Foster Care for some time. One of the great resources I came across is the Foster Care Podcast. It's the story of a young married couple in an undisclosed location in Southern California. They talk about their previous adventures in Foster Care, and especially the process of taking in two young girls (Around 2-4 or so), and the final stages of foster care. It's very interesting, and I highly recommend this to anyone considering foster care. Here's a banner that talks links to their site.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Foster Care

My wife and I have recently decided to enter the world of Foster Care, for a number of reasons. Mostly it's just to help people out. There's lots of kids who are in need of some serious help, and my wife and I are more than able to help. We have been blessed with more than we need right now. We are attending an orientation on the process Tuesday. I'll try and post some updates on how things are going with respect to foster care while going through the process.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


There is a new URL to this site, namely Just thought you might like to know. The old one will still work for now, but as I'm now a domain name owner, I figured I'd put the blog there as well.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Moving up in the world...

I've now started to get really serious about photography. I've started a new site to showcase my work, and even registered a domain name ( Hope you all find it and enjoy it!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

More artwork

My wife an I have been working on publishing our photos and art on a site, and we have a new home, namely . Here's a sample of some of the pictures you can see there.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Pearson Art

My wife just started publishing her art via Lulu, she's done some amazing things. Any purchases would help her a ton! See