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.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Tori's Valentines

Here's two of Tori's Valentine cards; she enlisted Moriah to write what she dictated. I don't know where she got these ideas, but they cracked us up. Mine says, "This is a lil boy in Candy Land (the game).... he loves you, but he can't find you. He won't miss you if he can find you. Happy Valentine's Day, Tori"

She drew (and dictated) this one for Alei. It says, "This is Plankton's Dad! (from Spongebob Squarepants) He's carrying a back-pack so he can steal crabby patties. Happy Valentine's Alei, Tori"

A bit more creative than the traditional Valentine card, huh? We won't get into the whole Spongebob debate as I really dislike the show, but my children love it.


  1. With you there on Spongebob, I can't see the attraction myself, but then I'm over 5 yrs old!

  2. oh we love spongebob here. he is hilarious...him & patrick!