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, February 17, 2019

Bridal Shower

 Yesterday was Moriah's bridal shower. It was held at a friend's home and everything was so lovely!

I showed up about an hour early with my girls to help - 
Bella and Selah


Alyssa and Julia

 Check out these custom Yankee candles that were the party favor!

 Chris' brother and sister brought Chris' grandmother -

I have about no pictures during the actual shower, but other people do. I pick up again after the shower when we attemped to take a picture of me and my seven daughters.

We kind of got it together, although Tori was struggling to be seen and Selah was riding an imaginary horse. 

 A few more and we got a decent one!

Monday, February 11, 2019

After ONLY Three Years...

  We have finally come to the completion of the building project that we thought would never end! The garage and apartment above it are finally completed! This is the looking up to the mud room of the main house and what will be "the shoe room". The "breeze room" where I'm standing to take the picture leads to the front yard out the right, the back yard to the left and into the garage behind me.  

I bought cheap white shelves for shoe storage for now - there are four like the one you are able to see in the picture. 

The garage has three deep bays with all the bells and whistles. 

 A separate storage work room in the back of the garage -

with a half bath -

There is a separate entrance and this is the staircase leading up to the apartment. My sister is going to live there for now and she is happily moving in. 

The kitchen -

My Pinterest Banister - 

It has two bedrooms - 

It is a large open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, large windows and a lot of light. 

We have posts ready for a large deck off the side, but that is on next year's to-do list, not this year's!  We have another wedding to shift our focus to! The view is nice though, just open woods.