An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Monday, July 30, 2012
Youth Group Camping Trip
Danya went on her first ever youth group camping trip this summer. I was so nervous letting her go. Shannon, our babysitter, said she'd be there, and also our friend, James, who is a police officer in Denver. She had a great time, even though it was crazy windy and rained on the last day. It's so hard seeing her enter the world of teenagers. This is her last year before she officially becomes a teen. She is so mature and I'm so very proud of her.
I feel like lately she has become someone that I can talk to and treat more like a friend. There are still days when she gets in trouble or displays a bad attitude, but we talk about it and she usually comes to me and apologizes for her behavior. I think she's becoming an amazing young woman and I can't wait to see her future... well, maybe I wouldn't mind if she holds on to childhood just a little longer.
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