Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Well, because God has called us to adopt once more. We have room in our home and of course in our hearts. The reward is in bringing home a child and giving this child the love and family he/she needs. However, the true reward is what this child gives us. Now why wouldn't we follow God's call?? Well, money is one thing....So far things have fallen into place and worked out so that we could get our dossier together and send it to China in the next week or so...
I have been sewing like crazy trying to fund raise to get the rest of the money we will need once our LOA is here. As much as I don't want to ask for help, I am. We will be having a raffle soon.
It's slowly coming together.... There are quite a few handmade items. Like an outfit a month for a year....A beautiful handmade TuTu in your choice of colors from this awesome mom. (thanks so much for your thoughtful donation) Also a portable dvd player, great for your upcoming trip to China.
I am debating on whether to give up the Coming Home Barbies...We have two and my girls have never even opened them. And really, what matters most is bringing our daughter home. It is truly amazing how God's hand is in even the matching phase of the adoption process. Each time we have stepped out on faith and adopted we have been given the opportunity to parent the most precious little girl meant for our family. Like she was hand picked just for us. How amazing is that?
So, anyone else want to donate something in exchange for free advertising??
As soon as I hear those magic words (your dossier has been sent) from our agency the raffle will begin!!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Now, she is a very active LOUD two and a half year old that is always on the go...
To celebrate, we went to a highly recommended Chinese restaurant downtown. It was locate din an old mill. Kind of an old style building with a Chinese theme. Pretty cool. The food....amazing!!! Gracie ate her weight in dumplings and Hope had a little bit of everything. Jake kind of grazed and Caleb loved his sweet and sour chicken. Kerry had cashew shrimp and I ordered street noodles. Although I ended up eating Hope's chicken on a stick...Yummy!! Sounds a little strange I know but oh man did it bring back memories of Xian and street food!!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Announcing our newest little one, waiting in China.
We are so thrilled to be adding a little caboose to our family.
Still taking emails for when I go private. Leave me a comment and I will add you to the list...
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
First person that emails and wants it, it's yours!! I do have enough fabric left to make one more in a size 2,3 or 4.
I am not the best at ironing, so please ignore the wrinkles, it will be ironed before I send it out...
There is another post on the private blog for those interested. And thanks to a wonderful fellow Baoji mom we have some amazing pictures of Hope's finding spot and the city of Baoji. I am posting those on the private blog also to protect her privacy.