Monday, October 26, 2015

My Crew

I have 6 children, but two almost always seem to be absent from my photos. I need to do a photo shoot with just my two older kiddos to prove they actually DO exist. 

But these guys...

they keep me on my toes and I love it! People wonder what it's like having this many children in the home (6 children is NOT a lot, btw), and I would call it controlled chaos. At any moment, it could turn into massively loud, out of control, things breaking, but I am the lasso on their crazy!

Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work. - C.S. Lewis

Thursday, October 22, 2015

I'm Still Here!

I have had so many people ask me when I'm going to start blogging again. I didn't realize so much time had passed since my last post!! So, what have we been up to?

Well, we've been a little mix of adorable and...well, what do you call that? Eating a lollipop and rubbing your belly, fantastic. 

And we've been bonding. Brianna is seriously the best big sister.

And we've been busy building forts. This is like watching my childhood all over again. 

And we've been on mini-vacations.

To places where they stuff giant dead things and we oooh and ahhh over it. 

And we've just had fun being family! 
There is nothing better than that!

Oh, wait...there is one more thing we've been doing. But I'm not telling you that...yet!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Gotcha Anniversaries!!!

February is our adoption month!!

 Everyone of my littles were adopted in this month so it has been kind of a whirlwind of celebrations here! Johnny was Feb 6, and Lily Anna, Feb 8, both home 3 years. Roman is Feb 10, and London is Feb 16, both home one year!

London, Johnny, Lily Anna, and Roman.

At a local restaurant...I was getting the kiddos all their food when I heard London exclaim, "Let's pray!" I turned around and saw this...they grabbed each other's hands and London (in the pink pig tails) began to pray over their meal. This truly melted my heart. One year home!!

Gotcha Anniversaries are times of deep thought for me. I replay every part of the adoption journey in my head, the Gotcha Day, the moment I first saw them, the time we had in their birth country, the first months home, and finally, how far we've come. Adoption is not easy, it is not a cake walk, but it is so, soooo worth it!!