This is a shout out to particularly Beth over at Give1Save1 who was very informative and helpful in preparing for our featured week on her blog Give1Save1.com, and also to all those who follow the blog and all who shared the video!  God is so good to knit his people together in love and community, and we have felt that more than ever in the last week!  We just wanted to say thank you! http://vi[...]

Day FIVE

 
 
 
 
 
THERE ARE TWO DAYS LEFT OF OUR VIDEO ON THE BLOG AS THE FEATURED FAMILY.  PLEASE SHARE IT WITH OTHERS THIS WEEKEND, AS SOME MAY HAVE MISSED IT DURING WORK THIS WEEK.  WE FEEL SO BLESSED TO BE SUPPORTED BY YOU IN PRAYERS, AND SHARES.  IT WOULD BE FANTASTIC TO MEET OUR NEW GOAL OF $15,000 WITH ANOTHER $900 BY SUNDAY!!! SO, AMAZING!! SO WONDERFUL! !  SO MAGNIFICENT IS OUR GOD WHO BLESSES US SO, S[...]
 
 
 
 
 
Ana's Adoption Financials It seems that everyone who adopts, whether internationally or domestically is plagued with varying information, duplicate fees, and the challenge of accurately determining expenses for the process to be completed.  We've moved very fast in the process and made quick decisions too, which further exasperates that.  But in a call to be good stewards, also with the money tha[...]

Day FOUR

 
 
 
 
 
Far more abundantly than all that we ask or think. That line has stood out to me this week. Immeasurably more. Where do I even start? Honestly, words have escaped me time and time again. In conversation at school, or the coffee shop, over the phone, on facebook. I just stand there, mouth agape. Unable to form coherent verbiage that in any way shape or form MIGHT be able to even scratc[...]

Day THREE

 
 
 
 
 
You've shown us how God does big things with so little. Three days ago, we started asking for $1... JUST ONE DOLLAR. And now He has multiplied that again, and again, and again, and again. We are getting so close to our give1save1.com fundraising goal and having our agency costs covered! We are so blessed by your generousity.... SO BLESSED! TOGETHER, WE  ARE  GOING  TO  BRING  ANA HOME!

Day TWO

 
 
 
 
 
Yesterday, we were FLOORED. Today, we feel SMALL.   Because GOD is so BIG. I [M] got home at a normal time yesterday from work and found the house quiet and not in a state of disarray (which has been the new normal), and was greeted with a smile and a kiss.  Good start of the end of the day! The girls had cleaned up their rooms and toys and books and schoolwork and were being rewarded [...]

Day ONE

 
 
 
 
 
Today, Tuesday morning, Matt's alarm went off at 5:45. His phone was across the room, plugged in to charge overnight after we returned home super late last night and crashed. I stumble across the end of our bed, bumping over a disturbed-and-now-cranky cat curled into a ball on one corner, and hit snooze. Matt has guys to meet at 6:30; I have kids to get to school in 2 hours. Coming off a 4 day wee[...]
 
 
 
 
 
Today is a very special Monday!! Today we are this week’s Featured Family on the Fundraising blog GIVE1SAVE1.com Give 1, Save 1 is a blog to help fundraise for families adopting from all over the world. It’s really super simple – and that's the beauty of the idea Every Monday a different adoptive family is featured on Give1Save1.com and readers are asked to give $1 – just $1 - and then he[...]
 
 
 
 
 
We know deeply in our hearts our family is called to adopt Ana as our daughter. But we cannot do it alone. I know many of you have been asking how you can give monetarily to our adoption efforts. Today, Ana's FIG Fund is officially live! We have stepped out in faith, believing that God will fulfill his great and precious promises for this little girl. We’re opening our hearts and family to her.[...]
 
 
 
 
 
November, already. We just elected a president. Ski season officially starts this weekend. The first quarter of school is about to end. I'm planning my Thanksgiving Menu. In Adoption news, things are rolling down the track. In the past few weeks, we have signed our way through a small mountain of paperwork. I know this is just the tip of the iceberg, there is so much more to come. We have signe[...]