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, April 21, 2014

First Night at Camp

 The kids were very excited for our second year at family camp. Upon arrival, they had crafts ready to start on. 

 The camp has the nicest group of college student volunteers; it's refreshing that there are still so many unselfish, motivated older kids! We spent a lot of time with Dan pictured below.

There was a lady painting the kids as well -

 Elijah was so happy with his snake that we couldn't talk him into wearing a jacket sleeve on that arm.  

In the evening, some UVA athletes came and played different sports with the kids. Ben is currently playing soccer but he really loves basketball. I plan on letting him play this winter.

 We finished the night with some s'mores around the camp-fire and setting up the kids in their bunks.

We have been reading Patricia St. John books aloud at night. Thankfully, I remembered The Tanglewood's Secret and most of them were out before the first chapter was over. The older kids (and I) are loving them.

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