Paul and I have 4 wonderful "homegrown" children that we are so proud of. Our eldest is Elizabeth Hope, Lizzie. She is Paul's from another marriage and she has never lived with us. But, she has always been a huge part of our family through consistent monthly, holiday and vacation visitation. I met her when she was 2 1/2 years old and she stole my heart with her precocious and loving personality. Next come the twins, Parker and Noah. I had wanted twins since I was in first grade and always said that I would have a set. Paul laughed at this.....little did he know! Parker was born first, by 15 minutes, and Noah has spent all their lives trying to be first at everything else! They are fraternal twins but everyone thinks they are identical because they look so much alike. Our youngest is our sweet Isabel Lee. She is a combination of my sass and Paul's humor so she keeps us on our toes!
There are things we don't have and things we do have because of the life we have chosen. We don't have a lot of spare time or spare money. We don't have much peace and quiet either. We do have plenty of laughs and a whole bunch of love. And, we've always got room for one more!