Thankful For Changes

This year was our first year eating Thanksgiving dinner with just us.  “Just” is relative term when there are 13 people in our immediate family.  On Thanksgiving last year, my extended family decided we were no longer welcome at their holiday celebrations.  By Christmas, it was decided they would no speak to us at all. […]

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Birthdays Here, and Birthdays There.

Today is a special day.  Our first home study visit is done.  I’m currently working on a post about exactly what that’s like, having a social worker interview all 11 of your kids about the prospect of having a 12th, but today we have a birthday in the house, and, one abroad. It is Jaxen’s […]

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