Today was Jensen's eleventh birthday. Whew! That's the last birthday until the end of October. Jensen just had a small family celebration today, but she'll have a couple of girls spend the night this weekend. Her celebration turned out to be a hand-me-down birthday, but that's exactly what she wanted. She's been dying to get her hands on our old digital camera ever since we bought a new one for our trip to Vietnam, so that's what she got. Griffin gets a laptop computer from Wake Forest when he starts school this week, so he gave Jensen his desktop. That way she can store her photos and learn PhotoShop if she'd like. Griffin reformatted the computer and put on a user-friendly version of Linux. I wonder how many eleven year olds run Linux?!? Jensen loves to write, so I'm going to get her set up with a blog of her own. The rest of the family gave her a printer, photo paper, a memory card and rechargeable batteries for her camera, so it looks like she's all set for that budding journalism career!
I'm a work-at-home mom of thirteen children ranging in age from twenty-six years old to five months old. Eight are home grown and five were adopted internationally (Russia, Guatemala, Vietnam and Ethiopia). We live on an 85-acre farm, and we have home schooled since 1986. My husband is a family physician in solo practice. I manage his practice and file the insurance claims.