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.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MLK and Tori Day

 Tori got off from school for her 9th birthday this year since it fell on MLK day. It was a beautiful day before the snow hit, so we started the day off with her and I making home-made blue-berry muffins and smoothies.

After lunch I took the kids to the playground at the Y. While most kids have sidewalks and paved roads to play on and have to visit farms, mine live at the farm and we have to drive to play on pavement. The Y playground is perfect because there is rarely many people there and there are lots of sidewalks and empty pavement for scooter and rip-stick riding.

 Once evening came, we made Tori's requested dinner of strombolis and ice-cream cake. Aunt Deb came to join us and Tori got to open her presents. She had requested the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books...hope they are ok since I bought six!

 If you ever wonder where the big kids are...they are here. They just do this when I turn the camera on them -

Stinky girls
 Group action shot. (If Deb is in the house, Bella is hanging on her!)

The day after Tori's birthday was Alayna's and tomorrow is Bella's. It's a busy birthday week in our family!

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