Thursday, February 23, 2012

A new picture of Joshua~

Be still my heart!! He is growing up before my I wish we could go get him....

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Birthday Girl

Around our house, it seems like we have a birthday every month. Today was Hope's special day. (or rather Tuesday)

 She was super excited, for the first time she was in school during her birthday and mamma was bringing in a treat!!

And later that night~ a special cake I made to go with chinese take out and the fancy dishes.

And of course we had The Grandparents over on Saturday to celebrate again. This time around a store bought cake and fresh fruit.

All in all she had a great week celebrating.

And time spent with her favorite person....Grandpa!!

Don't forget to visit Joshua's site and look around at all the wonderful things friends have donated for our online auction. Things like a Going Home Barbie and many handsewn items from Robin of red Thread Stitches!!

(just click on the button below)

Sunday Snapshot

Friday, February 10, 2012


WE received our LOA on Wednesday, good news, however there was a huge snafu. (is that even a word, just sounds silly)

Anywa, to make a long story short we have to have a home study addendum and apply for the supplement 3 with USCIS.

I am praying this will only delay us a few weeks but we shall see.

In the meantime Joshua is still waiting for us to come get him~ And I hope it will be soon!!

In the meantime, check out our auction for Joshua.


(click on the picture)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

LOA News!!

Finally, we received word that our LOA is coming!! This is wonderful news....the not so wonderful news is with our LOA comes a major agency fee's bill.

We are still fundraising...if interested here are some of the ways you can help.

Buy Scentsy from me....

Most everything is on sale for 10% off the month of February.

Participate in our online Auction  "Journey to Joshua"


or donate to the "Christopher Adoption Fund" through our agency Wasatch for a tax deductible receipt.

Wasatch International Adoptions
C/O Marilyn Cypers
1140 36th Street, #204

Ogden, Utah 84403
Fax: 801-334-0988

You may also share any of our links and help pray our son home!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday in the Park~

It was a beautiful day in our neck of the woods and because this is the midwest and we never know what it will be like weather wise tomorrow....we decided to take advantage of the sunshine.

A little walking....some antique stores here and there...

Some fried foods to completely ruin all the walking!!

 And then some more walking!! Hope you all had a great weekend. Looking forward to the week ad some long awaited LOA news for us!!  After all it's day 76, not that anyone is counting......

Sunday Snapshot

Friday, February 3, 2012

Still Here~

with no LOA news on the horizon...however Chinese New Year is coming to a close and good news may yet come on Monday!!

And the reason for my not updating the blog...other than having six kids with one more on the way, you mean?!?!

All the kids have been sick. Not just the take some tylenol sick but rushing to the doctors sick with high fevers and yuck sick.

But it's slowly leaving our house and all is well.

Nothing a little rest won't heal. (in addtion to a round of antibitics times 4)

And of course some serious coloring and strawberry eating....

And that brings me to our boy Joshua.....He is growing up before our very eyes. Far away from his home with his mama, daddy and brothers and sisters...

And in the last picture he has a bruise under his eye. Makes me wonder how he got it? If anyone was there to kiss it and make it all better, or why in the world a 5 year old would have a black eye in the first place...

Just some of the things that go through my mind as we wait....

Oh, and one more thing, we also have our Journey to Joshua Auction going on  until February 14th. Be sure to check it out, tons of great things to bid on. Like dresses from Robin of Red Thread Stitches., Scentsy items even a Going Home Barbie!!!

And all the money raised goes towards our agency fees.