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, January 20, 2013

Happy Birthday Tori

We are happily celebrating Tori's 8th birthday today. She is going to have a party with Bella next Sunday, but we are having a family celebration today starting with a stop for donuts after church. Let me tell you, for some crazy reason I have noticed that people seem to just watch us when we are out in public; today was no exception. Maybe it's just due to the cute faces that I'm privileged to mother.

Happy Birthday, Tori 

Bella has decided that Tori is her big buddy. She is so happy when Tori comes home from school and she grants Tori the privilege of carrying her around to play. 


  1. Happy Birthday Tori, sending blessings for a great year ahead! :-)

  2. Happy Day Tori!
    Jen, what a great mom--can I a box of Krispy Kreme's on my b'day??