A Dozen Good Eggs

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

We've expanded!

we are no longer a family of 8! we are excited that Natasha Jordan, Diana Claire, Andre Jonathon, and Jaeger Vasyliy joined our family! all is going well. they are already blossoming! the biggest challenge I have thus far is how to cook for this many people! now we have 3 8 year olds a 7 year old and 3 6 year olds and a 4 year old as well as the 13 and 15 year olds. The two oldest are off in the world.

I need to learn to make laundry soap now that my mom found me a large pot to cook it in. I didnt want to use my good cooking pots for laundry soap. the amount of laundry we have is incredible so making my own laundry detergent will be be a good way to save money AND never have to worry that I am out of soap and cant buy the right kind in our small town. Weds is traditionally pizza night. This will be our first pizza night with the new kids. we used to make about 4 pizzas. how many do you think it will take to feed 10 kids?

I need to try to get back to this blog. It has been sorely neglected while I blogged about adoption. but alas that is what we were alla bout for awhile there. We are ready to take break from adoption. maybe a permanent break. My husband thinks so. with 10 kids it would be difficult to adopt again internationally. and we arent really interested in a new baby and dont want to deal with SS to adopt. so it is unlikely we will adopt again. but I make it a policy to never say never!

the new kids are thrilled with so many simple things. it is fun watching them blossom and grow and find their own styles and thoughts and likes and dislikes.


  1. Glad to see you back.
    Hope all is going well and the 'new kids' settle in really quick

  2. go to the duggar family website (the tlc family with 19 kids). they have a laundry soap recipe and several large quantity recipes that might help you keep a budget. what an amazing family! blessings to you all.

  3. We need to get together and go to the Restaurant Depot. Wholesale prices, large quantities. Great for a large family like yours. Let me know when you are in the cities and the kids in school and we can check it out