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.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


 We were able to get almost a hundred pounds of apples from the Amish about a week ago; they are the best apples I've ever eaten and an awesome buy at less than 50 cents a pound.  See those 50 pound bags behind Spiderman that have been hogging my island?

Thankfully, JD's mom is here for the week and has helped peel lots of apples! We've canned nine quart jars of applesauce, frozen six pre-mixed pies and made a big tray of apple crisp.

JD is going to stop on Monday and see if he can get one more bag. The smell of cooking apples can't be beat. 


  1. Oh I want to make apple sauce so bad....now to locate a cheap source!!!!

  2. Apples are my favorite things to put up. You're right, the smell is awesome. The heat is so friendly too...at least here in the North.