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.

Friday, January 15, 2010

So I Don't Get Bored....

What should a mother of nine do when math is droning on and on and she doesn't think she can take it another moment?

She should start taping the kitchen for her weekend paint project, of course.

However, once she pulls out the oven and the fridge, a decent amount of cleaning behind them is required.

Once that is done, everyone is hungry for lunch. (Although math still goes on...)

Once bellies are full, Tori reminds me that I told her that she could play with the modeling clay THAT day.

There are, or course, countless interruptions, like pulling Elijah off the ladder over and over.

The good news is that after the math, and lunch, and the clay, and a hundred other things, Elijah took a nap and it was warm enough for the other kids to play outside, so I actually painted one side of the kitchen.

Even better, I love the color; it was the color that I was going for in the entry way and didn't achieve. Now I'm going to re-paint the entry way, but only after the school room, dining room, living room, hall and stairway.

Did I mention that I got a good deal on paint the other night? Good thing I like the color!

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