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I am a Christ loving, homeschooling mom who has a wonderful crazy life. I have a husband I passionately love and 11 incredible kids. Trying to live a healthy lifestyle and help others do the same.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Money Confusion

Somehow a $5000 donation got credited twice to our FSP and we just found out about it. So we are now down $5000.00 and already here so we really can't do any fundraising. Any prayers would greatly be appreciated

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blast Off!

Today is the day we leave for our kids country. We are going to worship with our wonderful new church, Covenant Community Church, have lunch with the family and then head to the airport.

It all doesn't feel real yet. I guess I'm trying not to think about leaving my kids here in order to save my kids there. It really is the most painful experience I have had to go through so far in my life. My heart is torn in two on both sides of the ocean. I hope that all my children will all see how much they are loved, that Mommy would go to the ends of the Earth to save each one of them.

We really are on our way, Clare & Malachi,

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Three Days To Go

Matthew woke up this morning and said," Mom, I'm happy and sad." I asked why? "Because you leave in three days."

We are all so excited and know why mom and dad have to go, but it is really hard because we do everything as a family. This will be the longest we have been away from each other ever and it's hard to comprehend.

Matthew has been giving me non stop kisses and hugs so I can "save them up" to have them while I'm gone.

I don't think Cailee and John know what's about to happen, I pray for all of their sweet little hearts, that God will comfort them while we are gone.

My momma's heart is so torn right now. I have children on both sides of the ocean that I hurt to be with. Thankfully in 6 weeks this will all be over and I will have all my children under one roof.

I am looking forward to having time just with Mel. We haven't been alone together in 10 years. It will be nice to take walks and talk without constant interuptions.

In 8 days I should have my 2 babies in my arms! I'm so excited!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Heartfelt Thank You

It has been so amazing going through this process and being blessed by people we have never met. We are so thankful to everyone who has donated, prayed and helped us through this journey.

Feeling completely overwhelmed with gratitude!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We Have An Appointment!

We have a travel date!! We will be leaving Sunday Sept.25th, with an SDA appointment on the 28th.

We are beyond excited. It really is starting to feel real.  Now the real craziness begins. Get airline tickets for us. Get someone flown up here to watch the kids while we are gone. Get packing.

Also, the country we are going to changed their law regarding the age difference between parent and child so Mel gets to adopt them with me! But that means a change in some paperwork and a Home Study Addendum that has to be redone, notarized and apostille before we leave in 12 days! AAAAAHHHHH!!!!


I can do this, just have to remember to take it one at a time.

We really are coming for you, my sweet babies.....

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pizza Fundraiser!!

We are so excited to partner with Cici's Pizza on September 15th from 5-8 for an adoption fundraiser.

I guess when you go into a place and they practically know you by name, you probably eat there alot. Thankfully they know our family in a good way, the kids don't destroy the place when we go to eat.

Cici's will let us set a table by the door with Reece's Rainbow flyers and pictures of our kids.

They are graciously donating 10% of sales for the night toward our adoption, so if you live in the Fredericksburg area we would love to see you there ( Central Park location).

Let them eat PIZZA!