An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Monday, August 20, 2012
Polly's Band Practice
Have I mentioned how much I enjoy picking Polly up from band practice? Band was the absolute most fun part of my teen years. Now I get to live a little bit vicariously through Polly watching her finish up marching band practice in the afternoons. She is tired and feeling overwhelmed by it all, but this is also her very first true band experience. They don't have high school bands in South Korea. Kids who learn instruments do it independently. Luckily, Polly's mom is really into music. She's an amazing singer and teacher. Just for fun, I've added a photo of Polly's mom performing. She actually teaches music professionally. I'd really like to hear her sing someday.
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