Hi, my name is Michelle.
I am married with three beautiful and very unique daughters, two homegrown and one from Africa. Apart from being The Captain's wife and my girls' mama, I also enjoy my role in the education profession as a middle school librarian.
Currently loves: book club, this new and improved beautiful bliggety blog, and Birmingham in the Spring
Hates: insomnia and marshmallows
Husband of over a decade, this guy is pretty much the best it gets in a life partner. Dude is tough, talented, hilarious, wise, loves his family, and never hesitates to put our needs before his own. He spends his days helping impoverished children and the rest of his time being good to his girls. Once, after watching an episode of Little Bear, in which LB visits his father who is a boat captain, our oldest daughter decided that she wanted to call her daddy Captain, too. Given that he naturally takes charge in pretty much every situation, it stuck.
Currently loves: coaching Sassafras's softball team
Hates: unclogging drains
Our eldest is eight, and she is witty with a huge slice of silly. She loves attention, loves to try new things, and really thrives in school. Two seconds around Sassafras and you'll know she was made to be a big sister. Being "in charge" is. her. forte.
Currently loves: Minecraft, softball, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Hates: Wearing socks.
Meet the middlest. Six-year-old Pearl came to us from Africa several years ago, and God has used this little girl in more ways than one to change our family from the inside out. Adoption and the plight of the orphan are a big deal to us, meaning they'll be frequent topics here. Pearl Girl is doing a great job adjusting to big school, and one of my favorite things about her is that even though you may think she's not listening, she has the very best memory of any person you'll ever meet.
Currently loves: swimming, art class, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Hates: the dark and thunderstorms
And this is our littlest. At three years, thus far she has been the single grandest surprise of our life. We spent nine months wondering just what the heck we were going to do with another baby, but now we simply cannot imagine our world without her. She is such a beauty but also a feisty hot mess, being part goat and also having struck upon the Terrible Twos a bit earlier than we had anticipated. We rest in the reassurance from our pediatrician that they're all basically bipolar.
Currently loves: jelly beans and chocolate milk
Hates: when the "stisters" won't let her play