Monday, February 6, 2012

Our Weekend

This weekend I didn't get much done on the adoption paperwork. Julia had her birthday, and Andrew had a pancake breakfast for baseball. He is our only boy doing baseball this year because all the other boys would rather sit in the stands and catch fly balls that they could redeem for a soda at the snack bar. Finding out that our mailbox key would not go in because someone snapped a key off in the hole didn't help-- because there are adoption docs in it! Ugh-- hopefully the post office will fix it soon and meanwhile deliver our mail to our door.
 This weekend I reconnected with a friend who has blessed our socks off!  Still leaves me speechless, and in awe of our Heavenly Father and how He loves to surprise His children.   Thank you for your new friendship.  I hope that it continues to blossom!
And praising the Lord for a $500 donation too!
The Lord is so faithful.
  What a testimony to His timely provision as you read our bit of disappointing news.
 Late last night I got an email that explained that we cannot do a simple readoption when we get home to include John on the new birth certificate.  John will be doing a regular adoption of the kids which will require four post-placement visits increasing the cost by over $1100.
This is not too surprising to us since we know adoption is full of surprises.  If anything, the timing of everything just confirms to us how in control God is.
I'll keep you updated!
Now onto a fun picture of a family that bought cookies last week!
Thank you so much!


  1. God IS always in control! Hang in there!

  2. WOW!!!! What a blessing all these donations pouring in are! Praise the LORD!!!!


  3. Regarding Cookie Sales: Since your girls love to bake and I've seen all kinds of great things on the other blog, why not consider selling cookies on Etsy to help fundraise? You could increase the price and still be competitive to the other sellers, and still raise money. You could charge extra for the shipping. It's a great marketplace and as long as you take enticing photos, your cookies and treats ought to sell. You just have to put a little thought into packaging and shipping. But it's a thought and a good way to let the kids be involved while doing something they already like.

    Or even a way for them to raise spending money for leisure.

    I'm sure, also, that if you raised the price here and sold them on the blog we would happily pay the additional price because we know theyre for a TRULY good cause.

    Just a thought. :-)

    How did the homemade donuts taste? they looked good! did you get any pics of the homemade thin mints?

  4. Hi!I am glad your adoption plans are moving along so nicely in God 's hands all things will work out.Pat


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