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.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

We Weren't Disappointed

We got at least the forecast snow. We bundled up and headed out after breakfast. We snapped this family snow picture before anyone fell, or lost a mitten or had anything else to cry about. Not that you can tell, but Charlie was dressed in a Santa suit, Toby was wearing a reindeer suit and I had antlers for the big dogs. Once Lincoln took one look at Reagan in her antlers, he hid under the porch. We are blessed with an array of animals with insecurity issues. Lincoln will hide for entire day if he even suspects that you have a vial of Frontline in your pocket!

This was Elijah's first snow outing. It was so deep that he couldn't walk, but he enjoyed being carried around in it and watching the kids sled.

Alei and Elijah -

Elijah and Gabriel -

We really don't have any hills, but the kids made use of the top-soil mountain that still remains in the future cow-pasture.

Tori and Julia also played on the slides.

Charlie enjoyed the snow and didn't object to a sled-ride with Alyssa.

Alyssa making a snow angel.

I think Elijah was deep in thought about the kids sledding. I guess he'll be one of them next year.
Happy Snow Day!

1 comment:

  1. how beautiful - your kids!!!....& i am so jealous!! (of the snow...as i have beautiful kids of my own!)