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.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Some Days

Some days, little needs to be said when you have a camera. Here's a small sample -

Yes, that is my washing machine. It's only five years old, so we put money into parts. The bad news is that we are now up to $500 in parts, but the first parts couldn't be returned to call it quits and buy a new one. My washing machine does receive probably four times the use of a normal family considering our size and our setting.

This is Tori resting on the laundry pile that is awaiting our attention. The good news is that it's clean, done right before the washing machine died.

This is Julia after a piece of gum. Add gum to the growing list of things that Julia shouldn't have unsupervised!

Here's a positive note to end on. Elijah loves shoes; so much so that he often wears a pair on his feet and his hands. Any one's shoes are game for his hands, so today his top choice was a big pair of cow slippers.

The slippers doubled as a toy; he made them crawl around and say, "moo."

Thankfully, tomorrow's Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Super bummer about the washing machine! That reminds me that we need to open ours and clean out that little trap under there that acts like the washer's gizzard. We found a few dollars worth of quarters the last time we had to clean it out because a necklace was caught in it.

    Our washer has seen super duty lately, too. We do at least two loads a day including 1 load of diapers. The water saving feature is great except for doing diapers, so we need to wash them more frequently. I can't imagine what it's going to be like in February when I have two in cloth diapers full-time.