Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It Begins Next Wednesday!!

Just an update, we got a call from Judy yesterday, who will be our socail worker for the homestudy, and she would like to meet with us in Saint John on Wed. April 7th.  Then in her St. George office on Tues. April 13th.  She is leaving the homevisit to the last in order to save us paying so much mileage.

So very exciting!!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Waiting For The Call!

I finally got our paperwork and first fee sent off on Thursday, March 25, 2010.  The paperwork had been done forever, but coming up with the $1350 without using any of our regular money was a bit challenging.

We have wonderful friends that stepped up and donated the profits from her bags towards our fee and others who bought more quilts.  So slowly but surely we got the money.

I guess when you asked God for patience, he demonstrates ways that you have to be patient.  I am sure this will not be the only time during this journey where we will need a truck load of patience.

So now we are waiting for a phone call from Judy Urquhart to set up a day to start the homestudy.  Also, working on coming up with the rest of the money to finish the homestudy.

Sometimes, I can't even believe we are actually in the process of international adoption.  It has been a dream of mine for so long and NOW IT IS HAPPENING!!!  Wow, somebody pinch me please!!  Can't wait!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dave Ramsey Would Be Proud!

My youngest son Isaiah, has been saving, working, saving and working to buy his very own dirt bike.  He has been collecting recyclables, cutting wood with his dad and grandfathers, and saving $ from his Birthdays and Christmas.

The day came yesterday that he had enough and the bike he wanted was on sale so..........through much hesitation on his mothers part, we brought it home to him from Saint John.

I am soooo impressed with his determination to save for and work for something that he wanted. It is funny how a nine year old can teach you that if you want something bad enough, that you can get it through hard work and saving.  Dave Ramsey Jr. lol

 Isaiah has a list made already of the things he is saving for next: A New Xbox, A Chainsaw,(yeah I know, not sure what to do about this one!!!!),  A Flat Screen for his room.  I have no doubt in my mind that he will achieve this, minus the chainsaw until he is 25!

Anyway, I love my boys so much and can't wait to bring another beautiful child into our lives through international adoption. Here is Zay on his hard earned dirt bike.  Noah too, because he wanted people to see him on it!Haha

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Little At A Time!

 I did our local market yesterday, my mom and good friend baked some goodies, my sister made some kiddy grab bags, we cooked hot dogs and of course there were my quilts.  I was a little disappointed that I didn't sell any quilts, but then again I wasn't really expecting to.  The hot dogs were a big seller and we did sell most of our baked goods.  So now we are down to $409 dollars left of the $1350. 

It seems this part is taking the longest to get going and it is somewhat frustrating, but I have to stay positive and believe that everything is in God's timing and it is all going to work out.  Here is a pic of my wonderful helpers:  Also thanks Joy, I so appreciate you!  Here are some quilts that are still for sale as well.......