boy, it has been a long time since i have been on here! do you ever just get so carried away with life and time seems to go by so fast before you realize it. that might be why i havent blogged in awhile. or it could be that i forgot how to get here and it took me 2 tries just to get my password right! but im here. since ive last blogged kids have grown, schedules have grown and life has changed ( as it does on a daily basis around here). the end of 2012 was a neat time as ive seen my older kids spread their wings a bit through volunteer work and earning money on their own. we have also been able to get involved in volunteer work as a family. looking back i should have been blogging about this in more detail...too much to catch up on now! my baby got his first haircut by his sister who youtubed instructions (and also gave herself a nice cut!). everyone is growing physically and spiritually. i told someone the other day that one of the things i love most about having a large family is being in almost every season of life at once. from teens (that are NOT scary) to toddlers and everything in between. i never get bored of one stage. i love every stage and could not pick a favorite, as im often asked what age i like best. as we head into 2013 i look forward to growing more in the Lord, individually and as a family. i look forward to finding more ways to serve and outreach in the community as a family. i look forward to making a difference for Christ. and i look forward to more growing and changing in our home!!
"children are a heritage from the Lord...." we arent your ordinary family. we are a little crazy and counter culture. but we love God and seek to do His will. join us on our crazy adventures!
meet the fam
roger a.k.a big papa is the hardworking leader of the home. he loves Jesus and his family more than anything else. he works hard as a machinest by day and a husband and dad by night.
andrea a.k.a littlemama is the stay at home homeschooling mama to 9 kids. she loves Jesus, her husband and her kids. her activities include working out and reading.
savanah a.k.a nana is the oldest of the vanclan kids. she loves sewing, reading, baking and singing. she hopes to be a stay at home mom when she grows up. shes got a strong personality. a good leader.
roger a.k.a jr is the oldest of the 6 boys. he enjoys golfing, playing the guitar and anything that involves a ball or wheels. he hopes to play guitar in a church someday. jr. has a natural servants heart. always willing to help out
emily a.k.a emmy is next in line. she is passionate about everything she does. she plays piano, sews, and enjoys ballet. shes a hardworker and a gentle spirit. always looking for ways to help mom around the house. she hopes to play piano proffesionally when she grows up.
jonah a.k.a tuna man loves to play the guitar and enjoys golfing with his big brother. hes full of energy but gentle with his mom. always offering a hug or a kiss. he hopes to be a police man when he grows up.
zacchaeus a.k.a zaccy is our strong silent type. a man of few words. he takes everything he does seriously. he seems to be wise beyond his almost 6 years. he enjoys playing the piano and golfing. he wants to be a cowboy someday.
levi a.k.a twin is the oldest of the twin boys. hes a smarty pants and full of energy. definately the more talkative of the two and full of hugs!
benjamin a.k.a benny boy is the more serious of the twin boys. saves most of his cuddles for his mama. he is very athletic, skipping training wheels!
josephine a.k.a josie is a sweet addition to the family. after a long stretch of boys she was a nice dash of sugar and spice. all girl she loves to be a mama to her baby dolls and cuddly with any of her brothers and sisters.
josiah a.k.a jobob is the youngets of the vanclan. he loves attention from all his brothers and sisters. he is a cuddle bug and currently the house comedian!