Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Older child adoption

Delaney has the sweetest heart in the world.  She is such a blessing and I can't imagine my life without her.  Older child adoption is a blessing like no other. :)


Monday, October 20, 2014

My 9

The life of a large family is different than that of a small family.  It just is.  There are so many people coming and going.  There are so many different ages of kids in and out of the house.  There are so many different interests and personalities coexisting and trying to get along.  

But there is still only one mom.  One mom to try to meet everyone's unique needs.  One mom to keep up with the comings and goings, interests, unique personalities of all the children, not to mention her husband.  One mom to keep things running smoothly (and keep all the laundry done). :)

It is tiring.  But it's all I know.  And I love it.  I would not have it any other way!!


Brantley's college baseball team is getting started.  Senior year.  He has

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Open house

Open house at the elementary school a few night ago.  D loves her teacher!  These pics are terrible, For some reason my phone did something funky and the pics are awful. 

I didn't tell D's teacher about starting her on an

Thursday, October 9, 2014

we got mail

One of my sweet readers surprised my little boys today with a special gift.


You might recall the post about P and B LOVING Trio Blocks. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

open for business

Large families have lots of...

Clothes

Clothes

Clothes

and more clothes.

What to do?

What to do?

Sort them, size them, hang them and "shop" them.

We have a clothing store in our house.  It has two entrances, ample lighting, carpet, hanging racks and shelves and plenty of clothes for all 9 of our children organized by size, season and sex in sizes 4T to Adult L.  Sounds luxurious and expensive doesn't it?  Keep reading for full details and pictures. 



Monday, October 6, 2014

11/06/09

As I have mentioned I am reading and editing all 1722 posts from my former blog.  I had no pictures of J, D, P or B on the post about them prior to their adoption because they were foster children, so I am adding pictures.  I used fake names for the four of them also so I am changing their names in every single post and under labels of every post.  And if that isn't enough, at the ends of some of the posts I am adding "my thoughts" as of 10/2014.

If you are not familiar with "the missing piece" or "twist and shout"