An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Apparently, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Luke, the trumpet player from our church and our sometimes babysitter, is now teaching me to play the piano on Monday afternoons. He's only charging me $25 a month, which I think is a good deal. The idea is that I'll learn to play it and then teach the kids. I'm picking it up surprisingly fast. It helps that I already knew how to read trombone music. He's also teaching me lots of bits of music theory that I never learned in school. My education consisted of, "Here's a trombone and a book. Be ready to join the band by next week." back when I was in 8th grade. Anything else I've learned has been picked up along the way until now. I'm amazed at how much musical knowledge Luke already has. He'll be playing in college this Fall. Thankfully, he's patient and doesn't make me feel bad that someone almost half my age is teaching me. And he laughs at my jokes, which is what really counts.
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