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.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Parade Pictures

Here's the territory we staked out on the parade route. The parade was coming from the direction Elijah was pointing, so I'm not sure what captivated the interest in all the kids looking the other way.
Here was the high-light of the event according to Elijah - lots of fire trucks, with lights! He also loved the old cars, motorcycles and of course, the tractors.
This is the first time we've seen the Washington Redskins band. They were very good and Tori and Julia danced accordingly.
This was Elijah on the short drive home; later in the afternoon, when he woke up, he asked, "go to the parade again, PLEASE."

We are all excited that both sellers showed yesterday and both big items sold - bye, bye Visa. It's a relief to have completed our first year of life without any credit cards and now no balances either!