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, December 4, 2010

Quilt Verses Corn-rows

There was only one thing that I really wanted to do this weekend and that's work on Elijah's quilt. It's been so fun that I'm very anxious to get back to it. I started quilting the individual pieces after this picture was taken; this quilt is put together after quilting each individual square.

I haven't touched the quilt since Thursday, because since school ended yesterday, I have done nothing but hair - NOTHING! I took out Julia's hair, washed it, combed it out and then redid it. While Julia played in the bathtub yesterday, I took out part of Tori's and started re-cornrowing that part of it. I just finished Tori's this evening.

I'm pretty excited that I've finally mastered basic corn-rowing; I just wish that it made the whole hair experience faster - so far nothing seems to make it faster.

I cornrowed all of Tori's, in three different layers.

I also cornrowed the front of Julia's, but did box braids in the back. They are both happily covered in beads and you can hear them coming two rooms away.

I asked them to stand for a picture together and this is what I got -
I sure do love my little girls; one day they will appreciate hair-day! There will be no quilting tomorrow either as my house is begging to be cleaned.


  1. GREAT JOB. They are so adorable....love those laughs

  2. Those little tiny braids do take forever. May be you can leave them in longer. I am white, but had box braids one summer. I left them in for at least 2 months. I just washed my hair like normal with the braids in. :o)

  3. Your work looks like DENA'S!!! Way impressive =)