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.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Back to the Basement

JD resumed working on the basement this week. He installed metal reflector stuff for the Geo-thermal system in this big room's ceiling, then insulated it. Tomorrow he's going to start installing the ceiling. After the family room is done, there is still a play-room and game-room to go. Of course, there's a bathroom, door-frames, baseboards, etc, but it's progress. What's crazy is that we planned on having the basement finished upon moving in - that was exactly 2 1/2 years ago. It's slow going as there are so many demands in our lives, but I can't wait for it to be done - so we can use the space and also just so it's done! I'm already appreciating the insulation as it means I don't hear every word through the kitchen floor.

The cabinet that I removed from the school room is just sitting in the hallway down stairs. I think it's eventual home will be where Elijah's toddler bed is in my room. In the meantime, Julia is having a great time using it as a Barbie dorm.

Kids are so entertaining. Here's a Tori story - Yesterday Ben was reading a dinosaur book and asking me about the time-line that Usborne states dinosaurs lived. I was trying to explain to him the different theories about when dinosaurs lived and it rolled into a creation versus evolution explanation as well. When I told Ben that some people don't believe God created the world, Tori interjected, "What a minute...Some people think that the DEVIL created the world?" Now there's a theory I hadn't thought of.

1 comment:

  1. that tori story is delightful. that is why you adopt - to show the light of Jesus to more children. that commentor the other day just obviously has no clue about God's love & what God wants us to pass on to the next generation.