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, October 20, 2012

The Final Weekend

 This is our last weekend before we leave for Ethiopia, so we are trying to accomplish an assortment of odd jobs. Yesterday, while we enjoyed our visit with Jason (nephew and cousin), we also chopped the last of the apple making applesauce. All together we canned 75 pounds and it amounted to about 26 quarts. James and Ben were awesome help chopping this year!

The smell of baking apples is one of my favorite.

While we were at it, we whipped up a batch of cookies and some loaves of bread.

So, I get so mad at myself when I forget to get the pictures that really matter - like Jason's face! Here he is with the child herd setting out on a hike to the beaver dam that is now all dried up. It was a large, thriving beaver dam when we moved in about eight years ago.

Elijah was pretty excited to be included on the big kid adventure. He suggested to Jason that they call it the beaver jam instead of the beaver dam.

Tomorrow Alei and I are running The Color Run 5K in Washington DC. Before you are even remotely impressed, please know that neither of us have ever run three miles in our life! I have run two miles a few times now, so I'm hoping to push myself through it. It will be an adventure either way. There are six of us going that are all running, so I don't know how we will even get any pictures; which is a shame because the idea of The Color Run is that they throw colors on you as you run. (Who comes up with this stuff...and who pays to participate?)

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