Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Busy Few Weeks!

The past month has been extremely busy and some new things happening.   First off I made the decision to homeschool my boys.  Noah who is in Gr. 7 pretty much has been begging me for the past year or two. Isaiah who is in Gr. 4 detests school anyway, so going into homeschooling knowing that he would be done his work at lunch time without homework at night was definately a selling point.

So I will not lie and say it is always easy and wonderful, because it isn't and I have no problem whatsoever sending them back to public school if I have to.  For now though we are trucking through and taking one day at a time.

As for our adoption process, our paperwork has been sent off for a few weeks now and I just recieved word today that it made it to the agency in Ottawa. FINALLY!  They then arrange it how China will accept it and send it back to Elaine in Fredericton who then sends it straight to China.  I am not really sure why the agency doesn't send it, but I don't care as long as someone does and soon. lol

In the mean time the fundraising continues.  I just had another GIANT yardsale, which was a lot of work and my house looking like hoarders for weeks, but it was worth it.  With the money we made from the Adoption Sunday on Sept 5th and the yardsale money, we will have enough to pay the first fees to the agency which is over $3050.

I am also doing a coffee fundraiser over the next year, that hopefully will bring in some funds.  As for yard sales, I don't think I will be having another one for quite a long time.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Does This Mean We Are Officially Expecting?

Well, finally today after waiting for about 5 or 6 weeks, I sent the last document that was to be sent.  That was Chris's medical form.  So hopefully things will move along full force now.  These are the next few steps:

1. Gentle Path receives the medical form and that gets put with the rest of our dossier.(Tomorrow)

2. It is then sent to Elaine Babineau who gives it a stamp of approval and sends it off to our agency in Ontario.(Hopefully within the next week or two)

3. The agency then sends the documents off to China. (I will gives this a couple months?? =0) But who knows if everyone is done their vacations for awhile!)

4. Then we wait, raise $$ and wait some more and raise more $$.  They say it could be 18 to 24 months, but I am going to believe that it won't be that long.

So our part as far as paperwork is finished!  Our part or I should say my part of being creative and finding ways to raise the funds is just beginning. 
I am going to have another yard sale along with a car wash and barbeque on September 25, so hopefully this will go as well as the previous one.  I am also starting a coffee fundraiser too with help from some friends. 
So continued prayers and support are greatly needed and appreciated.  Thanks everyone for helping and donating to bring our daughter home someday soon!!

All children come from God, for some the journey home just takes a little longer.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I LoVe ThiS FaMiLy!

Thanks again Green family for everything!!XO

Saturday, September 4, 2010


     Tomorrow at our church, our friends Nathan and Marion are having an international adoption awareness/fundraising Sunday for us. Nathan and Marion live in Virginia with their three boys and two months ago adopted a beautiful little 3yr old girl from Ethiopia.  
     I am so grateful that they are willing to take time out of their family vacation to help us with our adoption.  
     We also have friends in Quispamsis whom were the first to buy t-shirts from our Adoption Bug fundraiser.  They just brought their little girl home from China a few months ago.  
     Thank you to everyone who helps in any way!