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.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What They'll Remember

I think an advantage of living in the country is room to run. Today the elementary enrichment class from our home-school co-op came to our house for a picnic and games. Here's Julia this morning ready for her friends to arrive - fresh make-up, but not dressed, and holding Gus wrapped in some shorts.

Most of the time the kids played soccer, basket-ball and lots of chasing each other games.

I did pull out the parachute; I was rather amazed how 8-10 year olds enjoyed it along with the pre-schoolers.

Even the dogs were blessed with some picnic left-overs.

I'm counting on the fun times with friends at our house to add to their good childhood memory bank.


  1. Sounds like a great time! Good job, Momma!

    What is the hairy thing on the picnic bench?

  2. He's actually a dog (believe it or not)....lol

    Most people say he looks like a puked up scarf!haha