In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wood and Hair

Yesterday the boys helped JD stack the last load of Amish cut wood. Our "red neck" wood shed is now at max capacity, as James and Ben stacked the left side as high as the right.

Here's the over-flow fencing stacked in the barn. It'll be interesting to see if there will be any left after the cow fence.

My biggest yesterday project was Julia's hair. Here she is playing outside with her wild fro.

Here's my simple hair-do; I think they are called Zulu knots. They were pretty fast and easy and I already have the parts ready to go for longer lasting braids.

Last night at bedtime, we were met with the unpleasant news that there is a leak in a Geothermal line in the basement. So, other than cleaning up all the water, JD has spent the afternoon diagnosing and fixing the leak. There seems to always be someone or something in crisis mode around here.


  1. you sure keep our girls lookin' purdy!!

  2. How could you not have a crisis mode, each and every day with 9 children????!!!!
    Just thinking about if I were in your shoes, I might have a little crisis of my own on a regular basis!!!! hahaha!
    Sometimes it's in the testing of our faith, that makes us stronger.

  3. Jenny,
    I love the Zulu knots! They look very cute!!