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, June 14, 2010

100 Pounds of Weed

I packed up the van with half the big kids and all the little kids and headed out to run some local errands. After the Y and school board, but before a store, I stopped at a lady's home that is the dropping point for an food co-op that gets delivered once a month. This place is my constant wheat supplier for making bread. This time I ordered 100 pounds of wheat and we loaded the two big bags in the van. Tori was obviously preoccupied with the other kids there, because as we were arriving at our next stop, she became alarmed (and loud) and announced, "Oh, no, Mom, we forgot to pick up your 100 pounds of WEED!"

Thanks, Tori...


  1. Haha, nice one Tori=)

  2. Too cute. When Josh was 9 months old, we made a trip to Ohio to see Mark's family. On Sunday morning in the middle of services in this small strict Baptist Church, Mark was walking in the hallway with Austin. Apparently, they walked by the play room, and all EVERYONE in the church heard was, "Yoooook Daddy, a fire ?uck". I thought Geneva was going to have a heart attack and die right there! Thankfully, the preacher and everyone else in the church came unglued laughing ;O) You can always depend on the little ones!

  3. LOL! that is funny! I'm so glad you introduced yourself today for the give-away! "Nice to meet you!"

    Blessings and grace,

  4. We should all write books about what our kids say out loud in public. One day when Ryan was very little, we were standing in line at the grocery store behind a very masculine-looking woman with more than a few tatoo's. Ryan asked verrry loudly, "Mommy, why does that man have pictures allllllll over his body?". You just have to laugh, huh?