July 2017 update

Hello. It's been some time since our last post. Well, as you can see from the picture, we've added a few more to our clan. The three boys in the back, from left to right, are Drayven, Gage, and Blayze. They've been in and out of our home for about five years but this year, they became permanent members of our family. That's right. We're now a forever family of eight. As for the adults in our home, I've returned to work as an IT supporter for a manufacturing plant and Beth is a stay-at-home mom/part-time student. She's trying for graduate school next year. Hopefully, I can either find a better paying job soon or I can move up the ranks within this company.  For now, life is crazy and wonderful.

First post

Hello all, This blog entry and it's subsequent entries are the stories of our family. I needed to set up a domain for my ongoing training in using cloud-based software and this site is one of many steps to set up, edit, maintain, and remove items from a Windows-based domain. Hopefully, this will culminate in earning one of several MCSA or MCSE certifications. In turn, those certifications will, hopefully, lead to a better paying job. Right now, I'm just enjoying the challenge of making everything work. For now, I'll introduce our family, I'm Chris. My wife is Beth. We have three adopted children, Vivienne (6), Naomi (4), and David (3). We're also in the process of adopting three brothers in foster care who have been living with us (on and off) for the past five years. Right now, I'm unemployed but I'm trying to earn the above mentioned certifications in order to get a good job. In the meantime, I'll likely take a desktop/helpdesk position