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, March 5, 2012


 So, while I am deliberately not talking about the BIG decision in life that we are making, here are a few insignificant events that I seemed to think were worth pulling the camera out for. 

It's been so warm (except today when it snowed,) that the boys and I built our outside table that we bought on clearance last summer for the screened in porch. 

I gave Elijah the job of putting the screw covers on and he worked hard to do it. 

Now we are able to eat and do school out on the porch. When the porch is finished, we are going to have two table out there so we can all actually sit down.  

The camper finally sold; it was a glorious sight to see it leave once and for all. We have sold a lot of stuff towards this adoption. It's a win/win - we clean things out and generate money!

 Finally, we have decided that it's time to sell the van. We have always wished we bought a 15 passenger instead of the 12, but it's really the gas that is prompting us to upgrade. Because we bought the V-10, so it could pull the boat that we no longer own, it gets much worse gas mileage than a V-8. We are going to put it up for sale and search for a "new" used van at the same time. We gave it what I hope was its last thorough cleaning. 

Today we spent the day in Richmond at the state legislature with a delegate that JD works with. It was a very enjoyable day. 

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