Sunday, January 3, 2010
Monday, February 16, 2009
I also wanted to invite you over to our family blog here. This is where I will be posting most often now.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
We decided early on that we wanted our three year old, Blake to come with us to pick up Brecken. There were a ton of people who were surprised that we would bring our three year old with us to Africa, but we wanted her to feel that she was a major part of this experience...after all, she has heard us talk about the adoption for almost two years. You should also know that Blake is a very active, independent little girl, she loves to see new things and she plays very, very hard. We knew that we would have to help her keep busy while we were traveling, we also knew that traveling would mean long lines, long plane trips, a completely different time zone, different food, different everything...we wanted to try to keep her as comfortable as possible with all these new things. Here are some things we did to help her travel better and to make sure she had everything that she needed:
- Personal Backpack - we bought a special backpack that we loaded with toys, games, crayons and coloring books. She was able to get into her things when she wanted. I also included some snacks.
- Changes of clothes - we brought changes of clothes for Blake where ever we went...even in country. These were especially helpful on the flights. We also made sure to change her into her pjs for the really long flight.
- Baby Wipes - I packed a small package of baby wipes in my bag just in case and we used them all on Blake before we even got to Addis.
- DVD Player with extra headphones - We brought some of Blake's favorite DVDs with us and it was so, so wonderful when she was up at 5:00 in the morning and we still wanted a bit of sleep.
- Snacks, Snacks, and more snacks - always good to have with kids
- Children's Pepto - I was really surprised that we used this, but Blake needed it. I was so happy we had something for her...I know they also make Tums for kids too.
- TicTacs and stickers - For some reason Blake loves TicTacs and she also loves stickers - these were her special treats when we really needed her to listen or to stay in the very long security line...um and we do not call it bribing...it's called positive reinforcement.
- Little Surprises - I completely hit the Target dollar bins for a few months before we left to collect things that Blake would open as a special surprise in Ethiopia. I found these really cool pictures that change color when you added water...this was something that kept her busy and didn't make a huge mess either. I also brought small plastic animals, games, coloring activities and more.
- Small soccer ball - Andy got this mini soccer ball and he decided to bring it with us, I was so very happy he did because Blake used it in the airport and at the guest house.
- Car Seat - We got some strange looks when we spoke to Emirates and told them we would be using her car seat on the plane, but that is how we travel...she is much more comfortable in her seat and it helps to keep her in one place. On one flight they even checked it to make sure it was aviation safe. We also were able to use the car seat in the car in Ethiopia. Make sure you have a way to transport your car seat when you are walking through the airport...Andy attaches the car seat to his backpack (I have no idea how) and it works really well.
- Small item to give the new baby/child - We also had Blake bring a special soft toy to give Brecken. She was so excited to be able to give her new sister something.
- Grandy - I know that not everyone can bring someone along to help with everything, but my mom was able to come with us and it was a huge help. For example, she was able to watch Blake while we went to the cultural dinner...she would not have done too good at the dinner...it was loud and we sat for a long time...we enjoyed it, Blake would have probably melted. Thank you mom for coming with us!
- There is a game place in a mall in Addis that has games and a huge play place - if you are bringing children with you be sure to ask your driver or Ryan about this place...it was nice to be able to have Blake go and get some energy out.
- I know you can got swimming at the one of the big hotels...we did not do this, but I believe it is an option.
- We did see some parks...we didn't go to any of them, but they looked pretty cool.
- The guest house we stayed at had a little grass area that was great for Blake to run and play a bit.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
- Baby Sling - I am a big advocate for baby wearing. I believe it helps to facilitate bonding and helps the little one to feel safe and secure. We put Brecken in the sling while we were eating breakfast at the guest house or when we were walking the grounds. It was also useful for when she was having a hard time falling asleep. I would put her in the sling and walk and rock and she would be sound asleep in no time at all. The sling was the only way to do it at the airport too.
- Cipro - before we left we got a prescription for Cipro from our Dr. Cipro is a very strong antibiotic. We started not feeling too great the last few days of our trip so we started the Cipro and in 24 hours we were doing much, much better.
- Formula dispenser - we got this plastic little formula dispenser from Walmart. It holds enough for 3 bottles...this was so useful while we were on the go. We were also using the bottles with the disposable drop-ins...they were great, but we didn't bring enough and ended up having to wash and re-use a few of them on the way home. We only brought 50...we should have brought more.
- Granola Bars, Snacks and Gum - Normally when I travel internationally I bring snacks and they remain untouched in the bottom of my bag...this was not the situation on this trip. For whatever reason, we ate all the snacks we brought. We would wake up late at night hungry...it was nice to have something we could snack on in the room...we brought some GORP with us and it was so great to have that to snack on.
- ipod - At the guest house where we stayed they had ipod docks for each room. We love music and there is usually music playing at our house all the time...we loved being able to listen to our ipods when we were just hanging out. This was one of our favorites to listen to.
- Large and small zip-lock bags - Having spare bags around was amazing for packing soiled clothes in...we were not able to wash some clothes that Brecken soiled right before we left so it was nice to be able to just throw them into a zip lock bag and not worry about them spoiling the other clothes. We were also able to use the small zip lock bags to store pre-measured formula for the trip home.
