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 28, 2009

Harvest Party

Our church had a harvest party last night. As usual, the kids had a blast. It has been coordinated and worked by the church youth the last two years and they have done a fabulous job. Here are my youth workers, Gabriel and Alei. Do you like their costume choices?

They did receive a bit of attention from the crowd. Only one little girl cried when she looked at Alei in the Michelle mask.

Tori was a cow-girl and Julia was a ballerina. I didn't get good pictures of either of their costumes. Here they are on the hay-ride. Although we do hay-rides fairly often, they are still quite a thrill to Julia.

The high-light of Elijah's evening was drive-driving the tractor. He is really, really fond of riding lawn-mowers.

Aunt Deb popped in at the end of the evening to see the kids. We miss seeing her on a daily basis, but it's so nice to have her living locally!

Since our Harvest party isn't on the 31st this year, we are having some friends over that night for a pot-luck and camp-fire. We don't have trick-or-treaters in the boonies!


  1. Hey friend! I'm so glad you posted b/c I had lost your new address!!!!! I'm putting it in my google reader so it doesn't happen again :)
    Love you!

  2. great family! i found you through his hands/his feet.

  3. Just found your blog (through a comment you left on Ali's African Adventures"). We're waiting to see who God will bring into our family through adoption. Beautiful kids. :)

  4. Your kids are so cute!!!!!!!!!