I thought it might be a good idea to introduce you to the people I'll be speaking about most of the time...my kids.
Andrew/Drew is the oldest of the kids. He's 20yo and will be attending a community college in the fall. He is engaged to a great girl named Allison. Drew would love to be in a famous rock band when he grows up. LOL (he plays bass)
Patrick/Pat is 18yo. He just graduated highschool and will be attending a community college. He loves to play sports...especially soccer and track.
Michelle/Shelly is 16yo. She is artistic and is always drawing. She will be a senior in the fall.
Valerie/Val is 14yo. She reminds me a LOT of myself. She's going into high school as a freshmen in the fall...which makes her a little nervous.
Elizabeth/Liz is 13yo. She'll be in 8th in the fall. She's really active with our church and likes to play soccer.
Luke is 11yo. He likes Yu-Gi-Oh and pokemon. He's looking forward to seeing the newest Harry Potter movie. We've all looking forward to the next book (I read it aloud to them) He'll be in 6th grade in the fall.
Carolyn/Carrie is 9yo. She will be in 4th grade in the fall. She's a "normal" kid now but 7yrs ago that wasn't the case. She went through a bone marrow transplant in June of '97. (Drew was her donor.)
Jake is 7yo. He's the whirlwind of the family. He's constantly moving and going. He's causing me to pull my hair out of my head one second....ROFL the next. The kid needs to learn the meaning of the word, WHISPER!
Eileen/Bean, is 5yo and just graduated from Kindergarten. She's shy yet one of the most outgoing of my kindergarteners. She has lots of friends and cousins in school with her and enjoys playing with them on the playground almost everyday.
Olivia/Livvie, is 4yo. She's the baby of the family and it shows! She's spoiled rotten and everyone thinks she's just TOO CUTE! (and they're right lol) She's home alone with mom on school days and has lots of pretend friends to help play with our new kittens.