Monday, February 1, 2016


YAY! Unless we get some unexpected costs in addition to our budget, we are funded! THANK YOU!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Less than $600 to go!

We have been blessed with several sweet gifts to our FSP and now only have $590 left to raise! Our fully funded number on our FSP is $6608.

We should hear in just another week or two about our court date we hope, and a month after court or so we will travel to pick up the kids!

And if you could, would you pray for our family over the next few days? We have some hard anniversaries coming up. Thank you!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Getting close!!

We have $2753.41 left to raise to be fully funded (as long as airfares are not crazy expensive!) thanks to some sweet gifts to our FSP and given personally. Our i800s have been approved and we are waiting for the visa interview and article 5, which should happen very soon. Then we get resubmitted and wait for court, then pick up. Preparations around the house are starting up now. We miss them so much and cannot wait to have them home. Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Blessings!

I won't lie. This Christmas season has been such a huge mess of emotions for me. It's been a hard season of missing our son, and also now of missing our two across the oceans. We have gotten word though that Sabrina had a sweet Christmas celebration and then got some gifts and such along with all of the rest of the kids in her orphanage. I am hoping that Kurt also has had something special and that he is doing well also.

Today we got our provisional approval on our i800. So we are just waiting for one more thing before our dossier gets resubmitted to the government in their country and then we will get a judge assigned to us and a court date! Some of the assignments and court dates have been VERY fast lately so we are hopeful that this wait will be not too long before we can bring them home. Getting the approval letter today, precisely the day I had hoped it would arrive, was a wonderful gift.

Also wonderful and quite a surprise was that our FSP on Reece's Rainbow has grown quite a bit in the last few days! I am SO thankful for every donation, no matter how big or small, but the fact that it grew so quickly just about has me on the edge of tears. Thank you. We are only about $3300 away from being fully funded.

God Bless you!

Sunday, December 6, 2015


We were blessed to be able to spend a week with each of our new children recently and oh are they precious. How good God is to bless us. Sabrina is spunky and opinionated but so sweet and beautiful. She is very smart and learned how to play with several of the new toys we brought for her. She has trouble with some of her fine motor skills as far as grabbing things, but she was able to grab and hold onto the Oball we brought. It will be great to get her home and started with some OT stuff and let her explore her world at last! She is very strong and fast at moving. She's not quite crawling on hands and knees yet but is so close. She will crawl on her elbows and knees and then get up on hands and knees when she stops. She is such a joy. She's in good physical condition and wears a 3t (at nearly 3 yrs old).

Our little guy is just a few months younger but quite a bit smaller. He only wears an 18 months, and was pretty thin. He's a happy guy and you can tell that the nannies love him, but he has had such a rough start to life that he just cannot thrive in an orphanage setting. He is absolutely beautiful and has a quiet but mischievous personality. His giggle is infectious.

We can't share the super precious photos we have from our trip, but they are darling. Thank you to everyone that has helped get us this far. We have just $4550 left to raise which means I'll be back to work here shortly in my studio so we can knock that out!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tis the season to be busy!

Holiday preparations are nearly upon us, and I am working on some fun craft ideas that would make great gifts! I hope to open our Christmas Shop the second week of December. Stay tuned! I may be able to post a little preview soon.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


I have started my fall/winter sewing fest out with making quilts and blankets to sell (and a couple to keep). Here are just a few of them. If you'd like to see what is currently available: Click Here

31"x36" flannel safari quilt

27x36 flannel and minky 

18"x25" Taggy lovey blankets
Super soft pink minky & flannel quilted blanket

More in progress! (lots more coming including pinks)

We have also been chosen as one of this month's 5/5/5 families! For those that don't know, the 5/5/5 for Families program works like this: They pick 5 families for the month. Everyone encourages others to donate just $5 to the fund and the money is split between. So one donation helps 5 adopting families. BONUS you can set it up to automatically donate to this fund each month. Set it and forget it and by the end of one year you will have helped *60* families! It may not be a big amount but many hands make light work, as they say, and it all adds up. The last several months have totaled over $3,000 to split between the 5 families! You can donate a larger amount than $5 if you wish as well, or do a one time donation. Each family that is chosen then tries to send in a $5 per month donation for the next 6 months. We have been donating to the fund for almost a year now I think and it's great! The month ends for us on December 5th.

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