We made it too late to Denver to see my friend Rachel, but early enough to get real rest tonight.  Well, enough rest on Colorado time.  I am grateful. We will try Rachel again on the way back.

The kids were amazing today, and did just fine the last hour. Once again we times feelings well enough that the baby didn’t cry until the last ten minutes, and then she fell asleep on accident anyway.  We let her rest while we got the kids all showered in the trailer bathroom.  They loved it! They lined up and watched dinner cook while waiting their shower turn, and I am pretty sure they think they are living in a dollhouse.

We ate brown rice and red beans with carrots, fresh red and yellow peppers, and fresh cucumbers.  I am supposed to eat something of every color every day, and that was pretty close!

The kids went down fairly easily, though Barrett was sad he didn’t get cookies, but he had gotten up early and eaten his already!  All of them had the giggles a little while, because they are loving every minute of this adventure, and I had to pretty directly ask Anber to stop pulling on the window shades.  I asked her if she thought she could act like a three year old, and she said, “yes, mom! I am one of that thing!”

We did scriptures as they finished, and prayers once everyone was in sleeping bags.  We got the baby changed and new oxygen stickers on since she is so good at getting her tubing off now, and I sang to the kids as they fell asleep.  Except Anber, who never goes to sleep until everyone else is settled.  I took my shower very quickly so that the morning could be that much easier, and Nathan finished getting the baby down.

Everything is a lot of work and takes so long with so many, but we are having a blast and grateful for the help.  We have had such blessings, and protection, and I am grateful.  We are all tired and stiff and sore from the long days, but we are getting closer!

Now we can all get some rest if this one will fall asleep!


About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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