Introduction Time

It dawned on me a couple of days ago that I haven’t officially introduced my family.  As I will probably be talking about them more frequently in the coming days, I’ve decided I’d better let you know who they are.

Hubby / Hubs / Hubster / Hottie / etc. – My husband.  (Who else?)  My twenty-something-at-heart, amazing, wonderful, sweet, supportive, and extremely hard-working husband.  He is my better half, the best partner in the world, and super fun to play video games with or curl up on the couch and watch a movie with.  I love him with my whole heart, soul, and being, and couldn’t imagine my life without him.

J.D. – Oldest child.  He is 14 and just started his freshman year of high school. He is creative, inventive, thoughtful, generous, and kind.  He loves to do manual labor, loves technology and all things computer-related, enjoys reading and writing (YAY!!), and does not care much for details.  He will be participating in his fifth year of the National Novel Writing Month’s Young Writer’s Program.  You can follow the blog he recently started by clicking here.

Mini-Me – Oldest daughter.  She is 8 and is a much more outgoing, much more girly version of her Mama.  She is very emotional, and doesn’t (can’t?) hide it.  She loves bright colors, painting nails and fixing hair, wearing dresses, doing anything art-related, and reading.  She has recently discovered a penchant for drawing, as well as a talent for writing stories.  She will be participating in her second year of the NaNoWriMo YWP this year.

Peanut – Middle child and middle girl.  She is 5, and though she is a brunette, she is my “blonde.”  She is quite ditzy and sometimes an airhead; she loves to be silly and goofy, is very creative, and enjoys coloring, playing with her toys, and reading.  Playing outside is one of her favorite things to do; she would stay out in a thunderstorm if we’d let her.

Bug – Boy Baby.  He will be 3 in one month :-(.  Yes that is a sad face.  He is the only baby I brought home from the hospital, and watching him grow up is bittersweet (as with all of them – and it is different with all of them).  This child is a tornado.  He is ALL boy, and yes that is stereotypical – but that is him.  He is loud and wild, but is also extremely sweet and affectionate.  Right now he’s in a phase where he is pushing and testing all boundaries (which is exhausting).  He has had a very good attention span since he was about 9 months old, and loves to play with his toys (it varies between Little People, cars, animals, soldiers, etc.) at any standing table (often TV trays).

Ladybug – Girl Baby.  She will be 3 in three months :-(.  My babies won’t be babies anymore.  She is still figuring out who she is, due to an unfortunate circumstance prior to being in our home.  She likes to color and play with her baby dolls, though she still has a very short attention span.  She is very stubborn, and does not like to be told what to do, which results in lots of discipline in this phase of her life.  (I am hopeful that stubbornness will serve her well someday, with the appropriate guidance.)  She is my snuggle-bug, and can be very sweet and lovey, as long as she isn’t being told what to do ;-).

Madigan – Our seven-year-old Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier.
Finnegan – Our Brindle Great Dane Puppy (she is currently 14 weeks old).

Thanks for getting to know the family a little better – hope this helps as I start to mention them more often in posts!

(**All of our children have been foster children.  Three of them are adopted, and two of them are in the process of being adopted.  For the sake of their privacy, I will not differentiate here.)

11 comments for “Introduction Time

  1. December 4, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    What a busy household you all have, Leigh! I’m impressed that you find time for writing. Nice to meet your family: I liked the way you introduced us to each family member. 🙂

    • December 4, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      Why thank you! Naps and late nights are my typical writing times ;-). Nice to meet you!

  2. December 4, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    A love for life and your lovely family shines through, via your writing.

    • December 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you! I certainly hope so! 🙂 Thanks for visiting and commenting!

  3. September 14, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Sounds like you have a wonderful talented family. Thanks for sharing them! It’s always interesting to read about other people’s families here. A bit more personal. 🙂

    • September 14, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you, I think they’re pretty wonderful and talented :-). I enjoy reading about other people’s families too; so I thought maybe one or two might enjoy hearing about mine!

  4. September 12, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    What a beautiful family..so glad you shared them…you will be blessed for your lifetime…after the teen years, of course 🙂 CC

    • September 13, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you. Yes, I am very blessed <3. So far, even the teen years have their enjoyable moments ;-). Thank you, CC.

      • September 14, 2014 at 1:10 am

        Ohhh definitely enjoyable moments..I have been enjoying my two seventeen year olds immensely..maybe because they are the last at home..or boys..or both..haha…but for sure yes even the teens have their beautiful moments…you know being almost done now…(well never done)…but my oldest is on her way to 23..and I raised five (two step..but mine in heart)..I have to say that I believe the most crucial times in a child’s life are the youngest years and the teen years..I try to tell parents this when they ask for advice….anyway…you will surely be blessed this I know…but you I am sure an wait for the grandbabies..but they are such the blessing as well..much love to you leigh <3

  5. September 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    God bless you for providing a loving home. You’ve got your hands full. Especially with a teen, two in the middle, and two two year olds. My daughter just told me today that she is expecting number three. I don’t don’t where they are going to put him/her. :/ But there will be love. 🙂

    • September 12, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      All you need is love. OK, you do need more than that; but if you have love – true love – the rest can be worked out. Congrats to you, and to your daughter! That’s exciting :-). Also, I still have a hard time believing you are a grandma… :-\

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