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.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Look Who We Found

The good news is that Alyssa found Chip Chip before the cats; she was just taking a leisurely stroll down the hall last night after being missing for over 24 hours. 

She was noticeably hungry and thirsty and crammed almost the whole food bowl into her cheeks. Later she ran on the wheel and it all came flying out of her cheeks; it made enough noise flipping around on the wheel that it woke up the boys.

In case you are wondering if I'm sticking to my threat to James that the hamster would no longer belong to him, yes I am. It is now Tori's hamster, but she is being kind enough to keep the name  James chose. James was warned on four different occasions in less than 24 hours to watch the ball and decided to not head the wisdom. I'm quite confident that we would have a repeat scenario in less than a week if it remained his pet. He is allowed to hold Tori's new hamster with permission. Ben will help Tori supervise hers when she gets it out also; Tori is pretty responsible but is just seven.  


  1. Yippee! Now you don't have to worry about be awoken by a rodent running over your pillow! Love the stuffed cheeks picture!

  2. Once we had to get Chris' hamster out of the sofa by taking the fabric off the back. He had crawled inside after my hubby didn't heed the warning not to let him go.Fun times!

    1. OH, I had the same thing as a child; he had nested in the couch.