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, February 27, 2010

Simple Saturday

We had a simple Saturday, which always includes some cleaning and laundry. The cool thing is that it's the first Saturday this year that I didn't have any room waiting for me to paint! Aunt Deb came over for the day; then her room-mate came for dinner. Whenever Aunt Deb comes, lots of laundry comes with her. Lucky for her, Julia is a whiz with the Spray and Wash bottle. I'm quite sure it takes Deb twice as long with her dedicated helper, but she's always a good sport.

Since it was a nice day, we headed out for a walk. It was the first time that we let Elijah walk instead of pulling out the stroller. He was pretty thrilled with the plan. JD took this picture of Elijah holding my and Deb's hands.

Elijah can really run these days; here he is trying to catch up to "his big kids."

Here's Tori playing along the way -

Aunt Deb cleaning the dirt off Elijah's hands (at his request) -

And Alyssa and Elijah heading home -

It's so amazing to me that little people can grow and learn so much in 19 months of life!


  1. He is such a cute little munchkin! :)
    Looks like a wonderful day!

  2. Not only how much they learn and grow but how fast that times goes!