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I am a 29-ish yr old married mother of 8. My family is my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. My darling husband is my very best friend and together we are raising 8 of the best kids in the world! They are Rose(12) Sarah(12) Ammon(10) Malachi(8) Gabriel(7) Hannah(5) Maggie(4) and Abbie(3) We currently own 2 dogs, 1 bird, 5 chinchillas, 1,000,000 rabbits, 1 cat, 4.5 horses, and one ferret. We just purchased a home that is definately a "fixer-upper", with land and room for the kids to roam. Our goal is to run a mostly self sustaining farm and live in peace as we grow as a strong family unit. We have seen our fair share of hardships, but we are thankful for the many blessings the Lord gives us on a regular basis!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Happy Birthday!

My sweet darling BABIES are 10 now! I couldn't post this yesterday because we were so busy with their party and going swimming TWICE!

I can't believe how absolutely stunning these two are! Yesterday Daddy was dancing with Rose to the song 100 years and I just started bawling!

When I was younger I was told that I would most likely not have children. Then I lost our first baby... That was the saddest and most depressing time of my life. I truly believe that finding out 12 weeks later that I was 7 weeks pregnant is what SAVED MY LIFE!

These girls are so much more to me than my oldest children! In a way, I'll always think of them as the blessing I was granted for struggling through that time. While I know spouses are supposed to be best friends, I can honestly say that no other relationship can compare to the one I have with "The girls" (how I still refer to the even though I have three more girls!)

Sarah (above) is so beautiful! She is giggles and sunshine! She loves fairy tales (especially Peter Pan) and she is one of the most compassionate and loving people I know. No animal (or bug for that matter) will go unfed, uncared for, or unsheltered as long as Sarah has knowledge of it! Her compassion and love are equalled by her desire to please and obey! You will never meet a child who tries harder, loves deeper, or smiles sweeter than my Sarah Bear!

Rose is my all American girl! She is truly a joy in my life! She is equally as beautiful as her sister, and very quick witted! Always the first to crack a joke or tell a funny story, she can light up a room. She has a big interest in art and has truly stepped up her ability lately. She takes pride in accomplishing new things and loves learning! Being the oldest, she like for people to treat her like a little adult, but the truth is, she will always be my little Rosie Posie!

Both girls are accomplished sketch artists and their minds seem to be exploding with more and more information every day. I love the way they look at the world. They have an opinion on politics (probably because of my talk radio) that any conservative mother can be proud of! You should hear some of the comments they make while I'm listening to Glenn Beck! Today Sarah informed me that she loves the name Hillary, and that if she ever names a little girl Hillary, it WILL NOT be after Hillary Clinton.

Any way, I just wanted to get some of my thoughts out while I could so that years from now when I am crying because I've forgotten what it was like to have little ones I can look back and remember... their smiles... their faces... there giggles...and their antics!

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Jen said...

They are such beautiful girls and getting soooo.... big! I bet they are such a great help to you.

Stephanie H. said...

I'm glad you told me which one was which! Normally I can tell them apart in pictures, but not these, probably because I haven't seen them in so long :)

Andrea Hardman said...

What a wonderful blessing. They are beautiful. They grow too fast. I feel a little panicky when I think that I have an 18 month old and no one on the way to replace the baby that she is. I guess I have to remember to just enjoy the ones I have. My kids growing up gets me all sentimental!

Darryl and Cindy said...
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Darryl and Cindy said...

Okay, it's late and I totally messed up the first post. Sorry. Your girls are beautiful like their mother. Congratulations all around!

Stephanie said...

I love these pictures! It really shows off how beautiful the girls are. I guess June 18 is a good day for beautiful baby girls to be born! :)