Saturday, May 21, 2011

Publish Post

For whatever reason , my blog would not let me post anything,. I tried several times and it just would not post. FINALLY it went through. I have lots of pictures and updates, but I've spent so much time trying to get this thing to work that now I don't have time to write anything else. tomorrow maybe............................

Monday, May 16, 2011

Counting down the school year

Just a few more days and then its summer vacation. The kids are all excited. VBS, camping, zoo, skating, bowling, church camp, and tons more. Me, I'm looking forward to sleeping in just a little. June will be a blast. They will be so busy, they won't have time to think! By the time July gets her I'm sure they will start to use the B word. BORED! Oh well I still have lots of cleaning, and house projects they can help me with. It is actually going to be quiet around the house. 5, yes 5 kids will be leaving. Doreese, who is 19 tomorrow, is taking on a live in baby sitting job while she is waiting for her spot to come open for her school. It is a smaller school that caters to kids (adults) with special needs/learning disabilities. I am really proud of her. This school is heaven sent to her. Destinee leaves for the Army June 1st. She goes for her second half of basic training It's called AIT. When she gets back she is attending college. WOW! She has beat the odds! She is hoping to get a new dorm, but there has been an issue with the housing deposit so she may have to settle for a different place to live, but I'm sure she will find her way. DJ is Army bound also, however his ship date has never been set, so he's spending some time with his bio mom this summer, and if everything goes according to plan he will ship August or September. He had several problems with his entry physical. (Sprained ankle, pulled muscle in his shoulder, and a cyst on the bottom of his foot ) Krishawanda heads out to basic training on May 23rd. She has been a bundle of nerves these last few days. Marvin is working with some friends and spending the summer with them. We will see what happens when school starts back. I really don't want him to move out just yet. He still has a year of school left. BUT with all 5 gone my summer will be much quieter. Oh and Daivon and Anthony just went to work! They both worked their first full day Sunday afternoon from 1-9, Church and then work. They were both tired. I'm ready for some quiet!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wonderful, Wonderful, Mothers Day!

I am such a blessed woman. I had a fantastic mothers day. Not because I got some hyped up gift but because I got to spend time with all but one of my children. They are all growing up so so fast. Where did all my toddlers go? I have to admit it is nice to be able to have adult conversations now instead of teenage scream feasts. LOL Although we still have one of those every now and then. All of the kids 31 down to 7 are doing great! That's a lot for a mom of 22 to say. I truly feel the Lord is so gracious to us. Everyday is a new beginning.

The pictures are of various kids, and my grandkids. I was enjoying myself and not taking pictures. The one of me is with my mother. I told her they made a mistake and put her picture on my drivers licence.

We also had a BIG family reunion at our house on Sat. for my mothers side of the family. It was wonderful to be able to see some of my cousins with whom I grew up with. Time goes by and we don't even realize it. We got to see some clips of some of the old home movies from when I was a little girl. It is amazing what time does to us. Of course I don't look like a movie star but I am oh so happy! Now don't get me wrong, life is not always a bed of flowers. We have our ups and downs just like any family. We have arguments, laziness, mouthiness, rudeness, and every other normal adoptive family issue. But in the long run all the good out does the bad. Just call me blessed mom of 22.