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 21, 2011

Perhaps the Strangest Yet

 As some people may remember, my oldest (not in age, just in friendship years) friend, Wendy, lives about three hours away, so we routinely meet in the middle. We used to meet at the Pizza Hut way back when we only had about six - eight kids between us, but have moved to Chick Fil A since we now have a grand total of 14 children and the playground helps us not to make quite as big of scene. 

Today's meeting agenda entailed transferring this cute doggie, Pickles, from his current home near me to his new home near Wendy. I picked Pickles up on the way so that my children wouldn't get too attached. She is delivering Pickles to his new home in the morning. 

I also found this canning shelf for Wendy where I lived and had to transport it. It's just too bad that I don't have a video of the two of us in the parking lot moving that from my van to her van - we had a lot of car-seats to work around! We did stop to take this one quick picture right before the nice Chick Fil A guy came out to tell us that it was so nice of us to come and comment on all the activity in the parking lot. 

Moriah did tell me that we were rather embarrassing and that she wasn't going to swap stuff like we do when she is older, but she didn't mind breaking for a picture with her little buddy, Asher. 

Although the camera went away, our little party carried over to the Target store when we discovered that the bedding that I had just bought for Elijah was lowered from 50% off to 75% off. We had to return and re buy (and buy some more and some more,) but we got some really awesome deals for some kid beds. 


  1. could i be any fatter?? man! thanks a lot for posting me in a side pose!! but it is pretty funny! the chick-fil-a guy was very nice!

  2. also where is the picture of your target shopping buggy????!!!!