oh. that's right. I just spent our life savings outfitting eight kids for the new school year. ie; purchasing tennis shoes, a few articles of clothing, school supplies, backpacks, and forking over money for miscellaneous student fees and field trips, to name a few. before that I was paying off the dentist for eleven fillings, one tooth extraction, and a set of sealants. next will be Christmas, and who knows what else might pop up in the meantime. more stitches, perhaps? Sawyer is on a roll, having received two sets of stitches in just two weeks. OY! holy smokes, kids are expen$ive. in fact, I recently read somewhere that it costs roughly $250,000 to raise ONE child from birth to 18 years of age. times that by eleven and yikes! my calculator just blinked an error code, shorted out, and died. but not before it told me I could've made a hundred trips to Hawaii for that price!
maybe I need to consider a new career in panhandling. rumor has it, those folks make millions! or not.
I don't know. hopefully I can look back someday and honestly say the cost of raising ten plus kids was worth it! because as of right now, I have my doubts. seems like every time I turn around it's something else-- yet another unforeseen expense. wow. all this to say that's why I haven't blogged. sorry!
anyway. back to the topic at hand. being my computer is out of commission, I suppose you're wondering how I'm blogging then? well, about six months ago, I downloaded the blogger app onto my iPhone and I'm just now getting around to testing it out. why rush into things, right? and except for the cramp in my pointer finger from pecking at the minuscule keyboard, it seems to be working okay. hooray for that!
below are a few snapshots from Yellowstone taken on my phone. with only two days to explore the gazillion acre park, we barely made a dent in it. I'd love to go back again someday when we have more time to sightsee. and also, without toddlers or babies. I lost track of how many heart attacks Finley caused all those poor, unsuspecting folks as he raced along the boardwalks. that kid is a serious adrenaline junkie!
(hopefully the resolution looks okay, as it's tough to tell on my tiny phone screen.)
I have so many more pictures to share! guess those will have to wait until next time! whenever that is.