About Me

I am currently the mother of 18 children who are home and 3 more who will be home soon via adoption. One child came by birth, twelve came through adoptions from US foster care, and 5 came from our Bulgarian adoption. I am married to my wonderful husband, Brent, and have been for 13 years. I am a child of God who was adopted joyfully into His family.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pictures Times 20

Yes, our family pictures were done probably about 6 weeks ago.  Our friend Rachel Lott is a wonderful photographer and did them here at the house for us.  The kids did WONDERFUL!  I never would have imagined that getting a family picture and individuals of all the kids could be so easy, but my kids are awesome so I should have known. 
 
Our whole family
 Mom, Dad, and our six "Chromosomally Enhanced" Kids!
 Our 5 Bulgarian Blessings
 Keith 5 years old
 Cody 5 years old
 Julianne 6 years old
 Aleshia 6 years old
 Anita 7 years old
 Ezekiel 8 years old
 Destiny 9 years old
 Jacob 9 years old
 Nicholas 10 years old
 Ahnja 10 years old
 Dayton 10 years old
 Jose 11 years old
 Andrew 11 years old
 Crystal 13 years old
 Forrest 13 years old
 Denzell 17 years old
 Precious 19 years old
 Unique 20 years old
So that is the crew!!! Twenty people.  Eighteen kids.  Lots of fun!  Have you noticed the three more on the way yet? 
 
Go check out our adoption blog for more info!!  You can even see pictures and start Christmas shopping over there.  He is a link to the latest post, but make sure to go see the other posts too!  http://godsrainbowsinourlives.blogspot.com/2012/10/christmas-yet-want-one.html  You can even find out about how we do Christmas different! 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Some Little Peeks

I thought you all might like some little peeks into the life of a family with 18 kids.  lol  Things are going WONDERFULLY!!  I can't imagine how 5 kids could settle in and adjust so well, but they have.  I have some views into why that is that I might share later, but the main thing is that God is just AMAZING!

We all went to church for the first time on Sunday.  We only went to the preaching service.  We figured we'd start slow and didn't want them to go to class on the first time there.  The kids all did wonderful.  I few very small sounds from them was all that could be heard, except for Keith.  He was ready to get down and crawl, so I took him and sat with him in the nursery after a little while.  

 We walk to church, so it only took a double stroller and two wagons, 
plus lots of people on foot!
We got to a little church that is the equivalent of a couple blocks away.
We filled up 2 1/2 pews!
We were so incredibly proud of them!!!  Who would have thought they'd do that well????  Ahnja was very glad to have a new Bible, though I don't think she has any idea what it is yet.  Anita was very glad they play music and sing, because she loves to dance.  Julianne acted like a big girl and she and Anita were dancing side by side.  (So cute in their matching dresses!)  Nicholas found the whole thing very intriguing I think.  Aleshia was very glad to try to waller her Daddy to pieces.  The other kids were very glad to be back with our church family and show off their new siblings.

Now one more peek and I have to go to bed!  Here is a little of what it looked like tonight, right before we had Family Bible Time!
video
They got very quiet once we got started though.  
Afterward we sing three songs:  
Zaccheus Was a Wee Little Man
If Your Happy and You Know It
and
Jesus Loves Me
The little ones sit through a story and prayer, so that they can make it to the songs!  

More to come!
We had pictures done today, so I'll post those once I get them back!
Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Our Favorite New DVDs

Here is a great deal for you!!!  This new DVD series is out called "What's in the Bible with Buck Denver".  It is made by the man who helped create Veggie Tales (so you know it has to be good!).  I got an email today that said that by following this link:  http://whatsinthebible.extole.com/a/clk/ly0Nd  my friends can get 20% off their first order.  We own Volumes 1-8.  They are very entertaining, keep every one here's attention, are packed full of Bible knowledge, and are so great you'll watch them over and over with your kids.  :)

There are free printables in their website which make perfect activities to go with it!!  We are going to use it as part of our Bible Curriculum this year, even though we've watched them.  We will break them down in segments and do the activities then and the kids are THRILLED.

Go check them out and if you order them or have already had them and watched them, then tell me what your family thinks!!!  :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Julianne in Another Jam

Yes, Julianne surely does get herself into some mischief.  She really is so adorably cute that when we pull her off of the island in the kitchen or found her in that crib I posted about a while back - we can't help but laugh!

Tonight was no different.

I walked into my bedroom to put something away after we had been re-organizing my suitcases.

I came back to this:


Don't ask me how she managed to get in there!

She was managing to swing herself quite well!

She was not thrilled about us getting her out.  

I told her it was for her baby brother Keith who would be home soon after I got her out.  

She nodded "Yes".

I think she was just making sure it was safe for him!  (Wink!)



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cody Had His Tonsils Out

Last Thursday, Cody had his tonsils and adnoids removed.  The doctor said that his nose was 80% or more blocked by the adnoids and his tonsils were huge.  He is doing WONDERFUL.  He has very little discomfort and the only probably is keeping him inactive for the two weeks that we are suppose to.  That is a lot of work!!!

Here are some pictures of Cody right before he went back for surgery.  :)  He wasn't scared a bit and he's not shed one tear still!



Isn't he the cutest?!
I think this was right before he chose the kind of homemade ice cream 
that he would be wanting made the next day!
I'll take another one soon, but now I spend all his waking time trying to keep him calm!

Julianne and the Crib Update

Well many of you probably read THIS post, where Julianne was climbing into the crib that was ready for Aleshia (coming home so soon now!).  I thought I'd give you an update.

For a couple weeks after that, we were taking the crib out of her room when we put her into her room at night.  During the day if she started to get into the crib we told her that it was for her sister Aleshia.

When we talk about the 5 kids who are coming home soon, she smiles now.  I think she understands that the crib is for someone else now.

See what you think?




She is so sweet! 
I can't help that she is impossible to resist!  
Don't worry, she didn't stay there long.  
I took her to bed with me!

By the way, if you aren't following our adoption blog
look for the link on the side.

Gotcha Days are coming up!

Friday, May 18, 2012

New Product and New Website

Ok, so a few weeks ago a FB friend of mine had up a post about these "wraps" she was selling that made you lose "inches".  I was very skeptical, but the money was going toward her adoption so I bought some anyway.  I figured it was worth a try and went to a good cause.

Well, I tried the first one and I lost 4 inches around my belly button with about 2 inches above and below!

I was still skeptical and tried another and lost more inches.

Then I tried it on my upper legs and lost there too.

I had several people ask about them and decided to sign up to sell them.  I have individual wraps that I can sell you for $25 a piece if you would like to try them.  You can also go to the website listed and buy those or other products.  The great deal on the site though is that you can sign up as a "Loyal Customer" and save money on all the products.  Once you sign up the wraps are 4 for $59!  You are only agreeing to buy at least one product (any product at any price) for three consecutive months.  If you continue after that then there are more perks, but as long as you sign up then you will get the lower price from that day on as long as you do fulfill that 3 months commitment.

I've never been one to sell things.  I've never had a "party" (though I can do those with these wraps if anyone is interested) and when my kids had fundraisers I generally bought everything that they had to sell.  I just don't like to sell things.  I really wanted to with this though.  I really love the product and can't wait to use the next one.  The results have lasted and I am excited to try more of their products.

Here is the website: wrapunroestyle click here to go to the website

You can also email me at abcunroe@yahoo.com  if you are interested or want more information.

This is NOT me.
My before shot made me hit erase on my iphone.
This is a similar result to what I saw, though others may lose more or less.

They really have been that great for me!