Saturday, June 25, 2011

Her 1st Present!

I sent this pkg to Bob this week so he could get it to our Keely.  He said she would have it for her Birthday on July 14th.  It only cost me a whopping $66 to send it by Same Day Courier because of the lovely postal strike!  It is so worth it though, for her to have pics of us and a little raggy blankie that I made her, also I hope they will take pics with the camera I sent.

I can't wait to get some more pics of her!  I hope they will take some of her when she is not all bundled up for a blizzard, it is so hard to tell how big she actually is.

We had Noah's party tonight with 14 kids, they played ball hockey at the rink, came back to our house and ate cake, ice cream and chips.  Then they went to play predator outside (which I guess is basically hide and seek in the dark) , then my dear husband set fireworks off from our deck????  Yeah that is what I thought, but it was raining so he said the house wouldn't catch on fire??!!  All said, I think our now teenager had a pretty good couple of days.  Even better he used his new wooden baseball bat in last nights game and he got a homerun first thing!  Happy Bday or what?

Tomorrow we are planning a Car Wash, BBQ and Bake Sale to help with our final adoption costs.  It gives rain, but I figure Keely has to get here rain or shine, so we are going to brave the weather and do it anyways.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mom To A Teenager!

Wow, that is hard for me to write!  I can't believe that my first born is 13?  Not sure where those years have gone, but I am sure they were wonderful. lol

Noah I am so very proud to be your mom, and I hope over these next few years that you will take it easy on your momma.  My hope is that you would continue to grow and mature into a man that loves the Lord, your family and that you would never doubt just how loved you really are.  I pray that you hold strong against peer pressures, and that you would be someone that others respect and look up to.  We love you so much and can't wait to bring little Keely home to meet such an awesome big brother.

Happy 13th Birthday Noah!!! We Love You!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Application Approved!

I received an email today stating that China officially approved our application to adopt Huang FuGe.  We knew if we had come this far, that we surely wouldn't be turned down, but still that doubt can pop in there and make you question yourself.

So now we wait 1 to 2 months for a formal invitation to travel to China.  Once we have received our offer, we then will travel approx. 6weeks or so after that.  So we are assuming it will be early fall that we will be packing up and bringing our girl home!!! Yippee!  


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Donations for Keely's Orphanage

I have set up a new fundraiser to help with the donation for Keely's orphanage.  I know there are a lot of things going on for people and funds are tight, so I was thinking that if I could get 1200 people to donate as little as $5 then the donation would be covered.

When we had the Adoption Bug T-Shirt contest, the amount of support from my community, friends, family and friends of friends was unbelievable and that was just for a T-shirt  So now since we see the face of the beautiful girl that is to be our daughter I am hoping the excitement and support will be even greater.  So if you feel you would like to help us just click the donate button.  Any little bit helps, thanks so much!