An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Highlight of My Day
According to the hair dresser I have "virgin hair" which means that enough years have passed since I last dyed my hair that I basically have all new hair. Therefore, I can honestly say that the "before" photo is my natural hair color. I got my hair cut right before that photo and then had highlights put in just a couple of days later. So, the style didn't change, just the color.
I really like it. After all, I was blond my entire childhood until I entered my early 20's. So this feels more like me when I look in the mirror. Meanwhile, my former foster daughter, Molly, is asking us to take her to get her hair cut VERY short.
I've advised her not to, but it's up to her. I told her that it's totally normal to have an irrational desire to do something drastic to your hair when you're pregnant. It's because you are stuck in this condition for 9 months with no real control over the situation. That makes a pregnant woman want some sort of change, any change, and therefore they make terrible hair style decisions. Sometimes I think that pregnant women shouldn't be allowed to get hair cuts without first consulting a psychiatrist or pastor, lol.
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