Saturday, August 29, 2015

Still moving along!

We got approval on our commitment of "Sabrina" from her country today and our check was cashed at USCIS so we should be getting our fingerprint letter in a couple of weeks. We also paid another large chunk of our program fees today. So now we are working on the funds we need to raise. We need enough for Trip #1 at the least (which is about $4000) by Nov/Dec.

Here is a list of our newest fundraiser! Check out our Fundraising Page on FB for the full list and
share-able posts!

Another special fundraiser called "Show the love". Donate $10 or more to our Reece's Rainbow grant and you get the name of your choosing on 2 wooden hearts that will go in a picture frame to surround our sweet babies with love! Forward your receipt to EMail and lmk the name you'd like on them. It can be your name, family name, or even the name of a friend or loved one (in their honor or memory). This fundraiser will be ongoing until the frames are filled or they are home. See our blog or this page for updates and details.

Thank you!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Handmade Item Fundraising Auction

We are currently looking for items that are handmade to put in our auction for October. These can be things you made or that were made by someone else as long as they are in good condition. Some ideas would be crafts, paintings, sewn items, hair clips, artwork, quilts or blankets, jewelry, ornaments, games, etc! Even something sweet the kids made for us! If you are willing to donate an item please Email Me a picture, short description, your etsy/fb page/website link (if you have one), and suggested price.

We hope to run the auction through the month of October.
Thank you!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Progress!! And new coloring pages!

Finally we have our approved home study in hand! And our dossier is nearly complete so we should have that finished up quickly. We are pretty much just waiting for our USCIS approval. Finally getting some progress that we have been fighting for!

And to celebrate, we have new coloring pages available! They are 5 sheets in a PDF file for $10. You can print them at home or for the cost of shipping I can print you a few on some heavier printing paper.

I have some more designs coming up for fall/winter but I'd like to sell the last 3 boxes of assortment #1 and the 30 or so singles that are left. So visit my Etsy shop!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Our second kiddo!!

We have had our commitment accepted by her country and have added this sweet girl to our adoption. We are so excited. I cannot wait to have them both home!!

Isn't she precious? 

God is so good. He never ceases to amaze me how he cares and the amount of perfect love & mercy he shows to us. He is the one who restores. She already has 3 totes of clothing , hair bows, barefoot sandals, and headbands ready and waiting. I will soon start on each of their "baby" quilts. 

The news that our paperwork was accepted came while we were at the Reece's Rainbow Reunion this past week. What a wonderful time to be surrounded by others that were almost as excited as we were. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Color-Me Cards!

One of the ways we are trying to raise adoption funds is through the sale of my new line of cards. These are designed to color by either the giver or recipient! Coloring has been found to be very therapeutic by many studies, especially for adults, and who doesn't like to get a lovely card?

Lovely boxed sets ready for shipping on the right, and on the left are the singles in their plastic sleeves! 
These cards are all original designs drawn by myself and printed onto 5x7 greeting cards. They can be colored in pencil, crayon, or marker and used as gifts, art to display or send them uncolored and let the recipient color them! They are all blank inside and come with blank envelopes.

They come in premade Assortments of 10 for $25 (See above picture), custom assortments (you pick any 10 cards) for $30, or as singles for $4 each. Shipping is $6 for one set, $8 for 2-5, and $1 for singles (shipped free with a box set)

(To see all available designs:

To purchase: Email at for your total then donate the amount here: and forward your receipt to me at the above email address!
Check out my Etsy Shop as well!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Moving along!

Our dossier is nearly complete. We are just waiting for some final tweaks on our homestudy so we can send it to USCIS. As soon as we have approval it will be sent to the country and submitted. Everything else will be sent over soon so it can be there waiting.

We have identified our second child but are waiting for the file before anything can be made official. We should be able to announce at the end of July, God willing. All of the paperwork is ready. I cannot wait to share who it is.

We have a number of fundraisers going on right now including a garage sale (next week), T-shirts through Booster, Young Living essential oils, a Lilla Rose party, and artwork (sculpture and coloring cards) through my art studio. Little by little the funding is coming in.  We have enough for our immediate fees, but will need to raise money for trip #1 (probably November). I hope to be releasing a new sculpture in the next few weeks that should help quite a bit.

Our FSP is here if you would like to help! No donation is too small. Every little bit gets us closer to our new kiddos.

Thank you!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Meet "Kurt"!

We can officially announce one of the (hopefully) two kiddos we are adding to our family. 

Meet sweet little "Kurt"! 

Kurt is 2 years old and has the most beautiful curls and blue eyes. I cannot wait to hold him in my arms and hear his little voice. We hope to meet him for the first time this fall.

Here is our Reece's Rainbow Family Sponsorship Page if you would like to donate to help us bring him home.

We are still not 100% sure who our second child will be. We welcome prayers for direction. Thank you!

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