Monday, September 22, 2014

An Educational Post

I'm still blogging at my new site, but I'm also finishing my masters degree, so I needed to update this site for a class on Google apps. So here's an update!

The last time I wrote a long post here, we had been matched with a sibling group that we hoped to adopt. We were able to finalize in December 2011. Here's a photo taken just after we saw the judge.
You might notice there are 5 kids in this picture, instead of the 4 we knew about when I last updated. The week after our middle three moved in with us, I found out I was pregnant. Surprise! Collin joined us in October 2011.

Here's a picture of the whole crowd at Easter this year. I can't believe how much they've grown!
On the left is Grant (8), then Collin (2), Maya (13), Hannah (11), and Levi (9). I knew our lives would get a lot busier, but I had no idea just how wild this ride would be. My days are filled with kid schoolwork, toddler chasing, sports practices, shoe and jeans buying (seriously, how do they need new shoes and jeans every week?), and LAUNDRY. My nights are spent writing and doing my own homework. Exhausting as it is, I'm also incredibly happy. I always pictured us having a big family. Now that we do, I wouldn't want it any other way.

Collin will read you a bedtime story now.

Here are the photos before I edited them in Picasa. I changed the color settings on the first one and added a glow filter to the second.