An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Monday, January 16, 2012
Polar Bear Tennis
There's a Polar Bear Club of people who actually like to jump into freezing cold lakes and oceans in the middle of winter... just for fun. Apparently, we are almost as crazy as they are. We actually tried to play tennis on a bitterly cold day in January. The wind was so sharp we almost gave up just walking from the van to the tennis courts. The kids were nice enough to pretend to play for a minute while I got a picture of each of them. Well, everyone but Kevin. He hid behind a shed, turning blue and trying to block the wind. But hey, I got these nifty pictures, so it was worth it, right? Right?
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