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Monday, April 30, 2012

We are waiting for travel approval.  One step closer to a sweet Jacii.  Prayers for patience and God's provision. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Shower 4/16/12 at Samaritan Homecare

Ok. So we are waiting on our Article 5. Hopefully will know something this week. But I'm sure we are just rushing things. Will prolly be next week or the next...Karla called us on April 5th to discuss travel and things to expect. She asked us how we were feeling. Well, we are ready to bring her home. Karla said she hears that all the time. Lol. Anyway, next is travel approval, schedule appointment with consulate, and schedule flight, and WE GO TO CHINA!!!

I know I'm not pregnant and so should not experience any of the phases of pregnancy. I have been eating like crazy, gaining weight, and nesting. Quite funny. I have put the same clothes in drawers and hung them on hangers in the closet at least two times.

Today a great group of women honored Jacii before starting a busy Monday. I have attached the pics to show what she received. Thank you ladies. We love you! A big hug to all. We are very grateful.

Will add pics later...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Still waiting...

We are blue...was really hoping and praying for an April travel approval.  Adoption agent says--JUNE:(  We just have to keep our eyes and mind on the one and only Savior, Jesus Christ.  Right now all we can do is stay busy, just to pass the time. 

Jay promised me to go "bow" shopping on the 9th.  He told me not to schedule anything for that day because we had a date.  So I rush at work, trying to get home by 6pm.  I received a text from Jay asking if I was ready.  I washed my face and changed into fresh, clean clothing and waited for him to pick me up.  Well, my friend, Liz, came by my house.  She asked what I was doing.  I told her, "Waiting for Jay.  He is taking me bow shopping."  Liz replies, "Jay isn't coming.  You are going to spend the evening with me since we weren't able to celebrate your birthday."  I thought, "This is ok.  BUT Jay lied to me."  LOL  Anyway, Liz takes me to the church to pick up all my VBS supplies.  Then she receives a text.  Jalonda needs her VBS book too.  So we take Jalonda her book.  When we walk into her house a pleasant surprise was waiting for me.  A wonderful group of ladies were there to celebrate my 38th birthday.  Liz kept encouraging me to move on through the house.  I went into the kitchen and there stood another awesome surprise, Misty Hall.  Oh, how we miss her, Shane and the girls.  But that wasn't it...Liz encouraged me to go further into the house.  When I got to the dining room there awaited the most precious picture of our newest addition, Jacii, and a table of pink cupcakes, candy, the yummiest chicken salad and cresent rolls, and gifts for a baby girl.  We had the greatest time catching up with Misty, eating, visiting and opening gifts.  Thank you so much to the sweetest and most loving group of ladies.  We can't wait for Jacii to meet all of you.  Your gifts, love, prayers, and sweet spirit are so greatly appreciated.  Words can't express how much you mean to our family.

Jay has been forgiven.  And I went bow shopping yesterday...giggle giggle:)

Monday, March 12, 2012

One more step closer to our little Jacii:)


Visa applications sent to Consulate today!!!

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God:  that if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us.  And if we know that he hears us-whatever we ask- we know that we have what we asked of him."  1 John 5:14-15


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

I have never experienced a greater love than the love that our heavenly Father gives to us. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world He gave His only Son. And whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life." What a love. I have to reflect on my life and I admit that I don't love my husband, children, others as Christ loves me. This is the day. Today is the beginning of a different me. I want to love like Christ loves me. Will you join me?

Happy Valentines Day to all!!!

We send lots of love, hugs & kisses to our baby girl Jacii! XOXOXOX.
Can't wait to hold you in our arms.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Busy week!

We have been delivering auction items to those who purchased stuff.  Thank you to all who helped support this fundraising auction.  It was very successful in our eyes.  We give all the glory to our Lord who guided us in putting everything into place for the big sale.  A very special thank you to all those who donated items for our auction. 

Currently filling out our 800 paperwork.  Boy, don't have a clue what to write in some of the blanks.  Ha Ha!  Many pages of repeating information.  But just filling out another form like we are supposed to do.  One more step closer to our daughter.  So anxious to get her home. 

Please continue to pray while we are in these final stages of our journey.  Pray for PATIENCE and above all God's provision for all in country expenses and all our travel expenses.

Finishing up Jacii's bedroom.  Still needing bedding.  Having a hard time choosing sheets and blankets.  Also, needing window treatments.  Her closet is empty.  No clothing since we don't know what size she will be wearing when we get home.  It has taken much will power to not buy all the cute dresses and shoes I've been seeing on clearance:)  I haven't purchased little girl dresses in almost 20 YEARS!!!  (Meghan will be 21 in June).  Papa Glen painted a keepsake shelf that will be placed over the big south window in the bedroom.  And Papa Glen is going to take on the task of painting our big cedar rocker.  Thank you, daddy.

God is good.  All is falling into place as it should.  Praying for the fruits of the spirit to flow from our family.  The kids are learning that we work together as a family at all times.  And that no job "is not mine", but ours as a family.  We have alot to learn and come to understand.  We are a work in progress.  The Lord is molding, making, using, and filling us each day with His love and is teaching us to love.  Matt 22:37-39 says, "And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the great and first commandment.  And a second is like it:  You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Name Badge Lanyards...

For those of you who have to wear a name badge hanging around your neck...I make necklaces with a hook to hang your name badge on. The cost is $20-35 depending on the beads used to make your name badge holder. I can customize any color, style, or theme. Just message me and let me know what you are needing. Thank you for all your help.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Auction results

We would like to say "thank you" to all who placed a bid in our Facebook Auction.  We raised over $1500.  Words can not express just how thankful, excited, happy we are!!!  We are that much closer to China :)

Puzzle pieces for sale!

We have purchased a 550 piece puzzle of a panda and pink flowers.  Each piece is $10 each.  Your name will be written on the back of each piece purchased.  As more pieces are purchased we will begin putting the puzzle together and posting pictures on facebook and our blog.  Once the puzzle is completely put together, we will hang it in Jacii's room ("JaySee", this is our daughter's name, in case you didn't know).  This puzzle will be a great reminder of all the people who have supported us and helped us bring our daughter home.  Thank you so much to all who have prayed for us and are following us through our journey.  Love to all!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Facebook Auction TODAY!!!!

Please help bring our baby home from China!  The following items have been donated by family and friends.  Click on comments below each item you are interested in bidding on.  Type your bid in.  The highest bidder will have the item as their very own:)  For any questions, call or text us at 580-821-2793 or 580-445-4197.  Our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts.  Good luck!!!

Pink camoflage bow

Pink camo bow.  Click comments to place your bid.  Thank you.

Ladybug bow

Ladybug bow.  Red, white, and black.  Click on comments to place your bid.  Thank you.

Brown bow w/turquoise

Brown ribbon bow w/turquoise blue.  Click comments to place your bid.  Thank you.

Pink bow

Pink bow with black crosses. Click comments to place your bid.  Thank you.

Clinton bow

Homemade bow with Clinton colors. Super cute!  Click comments to place your bid.  Thank you.