Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Designs by Mom

Naomi is modeling her dress that is hot of the sewing machine. I Just wanted to let you all know that it is no longer cheaper to make your own clothes at home. I was at Target and saw the same style dress for $5. It cost $10 to make mine! Crazy huh?
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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Isaiah Biking

Isaiah is trying to make the best of the hills in our yard. It was beautiful today.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Children Everywhere

We took care of our dear friends Josh and Emily Hill's children this weekend for their 10th wedding anniversary. Josh and Em were able to hang out at home and have some much deserved alone time. The kids were awesome and we all had so much fun. I am starting to think that the more kids you have the easier it is...ok, I will get back to you on that in a few years.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Adoption Update

We have recieved many notes from you all wondering what is going on with our adoption and we are so thankful for your thoughts and prayers. So, here is an update on where we are in our process. We applied on Thanksgiving day to the China Child of Promise program through Holt International. This program finds adoptive families for children who have minor and/or correctable health conditions. At the time we were told that the time from application to the placement (bringing the child home) will be about 12-18 months. We are hoping that this information holds true! Our child will be around 12 months old when we finally get to pick him or her up. We have submitted all of the paperwork for the agency and for our homestudy and have just completed our homestudy visits last night. We are now just waiting for a copy of the homestudy to be sent to us so that we can proceed with our immigration paperwork and get it in the mail. After that we will send our dossier (lots of paperwork to China) for be approved by China officials and wait for a child match. We still have a long way to go but we are staying focused on the end goal and enjoying this amazing adventure that God has us on. Please continue to pray for us and for our child who has probably already been born! We are so blessed to have your support.