First things first…

I guess it would be appropriate to start this blog by introducing the real life players.

Me- Above all else I am Eddie’s wife and mother to a mega family.  I will let the rest out of the bag later.
Eddie-  My wonderful husband and Poppa to the many little and big feet running around here.
Alexandra- Our oldest and the glue that holds us together most days.
Nicholas- Our oldest son, an old soul who delights in finding the biggest oak tree and losing himself with Mark Twain.
Eddie- My very sensitive boy, he is always the first to make sure his Poppa has comfy pajamas waiting when he gets home.
Erica- A brain with legs and feet.  My only glass wearer. Permanently busy with a book or a crochet needle and any yarn I can spare.
Veronica- Resident girly girl.  Always put together with pretty matching clothes and a smile.
JP- His momma’s heart!  Also my most stubborn but cute and cuddly kid.
Christopher- Born in the bathroom at home by mistake and has been keeping us on our toes ever since.
Olivia- Roly poly little baby girl who KNOWS that there must be someone available to carry her, no swing necessary.
Mandy and Andrew- My precious twins in heaven whom I shall know intimately someday.
Cypress- Our oldest Golden Retriever, master escaper and most likely to need a psycologist during stormy season.
CJ- Son of Cypress, never any trouble and deathly terrified of the camera.
People ask me if my family feels too big… I think it feels just right, it really does not feel like a large family to me.  I remember back to when we only had 3 and it feels about the same.
As for the nay sayers who will comment about how we are over populating the earth, I say firstly that our family has a much smaller carbon footprint than most families of 4 and we are proud of that.  Secondly, the world does not have too many people, it simply has too many people who don’t care.

One Response to First things first…

  1. +JMJ+ April 7, 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    O my gosh, you are all so gorgeous!

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