Tuesday, September 25, 2007

About my family....

In case you didn't know....

I am married to the Wacky Survivalist. We have been married for 16 1/2 years. We celebrate #17 in January. We started out our married life in the military. Dh was in the Navy and was stationed in Vallejo Ca. We were there for about 2 years and then moved to Newport News Va. we were their for about 4 years. After that we moved back to Ohio and now we live in a small 3 bdrm ranch in a south east suburb of Cleveland. When we moved here 11 years ago it was a nice neighborhood with many older residents. It was nice and quiet! since then many of them have moved or passed away. With all the houses for sale, the city folks have moved into the suburbs. We would love to move to a more rural area one day. Hopefully soon since dh has an hour commute (one way) to his new job. The price of gas is killing us.

I work part time at a local Joann's to help pay the bills. I have been selling Avon for 10 years, it has always been for "fun money" sometimes we get to have fun, other times we don't. lol I am also a Stampin Up demo. With my busy life the stamping has been put on the back burner. I try to make my quota to keep current, I wont make it this quarter. I don't worry about it, i can still get together with my group and stamp. having fun is the important part! :) i also do sewing on the side to make some extra money.

Dh and i have 5 children. The youngest is Joshua he just turned 2 in August. He is a handful and needs to be watched/entertained 24/7. Just yesterday when he was supposed to be napping, his brother heard a noise and went to see what it was. He found that Joshua had climbed out of his crib, onto a dresser and was pulling stuff off the wall.

Sarah is 5, she is pure girl! she loves to have her picture taken, good thing because her sis loves to take her pix. She used to want to be Sleeping Beauty when she grew up. Now she wants to be a ballerina. Don't let the girly girl fool you. she has 3 brothers and learns all that "boy stuff" but she still comes up with all that sweet girl stuff...


Next is Timothy, he is the middle child!!! He is sweet and loving, but such a trouble maker! he is constantly pestering his siblings and normally ends up hurt/crying 12x's a day. (if not more) He is pretty smart, but lazy. He has mom fooled that he cant do a thing on his own. lol Well, mom has caught on to his game! ;o) He will be 8 in 5 days! as you can also see he is quite a monkey. I cant get him to stop climbing the walls. here his is with his birthday countdown chain and the Vegas countdown chain.

On to the next child...that would be Jacob, he is 12 and will be 12 in December...( i refuse to allow him to become a teenager!!! I REFUSE!!!!!) Jacob is pretty smart too, but easily distracted! He does well in school, but i need to keep my eye on him. He enjoys Boy Scouts and has shown signs of becoming responsible. Here he is with his(our) favorite kitty Oreo.
And then there is the oldest child....Emily is 15 and is also know as diehardequestrian
she is the responsible one. She has learned this year that if she hides in her bedroom she can escape the chaos of her siblings. She is a smart kid, and is good in school. for the most part i think she enjoys learning. She loves horses, but we have burst her bubble by not being able to afford riding lessons. she has since turned to photography

We do home school, kinda. This is our 8th year. This past January we changed to an online charter school called Ohdela. It is basically public school at home. The kids are provided with computers and all school books needed. this year they received gift cards for supplies. The part i like is that they also supply the lesson plans. that was my biggest problem in previous years. They have online classes that they attend and then the rest of the stuff we do together. This year has been difficult. Now that 4 of the 5 kids are school age, i find it difficult to split my time. Which leaves me wandering around aimlessly... like now....

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