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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone!!! We are so thankful that you are keeping up with our adoption journey. It is so amazing to think that next year we will celebrate Christmas as a family of 7.

*Please pray for our 2 precious ones daily.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Over 30

Well, we've made it! We have over $30,000 toward our adoption. God has blessed us by providing $30,436 to this point. Who would have thought we would be at this point when we began this journey. We officially began fundraising in late March, early April. God has worked in mighty and amazing ways over the last 8 or 9 months.
God has used Yard sales, calendar sales, donations, grants, dinners and yard mowing to provide the finances we need. We still have a way to go, but we know God will continue to pour out His blessing. God funds what He calls His people to do.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Picture Changes and Life Changes

We did Christmas with Dave's family today. It was an exciting time. There are 16 grandchildren on his side of the family. It is quite a house full when we are all together. As we were opening gifts, having fun and taking pictures I realized that this next Christmas our family picture will be different. We will have two more precious children in our picture. Two children who this year probably have no idea what Christmas is. They have no idea of the gifts that are exchanged. They have no concept of the yummy treats we eat. And most of all. they have concept of the reason there is such a holiday as Christmas. They have no idea of a baby named, "Jesus." A baby who came to change the world.
I am so excited to think that by this time next year we will be a much different family. And that next year we will be able to teach our new precious ones about Jesus!!!
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Monday, December 13, 2010

That was fast!

Today we had a snow day. We have played and relaxed and had fun all day. I had not even sat down to check our email. Tonight while I was working on dinner, I decided to check my email. I opened up the computer and there were all sorts of messages- Kohl's, school etc... But there was then a surprising one...
A referral for a super cute little boy. He is almost 3 years old. We have 2 pictures of him, but at this point don't know much else.
We can not believe how quick this happened!! We are so excited. Having these pictures of both of our children makes this whole adoption journey seem so much more real.
GOD is so good... and so fast:)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Our precious little girl

We are so excited to have our referral for a little girl. We have 2 pictures of her. She is beautiful. If you see us, just ask- we are more than happy to show you. We also have a tiny bit of information, including her name and age. But we are unable to post any specifics about her on our blog or facebook. For now, we will just refer to her on here as "Sister Bear" :)
We are now waiting for our referral of a little boy. We are at the top of the list, so we hope to have one soon!!
The rest of our dossier will be mailed overseas this week and they will begin processing it. Our agency is expecting all this to take 3-4 months. There will then be a bit more paperwork for us to take care of here. So we are looking at 5-6 months until we have our children home!!!
Please continue to pray for us! God has been so good through this whole process! We can not wait to see how He continues to work.

Friday, December 10, 2010


We have a sister!!! Today we recieved a referral for a little girl! She is 9 months old. We do not know anything more about her. We are waiting to hear more information, although it will be very limited.
We are not able to post her picture on our blog. But we can show it to you when we see you:)
Check back soon for more information.