Hey there! We are the Scott family. There are 10 kids total. Yes TEN. Yes, they are all ours. Two are grown and out of the house, 6 still live at home, and 2 are in Heaven.
Life is never dull around here. Daily life for us is often chaotic yet organized, messy but beautiful, exhausting yet amazing, demanding yet rewarding, ordinary yet spontaneous, hard but simple, and always loud!
We live out in the country in a small Texas town on an 800 acre farm. Technically it is a ranch, but farm just sounds more like us. We have an array of animals from cows, pigs, and chickens to our boys pet snakes, frogs and lizards. And almost as many dogs as we have kids.
We have been homeschooling our kids for the past twelve years and absolutely love it. It is by far challenging me to my core, but so much fun to get to be their mommy & their teacher.
Our kids are the light of our lives. They are all so funny and keep us on our toes daily. Every single one of them is strong-willed and challenge us in their own ways and they each add so much joy to our lives with a uniqueness that make each of the individually special.
Taylor graduated last year and is still a little undecided on a career choice. She lives about an hour away from us now – Her little brothers and sisters are always looking forward to a visit from her. She is such a big help when she is home. Taylor is the perfect girl preceding 5 younger brothers. She loves spending time outdoors – swimming at the lake and fishing. This fall Taylor is due with our first grandbaby.
Tyler is our oldest son. He is such a hard worker – He is a huge help around the farm & also works as a ranch hand at our local dairy and a nearby ranch. Baseball is his passion and he is really good! Catching is his main position, but he is also one heck of an outfielder. He would love nothing more than to continue playing baseball into collage. He will graduate in 2018 and plans to become a fireman. He is such a good kid with a heart of gold. He spends a lot of his free time hunting and fishing, but is also a very gifted photographer.
Tucker is my nature boy to the core. He doesn’t just love nature, it is a part of who he is. He has such a free spirit and enjoys exploring the outdoors. Our house has become more of a zoo than a farm all thanks to our Tucker boy. He has a passion for animals and is practically a walking animal encyclopedia. Fishing is also a hobby of Tucker’s – he has carried bass around since he was old enough to walk. He taught himself how to fly fish and on his free time creates his own flies. Dyslexia has challenged Tucker in struggling to read and write, but it has not slowed him down from learning. He is constantly self-teaching himself something new.
Trevor is probably my strongest-willed. He is my sweetest and meanest – He has a comeback for everything & never backs down from a fight! He is also full of compassion and adores his little brother. Trev is absolutely HILARIOUS! You never know what is going to come out of his mouth! He is as smart as a whip, but detests schoolwork. He enjoys sports and the outdoors like his brothers and is in a fierce competition with Tucker in everything he can. Trevor is extremely ambitious and does not take loosing well. He is my gamer – he’d play video games nonstop if I would let him. But it’s not just video games – he loves boardgames, card games, and is always up for a good nerf or airsoft battle. He collects coins and critters and loves music.
Taralyn Grace is the perfect mix of a tomboy and girly girl. She is the most well rounded little girl I have ever met. She can hang with her brothers stomping around the farm chasing chickens or catching frog or she can play princesses and dress up all day with her little sister. Tara loves tea parties! She is way beyond her years, and the most independent little girl you will ever meet. Tara takes her roll as a big sister very seriously and is very protective of her siblings. She is full of energy and we are constantly having to remind her to talk a little softer. She’s a social butterfly and does not like playing alone. She thinks she needs an outfit for every occasion and is very opinionated on her style. She is our sweet and sassy girl.
Trulee is our Hope girl. She is such a wild and free spirited little girl. She is quiet by nature, but if she’s mad – everyone knows it! She is pretty even tempered and extremely loving. She would sit in my lap and let me cuddle her all day and be perfectly content. She is a girly girl and loves wearing dresses – the fancier the better! She changes her outfit at least a dozen times a day. Trulee’s happy pretty much anywhere. She can spend hours playing all alone or an entire day playing make-believe with her sister. She loves babies and smothers her little brother on a regular basis. She is a little mama at heart and the bravest girl I know.
Tellan is the baby of the house and definitely the boss! He rules the roost and we wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s a little guy with a big heart! Tellan is the most loving baby ever. He loves to love. And oh his love is the sweetest! Tellan was diagnosed with hypotonia (low muscle tone) and works hard daily to meet goals which are typically easy or natural for the average kid. He is no average boy though – he is a fighter and overcomer. His struggle is a daily reminder that we shouldn’t take anything for granted. Although, he is a big mama’s boy – he is crazy about his brothers and tolerates his sisters constant affection. And he is quickly becoming pretty attached to his daddy.
Truman Lee is our forever three year boy. His smile will melt your heart and you will get lost in those bright blue eyes. His little giggle is one of the most joyous sounds you’d ever here. But don’t let that cute little face deceive you. This little guy is full of mischief and orneriness – winning the award in the Scott house for the biggest mess maker. Painting his daddy’s bass boat is in his resume of troublemaking. He idolized his daddy and brothers & loved his mama something fierce. His pitter patter running through our wood floors is deeply missed. And his absence has made Heaven all the sweeter.
Yeas ago I would have bragged about our simple country life, homeschooling a half-dozen combination of “his”, “mine” & “our” children – which we worked hard at making one solid family unit. We were far from the Brady Bunch, but we were living a life we truly loved. Then tragedy struck our family when our son, Truman, had an accident the day before our tenth wedding anniversary. We found ourselves walking through a dark valley together, living a life we did not choose. We have come to understand the true gift of the cross like never before & are all the more determined to take advantage of the precious moments we have with our children who we still get to wake up to every morning and are so thankful for the memories with have with the ones waiting for us in Heaven.