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 24, 2010

Teenager #3 - Moriah's Birthday

It's been a whirlwind weekend, primarily due to Moriah's 13th birthday. Instead of a party, she wanted to go shopping at the outlet mall on the outskirts of D.C. with a few friends. So Friday night, I loaded the van with seven girls to go out to dinner and shopping. We had a great time, and I got some sweet deals, but I was exhausted by the time they were lowering the bars on the store fronts.

Saturday morning, JD made his famous "potato throw-down" and I hauled 12 children to the boys' soccer game only to discover that we weren't blessed with the revised schedule and arrived an hour late at the end of the game. It turned out to be a fun and productive day, nevertheless, and we managed to check a few more things off my mental "to-do-outside-before-winter" list.

Sweet little Tori bought Moriah assorted candy for her birthday.

We enjoyed our normal loud present opening session.

Remember Moriah's early birthday gift, Gus? He's been with us a week today and starting to play with the little dogs, which is entertaining.

My sister officially committed to staying with my children for the Mid-Atlantic Orphan Summit the beginning of November, so we booked ourselves for the conference and a hotel. I am so excited!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds fun (except missing soccer). What is potato throw-down?