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Monday, July 23, 2012


It has been ONE year since we brought our boys home!!!!  I cannot believe how the time has flown!!! 

Honestly, this year has gone pretty well for the most part.  There have been issues, as expected.  The boys, even though from the USA, had culture shock.  It was great that they spoke english and we didn't have that language barrier that we had with the girls, but it will was hard.  The lives they have now are so different from their previous years.

Looking back, I am so thankful for the Holy Spirit.  Our first adoption taught us a lot about the spiritual aspect of adoption.  And this adoption has taught us a lot about our own spiritual issues.  Our reaction to the things the boys, or any of our children do, are more of issue than their actual struggles.  There has been so much more praying, confessing and face-planting by Fred and myself!!!!

We are blessed...we love them so much!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


My life is crazy busy, but I do have time to write on my blog.  However, I just don't.  Anyway, we are having a great summer.  Homeschool has been done for awhile.  We  are enjoying our new house, the land, and the beach.  Man, is it HOT!!!!

Here are some pictures:

                                      Upstairs bathroom - where six little kids have rooms

                                       Playroom upstairs between bedrooms (Mom loves this more toys     on the main floor)

                            Little girls' bedroom

                    Little boys' room

                   Sunshine's room

                     Peep's room

The main floor is almost done and so is the basement.  Fred is one hard working man!

First night in their new room.


 This is my favorite picture of the whole weekend.  Peanut butter's face when using her potty.

                          This was a camping trip we do every year with the Ethiopian adoption community.  We tried to get a picture of all the kids.  This is probably only half!