A Little About The Kids

 Ever since I started my blog, I have had people comment or email me asking me to tell a little bit about each child or just help put a face to a name. I’ve been told that it is hard to know who is who and please just do a post on the kids. So I am going to try to put a face to each name. At this time I will only do the kids that live at home.
Katie is the oldest at home. She is 20 years old. She is currently attending college and anticipates studying nursing this fall. She plays the harp and has traveled internationally with her ensemble.
Abigail is 17 years old and is a junior in high school. She plays the harp and has played at venues including the White House, The State Dept., and the Lincoln Center. She is very athletic and is our little health nut. 
Sarah is 15 years old. She loves to dance with Miracles In Motion and has taken quite an interest in anything medical. Her interest can most likely be attributed to her older sister’s career path in the medical field. 
Zola is 14 years old. She plays the harp and she is the artist of the family. Not only is she the artist of the family, but the baker as well. She loves mysteries and you will always find her reading. 
Caroline is 13 and she also dances with Miracles In Motion. She is one of the most outgoing and adventurous in our family. She loves to sing and boss her little sisters around. She is Ukrainian. 
Jordan is 13 years old and loves being a helper with the younger kids. She especially likes to help Sophia. She loves to read and ride her bike. Jordan is from Dagestan which is in North Caucasus


Claire is 11 years old and she also dances with Miracles in Motion. She loves playing with her dolls and especially brushing their hair. 
Andrew is 10 years old and is the only boy at home now. He loves playing outdoors and building things. He loves science and bugs. 
Bethany is 7 years old and she loves playing outside and that is probably good as she is so hyper. She does love books and will sit and read or listen to books all afternoon. She has cystic fibrosis.

Sophia is turning 6 this month. She is adopted from Bulgaria and in addition to having Down syndrome she has had a stroke and also has CP. She loves giggling and getting attention from her older siblings.


Bella is 4 and is also from Bulgaria. She is easy going and very loving and seems to have attached to our family very quickly. 


  1. Great post. What a beautiful, talented bunch. I love this picture of Sophia, she looks like she's doing really well.

  2. Love this 🙂

  3. Thank you! Such beautiful, talented children!
    How many older children do you have?

  4. Thank you, Milena. We have 9 children that are in college or have gotten jobs and moved out — three are married and one getting married in May.

  5. Also, we have three grandchildren.

  6. Sharon, One more thing I thought I'd share considering how many girls you have …
    My friend Sara who is adopting Lanie through RR is having an Easter dress sale as a fundraiser and also a montessori toy fundraiser. Check it out if you are interested:



    Sue H.

  7. Sharon, I love this post! So many stunning daughters! Your full family photos must be absolutely breathtaking! They all have such unique and fun interests too. Thank you for sharing! And nine older? Wow, what a blessing and I bet they are great mentors and sounding boards for the younger ones!!!

    Sue H.

  8. Thanks, Sue. I will check it out.

  9. Thank you! Such a blessing! I hope they don't live too far away from you, so that you get to see them now and then!

  10. What a beautiful bunch of children you have, and each one is so unique! I love your blog, it's always upbeat and has gorgeous photos 🙂

  11. Thank you so much.

  12. Thanks so much for the new pictures and the names that go with each face! You have a gorgeous bunch of kiddos there! 🙂 And once again I am in awe of your photography skills. Now you just need a new/recent family picture for your header! 🙂

  13. I know I definitely need a new header picture that includes both Sophia and Bella. I am going to do that soon.

  14. I love this!! Thank you for sharing a little bit about each of your beautiful children. You are an amazing family and I am so proud to know you.

  15. I don't know how I missed this post but I loved hearing more about each of your beautiful children! Love to meet you all some day! <3

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