Hello and welcome to Yes, They Are All Mine!
We are a southern family, and introductions are a must. There will be a quiz at the end of this, so make sure you take notes!
Hi! I’m Rhen.
I am a 36 year young WAHM of eight children and one grown man who I claim as a ninth child. Hey, when you do just as much or more for the grown one as you do the little ones, you can claim him as anything you want. *grin* Just kidding, of course! I make and sell Handmade Goat Milk Soap, and I work hand-in-hand with an online company helping people to live healthier, toxin-free lives. I enjoy reading, writing, learning new things, trying new foods, working out, and getting my hands dirty in the garden. I have a passion for God, my family, photography, heirlooms seeds, archery, and I have a knack for sarcasm (it is a gift).
My fantastic hubs is Mark (39), aka. Mr. Muscles.
He is the love of my life, my rock, and the other half of me. I thank God every day for him. We have been married for over 18 years now. Wow! Time flies when you are crazy in love. He is dedicated to God, a magnificent daddy, a hard worker, and the inspiration for my 101 Reasons I Love My Husband posts. He loves to work out and is my personal trainer. Isn’t he wonderful?!
DD1 is Renee (15), aka. Ms. Serious.
She is our budding designer and fledgling writer. She has designed her own jewelry line, and enjoys writing on her own blog and short stories. She is a dedicated pen pal, a novice guitarist, and is our first child with a driver’s permit!
DS1 is Noah (13), aka. Young Man
Noah is our inquisitive child. He enjoys taking things apart and figuring them out, as well as inventing gadgets, building things, creating interesting characters out of paper (Origami), being outside, taking risks, and getting dirty in the garden with his momma.
DD2 is Emily Grace (11), aka. Ms. Firecracker.
Emily Grace is our competitive gymnast. She is a level 8 Optional. Gymnastics is not what she does, it is who God created her to be. She is very good at what she does. She also enjoys reading, bike riding, writing her pen pals, and serving others.
DD3 is Hannah (9), aka. Ms. Lovebug.
She is our artist. She loves to paint, shape with clay, draw with pastels and charcoal. If it is an artistic medium, she loves to have her hands in it. She also enjoys reading (Junie B. Jones is her favorite), writing her pen pals, riding her bike, swinging, and playing with her little sisters.
DD4 is Olivia (7), aka. Ms. Independent.
She is our most stubborn, pushiest, loudest, and talkative child. She in only outdone in these areas by her mother. She is definitely a people person. She enjoys meeting new people, playing games, being outside, and she is always singing.
DD5 is Susannah (5), aka. Ms. Giggles.
Susannah is funny, creative, giggly, happy, loud, curious, and has a great imagination. She likes to spend her days doing her schoolwork, coloring, playing with Play-Doh, riding her bike, and snuggling with her Daddy.
DD6 is Layla (3), aka Ms. Dimples.
Of our eight children, she was the first one born with her Daddy’s dimples. She is a mischevious little thing who is constantly getting into something. She loves to color… on herself. She enjoys making a mess… with everyone else’s things. She loves to wear pretty clothes… that belong to Susannah or Olivia. She is a whirlwind, but who can be upset with those dimples?
DS2 is Israel (16 mo), aka. Little Man.
Our Little Man is really developing quite a personality. He is a little chatterbox and knows he is funny. He always wants to be in the middle of what everyone is doing, or raiding the cabinets!
We are a God-loving, Jesus-focused family who embraces the homesteading spirit,enjoys gardening together, camping, hiking, serving, exploring, and homeschooling. Currently, we call northern-ish Alabama home. Most everything we do, we do as a family, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Mark and I realize just how how quickly our kids are growing up, and we are enjoying every moment of every stage of their lives that we can. It is not always easy, it is usually crazy, but it is always entertaining and always OUR FAMILY!
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