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.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

School Days

 I generally have four students gathered in the school room and kitchen; Moriah and Alyssa work independently in their rooms or the family room downstairs. Planning and executing this year has been by far the most work I have ever put into a year, but I think I'm already seeing the fruit of my labor. 

This is Bella's second year at Classical Conversations, even though she is four. I would never have chosen to start a child this young, but since she is my youngest, she is along for the ride. Thankfully, she loves learning and is picking up so much it's amazing. We often refer to her as the Ethiopian blond (for being a bit dingy)but when it comes to learning, she is super smart!

Elijah doesn't always love doing his work, but he performs well under the pressure of no electronics for the day. 

 Today our pencil sharpener died (we generally go through one a year). James took it apart and fixed it, but unfortunately it died again later in the day. 

Other than school, more school and homework, we are waiting for Leia to have her babies. She is five days overdue today which is supposed to be as late as a goat can go. 

Everyone is waiting!

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