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, May 27, 2012

The Work Continues

JD and I have continued our never-ending work outside this last week. He finished the stairs from the deck -

He is also screening the last sections of the screened-in porch. It is going to be so wonderful to eat without bugs.

My helpers and I planted my Mother's Day rose buses. 

I have also finished (as much as I'm going to) planting the garden. Today I am going to put the tomato cages on and spray the apple trees. The apple trees appear to be dying from some fungus and my organic, all-natural stuff isn't beating it. I'm going to try the hard-core stuff before I just let them die. 

I planted two pallets of strawberries and then James and Ben wanted to plant their own little gardens. They have a cute assortment of veggies growing.

This was our last Sunday before we leave so the church prayed for us. It's so exciting to think we will be with Selah and Bella next Sunday. 


  1. The gardens look so awesome! You are such a great momma! I know you are over seas now, but I am thinking of you all as you spend time with your girls!