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, October 5, 2016

Birthdays Squared

We have celebrated James and Selah's birthday the last two weeks; Moriah's is quickly approaching. They are both still having parities, so there is a chance that I will get more exciting pictures. James turned 16. Crazy!

Contrary to how the photo looks, James did blow out the candles.
Selah turned 8 (after being 7 for a full two years). That's another story for another day and only made possible by the lack of records that Africa is notorious for. She is still getting a birthday surprise on Friday when we make a trip to Richmond, as long as the hurricane stays away from us, but enjoyed her other presents and cake on her birthday.

We got season passes to a large farm in the area and went for the first time today with friends. They all had a great time!

Missing Julia in this shot.
They rode petal cars and ran through the corn maze. They pet baby animals and slid down huge slides. We are going to have to go on a weekend day so that they can do the zip-line which is a new addition this year.

We had a even more exciting event happen tonight, but none of the forwarded pictures made it to my email, so I am going to have to blog about it tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Not fair to leave me hangin like that =(
    Happy Birthday all around! Cute farmer and spider with the hay bales. There is a hay bale "couple" in a park in town, for Octoberfest. A hay bale character would be cute in our front pasture, but the cows would demolish it. Since we've had a drought, they have to stay in the front pasture because it has a spring fed pond, the creeks in the back pasture are dry.