An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
We tried planting a garden in the Spring. It looked good for the first few weeks, but eventually it all died. I had helped the kids plant the vegetables in flower pots, the long rectangular kind. What I didn't know was that there are plugs in the bottom of those, which must be left open for the water to drain. Daniel says that's the reason the plants withered and died. They drowned.
When Alicia was over the other day, she and Danya and some of the kids were digging around in the dirt behind the basketball goal in our back yard. That's where we had thrown the left over seeds from our gardening project. Apparently, some of the carrot seeds were hardy little things. They survived and grew, somewhat. They weren't very big, but the kids loved them.
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