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.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Driving for Fun

 Yesterday, I hit the road again, but this trip was all about fun. After Baltimore and D.C. for medical appointments within one week, we hit Richmond to hang out with my friend, Wendy, and her crew of kids. We ate, and played, at Chick Fil A for a few hours and then drug all the kids through Lowe's so we could check out some painting ideas together. We always swap stuff in the parking lot and this trip was no exception. The highlight was Wendys neighbor's hand-me-down hamsters for James and Ben. (Happy early birthday boys, it's not always easy to convince your father to let us have pet rodents!)

(Julia and Esther)

When we were packing up from our four tables at Chick Fil A to leave, I took a quick glance around. There were about six senior citizen couples that were eating and just staring at us like we were the dinner show. It doesn't bother either of us and we just laughed when Ben got a refill and came back to announce that the worker wanted to know if we were a day care. Just when you think big families are becoming more common, I have an experience that shows me people really are baffled.

                                                         (Alyssa and Elizabeth)

                                                            (Levi and James)

After a few weeks of paperwork and notarizing, it was fun to have a fun day. As far as adoption news, the agency told me that they would have the information I've been waiting for on Sunday. I hope...

1 comment:

  1. it still cracks me up to think about those 2 guys at the play area just kind of standing in shock thinking all of those children were yours!
    and then when Elijah called (ok you say it was James, but i still think it was the Lowe's Employee as i think she really did trip him) "YOU IDIOT"!!! that made my day.
    it was a good time. sorry James has already lost a hamster. i imagine they were not up in the school room but in the bedroom?! oh well. at least it was the googly hamster!