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, July 25, 2013

Hair, Hair and More Hair

 I often have to schedule things with myself months in advance that most people may find amusing. I have planned for months to take out Julia's locs - they are just a disaster and personally, I wouldn't recommend them for kids so young. It is, however, a time consuming project much like putting them in last summer. I waited through the wedding and Gabriel and Alayna's moving to even begin. So, the last few days we have rented  DVDs from Redbox and worked for as many hours as we both could stand. 

It's honestly not as bad as I feared, but it's still going to take me several hours a day for the next few weeks. 

I don't know how TV-free homes do African hair!

Yesterday, I was agonizing what to do about Selah and Bella's hair since they also needed to be redone. I didn't want to break entirely from Julia's, so I had the big kids take it out in two shifts of every-other-corn-row so that I could re braid it quickly. Keeping the parts made it go quickly and while I can't do that every time, it worked well this time.

Moriah captured this very glamorous picture of me, along with the messy kitchen behind me. Keeping it real...

 There is so, so much I need to be doing in the house and garden, but I'm just focusing on Julia's hair for the next few days. I did pick the garden before dinner. We had brushetta with my home-grown tomatoes and basil, purple peas and cantaloupe. I love gardening WAY more than hair-dressing!

Thankfully, I also love my goats because the kids forgot to put them back in the fence when I called them for dinner; when I looked out, they were "picking" green beans for themselves. See those cute little goats feasting? 

1 comment:

  1. I took out my daughter's braidlocs also. It took me two weeks but that was staying up until 2:00 a.m. most days. I was trying to get it done before we went on vacation. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be either. Just very time consuming. I wouldn't recommend it either.