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.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Julia, Clothes and More

Yesterday, I loaded the six "younger" kids at home and headed to the Chick Fil A that is half way between Wendy's and my house. The goal was to retrieve Julia, who had been there since Saturday, and pick up clothes that Wendy is donating to Selah and Bella from Esther's collection.

Elijah was so happy to see his friend Esther - 

Julia, who is Julia, was happy to see us but also pouted that it was time for her adventure to end and come home. She refused to join her friends in this picture.

This is Alyssa with her beautiful friend, Elizabeth, and baby Levi - 

We always have "business" to attend to in the parking lot. We usually have at least one person ask if we are a day-care. I always wonder who runs a day-care with several teenagers during school hours, but I just answer that we are just two families meeting. (I really enjoy the astonished looks we get, and Wendy likes to throw in that only six are hers.)

"Have no fear, Wendy is here" is the reality of my little girls clothing situation. Since I have given away all of Tori and Julia's clothes as they have outgrown them, I had nothing for Selah and Bella. It is such a blessing that Esther is also wearing a size 3 and Wendy is willing to share them. Wait until my live models come home to show you how cute little girl clothes can be! Alyssa folded and put them all in their dressers last night. 


  1. Esther & Elijah look like they could almost be twins.

  2. and you failed to mention that i'm not that fat...but pregnant! just for clarification!