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 21, 2015


 It's beginning to feel like spring; I even bought flowers to plant, but am waiting to be sure we are past dipping below freezing at night. I leave for San Diego this week; I will be guaranteed spring there.

 While I was attempting to do some much needed catch up work this morning, the kids went right out to play. JD has several loads of dirt dumped to build up a hill behind the gun range area. Apparently, there was a lot of clay in the dirt because the kids have been building things out of it.

Some were fine and just made creations like Tori's turtle -

Others all but wallowed in it. By the time we put an end to their "fun", I had lots of people and clothes that looked like these -

Julia and Selah were the worst offenders and won the job of beating the huge clay chunks off their boots. Julia had even packed it in two backpacks.

  Never a dull minute; I had to take a serious break from my work to bathe children and beat and wash clothes. The front porch still resembles the above mitten picture.

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