Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fully Funded.

It's been very busy around here, so I apologize for the lack of posts. I think we have almost everything in order. I have a few things to mail off to the home study agency and we are only waiting for 1 letter from the doctor that did Eric's physical, and for our loan to be put in the account. I'm trying to get ready for the whirlwind that is about to hit us! I hear everything is about to go by very fast!

For anyone who would like t-shirts, now is the time to order. I will be making our order Oct. 1st. Also, check out our thermometer!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Good things

Well, I think our home visit went really well, much better than I anticipated. The nerves calmed down very quickly. Although, Maple (our black lab) could have been a little more calm. She really liked our social worker! All in all, we are through the hard part for right now and are breathing easily again. Now it's back to finishing the last of the paperwork and the training.

We are very close to being fully funded, which is also a HUGE relief. I won't update the thermometer until everything comes in, but we will have it all very soon. Thank you so much to those of you who've helped us along the way. Your prayers, emotional and financial support mean the world to us.

Now we patiently wait. Praying every night that, who ever our child is, they are safe ... Hold on little one, mommy and daddy are coming for you!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Home visit today!

Well, today we have our home visit. Everyone I know is trying to keep me calm. I'm so nervous and I know I shouldn't be!

Last night I got to bed around 11. I have been up since 6 this morning, with nothing to do. Eric is taking a nap, he worked from Midnight to 6, so he's trying to get rested up.

Well. I'm all nerves and don't know what else to say really ... so I'm just going to leave it at that for now. Please say a few extra prayers for us today!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Blogs of Friends

So, there have been some people who have helped us in this journey so far so I would like to take the time to list their blogs, one I have already, but I'm going to do it again. I also have a new friend, whom I met today. God brings people together in the darnedest ways!

Anyway the first blog I am going to link is for Ted and Jodi. I knew Jodi through school. We never really hung out, but we were nice to each other when we were together. Now that Eric and I are adopting too, Jodi helps keep me sane. She also lets me talk about adoption constantly (which no one else in my life will so that in itself is huge for me)

They adopted a beautiful little girl from Columbia, and are in the process of  adopting a beautiful little boy from Hong Kong. (Well I hear he's beautiful, they aren't allowed to share the pictures yet) Please check out her blog, buy her t-shirt, donate some money. To do so click here: Ted and Jodi

Next, the woman who "brought" us to Serbia, Leah. Her blog is so informative, and she is so helpful. I would literally be lost with out her. Please check her blog out here: Leah

Lastly, I met a beautiful woman today. We happen to be selling the same shirts! I almost think God had me write the quote on our shirts for her. I'm very flattered that she loved my quote so much. It really means the world to me that my words have moved other people in the same way they move me. In any case, I think we will be able to become pretty good friends. If you would like to check out her blog, donate to her adoption, or buy her version of the shirt (They really are cool enough to have one of each! I know I'm thinking about it!) please click here: Lollygag and Dawdle

Adoption is stressful and costly, and the adoptive world is a small one. We stick together, but we really need the help from people outside the circle too. Please consider helping any family that may be adopting. You might only have a dollar, or some items to give to a garage sale or an auction, or maybe, just maybe the only thing you can give is the most important thing of all: a little prayer that their child is at least halfway safe, and their adoption goes smoothly. As someone going through this, and having only a matter of months to find $11,000 more, I can tell you ANYTHING helps. Don't feel like your gift is too small, because it's huge in our eyes!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Home Visit on Monday.

So, like all parents going through adoption, we are having our home visit done. It's going to be done on Monday. So, like my normal self what am I doing to prepare? Procrastinating and then stressing out ... because I'm procrastinating.

It's so dumb, but I just can't bring myself to sort out the last of the things that need to be sorted. One room, the computer room. Should be an easy 1/2 hour job and I just don't want to do it. Not to mention, I have a garage sale to put together. I had some dear friends that drop off about a truck load full of stuff, yep it's still not priced, not unboxed, or sorted. Who's getting up at 5:30 am to do it? This girl right here.

I'm trying not to think about the home visit. I know it will go just fine, but it still makes me nervous, even though I know it shouldn't. I just want it to be over, so I can say, "see that wasn't so bad was it?" I feel like that is a big hurdle for us, and I feel like if we could just get through that part of it, the rest will go by fast. I could be wrong I guess.

Well, I suppose I should get off the computer and try to get a good nights sleep, so... Goodnight!

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Well, even more good things have happened in the wake of our sadness over Grandma. A wonderful woman by the name of Jessica is a consultant for 31. I never really knew much about 31, but she has offered to give us 20% of the sales from our upcoming party to go toward our adoption!

It just makes my heart sing to know so many people are coming together to help us bring our little one home! Even more so that it's complete strangers. God must really want us to adopt from Serbia. There have been hardly any bumps in the road so far. (Not that I want to jinx myself!)

Anyway back to the party. We are having the party on Sept. 15th. I'm still trying to decide where we are having it, but for those who want to order online, or live far away, click here: 31 Adoption Event

A BIG BIG thank you to Jessica, may God bless you for your very kind gift to us!