Ok, so at the urging of everyone I decided to give this blogging thing a try... again.
I'm not even going to try to catch up on the last year.... we are just going to start over.
We do have a new addition to the family though... not another child... why does that always seem to be where everyone's thoughts go with us? lol. Anyway, his name is Snoopy and he's a great dane. He came to live with us from a rescue group last July. He's a wonderful dog, a little too protective at times but he's great with the kids. In fact, a few weeks after he got here little Jon made the comment "He's a rescue dog just like I'm a rescue kid".
I tried to point out that even though Snoop had been found roaming the streets and nearly starved to death we still loved him just as much as if we bought him from a big fancy breeder and paid a fortune for him. I don't know how much sunk in but it made Jon smile.
I am homeschooling four of the six kiddos now. We are using Tapestry of Grace, Apologia Science, and Lifepacs for math. So far it's been fun. I'm learning a ton as well.
That's it for now. I promise I'll write more later.