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.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Wide Open Spaces

JD has spent the last few beautiful days out in the future cow pasture. He has plowed and tilled and raked and smoothed, so now we can actually plant grass. We aren't the most successful grass-growers on the planet, so I really hope it takes. It also costs a fortune to plant this big of an area, so I really, really hope that it grows! All good farmer-daddies give tractor rides; here's Julia's turn.

Elijah basically bases the quality of his day on how much tractor time he gets.

From where I was standing in the field, here's the view to the road that runs along the side of our property - it's our "walking" road; thankfully there are only two cautious drivers that live off of it.

Here's the view to the right -

And the view to the left -

Here's a common site in our yard. Reagan, our dog, gathers them from the woods for us.

When Elijah is trapped inside, he makes do with his little tractor.

He discovered that his keys fit perfectly on the hole on the side. Now he "starts" the tractor before driving it around the kitchen.

Tomorrow we will be offering 4-wheeler rides while spreading grass seed. I'm so thankful for such perfect Easter weekend weather!

1 comment:

  1. Awwww, Elijah is so so cute.