An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Saturday, March 03, 2012
AWANA Derby Race 2012
Once again the Elliott kids carefully designed, built, and painted derby cars for the annual AWANA derby races. Once again we prayed the same prayer that we pray every year: Please please, God, let the cars make it down the track. We were semi successful as usual. I don't know what the trick is.
Last year we thought it was that we didn't buy our cars from Hobby Lobby. This year one of the cars was from there. It didn't make a bit of difference. Our poor kids. Their parents'
lack of skill in this particular sport leaves them with nothing more than a sad hope that maybe we could win the prize for an interesting design. Unfortunately, that was a futile hope this year, too. On the upside, they got to spend time with their Dad working on a fun project and they enjoyed being at the races and buying junk from the snack bar.
I'm a 38 year old Christian mom of 10 kids. I have six girls; Danya age 15, Gloria age 14, Jordan age 13, Brianna age 13, Katie age 6, and our other 6 year old Karyie. My four sons include Michael age 12, Shane age 11, Kevin age 9, and Ryker age 4 months. 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 19 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