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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Family Portraits Fall 2011
An amateur photographer employee at Daniel's work offered free family portraits to everyone at his office. We jumped at the opportunity since we haven't had professional photos taken of our family since Kevin was born five years ago. Usually it's just me hitting the timer button and running to dive in front of the camera. We decided to go all out with new matching outfits that we had to search a few different stores to find. We also wanted to avoid our usual red, white, or green colors so that the photos would be useful all year long. The photographer gave us a whole CD full of the photos that she took and retouched. I wish I knew how to do tricks like blurring the background when taking individual photos. The photos came out nice, I got them printed as Christmas cards and addressed... now if I can just get some stamps.
I'm a 39 year old Christian mom of 10 kids. I have six girls; Danya age 17, Gloria age 15, Jordan age 15, Brianna age 14, Katie age 8, and our other 8 year old Karyie. My four sons include Michael age 14, Shane age 13, Kevin age 11, and Ryker age 2. I also was a foster mom for about 5 years. In 2009 we adopted two of the 33 kids we've fostered. In April 2012 we adopted three more! I've been happily married to the love of my life, Daniel, for 21 years!
For privacy reasons we cannot post identifying pictures of foster children. That's why their faces are covered or only the backs of their heads are shown. We also give them nicknames to protect their privacy.
The Mini Homeschoolers
Danya and Gloria are "The Mini Homeschoolers" in a series of YouTube videos where they answer questions about homeschooling from a younger perspective. These videos are based on the ones created by two funny homeschooled young men called "Ask the Homeschoolers".
Watch the videos here: The Mini Homeschoolers