"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Wild and Crazy

Our weekend was filled to the brim with all kinds of excitement. I taught the babies how to wash the windows! They certainly needed it (the windows, not the babies)! I am amazed at how much taller Francesca is than Victoria. They are only six months apart.

Catherine is going to be really sad when the weather gets colder and she can't wear her bathing suit everyday!

Every night is a party at our house! 

Who needs tv? Or paper?

We did have some excitement! We finally found a couch we can all sit on together! And the cushions are sewn in so they can't be thrown around everywhere! I love craigslist! 

Catherine has really embraced her big sister role. 

Check out the cool shoes! They were Elliot's! I found them when I was cleaning the garage. I am quite proud of myself because, as you know, organizing is not one of my strengths. I took 6 loads of stuff to Goodwill! Whoo hoo! 

Thank you all for your tremendous support about my last post! I will let you all know how things unfold. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. Someone asked if I would ever consider sending the big girls to school. Right now homeschooling is right for our family. The girls do attend a two day a week school, but I really love teaching Isabella and Anastasia (and the little ones too). I try not to worry about what could happen in the future. They really enjoy learning and that is so important.

I am praying for guidance and researching countries to see which feels right. We are open to lots of special needs, but we would like the child to be much younger than Victoria, so that seems to be difficult. We don't want to compete to adopt a child, we want to adopt one truly in need. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! 


  1. Love the pictures!! And Congrats on your great sofa find!! Woot!! Very nice :)

  2. Yay for the garage cleanout! What an accomplishment. And the shoes look great.

  3. Victoria is looking AMAZING on her feet!!

  4. I LOVE Victoria's flowery dress! That is too cute. We'll be praying for you guys as you research and search for that precious new child to fill your arms and home!

  5. YAY for cleaning/decluttering!! Love V rockin the cool shoes. Your couch looks JUST LIKE what I am looking for. :) Love Craigs List.

  6. I agree, I am so impressed with how well Victoria is doing standing up! Way to go Sunshine!! I will include your family in my prayers for direction to a child that would be a wonderful addition to an already wonderful family. Take care.


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