freshalicious freedom. finally.

this is me, standing by my man. literally and figuratively. :)

after 4 years of riding a never ending emotional roller coaster (which was, admittedly, fun at times but mostly terrifying), we are getting off the ride. a ride i have been pleading to get off for the last 2+ years. today the roller coaster stopped long enough for us to exit.

my husband no longer works for LDS Family Services.

it was my husband’s dream job, but it has somehow morphed into something less so. my feelings on the situation are soo complex mostly because i still like the way LDSFS does adoption (for the most part) and i am on the National Board for Families Supporting Adoption (which is run by LDSFS).

but in my soul i only feel one thing:


i may or may not have acted this out in r house last night.
tonight i may even try it in full blue make-up. how awesome would that be?

i cannot tell you how many times i have been called a conflict of interest to my husband’s career. no more, friends. no. more.

so please, raise a glass of your favorite beverage (be it adult or otherwise) to this man whom i love so dearly and whom we all call mr. r.

here’s to new adventures! something fresh!

“Gonna be fresh today. Straight off the ground. Tasting fresh. Freshalicious! Ziploc fresh.” ~Madagascar

love you, baby.


  1. mrs. r says

    he has an offer from Child and Family Empowerment Services (or something like that) that he is seriously considering. ;)

    i will message you with the deets. :)

  2. Tara says

    YAY! Congratulations! Now your past few status updates make sense…:) Congrats to you guys!! Make it fresh! (ps. LOVE Madagascar :))

  3. JLBills says

    yes please let us know where he works so that i can refer people to him!! You guys are amazing!! You rock!! FOREVER strong!! Jessa

  4. Brenda says

    Josh and Lindsey….I wish only good things to come your way!!! You are amazing and will do amazing things! I feel sad that the agency lost out on someone so passionate about adoption….someone who understands what is means to love adoption. I am rooting for you!
    Sending big Hugs!!!

  5. Bekah: says


    My Dad worked for LDSFS for years until he too quit and worked for the NCFA. I know it was a much needed change for him as well.

    Do you have Steve Sunday's contact info? He was a good friend of my Dad's and I want to get in touch with him.


  6. Heather says

    YAY! I hope he finds the perfect thing. You guys are so talented and have so much to offer.. when allowed to :)

    Haven't checked in in a while.. Jack has asthma so we've been barricaded indoors all winter.. which leads to the winter blues for me.. so.. anyhoo.. hope you are good. We're hanging in! Miss you love.

  7. Brenda says

    Lindsey…child and family empowerment services is owned and run by the lady who I went to for counseling! She is wonderful!!!!!!! I just emailed her today actually. Let me know what happens with it. luvs!

  8. Katie says

    Wow. What a big change! I know how freeing (though sometimes a little scary) to get out of a bad situation. I am really happy for you, and wish you all the best in your new adventure.

  9. Elizabeth and Brian says

    Can he do some supervision to get you by? We've been paying a LCSW each week for supervision towards my husband's LCPC licensure for a year now. So glad it is over. The lady has 5 other people she supervises each week. Nice little side business. $30-$150 each supervision hour. Brian is also on-call at few hospitals in the area for as needed on-call crisis work. Just some ideas to get you by.

  10. Maryann says

    Dang it! I will miss seeing Josh when I volunteer… best of luck to both of you – where ever you end up!

  11. Janae says

    He will do fantastic wherever he ends up! I am excited to see what miracles come to you and your family through this!

  12. Josh, Melanie and Brayden says

    Yahoo!! Freedom is awesome and allows you to be who you need to be – your own amazing self!
    Congrats that is sooo exciting, and brave!