Our Family Just Got a Bit Bigger

So I know it’s been quite a while since my last post. My mission is to continue with this blog and create as many memories on here as possible so that all of our kids can go back to read them. Josh seems to not have the best memory, so maybe this could be for him as well (tee hee hee)!

This past April, we received word that Cheyanne and her sisters were put in foster care because of a terrible situation with her mother and step-dad. Josh and I, for a couple months fought tooth and nail to get her into our custody, and in June, our wish came true. She’s been adjusting quite nicely, and has started school with us – which was one thing I really wanted for her, and us.

Too often we find her missing her sisters, Dakota and Naveah, but little to nothing from her about her mom or step-dad. So now I have to…..no…there is no “HAVE TO”, but a complete desire to step up and be the mom that she needs and deserves. I love her very much!

Our family has grown from 7 to 8!


Things I want to Remember About my Kids

I love being a mom. I remember when I was 10 years old, sitting in my room and wondering what my children were going to look like, how many I have, and if I’d be a good mom to them. I seemed to have followed my own mother’s footsteps with the number of kids – FIVE. Some of my friends and family thought I was crazy for having so many, and I may have been, but I am grateful for the crazy life I possess.

Though I have quite a few papers written about my kids and what they’re like, I’ve taken this post on my personal blog to write a little more about them.


Noah: Age 8

How I love this boy of mine. He’s such a class clown – always wanting to make people laugh.

Loves: Video Games – Minecraft, Hot Dogs and Macaroni and Cheese, play football, Harry Potter, Tornadoes

Dislikes: Crab, soccer, music class at school



Sophia: Age 3

Our little Sophia is always quick to see if you’re okay if you’re sad – such a comforter. Her high-pitched squeals often get her into trouble, but her hugs instantly calm the waters.

Loves: Jelly Sandwiches, Octonauts, Little Einsteins,



Katherine: Age 9 months

Loves: Being held by mommy or daddy, pinching, baby snacks

Dislikes: Being put down, cold formula



Hayden: Age 9

Loves: Ramen noodles, cooking ramen noodles, Mom’s hot chocolate, Minecraft,

Dislikes: Chili, cheese on sandwiches, when Ella cries, music class at school,



Benjamin: Age 5

Loves: Nutella Sandwiches, Video Games – Super Smash Bros.