Snake Syndicate: Part 5

The next morning I was awoken by Matt’s frantic voice, “The snake got out!” Not possible. He’s probably in his hide. I wandered into the guest room where Plisskin now resided. I look at the augmented lid of his tub which was situated on one of the shelves in our bookcase. The plastic grate we... Continue Reading →

Snake Syndicate: Part 4

Knowing how helpful everyone has been thus far, I had no problem contacting Mark. At this point it had been a month since I had put in my order for a snake enclosure with Brandon, and Mark had been graciously holding my ball python free of charge in the meantime. I explained to Mark that... Continue Reading →

Snake Syndicate: Part 3

After the gun store, a few miles down the road, was a pizza joint that clearly had caught on fire and had been abandoned for quite some time. After that dismal and dilapidated landmark, the landscape transformed from rural shopping areas and ranch-style homes to fields and crops. The banjo from Deliverance began playing in... Continue Reading →

Snake Syndicate: Part 2

Another year would go by before I decided to take the plunge and purchase a reptile. A snake would have been too much too fast. I thought that maybe if I purchased a small lizard that my mind would get off the affordable price of that majestic serpent. I did copious amounts of research on... Continue Reading →

Holiday Conclusion

The holidays are over and this year I am feeling a bit wanting. Thanksgiving with Matt’s family was amazing as usual. I have to say, I have never felt more a part of a family since joining his. Everyone is just so genuine and caring. It’s absolutely wonderful! Becca, my sister-in-law; Dean, my soon to... Continue Reading →

Snake Syndicate: Part 1

Hey guys! I know I have been MIA for a while. I think I just needed to take a small break. I have been struggling to reconcile the site being about our adoption process and also giving updates on the fundraisers. The reason for this is that the new direction for adoption fundraising, as you... Continue Reading →

Infusing it with Fun

The article Learning from Our Kids: 5 Ways to Make Parenting More Fun by Vicki Botnick, MA, MS, MFTI really resonated with us. Matt and I very much believe that a key component to life is finding ways to make it more fun. It really takes a lot of the labor out of tasks. For... Continue Reading →

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