Road to a forever home

Went land looking today to see what @mwcgroupau have on offer. A great day exploring Spring Mountain and Springfield lakes. Hopefully our journey is a good one with the help of MWC group

https://www.mwcgroup.com.au/

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12 years married!!

On this day 12 years ago, after moving to Darwin for my prince charming we got married.

It was a turbulent few weeks before the wedding where lots went wrong (we got stuck in Tennant creek broken down over a long weekend, bridemaid dresses got destroyed and had to get all new ones, I was soooooo sick) but we got there in the end and it was a wonderful day ♥️

I can’t believe what we have been through in this 12 years, from illnesses to infertility, through IVF, to our foster carers journey and finally adopting 6 wonderful, crazy kids. 12 years ago we had no idea how hard we would have to fight to get our family and at night laying in bed we would joke about having 6 kids. Turns out it wasn’t a joke hahaha.

Going from 2010 thinking we would never be parents to getting our first permanent foster kids in 2011 thinking our family was complete then 2013 surprised us with another 3.

4+ years of fighting to get adoption, lots of time away from each other with Nate’s military commitments, living apart for 6 months as the military was unable to keep Nate in Sydney another 6 months to wait for the court date.

Every step has made us stronger.

I would not want to ride this crazy rollercoaster with anyone else by myside.

Words will never be enough to describe how happy you make me and how much I love you.

Happy 12th Wedding Anniversary

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A reason to celebrate

Yesterday was a day of celebration.

After many many many years of career sacrifice to make our family a forever family. Many years of not being able to accept promotions as we had to stay in one location.

He is my prince, everyones hero. The king of our kingdom.

We are so proud and we love you so very much.

Of course all celebrations need a cake and who doesn’t love a cookies and cream ensemble 

We limited the number of kids due to restrictions 🥰

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Happy birthday JJ

Happy 10th birthday to this spunky monkey!!

We love you to the moon and back always and forever JJ!!!!

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The hard daily grind

Hello friends!

I am not going to lie, this week has been a real struggle, from headaches that turned into migraines (if anybody has remedys help please) to kids that are just unsettled constantly (we have also had rainy weather).

Call me crazy but I am kinda missing the calm of staying home and doing nothing.

Getting back into the daily grind is proving to be hard. Really hard.

We got comfortable in our little bubble.

How is everyone else doing?

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Trip to Kenilworth

Took the trip up to @kenilworthcountrybakery and @kenilworthdairies today and it was well worth it!! From a perfect play ground to 1kg donuts, sausage rolls, meat pies, milkshakes, coffee and so many cheeses!! What a great day out!!! I highly recommend everyone head out to Kenilworth 💕

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happy 1st adoption anniversary 💕

Happy Cattoversary kiddies. (Adoption anniversary)we love you soo much!!

We wouldn’t have been able to get through all the adoption stuff without the amazing amount of support we had!!

Took a long time but we got there and it was definately #worththewait

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One year of adoption

one year adoption anniversary here we come

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2013-2

2013 -2

Time for a bigger house!!

When you have 8 people living in a 4 bdr house, 5 kids in nappies, 2 on bottles, 3 on nutritional shakes and a 13 year old trying to work out her place in her new life, things got pretty squashy!!

Luckily for us we had the Australian defence force and housing on our side!! 

Between them and foster care NSW this was a stress free move.

We found a 6 bedroom house within days and were moved within a month or 2. 

We had to sacrifice bedrooms for a teeny tiny backyard but we didn’t mind it was so spacious.

Everybody had enough space to breathe, we were still in school zones and life continued to blossom. 

Late 2013 we found out that our family editions this year would also be with is long term. 

Can we adopt 6 kids?

What would that even look like?

Could we financially support that many kids?

Could I cope if Nathan went away?

We didn’t know at the time but all the answers were YES ♥️

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Our journey to buying a home starts now

Now that we have our forever family, it’s time to get our home. For us it’s starting with the help of @mwcgroupau (Instagram) hopefully they can get the ball rolling and help us with the last piece of our journey 😁 the kids are so excited that we potentially could build our very own home 🥰

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