When last I shared with you I was on my way to China. Never did I ever expect to wind up taking a three and a half month break from blogging. I do miss you all my bloggy buddies... and miss having my "voice" which is what sharing my life though blogging gives me. Now friends, to catch you up on our lastest adventures...
First off I will share we moved! Though we thought never to move again...we really did need more room. One day we were driving around trying to get the littles sleepy for bedtime and we happened to drive my Mike's childhood home....and there in front was a "For Sale" sign. Mmmm.seemed to be a sign to "MOVE"! This is the "A" house (which only means something to people who grew up on Hanford reservation) that Mike's dad "Fes" master carpenter and cabinet maker remodeled in the 70s. Mike always said he would never move UNLESS his childhood home came up for sale. There is was...for sale. We put our "Q" houseup for sale(another letter house so penned by a goverment that was building a town in secret for people who would help create the nucleor bomb). As it turned out our Q house sold and we closed on the A house about the time I left for China to adopt Charis and Elsie. Mike moved our family and all our belongings while I was out of the country. Now if you never before realized what a Super Man, all time ace husband and father Mike is you should be figuring it out by now. Mike not only was watching all the kids at home while I was enjoying balmy southern China...he also packed up all the earthly belongings of our 16 person family and moved us all by himself. Wow. No, I am not unpacked yet. Yes...we still have things in storage. Since I got home from China it has been a blur of illnesses, and one small crisis after another...such is the mega size family's world. One thing we did manage to do is try to get family photos of us in front of our new home.
Big kid Cody came over to man cmaera for a photo shoot..what an exhausting experience getting 14 children to look at the camera without fingers up nose or tongues stuck out.
The key to get one good photo is to take a 100 photos. The below shots speak for themselves
Don't they look happy?
Closing my eyes reduced the stess of the experience. Smiling at least always helps
From here on out Job (the screamer) is crying.
It is getting painful around here
There's my man..Super Dad and hater of photo taking...Oh my how I LOVE him
Maggie..forever giver of great smiles
Mike don't drop the baby
Teen angst personified
Josiah praying "please God let this agony be done"
Almost done in...
Daddy and his sweet pea..
All that work...and this is the one photo chosen as "Feser Family Photo" for LOI (YES a letter of intent...the only reason we go though agony of family photo session...to bring home another family member)
As is so often seems to be...this was first photo taken.
Hopefully the good fellows at CCCWA (China) like this photo of us...it is one we sent with LOI (letter pleading with them to give us approval to adopt another precious Chinese treasure into our family.
Stay tuned...more good news!!