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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!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Last night was Emanuel's 15th birthday party. His birthday was actually last month, on December 26th, and we celebrated then too, as a family. But last night was his party, when he invited friends (lots of friends) and we cranked up music, had lots of food and drinks and celebrated until midnight. Well, midnight for the girls who were invited...the boys spent the night and we even had a few stay over through lunch time. I took lots of picture (of course) and here are a few of them.
I'm so proud of how Manny is growing and so proud of the man he is turning into. When I rolled out of bed this morning, still exhausted and trooped downstairs to face the mess from the night before, I discovered Manny in the kitchen cleaning up after things and in fact, he'd had the whole kitchen pretty much cleaned when I came down. I just had to dry a few dishes. I love that kid.

Here is the sheet cake that we ordered from our local grocery store. Manny actually hates cake but you can't have a birthday party without it!
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Manny's friend Tyler was the D.J. of the night and supplied the great music!
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Manny and Diem having fun with Mia
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Hanh, who is Diem's sister loves Mia too!
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Sisters!
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Drew and his BFF Kori!
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Time for Cake...
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Manny and his buddy Virgil
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Friends...
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Sharing a seat...
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chilling...
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't know how you handled such a wild party! ;o)
Know that the Lord is always there for you! Praying hard!
2 Samuel 22:2-3, 7 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. (7) In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.
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Anonymous said...

Know that I'm still here praying for your family!
2 Samuel 22:29-33 For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God? God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
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Anonymous said...

Praying right now!
Isaiah 26:3-4 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.
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Anonymous said...

Life can be overwhelming at times, but the victory is ours through Christ! Put your trust in Him! Praying!
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Anonymous said...

Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
Isaiah 53:4-6 ¶Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
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Anonymous said...

Christ went through all this for us, that we might have hope! Praying for you right now!!!
Isaiah 53:7-10: He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
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