Bits and Pieces of This and That
Wow, has life ever been crazy over the last few weeks. We've been busy, and we've been travelling. Here are a few news bites from the little bit of our lives.
Our fun month of travel started with a photography conference in Napa, California. On the way home we stopped at the Jelly Belly factory for a tour. I've checked #50 off of my 101 things list.
Since our twins died, we have been looking to move from our foster agency to a Butte county program called Options for Recovery. This program only places foster children between the ages of birth and 5 months who have experienced drug exposure. A combination of bureaucracy, staff changes at the county licensing office, and a few other things delayed us for over a year. I'm happy to report that we are officially Options foster parents as of the end of February.
We got to see Rachelle for the first time since we dropped her off at her residential treatment program last November. She's doing very well, and I have written a short trip report over on the Divine Reflections Photography blog: Visiting Rachelle. From Utah, we went to Colorado to see some old friends of ours. That means that I can cross #56, visit a state or Canadian province I haven't yet been to, off of my 101 things list. I posted some photos from that trip over at Divine Reflections as well: Fish Family Fun.
Our laptop died just after we got back from Napa. Fortunately, I was able to save the data from the old hard drive. Then the computer that Ariana uses for homework and that Crystal and I had been using for emergency photo editing decided that it would die just after we got back from our Utah and Colorado trip. We scrambled to buy a new laptop so we could keep working. That brought Ariana's computer back to life somehow. I almost have the new computer set up, and now I have the formidable task of organizing all of the pictures from the last few weeks.