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I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Big News and Rainy Day Garage Sales!

Wow! Did we have big big news this week! I was sworn to secrecy until last night but now I am free to tell! My son and his beautiful bride of 10 weeks are 4 1/2 weeks expecting! Yay! I am a little surprised but not much! I told them that if they keep this going, they're going to beat out the Duggars! I know that Josh Duggar and his wife are already expecting and they've been married less than a year. I am so excited to have Danny and Erin already blessed. They dated for at least six years and have been through so much together. (I am a big fan of the Duggars, by the way! I wish I had had more of my own children! What blessings they are!!)
Erin hasn't been to her doctor yet...she has her first appointment in November. Danny has been calling it "tadpole" but Erin has put a stop to that! So, Jennie, my 16 year old, renamed it "Minnow..." not much better than tadpole, huh?
So, Holly and Aaron will be adding to our family, Lord willing, in January with a little boy. Her sister is expecting to deliver just two or three days earlier! (another boy) Of course, she isn't REALLY in our family but we have been close to her since she is my daughter in law's sister so...she counts, too! Danny and Erin will, Lord willing, have their little one in early summer.
Our oldest grandchild, Dylan, Aaron and Holly's little boy, will turn 6 in January, and Seraphina who is Roger's daughter, Abi and her husband Sam's precious little girl. She will be one in November!
BABIES BABIES BABIES!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, we are going to start the process of becoming licensed foster parents with the idea of possibly adopting a young sibling group through foster care. We're expecting God's leading in this part of our lives. I'm not really sure about regular foster care because it would break my heart to give them back.

It is pretty miserable in Indiana today. Temperatures are around 54 or so with rain, rain, rain. So, what else should you do on a cold, miserable, rainy day than go to garage sales! Crazy, huh?
There were 4 or 5 sales in the neighborhood next to us...in the "mini mansion" district so I took advantage of the sales and bought lots of baby toys and a few clothes. I am disinfecting the toys right now. I can't wait to see our little tiny girl when she gets here! She is going to love them! I even bought some new, never out of the package toys to keep back for Christmas!

I bought a little VCR combo TV as well since my son took off with mine. Hmmm strange how that happens sometimes. I think it was broken by the time he married, though. I bought a set of VHS tapes for Pride and Prejudice that I can't wait to watch! Love those movies!

Well, my girls have our lunch ready and I need to relinquish the computer to school work so I need to go!
Blessings to you all!


  1. Oh Beth... how exciting! I honestly don't know which is more exciting though- the new grandbaby or the possibility of you guys adopting. Either way, you get a new little one, or two;)

    I have actually been hankering soooooooooo badly for another baby. I know it really isn't possible or even remotely practical for me to do the mama thing again at my age, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to, lol.

    I'll be very interested in hearing about how things go for you all on this journey.

    Oh, and we did the BJU Homesat thing at one point which is very similar to what you have been using. It is thorough as you said, but it just takes so much time! And it isn't really very fun either, lol. Have you ever looked into Sonlight? It can be pretty pricey, so I haven't been able to use it every year... only when the kids' dad is willing to pay for curriculum or if someone else has a year that they are willing to lend to me. Still it's my favorite choice hands down! Plus Millen was in their catalog this year.. so that has to count for something, right?

    Have a great day, dear♥

  2. Dearest Persuaded, Awww! How sweet for Millen to be in their catalog! That had to be really wonderful for her!
    Yeah, we were planning to do BJU Homesat once upon a time but didn't end up getting the satelite hooked up, etc.....
    Abeka Academy is incredibly time consuming. We have NO freedom to pursue other avenues of learning. By the time they are done with their school work that is online or homework, they have no interest in doing something else educational. I would love to do a Shakespeare unit with them but there is just no time. No time for extra reading...which is what my youngest does best in. Last year, I gave her the science book (Bob Jones 6th grade) and she read ALL of it in one sitting. Weeks later, I tested her on it and she got 95 out of 100 questions right after reading it on her own! So, I am not sure that this regimented style of learning is right for her. I don't think she needs it. Oh well, we'll see.
    We are also going to have to be more careful with the money. This year I splurged on how we are doing school. Next year, I think things will be different! Especially if we get some new kids!! hehe!!

  3. Wow, that is big news and wonderful news!
    A new grandbaby and possibly adpoting too!!!
    I wish I could have more babies too. I only have one (and he is 11 now) but Id love to have 20, not kidding.
    I love the Duggars too!!! :) They are wonderful arent they!
    I loved your Amish country post!

    Love Candy

  4. Congrats!! How exciting. I live in Amish country in the south and I love to visit there. Very different way of life.

  5. Oh Beth, that is wonderful news! congrats on the new baby or should I say Babies? I bet you are excited! that's just wonderful news!!...it's cold and rainy here too also in indiana!!: ) have a super weekend, Hugs Jennifer