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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Decks - Big and Small

We had to delay the Amish that are coming to build the screened in porch a week because the engineered main beam wasn't ready in time; if the weather holds out, they will be here on Monday. In the meantime, JD has been able to get more of the work done, (thus lowering our cost.) 

The back yard looks like a complete construction zone; the basement looks about the same - lots of saw dust and dirt.

This side is the screened in porch; the one yet started will be a deck.

Eventually we will patio the entire area under the porch to turn into a covered patio that will be off the family room in the basement. 

Here's our first trip out from the door in the kitchen; it made me rather nervous to have everyone standing out there. The bolt is back in place now.

Elijah has been building some decks of his own. This one is out of Math-U-See blocks. 

And Tori helped him create this one out of duplos. 

After three days straight of wearing the Spiderman "helmet," he hasn't asked for it yet this morning. We may be able to put it up for a while. 

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