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Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri


It's Been A While

Life has been happening.  I rarely get the camera out because I am just busy with the family.  But I did pull some pictures off the camera from Christmas.  Nothing too exciting.

                        Before Eva's concert.

I'm still in awe at times that this girl, Eva, is my daughter.  She started our adoption journey and she is am amazing girl.  Every now and then I look at her (Ivy and Joy, too) and think, "Wow.  I'm her mom."  I don't really think about the fact that she is Chinese and I am not.  But, sometimes this whole adoption journey is overwhelming when I consider my life 20 years ago and compare it to now.  It has been an amazing journey, traveling on the other side of the globe to bring our daughters home.

Ivy and my mom

The girls finally got a checkers game for Christmas (thanks Grandma).  My mom loves to play them.  I am not a checkers or chess player.  I'm glad they have each other to play with.

Joy got new roller blades for Christmas.  And, I just found out that she won't use them because she likes them too much and doesn't want them to get dirty.  That makes no sense to me.  Apparently, she has been doing the same thing with the new socks and underwear I bought her.  She continues wearing the ones with holes in them because she likes the new ones too much to dirty them.  Does anyone else's kids do this?  Sheesh.

Jack with bedhead

Mike and I went out on a limb and bought Jack a zippered hoodie from EB.  Jack has not had a coat/jacket since he was 8.  He has refused to wear one, preferring only pullover hoodies.  When he was about 8, he would just put on 2-3 sweatshirts when he went outside to play in the winter.  He hasn't changed.  He still refuses to wear a coat.  Boys.

Tia, Seth, and Joy

I cannot imagine being bald in the winter time.  But, I guess Seth doesn't mind it.  It usually doesn't get too cold here in Virginia.  It stays in the 30-40 degree range.  This week it was 60 degrees for a few days.  Very pleasant.

I'm hoping to finally get some wedding pictures soon.  Well, as soon as Jordan sends them....

1 kind words:


It's good to "see" you again. I always enjoy catching up on what is going on in your family. Also, I'm with you on checkers and chess; I'm glad they have each other. :)

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