Keziah, Ezra, and Boaz were adopted from Liberia in 2007.

All three have moved out of the house and are living here in Washington.

Keziah and Boaz work for Alaska Airlines and Ezra works in a mill. All three are thriving as independent adults.

Meet the Kids: Adalia

Adalia is our firstborn, our honeymoon baby.

She was born in Alaska in 1996. She is wild and active and adventurous.

She spent the summer of 2011 in Honduras with Teen Missions International where she met her future husband.

She trained at Bastyr University as a birth doula at age 14 and attended 7 births before moving to New Zealand in 2014 with Kiwi husband Ben.

Meet the Kids: Judah

Judah was born in Alaska in 1997, 17 months after Adalia.

The summer of 2013 he spent in Zambia with Teen Missions International the summer of 2014 in Guatemala.  Judah has graduated from high school and completed two years of community college by age 17.

He loves running, reading, drawing and soccer. He is currently attending Central Washington University and is part of the Douglas Honors College.

Large family life on a large family blog.

Tilly was born in British Columbia, Canada in 1998 and has dual citizenship. She was our first baby born at home.

Tilly spent two weeks in Colombia in October 2013 helping teach local women to knit and crochet. She spent the summer of 2014 in Malawi drilling a well to provide fresh water to a remote village.

Tilly is a talented photographer who blogs sporadically over at The Canadian American Kiwi.

Tilly married Jared in 2017 and lives in New Zealand.

Happy 18th birthday, Enoch.

Enoch was born in Washington in 2000.

He is clever and mechanically minded. He is active in his Boy Scout troop and currently working toward Eagle Scout.

Enoch enjoys building with LEGO and reading, running and biking. He spent the summer of 2015 with Teen Missions in Tanzania, East Africa.

Meet the Kids: Kalina

Kalina was born in 2001 and holds the proud distinction of being our only blue-eyed child.

Kalina loves reading, swimming, writing poetry and playing the ukulele.

Kalina was diagnosed with unilateral hearing loss at age 12 and wears a hearing aid.

Meet the Kids: Mordecai

Mordecai was born in 2002 with amniotic band syndrome.

He was the first child we adopted. He joined our family at 4 weeks old.

He loves LEGO, pasta and anything electronic.

He is a talented artist and amazing LEGO designer.

Pacific Northwest family photos.

Jubilee was also born in 2002 just seven weeks after Mordecai joined our family. They have grown up as “twins”. Jubilee loves reading, hanging out with friends and is on the school track team.

Meet the Kids: Hezekiah

Hezekiah was born in 2004.

He is an old soul and a thinker. He is in the school band and plays the clarinet.

You are likely to find him off by himself absorbed in a book, drawing designs for a spacecraft, or building with LEGO.

Meet the Kids: Avi

Avi was born in 2005.

She was joined our family when she was just 3 days old.

Her claim to fame is having been born in an ambulance on the way to the hospital. Avi is loud, vivacious and full of personality!

Avi is loud, vivacious and full of personality!

Meet the Kids: Tucker

Tucker was born in 2005 3 1/2 months after Avi joined our family. They are our second set of “twins”. Tucker is loud and wild and loves playing with LEGO.

Tucker is loud and wild and loves playing with LEGO. He excels academically and loves sports.

Meet the Kids: Apollo

Apollo XIV was born in June 2010 by emergency c-section after I experienced a cord prolapse at home.
Apollo has a double aortic arch, a rare congenital heart defect, which was repaired March 2012.
He had a g-tube place May 4, 2012, and a second double aortic arch division in October 2012.
Apollo is a serious little man, loved and adored by all.



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