Thursday, June 19, 2008

Need photos!!!

I almost forgot the man in my life that has given me the ability to stay home and raise our kids and be at the school when Mitch runs away because he has a sub and he can't take change or walks around my scrapbooking and stamping things like they aren't even there....LOL...we have a path and its my stuff...we are working on organization....Anyway, he is the man I met in 1984 and stated I was going to marry. I did too, in April of 1986. We have many ups and downs but we stand strong and I love him and how hard he works for me and the kids. He is a role model for our boys.He only this year has missed boy scouting events but only because his job requires 6 10 hour days with no vacation yet. I love this man!!!
I stated in my profile that I had 7 kids and I think to make my blog look fuller, I should take this time to introduce you to my clan. I am proud of each of them in their own special ways. I have 6 boys and only one girl but don't feel to bad for her she can certainly hold her own....LOL....all those boys have taught her how, REALLY really well...The first of the pack is Josh, he's 19 and love music and I have to admit he is very talented. He opened with his band at the Hard Rock about a year ago and plays at different gigs around town.

I had to throw this photo in because the next photo of where it should be just Steven I found that Josh had snuck in....LOl

This is our 18 year old son Steven. Steven has had a long journey of fighting depression, coupled with bi-polar but I am proud to say that he has learned the only way to be happy in his world is to stick to the meds Doctors give him. I couldn't be more proud of him and his success with a complicated illness. A couple of years ago if Josh had goofed around like this picture Steven would have gone off the deep end. that is no longer an issue

This is our one and only daughter Jillian. She is 17 and just recently graduated from high school, a year early I might add. She is such a wonderful young woman and she is a breath of fresh air some days after dealing with all my boys issues.

This is Zachary. He is 16 and not very fond of my picture taking, especially when its of him. I actually like this photo of him. He does smile just not when I click the camera in his direction...BOYS....

Then there is Jared...he is 15 and has given me a run for my money. Would I change any of it....NEVER....I have to be a strong woman to help Jared through his disabilities. He is also bi-polar and was at one point very violent but with help we managed to get him under control as well. He did have to go into a hospital for 8 month but it was a blessing because we found out why he had so much anger. We also found out he is autistic as well. He is like my teddy bear.

This is Jeremy. He is 13 and the other curly haired kid I have. He is very social and we call him the Mayor of our street. There isn't anything he doesn't know, from who is moving out to who passed away, to who's dating want info, Jeremy is your kid...LOL

I couldn't resist this shot. This happens so few times that I had to post proof that they can get along...hee hee hee

This is my last little guy and his name is Mitchell. He's 9 and has the most unbelievable personality. he was diagnosed with autism a couple years ago and that was very hard for me to digest. He was my first of all the kids to be diagnosed with anything other then a learning disability.

I love them all with my heart, body and soul and having kids with some mental illnesses has made me learn so many things. First and fore most is patience... I had to learn I didn't have bad kids but kids that needed special meds and Doctors and the BEST ever therapist. we still have many ups and downs and slip ups but hey they are still kids and learning themselves.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know the important people in my life.


Erika said...

Hi Susan! Welcome to the blogging world! I just started myself too! It was nice of you to introduce your family. THey all seem so unique in their own way! You must have your hands full with 7 children! My husband and I will start trying for our first child in August of this year! I'm soooo excited! Anyway, I saw you on and noticed your forum/blog. Sorry I'm not able to answer your questions about music and photos on the blog...I'm pretty new myself and I'm not sure how to do it! But I did figure out how to message :o] Keep in touch! Good luck with your blogging!

Carmen Olson said...

It's great to have you on blogger! I sure enjoyed reading about your family. Thanks for sharing.

Mommy2Liam said...

What a wonderful blog! I enjoyed getting to know your family, and as soon as I get time I think I will do a blog exactly like yours. I can't believe you have that many kids, and I wish I had that many I am SOOO jealous! I also don't know how you can handle that many kids, I just have one little baby, and he is a handful!

Me said...


I am so happy you are blogging! Can't wait to get to know you. Thanks for the insight into your family. Congrats on your DD graduation and your boys are quite handsome!

Jenn aka boysmama said...

ahhhh awesome to see all your kids!! I love that you showed us pictures too!! Beautiful family you have there!!

Estee said...

Hi Susan!! Thanks so much for the comment that you left on my blog!! I loved reading about your beautiful family and I can't wait to read more! :)

Lydia said...

Sue! Im so glad I came to stop by and read your blog. Im also glad to put faces with the names you have talked to me about. You have such a beautiful family! I really love how your dd picture came out with the pretty green grass. Im going to have to try that one day. Will deff. be back to check you out more!

Your sbc friend!