Today marks the first day of our "normal" life (whatever that means.) I finished up some work assignments I had committed to, but took myself off the roster for full-time interpreting work. I will never, ever, ever take my stay-home momdom for granted again. No more full-time working mommy for me! Back to cooking healthy dinners, schooling, getting the chores done on a semi-regular basis, and a bit of relaxation here and there.
Two of my fellow knitting, natural-birthing, homeschooling buddies
Liesl loves this new hairstyle.
Onion ring on our 10th wedding anniversary
A LOT of salsa.
This is about 1/3 of what we made, in a 24-quart pot
Liesl "wrote" the recipe down for us.
Decorating the Christmas tree
Not so hot on decorating the Christmas tree
With NINE kids (!!!!) in a restaurant, you gotta come prepared with activities.
Pipe cleaners from the dollar store were a hit.
Tom and the girls went to visit a friend's home near Lansing. An old family friend of Tom's family, Chris and Jenny have 4 homeschooled children...and chickens.
Tom is jealous of their chickens.