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Stalked by the Stork...a diary of raising twelve kids

Having twelve children is an amazing blessing and one heck of a crazy ride. Join us through all the joys, smiles, tribulations and trials as we navigate this fabulous journey!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Laundry and a Few Pictures From Before Lunch

This week has seemed busy, but not productive. It feels like one of those weeks in which you are constantly working yet everywhere you look, nothing seems done. This is no doubt due at least in part to a couple of things. For one, I was gone most of last weekend. I had my doula training workshop Friday night, and all day Saturday and Sunday. It was absolutely wonderful and now I'm proud to say I'm a trained doula, though I won't be certified through DONA for a while longer. It's a bit of a process. I have so much more to write about that soon! As awesome as the conference was, being gone all weekend meant a lot of things didn't get done. Laundry piled in the hallway, and dishes piled in the sink.
There is a lot to do to get back on track. In a family of this size, you'd be shocked at how little it takes to derail things and have mess start stacking up.
Another setback is the number of sick children we currently have. It seems like everyone has had an ailment this past week- tummy issues, fever, sore throats, colds. You name it. With the little kids, this equals lots of sheet and bedding changes for obvious reasons. That means extra laundry. The third issue keeping things from flowing smoothly over here (I know I said a couple, but I guess it's actually three things) is the fact that it's that time of year for a change out of seasonal clothes. That's a huge undertaking for me. I need to pack away all the summer clothes- shorts, short sleeve shirts, pool floaties, swim diapers, bathing suits and trunks- and unpack, wash and hang all the coats, sweaters, long sleeve shirts and jeans. It takes a while to do and creates quite the unsightly mess in the dinning room and laundry room. It also sets back the laundry process because of the fact that since the winter stuff has been sitting in storage all season- it all needs washed. So suffice it to say that our washer and dryer are pretty much running constantly this week. On a very positive note though, I am bagging tons of both summer and winter items up for local drop boxes in our area.

I took these pictures today at lunch, shortly before the bus came for Alexandria and Isaiah. Would you believe the bus comes at ten past 11:00,meaning we have to start lunch EARLY around here! That's actually a great thing though- way more time to have the kitchen picked back up again before I start dinner (which is often started during nap time). This afternoon, while the kids waited for their chicken nuggets to be ready, we played around with the camera. We brought out our fall placemats this afternoon and so the kids were very excited about that! It's the little things...sometimes the very little things.

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20 comments:

debi9kids said...

OMGosh! I almost couldn't tell which picture was Sydney and which was Bree! I can't believe how "grown up" they look all of a sudden.

ps I hear you on the laundry. Add to that football uniforms of 3 boys and it's ridiculous!

Angela & Albert Fontenot said...

Football uniforms are a pain in the butt! Manny plays for the high school team. He's a freshman so he's on the freshman team but also plays up to JV. So he has a home and away uniform for each team. It's so confusing and lots of extra work.

Anonymous said...

Still praying in Seattle!
Psalms 5:11-12 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
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Lynn said...

Continuing to lift up prayers!
Psalms 31:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
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Anonymous said...

Praying!
Psalms 31:5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth (7-8) I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.
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Anonymous said...

Am so blessed to be able to pray for your family!
Psalms 31:14-16 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.
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Anonymous said...

Continuing to lift up prayers!
Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
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Jeff Ortiz said...

Lovely Kids! Awesome portrait shots, I love how natural the photos are. Would you mind if I ask what camera you're using? :) big fan!

Anonymous said...

Praying in Seattle!
Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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Anonymous said...

Praying!
Philippians 4:8-9 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
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Anonymous said...

Always here praying!
Psalms 86:1-4 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy. Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
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Anonymous said...

Know that you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!
Psalms 86:5-7 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
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Janice Adja said...

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Você fala Português?
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