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.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012

Happy Easter From our Home to Yours

I didn't realize the camera was on the wrong setting until this morning, so the only egg dying picture that came out from yesterday was this one. 

Gabriel went with his girl-friend, Alayna, to a family reunion this afternoon, so we did our egg hunt this morning before getting ready for church. (A benefit of living in the country is being able to hang around outside in your pajamas!)

Gabriel and Magnum - 

Gabriel and Alayna - 

Julia lost her other front tooth yesterday - 


  1. Beautiful family! Happy Easter!!

  2. that really is a great picture. all of your kids are gorgeous but i must say, Alei is striking. she has grown up so fast & into a beautiful young woman. and how is it that you have more to get in a picture than i do & your pictures turn out great?

  3. The family pic is wonderful! Love it!