Sunday, August 24, 2014


We are SOOOO thankful for all the support we had this week from all of you. God really worked in a big way through all of you. We are so thankful for your generosity and encouragement to us. I didn't think about posting this on the blog yesterday so you all are getting it here a day late.

We raised $3330! WOW! Thank you all for helping us out. I know I have said that a bunch of times already, but you truly do not understand how much each one of your messages, shares and donations were such an encouragement to us and also thankful for God putting each one of you in the place of being able to journey this long road with us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Friday, August 22, 2014


I came across a movement several months ago called ILikeGiving. I rediscovered it and I am so thankful to all of you who have been so generous towards our family! These photos are all from ILikeGiving's page on FB.

Thank you for having compassion towards the orphan. Thank you for having compassion towards our family. I pray that your joy increases from your generosity. I hope you will share about your giving, not because you are prideful or boasting, but because Giving IS Contagious! Thank you for making a life out of your giving! 

Our updated total at the end of today is $2775! We are getting close to the 25% mark, less than $1000 away. Thank you for sharing, giving and asking others to do the same.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The day is here!!!

SO, if you haven't seen it yet....

We were chosen as the Give1Save1 family of the week! This is a blog that if everyone gave JUST $1 look at how much good we can do! We are so excited about this opportunity. Will you consider posting this to your blog? Your twitter account? Instagram?

Do you have $1 to give? You can click on the YouCaring site ------------>
and donate there. All of the $ goes to us (just in case you are wondering!)

This is the Give1Save1 Blog post if you want to see it there

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Getting closer!

I know many of you have been waiting to hear what our big announcement is...We will be making it on August 18th and can't wait to share with you. I know you are going to be such a huge blessing to us that week and I hope we can bless you and your family in a small way as we travel this interesting, unpredictable journey of adoption.

I haven't had the chance to post my kids "4th of July" pictures. I started this when Noah was a baby. Figured we would always celebrate the 4th, so it was a great day to remember to do yearly pictures. I did not get to celebrate with them this year, but they did get their pictures taken! I love looking back. So fun to see how much they chance from year to year. If you want to look back at last year's post here it is: July 4th, 2013, July 4th, 2009 (scroll all the way to the bottom) July 4th, 2008July 4th, 2007 July 4th, 2006
July 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014

A few updates

Our big announcement is coming! I can't wait to share it and see how many people can help. This is going to be so simple y'all! You don't even know...but it could be really, really huge in terms of our I cannot wait to see.

I never did post a picture of the boys room after we finished I thought I would post about it. 
Giraffes in the distance and birds in the sky

Momma and baby Elephant

Daddy watching over his cub

The big elephants in the "herd"

The big shade tree and zebras in the distance
So thankful to Krystle Williams for coming over and "helping" me paint. She definitely made the trees come to trees would have been symmetrical and lollipop shaped, which I knew I didn't want. She also added the mane on the lion and the mane makes him. I am so happy with the way it turned out!