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 7, 2012


 January hasn't been the best yet; just when I thought we were in the clear with the virus, Alei woke up sick this morning. I'm really praying Gabriel, who has a two day college class this weekend and starts his semester this week, doesn't get it (or the string of Gabriel and Alei's friends that have been here)! At this point, we are down to only a few kids who haven't been sick and Elijah has already suffered a second round. 

(Elijah is asleep in this picture, and not sick, just the end of the day.)

I am having a little attitude about my animals at the moment. I am just a bit overwhelmed at all the two legged and four legged things that I live with that are refusing to comply with the rules. So, for now, Hunter is the only cat that I like. He's still a pain and gets on the table, but he's a really cool cat.

Today is gorgeous - upper 60s, so I'm blessed that the little guys have been able to play outside most of the day. I decided to pick the carrots that I planted at the end of the summer. They are really tiny - I don't know if they were supposed to be or not.

I was really surprised to find that the broccoli had grown again. I really thought my one big pick was all that I would get. It's amazing that it just grows and doesn't freeze, it's been below freezing  many times. (I'm new at this gardening thing, remember?)

I love my little gardening helpers, although I really need to buy more shovels; two shovels are just not enough for one momma and five helpers!

I could make due with this weather all month!

1 comment:

  1. I have a yellow cat I've had since '99 but due to terrible early trauma caused by a nasty black lab, he is very shy and appears to have attachment issues!