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.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Big Announcement in Poor Quality

We made about three attempts at videoing our big announcement. The one that came out the best was the one that the "filmatographer" didn't remember to hit play on the I-Pod. So, this is our runner-up performance; its major flaw is that the first two children spoke before it started recording so you have to read super quick to catch it. Most of the kids were also losing enthusiasm the more attempts we made, so we just went with it instead of shooting again.  So, get ready, pause the music at the bottom of the screen, hit the arrow and know that the first two signs say "We Are Getting."

If you prefer the print version - we accepted a second referral from Ethiopia. It is a 2nd little girl who will be five in May. Her name will be...

Selah Mercy Kalkidan

There will be more about the story of little Selah's referral, but for now we are rejoicing that we are adding two little princesses to our family this year!


  1. Jenny,
    What a blessing. I'm so excited for y'all. Just so you know...I do not plan on catching up with you! You win! You are more of a woman than I!
    Love you & am so proud of y'all. Cant wait to meet your 2 princesses!

  2. I thought that might be the announcement! Happy for you guys!! I love the new addition's name, Selah is a beautiful name. Mercy is my youngest sister's name.