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, March 23, 2013

Swingset Saturday

 You may recall that I headed over to the Amish a week ago to choose a new swing-set for our crew. Although we had planned on buying one once we completed our adoption, in reality there was a lot of competition for our tax return money this year - including another adoption. In spite of peer pressure, I left the Amish without putting in an order. Once we went through all our ideas, we decided that a pasture fence and an additional car are higher on the priority list than a new swing set.

Once the new swing set was bumped, I decided to simply add a second used one so we can have additional swings. I found a Rainbow set on Craigslist for $275 - it would have been over $3,000 new. Since JD is on week four of a demanding five week class, we paid our son's friend to head up the dismantling, moving and "re mantling". I sent James and Ben along to help.

It was a beautiful day and once the movers made it back,.we took a break for sandwiches.

Of course, the little guys were excited and played on the pieces before they were even installed.

So now the old swing set is staying right next the the new one.

Although Elijah had a tree house and swinging bridge on his wish-list, he was pretty thrilled with the spinning tire swing. 

My next decision is if I am going to paint both of them brown, so just paint the "new" one the reddish color of the "old" one.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you were able to find such a deal on the swingset---and get it set up so quickly!
    Our 1st section was a freebie, and we spent over 2 years adding on and getting it completed. We have the tire too, but with long chains, we love it. Have fun!