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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, June 28, 2009

Hannah's Birthday!

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Maggie Strikes Again!

Sometimes I try to take a nap when the babies do...

Sometimes they wake up before I do!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hannah Leschorn's 4th birthday

Hannah woke up yesterday with a stomach flu but by mid afternoon she was ready to party!!! She was so excited! I love that she couldn't help but eat the icing as she was trying to "help" I'm glad I thought to give her her own plate of icing... there was a LOT of double dipping going on there!!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


We're not going to tell her it's her 4th birthday today!

We're hoping she won't remember. She's been counting down the days! She woke up at 3 this morning with the stomach flu. She can't even hold down water or pedialite... so birthday cake is out of the question! Poor Baby!!!
I can't believe how big she is. When we first moved out here she wasn't even walking yet! Now she is the girliest girl you will ever meet! Every thing she wears is pink and every thing she likes has to do with princesses, dress up, or being a big girl!
Happy Birthday Hannah Banana! We love you!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dear Daddy,

I'm glad you liked the picture I drew of you!
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I can't believe it!Rose and Sarah truned 11 on the 18th! We would have had these pictures up sooner but we were having a little trouble with the computer. Nanna went all out and bought party favors including little horns that I hapliy sent home with her! Yes, the kids loved them... they will love blowing on them just as much at Nana's house!

Abbie took Sarahs horn and wouldn't give it back! Sarah was very nice about the whole thing! I don't know why, but some how it's become a family tradition of ours for the birthday child to try to fight daddy for a bigger pice with the first cut. So that's what the laughing in the picture below is about.
Since the first cut /piece goes to the birthday boy/girl you can understand how motivated the kids get!!!! Their birthday party will be in July at Shanni's house but this gave all of us the oppurtunity to celibrate their special day with them!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

So here's the thing...

I'm having surgery tomorrow...
I've known for a while that it was going to happen...
I've only told like 5 people...
It's just out-patient...
I'm still scared out of my mind!
I'll let you know when I'm home.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A day at the Zoo!

Entrance with membership... 0 dollars
gas to get there... 10 dollars
stoller rental... 9 dollars
lunch for 12... 65 dollars
extra bottles of water... 13 dollars

Getting to spend the day with 10 of the best kids on the planet...


Friday, June 12, 2009

My little Snaggle tooth!

Here's a pic of My Gabie! He accidentally knocked his first tooth loose when he got kicked off a bed (resulting in 5 stitches to the back of his ear) by his oldest sister (who felt really bad about the whole thing) Then a week later he was on his bunk bed and Ammon made him hit his mouth on the rail, causing yet another trip from the toothfairy! His Top left front tooth is loose now because he hit it on Malachi's head when he flipped over the front of his scooter! Oh ya, and the Mark above his eye is because he was climbing on my counters and fell - hitting his face on the corner of our microwave on the way down!

Why Laundry is such a problem for me!!!!!

This is what happens when I leave clothing in baskets for ANY length of time! But I have to admit that this is their largest structure yet! Hannah played in it for HOURS!!!!

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Abbie

These are just two pictures of my Abbie (who officially turned 18 mos old yesterday) just being her cute sweet self! A couple of days before this first picture was taken she fell off the couch and caught herself with her face...can we say CARPET BURN! Ouch! This was almost a 6 weeks ago and you can still see the mark on her nose!
And this would be the reason that I keep all our Art supplies on the top shelf of my school cabinets... shouldn't I have known better than to expect the kids to put the paint away on the right shelf?
Don't let this bottom picture fool you. Abbie is not nearly as busy as my Maggie was at this age! This is the only picture of her trouble making...because it's the only trouble she's ever gotten into! Well, unless you count the fact that both she and Maggie took their diapers off and put them in the toilet this morning... and then one (or both) flushed it!
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Joe Jonas Dances to Single Ladies

Here's a little smile for all of you!!!!! My girls and I have not laughed this hard in WEEKS!!!!!!