An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Monday, July 02, 2012
Swimming with Aunt Toni
My little sister, Toni, allowed our kids to come swim at her apartment pool. Considering that she was still in severe pain from back problems and surgery, she was being extremely nice. She didn't even complain when the kids took turns needing her to walk them back and forth to her apartment to use the bathroom. It was pretty funny that Toni and my ten year old daughter, Jordan, are the same height. Of course, I acted like the bigger person and kindly shortened my remarks to make sure I didn't belittle her by commenting on the fact that all the midget genes clearly fell on one side of our little family... that would have been a low blow.
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