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, February 17, 2010

Large Family Ideas

It seems I'm running a race of cooking, dishes, laundry and clutter. I'm almost finished painting the up-stairs and the clutter is really getting to me. It seems that every surface has a resident pile. So, after I paint the stairwell this weekend, I guess I'll make my annual "spring cleaning and organizing list." With this size house, everything should be able to find a home other than the kitchen counters!

Here's my new idea for all the hats, mittens and scarves. I've used a shoe organizer inside the coat closet for years to hold them all, however, the problem has been that the kids stuff their items anywhere there is space and then they pull them out all over the floor looking for their particular gloves. So, I labeled two pockets for each person; now everyone should be able to find what they are looking for without disturbing everyone else's things.

My only other good idea of the moment is cookies - chocolate chip, m&m, oatmeal cookies. The problem is that I've been making them too often!

Tonight is Tori hair night, so I have lots and lots of little corn-rows to get out today, (while I do school, shuffle piles, put away laundry, run to the Chiropractor and grocery shop.) Maybe I should start mission impossible by ending this blog entry! Have a good day!


  1. It is hard to keep up with it all - isn't it??

  2. Ok seriously amazed that you can keep everything running so smoothly. WOWZERS!

  3. Go get'em, Jenny! If you get down, pull all of us out of your pocket and think about us cheering you on!!!! You are awesome!