Jill has written 5 posts for Phoenix Haven

Let the rollercoaster begin…

                            I guess, since I haven’t really sent this link out to anyone yet, that I can write this here.  The past week has already been filled with a rollercoaster of emotions, and we’ve only been a waiting family for a few … Continue reading »

The Official Seal of Approval

        I knew that starting out, we were likely to have no issues getting homestudy-approved to go forward with adoption.  I mean, we’re two pretty average people, don’t have criminal records, don’t have previous marriages to discuss, etc (not that those things would necessarily preclude someone from adoption, but the homestudy would … Continue reading »

Old habits die hard…

Sigh. I was that kid when I was younger who LOVED to start diaries. I would buy a fresh, new one and eagerly write a crazy long entry in it, confessing how excited I was to hold some boy’s hand, or mull over what I wanted to be when I grew up.  The thing is, … Continue reading »

You’re the (P)inspiration!

I have a confession to make: I’m an official addict of Young House Love. It’s kinda hard for me to get much done at work until I’ve had my daily dose of YHL, in fact.  And I’m one of the thousands of people who want to be BFFs with Sherry and John, and have actually … Continue reading »

Happy 6 month-iversary to us!

Six months ago today we took the plunge – we bought our first house!  I have to admit that the time between then and now has been filled with a mix of emotions: elation, stress, worry, being completely and utterly overwhelmed, to feeling like a rock star.  Well, maybe that last one is a slight … Continue reading »