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Our growing family

September 18th, 2020 at 05:08 pm

Since I last posted about grandkids, our family has grown quite a bit! I keep thinking we are at capacity and my kids keep surprising me!

DD1- has 2 bios, 2 fosters that they in the final stages of adopting, and 1 foster, who is fairly new in the system, but they are willing to adopt should it come to that.

DS - 2 bios

DD2 - 2 bios, 2 adopted (X and Z!) and 2 fosters.

DD3 - 1 step daughter and DD3 also had a baby girl in December!! (remember when I started blogging here, she was just a little girl!!)

That's 15 grandkids!!

(One of DD2's friends lives in my parents little house here on our property and she has 2 kids, who are just like grandkids to 17 total if you count them, which I do.)

Family gatherings are quite the event anymore. So many kiddos!

Years ago, I set up a special savings account in order to give them each a graduation and wedding gift. I am so thankful that I did. I have deposited $100 a month, and the account is now over $5k. By the time each graduates and gets married, I should have $500 for each occasion. Its not much, but with a family this size, it is what I can afford.

I am blessed beyond belief with all these amazing little humans!! It does make Christmas and Birthdays a challenge- it takes a very organized spreadsheet to keep everything organized!

6 Responses to “Our growing family”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Wow, that's a lot of grandchildren! Kudos to you on having a special savings account for them!

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    I bet they give you a great deal of delight. Congrats to you and your family. Big Grin

  3. terri77 Says:

    Holidays must be fun at your house!

  4. mumof2 Says:

    Sounds like our family my mom has
    5 kids (us)
    19 grandkids
    46 great grandbabies (plus one due any day)
    6 great great grandbabies

    this is direct family and does not include step children in each catergories...we average around 3 babis a year one year we had 5 born...about to have our 4th born this year..I love our big family

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Your family has been productive, one way or the other. I don't think I'll ever have grandkids, but I have four great nieces, 5 great nephews, and one of my nieces is pregnant again. Not to mention two of my nephews have not gotten married and had kids yet. There are plenty of little ones around so I don't think I'll miss it if my son never has kids. My daughter won't due to health issues and the meds she has to take.

  6. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations on the lovely wonderful family

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