3.27.2011

thoughts from a 2 yr old!


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She makes me smile :)  Love hearing my kids' hearts and their thoughts..... i don't think growing up, i even knew what adoption was, let alone, what is was all about!

Stay tuned as we prepare to roll out our FIRST adoption fundraiser : ONE WEEK of giveaways - it's going to be FUN!!!

3.25.2011

another plug :)

my sweet, sweet friend Sheli and her fam are in the process of adopting two boys from U*ganda - it has been such a blessing to journey on this path of adoption with her, thus far!
Soooooo, she is having a yard sale!  Wanna shop?? Here are the deets:

Adoption Fundraising Yard Sale


Friday, April 15 at 9:00am - April 16 at 3:00pm


2S665 White Oak Lane Batavia, IL 60510



We are having a yard sale to help bring our babies home from U*ganda!!! Come and visit, shop, eat some cupcakes....and shop some more~~~

These types of events are such great opportunities to support those who are following what they feel called to do! Please let me know if you have any more ?'s!!

3.22.2011

fund raising

raising funds is such a big and exciting (yes, i said exciting!) part of adoption....
can i send you here for a sec?

go check it out!


Ok, so Katie (Russ, the artist's wife) and I met in Guat, while we were both fostering our babies!! Her Eliot and my girls are only few wks apart in age, and she was one of the 1st people i ran into (at the McDonalds) in Antigua when i started my fostering adventure! The Mohr family is preparing to bring home their second son via domestic adoption, and unlike pregnancy haven't even had 9 months to prepare! They have been wking hard on raising funds for the expenses involved in bringing their baby home!
So, wanna new cd, and some awesome new (and not so new) worship tunes?? Consider downloading this cd and helping a great, loving and hilarious family out!!


















Fellow AP's : Mel and Katie in Antigua, 2006

3.15.2011

Swimming!
















ok, so this is just more about our everyday life.... but hey, figure it's better than nothin', right :)The other night our bible study was cancelled, last minute, much to everyone's dismay... our kids had especially been looking fwd to playing with all their friends all day long!
So, Matt and I had wanted to do something special as a family, but were trying to figure out what to do, without spending a lot of money - as we are majorly in "saving mode" right now!!

So, even tho it was really more than we wanted to spend we decided to go to the Adventure
Island (a small and local indoor pool with slides, etc). I called to verify admission prices and
our youngest was free, and I decided I wouldn't swim, so we'd only have to pay for the twins and Matt. When we got there (@715) the lady informed us it was closing at 8 (online had said 9), so we only had 45 mins... (truthfully that was fine, since we really didn't think we would have stayed too much later than that anyway) but she said she'd go ahead and let us in with out charging us!!!!! We were so, so thankful - it was so cool to see how God really honored and blessed our desire to do something fun, but still be good stewards and save $$!! So we got to swim for FREE for 45 mins and the girls were elated - oh to be so easily pleased! you would have thought we took them to Disney World!! On the way over, as we were driving in silence and just listening to our cd, little sister suddenly just exclaimed out loud "I am SOO excited" - she really didn't even know what we were doing (just that she was in her swimming suit :0 but anyway, it ended up being a sweet night with my family!!











































In other news our Homestudy is DONE!!!! Now we just wait (1-2 wks, hopefully) for the signatures it needs and we can start on the next step!!!

Check back too, as we have a SUPER exciting WEEK of giveaways to be coming soon!!!