Saturday, July 4, 2009

separate ways today

Yep that is me. Amber took this picture and she said that I look like a hippy. Maybe I do, but that is how I dress all the time. Its just me.

I usually hate the fourth of July because Rusty hates the fireworks, so we usually do nothing. This year we are going our separate ways. Rusty is at the vfw cooking and doing some stuff down there, I am going to go hang out with the little ones and watch fireworks. Over the years I have discovered that we need to different things. Even if they should be a family thing. I just works for us.
So there are all my children in birth order. Amber, Chris,Nikki,Ryan,Ron,Ryan, and Becca. I sure do have a house full and I would not have it any other way. It has been a blast having everyone here. I will be sad when the little ones move out next week.
I got some new foster babies in and they are doing great! I have two that look just alike, but I was corrected by one of the twins. He said that they are different. I can't tell them a part, but leave it to a twin to find the differences between them.
We never did make it to the ocean the other day, so are going there tomorrow. Rusty did ask us to go one Sunday so that he could go. I am shocked by this because he never likes to go to the ocean. I am glad that he is going because I love spending time with him, but I also sometimes hate it when people go to the ocean with me. Sometimes I just like to go to the ocean, and walk, and not be bothered by anyone. However tomorrow I am going to take the opportunity to body surf and play with all my children.
Last night we went down to the lake and roasted hot dogs and made smores. We had a blast just sitting around the camp fire. At some point all the children left and it was just the adults left. I guess the children could not hang? It was so relaxing to be around the campfire and have plenty of adult conversation.
Ryan broke his glasses the other night. I was very upset, but then I realized that life happens. On Monday we are going to take the glasses in and see if we can just buy new frames. I sure hope so, because I really don't want to shovel out a lot of money on new glasses when we just got him new glasses last year.
Well I need to go shower and get the smoke smell out of my hair. I am also going to go eat a breakfast of champions. Hot wings!


Pamela said...

You look very pretty in the pic! The kids look great! Glad you are having a good summer!

LIZ said...

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!! I hope you have a great time!!!

Inge' said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Happy 4th to you and yours.

a corgi said...

enjoyed seeing the picture of all your kids, Kellie, and of you! very beautiful you are! I hope you guys enjoy the fireworks and your day together with friends/family and then the beach tomorrow; should be a beautiful day to be there


Heather said...

I think it's great that you're a hippie! Be true to yourself, girlie!

Paula said...

I like the picture of you and the one of the kids too.

Melissa said...

hu had a happy 4th

Terri said...

Love the pics...beautiful family and you look great!

Ahhh beaches, campfires etc...I am jealous :)

How many biological kids are yours and how many foster children do you have? My husband and I have tried for years to have a baby with no luck and have often thought about adoption...but we have also thought about foster parenting as well...because in some cases you can adopt them..and have heard with alot less hassle than reg. adoptions... I'm just wondering how you like fostering and how long you have been doing it etc... I would love if you could email me to chat about it sometimes...

I'm not sure if we will do either, as it is a big life changing decision but we would love to be parents and with that comes change... I'm just curious about fostering is all... I don't know much about it and need to research it ...I know they do home inspections and stuff I believe and you have to take classes at first?

Anyways...Hope you have a great week!


Traci said...

Hot wings for breakfast! Yum! sounds like y'all are havin' a ball!

LYN said...

love the pics!

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