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.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Consolation Prize

We were supposed to be on vacation all last week at the beach on the Outer Banks. We planned on leaving Thursday and decided Wednesday evening that  the dropping temperatures and high waves from the hurricane made it seem rather unpleasant. I think we would have spent the days trying to think of things to entertain the children and that thought is just exhausting to me.

We instead stayed home and did one long day at King's Dominion. Sunday was Patriot's Day and the park was only open to military and supporting jobs. The weather was perfect and the lines were virtually non-existent. The kids had a blast. 

We arrived as the park opened at 10 a.m.; Moriah joined us at lunch time. The kids are all dare-devils; only Bella wasn't tall enough for the highest ride challenges but she still rode some scary roller-coasters (so did I ). Elijah and Selah rode everything - I mean everything. The Drop Zone and the biggest, scariest roller coasters on the east coast. They rode things I have never considered.

First ride - the Bezerker. It rocks until it teeters upside-down and then flips several times. There are my youngest four all lined up!

Chris took a full-time job and is NJ for training so Moriah hung with us.

of course, she is talking to Chris....
When did Tori and Julia grow up? Crazy!

They all rode this - I took the picture. Heights and I don't love each other!

We stayed until closing at 8 p.m. This picture was taken about 7 after walking over 17 miles according to the Fitbits. 



1 comment:

  1. Looks like fun! Glad you were able to find a consolation prize=)
    17 miles!!!! WOw, I walked 10 one day last week, but my usual is 5.