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, October 25, 2011

Oh Happy Day

 Oh happy day, it's noon and the little guys and I are DONE with school and Julia's hair! Her hair was a simple re-do using the same parts, but sometimes even that can take hours. You can see the fresh coconut oil glistening in the sun in this picture. 

Elijah spent his school time playing with trucks, standing on the dining room table pretending it was a deck and finding this cool mustache in Moriah's room. 

Speaking of deck, JD and "the builder guy" finished framing the screened in porch over the weekend and roofers actually roofed it yesterday.

Here's the view up now. 

JD only has a few more decking boards that need to go down as well; then I think he will move on to railings, which means I'll be a lot less nervous having the little people out there!

I have missed a few blog-worthy occasions this last week. One was a fun trip to a farm and the other was Moriah's 14th birthday. Happy birthday Moriah -  (and now will you update the ages on the pictures on the side of the blog?) 


  1. My husband and I have a similar story to yours. We wanted a small family, now we are considering a much bigger one. :o) When that happened to you, did you add an addition to your house, move, or something else? How did you decide that? What advice would you have for me?


  2. Her hair is adorable like that. And your new room is looking great!!