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, September 20, 2011

Backyard Progress

 While I've been running to and fro, JD has been focused in the backyard  preparing footers for the deck. The Amish are coming next Monday to frame it (if JD hasn't beaten them to the task,) roof the screened-in porch and tie it into the house. After that JD will screen it. 

This cement mixer really helped make the job easier; it's also going to be great when we fence the pasture. 

Hopefully the Amish won't mind me taking pictures; the ones that built our barn let us as long as it wasn't a close up of them. 


  1. I can’t wait to see if finished!!

  2. You have a beautiful family! Hello from another mom with Liberian children.