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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!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

It's that time again!

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Just an update...pictures still to come!

Well it's Sunday evening. My goal is to post every Sunday from now on. With waking up at 5am for before school orchestra, and schooling 5 children, AND cub scouts AND achievement AND music lessons, AND weekly choir practice... I'm finding it a little difficult to find time to blog. Which is really a shame because I love it, and because I'm trying to keep as of a record of our family journey as possible.

Any way, we had a super full weekend. Ammon turned 8 on the 2nd of this month and we had a big party for him yesterday! I invited all 7 of the boys in his class and 6 came! Add them to my kidos, and throw in a cousin and a couple of neighborhood kids and we ended up with 17 children age 10 and under! Ammon had a blast and I can't tell how much it means to me to have him so giddy. He's such a easy going kid that you can never quite tell if he is truly happy or not. But we knew yesterday was every thing he wanted!!!! He got several nice gifts, including a YELLOW music stand that Rose and Sarah spent their own money on! The one that I think he was truly the most excited about was the leash that his cousin Franky got for him to use on his lizard!!! We took Olivia on her first walk and she even ate a couple of crickets along the way! Hopefully I can convince my sweet husband to up load some of the pics from his party so I can post them. (We borrowed my MIL's camera b/c ours is trashed)

All in all, I think we were able to make his day very special. He will be baptised on the 20th of September and my mom is flying in around the 18th. I'll let you guys know how every thing goes.

We all (well the majority of us anyway) woke up with horrible colds today! Bleh! Hopefully they won't last. John and I were determined to go to church and even got up at 6 to make it happen...but... as the morning drug on it became more and more clear that we just were not going to win. By 8am I was so sick I didn't even want to lift my head...Thank goodness for Tylenol Severe Cold!!!!!