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, October 24, 2009

Flown By

The week flew by and the majority of the blogs I've "written" are still in my head. I'm not sure what has been busier than usual this week, but it seemed to be. The high-light of the week was Moriah's birthday; she turned 12 on Thursday. We just had a family party, although she is having a friend over tonight for round two of celebration. You would think with nine children, I would figure out how to only have to make one cake per child, per year, but that hasn't happened yet. Here's the clan and the cake -

Here's the picture Moriah said, "don't use that picture," but I like it and she hopefully won't notice!

Here's Elijah playing Happy Birthday on the piano in his own rendition. He played and sang.

Last night, we took the kids to the play, Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat, put on by a local church. It was without-a-doubt the best musical I've ever seen. Most of the humor went over the kid's heads, like the Pharaoh looking and sounding like Elvis, but I thought it was hilarious. Elijah even did great, he watched from our laps for the first hour and slept the second hour.

JD and Gabriel were supposed to go to hunter safety class today, but skipped due to the hecticnesss of other things. JD is plowing our future cow pasture so we can plant grass, Gabriel and Alei are at drama practice for a presentation in church tomorrow, Moriah and Ben both have soccer games, James and Ben have a birthday party this afternoon and then Moriah and Alyssa have friends coming tonight. And me? I'm just relaxing; HA!

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