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.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Saturday, Saturday

 We have had a bit of a rough weekend around here - more on that another day, so I decided that today would be fun in spite of my long to-do list. We started with a trip to the berry farm. They have a play area, sky walking goats and pick your own strawberries.

All pictures were taken by Tori, or I would have only the last one.

Baby goats
Sky walking goats
Here's the one picture I requested that Tori take - turned out cute.

After the berry farm, we came home, ate lunch and headed for the pool. We bought a rental home in a nearby neighborhood last fall, and since we pay HOA fees, we get to use the pool and lake. I decided to finally ditch the small pool in the front yard and we are just going to use this pool for the summer. The kids are loving it; they see friends there and it has a diving board. (And it's large enough that I don't hear, "he's splashing me" over and over!) This picture is to show how "uncrowded" it was, even on a Saturday! I'm thankful that pool cleaning can be marked off our Saturday to-do list.


  1. Sky walking goats??? OH, I see in the pic. I wonder did the goats come up with that on their own, and the owner went with it and built the nice "walk", or if the owner thought of it and trained them.

  2. pretty sure they figured it out quickly when the food was raised up. The goat was helping pull the rope.