Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Our dossier was submitted today!  Getting closer, and closer.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Olympic Expenses

Well, we thought we were all set as far as adoption expenses were concerned.  God has been so good to provide. 

But, today we learned that we should expect to pay more than twice the usual price for our airline tickets (if we travel in August) because of the summer Olympics and the Eurocup.

Tim asked me to go ahead and try to raise a little extra in case we need it.

So, I am happy to say I have reactivated my Etsy site

I have been meaning to do this for ages and this was just the nudge I needed.  I hope to add some new bags and possibly some clutches soon as well.

Take a look and pass on the link to anyone you think might be interested.  Thanks!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A young man in a very distant country has a birthday coming up very, very soon. 
How I wish we could just go pick him up and bring him home so he could celebrate it with his family.
Instead, I will be taking the boys shopping for gifts to be wrapped up and set aside for a belated birthday celebration when he does get here.  After all, one’s sixteenth birthday should not go uncelebrated under any circumstances. 
So, what do you buy a brother you have never even met?  Ah, my boys don’t have any trouble there.  They have a long, long list of things that they are certain “Duncan” should have.  After all, they have a lifetime of little treasures here.  Things like ballcaps and wallets, watches, legos, shiny rocks, fake arrowheads, soccer balls, magnets, favorite hoodies, cameras, flashlights, comic books, guitars, sketchbooks,… the list goes on.
Their brother deserves all these things and more and they are determined to be sure he has them.  (Mama may have to step in here or he will be completely spoiled rotten by his siblings!) 
It will be a happy day for us, because his birthday was our deadline.  And we made it.
It will be a day to be so thankful he is in a good facility, getting an education and some therapy, a day to pray for those who a caring for him, and for those who will miss him so much when he leaves there, a day for imagining life with him and looking forward to bringing him home.  I hope and pray it is a happy day for him as well.
If you happen to think of that certain boy who is turning 16 without his family, please pray for him.
(It won’t be long now!)

Monday, June 4, 2012

We got our USCIS biometrics appointment letter!
Things are moving again!!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

One of my handbags is in this auction (along with a lot of other really cool stuff) to raise money for the sweet woman who is responsible for getting “Duncan” listed on Reece’s Rainbow. 

She and her husband are bringing three (yes THREE – and you thought we were crazy) precious kids home very soon and that won’t be cheap, let me tell you.

So go over there and bid on something, or just pass the link on to someone who might.