Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! My sweet Thomas said we should order an Easter Basket for his new sister so she would have one when she gets here! Oh how I pray pray pray that she'll be here next year this time. My heart is so burdened for her but also for the 147 million Oprhans in the world.. I am so thankful that we serve an Awesome God who is so faithful and although these precious little ones don't know it yet, they are never truly alone. God is always with them. When I think about our daughter's redemption story it is  an overwhelming feeling! I can't wait to share more with you in the coming weeks! We hope you had a wonderful Easter with your friends and family!!! God is faithful!

Friday, March 29, 2013

We made our 1st Goal!!

Yay! Woohoo!! I was so tickled to mail that check off today!! Thank you to all who have supported us thus far in our journey! We are still trying to get our Letter Of Intent mailed off to China for the sweet little girl, once we get finshed we can share with you her beautiful picture and some more information. Silly me thought LOI was just a letter. Um, no, nothing for China is just a letter.. Medicals, vision testing, TB testing, HIV testing, blood work, BMI, a letter outlining how we will care for her, never leave her, harm her, get her the best medical treatment, education etc. All sorts of forms. Because we are pretty new into this journey we didn't have our medicals done yet so we had to scramble this week to get that taken care of.  Also this week were both fingerprinted, got our passport pictures, filled out passport application/renewal and so much more! Right now we covet your prayers for quick Fundraising and for the process to continue to go smoothly. We really really don't want to make her wait longer than she needs to for us to get to her and my momma's heart already just longs for her to be here with us! The children call her by name and we are praying for her constantly! We can't wait to share her name and her beautiful picture with you all!

Monday, March 25, 2013

The time is now...

It's been a busy night in our house. I was anxiously waiting for an email/phone call all day which arrived at 2:30 this afternoon. Quickly printing papers I rushed off with the two little ones to car pool and swimming. Getting home, dinner, homework, jammies, getting them in bed,  finally able to focus on the task at hand. Tonight, we are working on LOI for a precious little girl in China.. We can't share her picture or details until we get PA for her probably in about 2.5 weeks. (LOI-letter of Intent, which really isn't a letter but a package of papers, and PA is Pre approval) I will tell you she is precious and we are so so excited about her!! Covering her and the process in a massive amount of prayer now that we possibly have our new daughter!
 We are so thankful for the support we have recieved thus far! Folks are always asking though, "What can we do?" There are many ways to help, donating items for the next yard sale on April 6th, Buying Goat's milk soaps, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay etc. But honestly friends what we really need is cash... Toinght we are praying for more friends to step up to our 300/100 challenge. These next steps in the process will all require money and big money at times. Money Tommy and I don't have.. We have said it before but we literally can not do this with our friends and family who come along side of us. The truth is that there is a little girl in China in an Orphange that needs a mom and a day, a family.. In order for us to get to her we have to activeley continue to raise money. If you missed the first post the orginal challenge was for 300 of our friends to each give $100, I couldn't beleieve the math was that simple! 300 x $100 was $30,000.00! If $100 isn't attaintable for you what about asking 10 of your friends to give $10.00 or how about a $50 donation or a $25 donation? Thats 600 friends giving $50 to make $30,000.00 or 1200 friends giving $25.00 to make $30,000.00. We are believing tonight that our facebook family and friends will share our story and share again and again to help us bring our daughter home! Can't wait to see what God will do and to share her with you once PA comes in!!!
 You don't have to have a paypall account to donate through our paypall account just click the button and donate using your credit/debit card. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fundriasing update

Wow! God is so faithful and our friends amazing! Rarely is there a day that goes by that we don't receive a check or cash, may it be through the mail or in person! The giveaway has been successful and the Goat's milk soap awesome also! I just started selling them about 36 hours ago and have SOLD OUT of the first 50 bars! Thank ya'll so much! I just ordered some more and they should be here early next week. You can read about the neat organization here, Neat that we are supporting a good cause while raising money for our "China baby". Which I LOVE by the way that almost every check has that written in the memo line. :):). We are having our first Adoption yard sale this Saturday and once again I can't thank you enough for all of your donations. We said in the beginning and we mean it that we "literally" could not do this without our friends and family! Our house looks like a Goodwill store and I am sure that many many lucky folks will be tickled to buy your goodies your have donated! The give away is still going on through the 22nd so check out the post before this one for those details. Lastly please join us in prayer over a file we have been looking at. I can't share her picture or details here but I'll tell you she is precious.. We've requested some more information from the orphanage and hope to hear back any day now. All of our wonderful Dr friends including our pediactrican have been reviewing her file helping us understand the medical terms and what her needs are.  We are praying that God would make it crystal clear if we are to be the parents to this sweet little darling  awaiting a family in China.. Thank you again for all of your support!! Hope to see you at the yard sale Saturday am! Tell your friends! Also my friend Kristen is doing an online Pampered Chef party for us through facebook. Thanks to all who have ordered there also!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Win a Kindle Fire or an Ipod Touch!

Friends we need to raise money for our 1st large agency payment to begin our home study process. We are going to be giving away a Kindle Fire or an Ipod touch. Your CHOICE! I'll draw a name, with a random name picker on March 22 2013. All you have to do is;

 Donate $5.00 for 1 chance
 Donate $20.00 for 5 chances
 Donate $50.00 for 20 chances

Anyone can get one entry just by leaving a comment that you told a friend about this or shared it on your Facebook page. 

 If for some reason we don't raise enough to buy the IPOD touch or the Kindle Fire we'll split what we do make with the winner! $199.00 value! You can donate through our site here to paypall,( you don't have to use a paypall account just your card) or mail or email  me at and I can meet you locally. Thank you for helping us!

Friday, March 1, 2013

4 people needed, could you be one?

It's been an exciting week annoucning our adoption plans and moving forward on the journey to our daughter! Although it may not seem on the outside that things are happening, they are on the inside! My free time is spent with paperwork, researching new fundraising ideas and reading reading reading.. Our initial fundraiser is off to a great start! Let's end the week strong with a solid $1000.00!! We need $460.00 to get there. Just over 4 people who could give 100 towards our 300/100. Could that be you? Could you give $100 today to help us bring our daughter home?