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.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

All in a Day

 JD was on travel all last week, so I had seven little people with me the entire week. By Friday, I knew that I needed to face the reality that I had children that needed clothes and shoes for Easter; so I loaded them all up and headed to three clothing stores. We finished our shopping out with lunch and a "quick" $600 food spree at Costco - all these kids do is eat! I was feeling like I had run a marathon by the time I made it home.

On Saturday, I planned on spending much of the day corn-rowing girls' hair and swapping for spring clothes, but instead I found myself dealing with Rooster poo in the barn loft. The roosters that took up residence in the barn over the winter spent way too much time upstairs and pooped on everything. I also have a barn cat that feels the need to pee on tarps and cardboard that is in the barn. My sister has quite a bit stored up there, so I spent over five hours repacking things and cleaning. Here is a horrible before shot; you will have to believe me that it is clean up there now!

JD went on an urgent hay run - two new round bales for the pasture. Hopefully that will keep us going while the grass grows!

I still debate daily if I can pull off this whole cow thing; she isn't very easy to handle, so I can't picture milking her. Her cow harness just arrived so I'm going to start working on putting that on her tomorrow.

Leia is definitely pregnant, so that will be fun; I think she is due in May.

We also had a delivery of 22 pallets of retaining wall bricks! They are for the steep hill around the side and back of the new garage and apartment.

I don't believe I ever showed our big purchase back in the fall - I remember blogging about the trip to get it, but not the item.

We bought a camper! Gabriel and Alayna are going to move to Florida in the early fall, so we are going to be doing a few beach stays in the camper. The kids are pretty excited. 

Happy Easter - I will catch up with that in the next few days.

1 comment:

  1. Hold the harness in front of a feed tub, when she comes to eat you can get it around her head, then buckle it while she eats, usually works for us=)
    I'm jealous, not of the camper, but the beach trips. Are they going back to Pensacola? We've talked about me taking girls for an overnight, then boys, and DH stay home with the animals and kids who aren't with me. He doesn't like the beach at all.....and someone has to milk.