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 27, 2010

All Boy

Elijah may wear Julia's purple plastic shoes on occasion, but he's really all boy! There's nothing he'd rather do than work outside with his Dad; of course, riding the tractor is the ultimate. Here he is explaining to Julia that the back of the truck filled with rocks is his domain.

He wakes up in the morning asking for a tractor ride. Thankfully, he understands that I don't know how to drive the tractor, so he has to wait for his Dad. Once JD makes it home, the topic comes up many times! Elijah now asks, "Dad, please ride the big blue tractor ONE MORE TIME," or "Dad, please ride the tractor FOR JUST A MINUTE."

It's been so fun to have a little boy again!


  1. Hello, I have been reading your blog for a little while now and I see your little man loves tractors, maybe even more then my little girl! On YouTube we found Driving My Tractor video from barefoot books and Scarlett loves it (I must admit I do too!). We love it so much we bought the book off Amazon and just love it, give it a look in some of your "free time." God Bless

  2. He sounds just like my son. Boys are awesome.(Right now he is trying to convince me to eat sticky tac)