Briefly, they are, Chad 34, Conor 28, his wife Shannan and their son Dominic, Jonathan 25 and his wife Jill, Kelsey 24, Melissa 23, Chris 18, Shannon 11, Christian 10, Callie 8, Ella 7, and Jacob 5.
They have provided more then enough joy, sorrow, excitement, bliss, intrigue etc. etc. for several lifetimes. I always wanted a big family, but I may have outdone any fantasy I had about how that'd look.
Mark and Chris left for Florida for his last high school trip with dad :=( Even though we've launched several kids into adulthood, it still sneaks up on me. I always feel as though there's something more I should have done, taught, lectured, impressed upon - whatever, but at the same time I know we did the best we could and that's all we can do.
I have an hour to prepare before the kids come home from school, the ones that are in school, or the invasion as I call it. They have a 4-day weekend off of school - and the weather stinks for outdoor play, so my creative mom side will have to be called into action. We'll figure it out - as we always do.