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, April 25, 2011


 Grandpa, Gee-ma and eight of the nine grand-kids on Easter morning -

I love to buy my little princess' new dresses. Tori and Julia chose their own this year.

 We had a nice time with my parents and other friends (that are more like family).

Aunt Deb and her friend, Aaron. He is leaving in a week for Iraq.

Alei and her sweet friend, Jordan.

Someday we'll have a deck out back, but for now the front steps can be quite the gathering place.

We put off the annual egg hunt until it was getting dark. This year I assigned each child a color to look for, which seemed to work better than years past when I made them count the eggs.

Elijah didn't require an explanation of what was going on. He immidiately took off in search of orange eggs.

I hope you all had a blessed day!

1 comment:

  1. We do egg hunts by color as well. It's worked really well for our family. No matter what though it seems there are always a few eggs we never find! :o)

    Everyone looks beautiful in their Easter clothes!