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 17, 2017


JD has traveled a lot the last few months, so one thing I have done is order to simplify life is order trash pick up. We haven't had it the whole 12 years we have lived here, so it's quite the novelty. We leave the cans at the end of the driveway because the driveway is too long to pull them back and forth, but it's working. 

Last Saturday, I loaded the youngest six kids and we did a long Amish run. We hit the Amish feed store, the Amish grocery store, the Amish flee market, the local farmer's market and then hunted down the grass fed beef Amish source. The only stop I should have skipped was the flee market, as the massive requests to buy ducks, bunnies and pigs were a bit overwhelming. I think they hoped they stood a chance since JD wasn't with us. 

On the way home, I even stopped at the Commissary. Tori and James let the kids play on the playground across the street for the beginning of my shopping adventure. Bella found two painted rocks - do you have that going on in your area? It's been fun for the kids. We have painted several this week.

Today? Not near as fun. I forced everyone into the heat this morning to help plant pumpkins and weed the garden. This big area that is in the back is tilled and we planted pumpkin seeds - I have no idea how well they will do as I really don't know how decent the soil is in spite of me dumping all our this year poo mountain in it. We also weeded the raised beds. It was a long, hot two hours but looks so much better! 

I am taking the kids to the pool as a reward -


1 comment:

  1. Haha, trash pick-up a novelty. We have it here,but I miss the recycling that we did in the city. I would love to have an "Amish" day! The garden looks great!