Good morning Batfans. How is everyone doing? I’m great. Life is smooth sailing right now and I love it. The boys are almost out of school once they are out it’s all about having a fun summer. My daughter is growing like a weed right now. She’s still small for her age but we are waiting for a growth spurt any time now. I’m doing great. I’m back to exercising and taking the dog for a jog with Peace in the stroller after we drop the boys off. It’s become a routine. The days that we can’t get outside because of nonstop rain and yes snow we workout in the home gym. Peace plays with her toys and we listen to music for kids. I didn’t like it at first but it’s supposed to get her used to the songs they will use at this school. I’m pretty happy with it now and I have memorized most of them. She sings along but not the words yet. She is become waaaayy more vocal finally. She’s such a little sweetheart. She’s so smart. I think she’s going to be the smartest one of my bunch. I don’t know. I only have to show her things 2 or 3 times and she gets it from there. The boys had to be shown over and over until one of them figured it out then showed the other. Usually Heston.
Good news on the adoption process, we are still in the loop. I don’t think we will get to adopt our new girl this year. I have to have patience with it. My adoption agency is working hard to figure out the best match for our home. I would love to just order a child like Amazon but that’s not practical and probably not smart Lol I want to complete my set of kids but I also know God has that all planned out and very soon my daughter will be here. I’m good with 4. Stephanie does not have kids which is okay by me. She’s also glad that I do have kids because she said she’s always wanted to be a mom. She has dated guys with kids before and she said that was hard when things ended. She loved the kids and wanted to stay in their lives as a family friend but both situations didn’t work out and she said it was probably for the best.
Stephanie and I are doing great. We are still in the just happy to be together phase. We laugh all of the time. We are now texting a little during the day. Just on her breaks at work. We decided not to spend every evening together that way we can all ease into this but we are doing what feels right. We skipped Monday and will skip tonight too but tomorrow she will come over for dinner and spend the night. We will skip Thursday and then I’m taking the kids to her place Friday night after she’s home from work. I’m glad she lives close to a Target that way I can go get anything we might need. We don’t have any plans but she said there are some fun places we can take the kids and if we had to we can just drive into the city and do our usual things. I’m trying to show her every part of my life but there’s still some things she doesn’t know yet.
She’s well aware of my past with Meri. I was upfront and honest and told her to google me. She just laughed and said how can anyone believe the tabloids. That’s been my position from day one. If you believe a tabloid you are not smart, at all. If you believe everything you see on the internet coming from “unnamed sources” or people who have zero access to me, you are also not smart. I’m so happy she looked at it herself and shrugged it off. She said she knows I got caught up in a situation and blamed for all kinds of crazy things but she isn’t worried about my past, she trusts me. I trust her too.
I know she said her sister is going to come by some time Saturday. She wants to meet me and the kids. I guess she has been talking about me nonstop. That makes me feel good. I don’t know guys, this may be the first big relationship since my divorce. I’ve dated a little but no one has been as great as Stephanie. I’m really enjoying getting to know her and hanging out. Dating is hard with kids. I have to balance everything and keep my mind on what is best for the family.
I just posted a bunch of Marine Corps pictures of myself and my family members who served to our Family Facebook page. I had been meaning to add those to the Marines folder I have on our photo albums but didn’t get it done. They are FINALLY in there. I added about 80 or so photos. Most of them are me and yes I haven’t changed much Lol I was tall and skinny wayyyy back then too. It was an honor of my lifetime to serve but near the end I just wanted out. I didn’t agree with the things the government asked me to do and I was severly injured making my decision easy. 8 proud years of my life and I made it out with my mind in tact. Sort of Lol I think I’m doing pretty good I know a lot of my brothers and sisters from my service time have not bee as fortunate and I pray for them to heal and live a happy life. I keep in touch with most of the guys I worked closely with and have done my best to support them however I can. It was an important time in my life and I’m glad I finally get to share my experiences through all of my photos. Go check it out and leave comments. My family and friends really enjoy reading the things you post. I’m happy to share as much as my life as I want to. I’ve made some really great friends off of my blog and Twitter and I hope you all enjoy watching my kids grow up through the photos.
Mother’s day is coming up this weekend and I have zero plans to do anything. I mean I could get the nannies to celebrate with me since Sarah has basically been their mom since day one. I do always send her flowers so that’s about all I do. I don’t know. It seems weird and without being in a longer relationship with Stephanie I just don’t want to make it weird. We will be leaving at noon on Sunday so she can go to her family Mother’s day party. They make a giant fuss over her mom and I’m so happy to hear she’s so close with her family. That’s very important to me. She did ask if I wanted to go and I said it’s too soon for me, sorry. She gets it.
So have a happy Mother’s day to everyone this weekend. I won’t be able to update more until next week. I have to get some work done the rest of this week and won’t find the time to update. I love you all and I will talk to you guys again soon!