Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father ... James 1:17

Monday, January 25, 2010

Ordering t-shirts this week!

I'm placing another t-shirt order from 147 million orphans this week. If you want one, order now!! Several men & women styles to choose from - Youth and Toddler shirts available now too!!! Don't forget Uganda magazine bead necklace are still for sale.
Thank you for all of your support!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Belated Birthday Present

Okay, so it is a few days late to count as a birthday present, but ... WE GOT OUR FINGERPRINT APPOINTMENT in the mail today. I am SO excited. I can't imagine what I'll be like when we finally get our referral and see our cute kids.
Thank you LORD for being a completely sovereign and good God!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Birthday Present

I am hoping for a birthday present in the mail tomorrow .... our fingerprint appointment from USCIS. Is that asking too much?? As of tomorrow, we will have been waiting 3 weeks. Now, I understand the national average right now is 2.5 months and we were told to expect 7-9 weeks, but a girl can still hope, can't she??

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I am SO excited .... through our partnership with 147 million orphans I can now offer Uganda Magazine Necklaces. I can not guarantee how long they will be available, but I can guarantee you will NOT want to miss out!!

These incredible necklaces are made by the beautiful women of the Karamojong tribe. Each is hand crafted from re-cycled magazines. Your purchase of a necklace serves two needs - it helps these women maintain a sustainable income for their families and it helps us bring our children home from Ethiopia. What a wonderful story to share each time you wear them! If you have not had the opportunity to see these necklaces before, trust me - you will not be disappointed with their unique beauty.

I am hoping to place an order at the end of the week, so hurry click the button on the right to order!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Next Step ...


Bad News: Our mail was stolen during the Christmas holiday.
Good News: Our Homeland security Notice of Action was not in the mailbox that day. The next day we received our official notice that our I600A document has been received and is being processed.

What does that mean? It means we will soon receive an appointment day and time to get our fingerprints done and then (drum roll please)... we can send our dossier to Ethiopia and the wait will officially begin. I've never been so excited to hurry up and wait.

I have to share my favorite Christmas gift of 2009! Here is a picture of it:
Money from my niece's piggy bank to help bring her new cousins home from Ethiopia. In her words "I've always wanted dark skin" and she is SSSOOO excited to have cousins with dark skin - I guess it is the next best thing.

Some fun pictures from our Christmas holiday!!

Christmas Eve at Home

White Christmas Eve at Pantego Bible Church

Christmas Eve at Pantego Bible Church