My Top Ten Fav Picks from Masterpiece Monday #24

   And a very special reveal..................

Our oldest foster son, Anthony is now emancipated from the foster care system and he's 18, so I'm going to be able to post pictures of him on my blog! Yay! I'm so excited to finally be able to do that! It's illegal here to post pictures of foster children on the Internet because of privacy issues. Until now I wasn't even able type his name or anything about him. It's really hard not to be able to do that. Even when I posted his birthday party, I could only show pictures of his friends. As some of you may already know, my husband and were unable to have children, so this will be my first proud mom post.

Here is the world's greatest foster dad! (He taught Anthony a lot about the guitar and Anthony plays exceptionally well.) We're waiting here outside of Huntington Beach High School football field to get a good seat. We sat in the front row right in front of the stage and were able to save seats for Anthony's family.

Here is Anthony with his back facing us next to the flag. He's getting his name announced.


I don't know this person, but I just had to take this picture. I don't think I could have found adequate words to describe this. But he turned out to be a very nice man who asked the people next to him to close their huge blue umbrella so that we could be able to see better. Which helped remind me not to judge others.

Here is Anthony walking off stage to get his congratulatory handshake, We were all cheering our heads off.



When did the little boy who first came into our lives, turn into this grown man?




Our wonderful Anthony, we love him and we're so proud of him!


He's very smart, handsome and has a great sense of humor. He will go far.


Anthony with his friend Alex. Alex's family are the one's who go all out decorating for Halloween and their house always ends up making it into the newspaper. They do a different theme each year. Click HERE to see a mosaic of the year they made the Michael Jackson Tribute.

Anthony with his mom and sister, Damie. His grandparents and aunt were also there. He has a really great family who is proud of him and loves him very much. I won't go into their personal story, because I respect their privacy. They have been there for Anthony constantly while he's lived with us. Please don't judge, because they're all really great, especially his mom.


A very happy moment!

                                                                    "Us"


And now for the top ten! If your post was featured this week, please feel free to help yourself to a featured button from my sidebar.




DIY Subway ART by Seaside Style



Cardboard Headboard by Honeydew Productions

apples, dessert, cream cheese,  heath bar, chocolate
Apples Malloy from The V Spot

{DIY sugar cubes}
Make Your Own Sugar Cubes at Nifty Thrifty Things




White Hydrangeas at Fleur Cottage



T Shirt Into Tea Party Gloves from Raising Four Princesses


Thrifty Vintage Find at Outjunking



Miss Helix by West Furniture Revival




Candle Sticks Ala Palm Beach by Ash Tree Cottage



Suitcases And Sailboats from Walnut And Vine
..: My Top Ten Fav Picks from Masterpiece Monday #24

Friday, June 17

My Top Ten Fav Picks from Masterpiece Monday #24

   And a very special reveal..................

Our oldest foster son, Anthony is now emancipated from the foster care system and he's 18, so I'm going to be able to post pictures of him on my blog! Yay! I'm so excited to finally be able to do that! It's illegal here to post pictures of foster children on the Internet because of privacy issues. Until now I wasn't even able type his name or anything about him. It's really hard not to be able to do that. Even when I posted his birthday party, I could only show pictures of his friends. As some of you may already know, my husband and were unable to have children, so this will be my first proud mom post.

Here is the world's greatest foster dad! (He taught Anthony a lot about the guitar and Anthony plays exceptionally well.) We're waiting here outside of Huntington Beach High School football field to get a good seat. We sat in the front row right in front of the stage and were able to save seats for Anthony's family.

Here is Anthony with his back facing us next to the flag. He's getting his name announced.


I don't know this person, but I just had to take this picture. I don't think I could have found adequate words to describe this. But he turned out to be a very nice man who asked the people next to him to close their huge blue umbrella so that we could be able to see better. Which helped remind me not to judge others.

Here is Anthony walking off stage to get his congratulatory handshake, We were all cheering our heads off.



When did the little boy who first came into our lives, turn into this grown man?




Our wonderful Anthony, we love him and we're so proud of him!


He's very smart, handsome and has a great sense of humor. He will go far.


Anthony with his friend Alex. Alex's family are the one's who go all out decorating for Halloween and their house always ends up making it into the newspaper. They do a different theme each year. Click HERE to see a mosaic of the year they made the Michael Jackson Tribute.

Anthony with his mom and sister, Damie. His grandparents and aunt were also there. He has a really great family who is proud of him and loves him very much. I won't go into their personal story, because I respect their privacy. They have been there for Anthony constantly while he's lived with us. Please don't judge, because they're all really great, especially his mom.


A very happy moment!

                                                                    "Us"


And now for the top ten! If your post was featured this week, please feel free to help yourself to a featured button from my sidebar.




DIY Subway ART by Seaside Style



Cardboard Headboard by Honeydew Productions

apples, dessert, cream cheese,  heath bar, chocolate
Apples Malloy from The V Spot

{DIY sugar cubes}
Make Your Own Sugar Cubes at Nifty Thrifty Things




White Hydrangeas at Fleur Cottage



T Shirt Into Tea Party Gloves from Raising Four Princesses


Thrifty Vintage Find at Outjunking



Miss Helix by West Furniture Revival




Candle Sticks Ala Palm Beach by Ash Tree Cottage



Suitcases And Sailboats from Walnut And Vine

7 Comments:

At June 17, 2011 at 12:46 PM , Blogger Dixie Mom said...

I just have to say how impressed I am with you. I am so appreciative to wonderful foster parents like you have been. You do so much good in the world and I can tell how much you love Anthony.
Your photos and story just made the world a little brighter....

 
At June 17, 2011 at 1:33 PM , Blogger {nifty thrifty things} said...

I loved reading your story and am glad you're able to share your joy with the world now. :)
Thank you so much for featuring my sugar cubes this week! Yay!!
Hugs,
Vanessa

 
At June 17, 2011 at 1:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow - love this story! thank you for featuring my hydrangea post...i'm honored! Esther @ fleur cottage

 
At June 17, 2011 at 1:52 PM , Blogger Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

So glad that you can finally share photos! Congratulations to Alex and to all of you! (My oldest graduated this week too, so I know how proud you are right now.) :) Thanks for featuring my apple dessert.

(BTW - that cardboard headboard is amazing!)

 
At June 17, 2011 at 6:14 PM , Blogger Sue said...

What a great post about your son! It gave me goosebumps and I can only imagine how very, very proud you are of him. It takes a very special person to do what you do. I'm happy I got to share in your joy of posting your son's photo for the first time! Congrat's Mom!

Take care, Sue

 
At June 17, 2011 at 6:38 PM , Blogger outjunking said...

Congratulations, to your son. When my boys graduate high school, it was more exciting than when I had graduated. It's more emotional, I use to say when my boys breathed, I breathed. God bless.
Thanks also for featuring me today,
Lisa

 
At June 17, 2011 at 7:46 PM , Blogger The Cranky Queen said...

Your post made me smile! I know you are so proud! Hopefully you have paved a direction for him to guide him along life's bumpy road, God Bless You, Your Hubby (love his hair) and your foster son. Oh, and good picks for this week! Tiffany

 

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