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This morning was the big project that we’ve been planning for a while now…. we had to take pictures for our annual Christmas cards. Well actually, we never write “Merry Christmas” on them, unless we write “Happy Hanukkah” as well. We usually just stick to “Happy Holidays” or something like that, since we celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, so I guess we could call them Holiday cards instead.
Well, no matter what you want to call them, it’s always a long process to get pictures for these cards. You can imagine how difficult it can be to get six kids and two dogs to sit still and all look at the camera for a nice picture. Between kids looking opposite directions or making funny faces, and the dogs running over or deciding it’s playtime, we’re lucky if we get one fantastic picture.
It was also sad in a way, because a few weeks ago, I would have thought that our little foster sister was going to be in the picture with us. Instead, we’re back down to just the six of us. It’s funny how quickly our family can change.
With emotions aside, I think we actually did manage to get a good picture today. There were two that I think were good contenders for the focal point of the card. It was a long and frustrating process, but I think our 2014 Christmas/Hanukkah/Holiday cards are going to look great!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.