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, April 23, 2011

Birthday Pictures

Last night, JD made reservations for our family, including Grandpa, "Geema" and Aunt Deb, at a local Mexican restaurant. It is rather nice that Julia and Elijah are old enough now to sit while we wait for food. Poor Julia actually fell asleep on Deb, but woke up when her long-awaited chicken arrived. I took a picture of Deb with my parents, but it wasn't the most flattering of two of the three of them, so I'll try again tomorrow at Easter picture time. (That said, this isn't the most flattering picture of JD and I either, but I'm accustomed to embarrassing myself and JD doesn't embarrass.)

Normally we are quite the attention getter, but there was a birthday group behind us that was far louder than we were, so it was nice to not have to be concerned with the noise level coming from our table.

Sweet Tori - She has no problem keeping up with her big brothers these days. She went on a bike expedition with Grandpa and the boys and did 4-6 miles with no problem.

Alyssa and Moriah - Moriah told us during dinner, "this place is good, but I'd be just as happy with Taco Bell." That is the reason we eat a lot of Chick Fil A!

Well, another birthday has come and gone. Today I'm getting ready for Easter Sunday tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. cute pictures!!!:-) Hope you had a fun day!