- Portable DVD player - We have an amazing portable DVD player that we brought with us so Blake could watch some DVDs when we needed some downtime. This was also so great to have when we couldn't sleep. Don't forget the plug converter
- Water bottle - I realized at the airport that I did not bring a water bottle with me...I would have really liked to have that with me so I could just fill it up with fresh water and go.
- 5-10 grocery store bags - These would have been nice to seal the really smelly diapers...especially since we changed Brecken's formula to the formula that we brought with us her diapers were ripe. It would be nice to be able to bag those super stinky diapers so the smell would not permeate the room.
- Makush - Italian restaurant with amazing Ethiopian art that you can purchase to bring home. They had some really cool pieces. The food was pretty good too.
- Family Restaurant - This place had good lemonade - Blake was craving lemonade...she was so excited when this place had some.
- Something Dragon Chinese - The hottest Hot and Sour soup ever! We love spicy food but this was an entirely different level of spiciness.
- Arabian food - I can't remember the name of this place but their hummus was oh so very good...I could have eaten that the entire trip.
- Kaldis Coffee - Good lattes...almost like Starbucks
We flew Emirates Air...this is the most amazing airline. They had trays and tray of toys that they gave to the kids, baby food and wipes and a small toy for the baby, and pretty darn good airplane food. Not to mention that we got bumped up to Business class from Addis to Dubai. If you have to opportunity to fly Emirates...they are great!!!
We also used Susan Parr Travel. They were so great and such a huge stress reliever. It was so nice to know they were there to help us if we needed it. I would recommend using them! Amazing!
Friday, January 16, 2009
She was definitely more comfortable around us the second day. She loves to snuggle and just be held. We brought the sling with us to carry her and it was one of the best things we brought. She would just snuggle in and hangout.
Here is a little slide show of our trip.
I'm not really going to do a day by day breakdown of our trip...my brain is still a little shot from lack of sleep and jet lag...I will post some of my favorite things/recommendations from our experience later on.
PS - If you have your referral, I may have some pictures of your little one...email me a picture of your baby and I will look through my photos to see if I have something for you!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I will post more about our trip later...we are lacking sleep and just trying to relax and enjoy our new daughter for a while. Can't wait to tell you about our trip!!!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Our next stop is Dubai...we will be staying overnight at the Dubai airport until our flight leaves for Ethiopia on the 3rd. I am very much looking forward to taking a shower and getting some sleep before our last flight to Addis. My mom just said to me...I can't believe that once we are in Dubai we are only 4 hours away from Brecken...so very true...with each flight we are getting closer and closer to her...finally.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
We apprecite your prayers and amazing encouraging words. Thank you for your support during this crazy time. We are off to bring our baby girl home! Praise God!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
We also got an update on Friday (what a great week!) here is what they said:
"Brecken continues to become more and more active. She is now working
very hard to get anything that is within her reach. whether that be my
glasses, my camera, or a toy. She has a sweet personality, and
enjoys being held and played with. She has a beautiful smile, and
enjoyed playing with me and Enoch when we came to visit.
Weight: 7 kg (15.4 lbs)"
And a new picture:
Friday, December 19, 2008
We have been busy checking flights and trying to make our travel lists and everything. On Wednesday we called on of the airlines and was told that a ticket to Addis would be 12,000.00 (yes, you are reading that correctly)...I remembered all the families who have said such wonderful things about Susan Parr Travel and I decided to call them to reserve our flight. They have been amazing so far. We leave in two weeks! There was no way that I thought we would be leaving so very, very soon.
Here is another picture of our sweet Brecken.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This whole thing really hit me last night...WOW! This could be the day when she becomes ours...forever. I will be sure to post as soon as I know any news. Thank you for all the prayers...I got calls yesterday letting me know that they are praying for our case to go through court. We have been surrounded by so much encouragement and love over the last few days. Thank you, dear friends for walking with us as we travel this crazy adoption road.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Our court date is only 1.5 days away...so crazy. The next few days are so busy for us...thank goodness...it is forcing me to think of things other than Wednesday. I am just praying that God's hand will move all the families who share our court date through without a problem...wouldn't that be amazing if we all made it through!!! Can't wait to hear all the families who pass through court on Wednesday!!!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Pray that our case is heard on December 17th
Pray that all our documents are complete.
Pray for the birth mother - I believe she needs to be at this court day, please pray for her travel, and that she will be given an amazing amount of peace.
Pray for all the other families that also have a court date for December 17th.
Pray for us that Wednesday will find us full of patience and peace.
Thank you for your prayers and support...we have been so blessed by all of your support!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
“You may recall from the last update that she has become so much more active in her bed. Her growth over the past few weeks has only made that more of the case! She is incredibly adept at holding onto things and manipulating them with her hands, which makes playtime really fun, because she loves new objects and toys and laughs when she plays. As with most kids, she loves to be touched, and giggles very much when she is, especially on her stomach! Her balance has improved greatly, and though she is not yet sitting on her own, she shows signs that soon she could be. Her movements are still quite jerky, and as a result throw off her balance. Her legs can also bear some weight, which is terrific! On the whole, she is developing and growing right on schedule – you can be proud of her! I know I am. I hope you enjoy your thanksgiving!
We are so thankful for our daughters...and so thankful for a new update!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
If you are unsure because you feel like you have no idea where to start, check out this link...it is for a doll quilt, but you can use the instructions for this project.
Thank you for the amazing response! We are so glad you are excited about this project. I can't wait until these quilts start coming in the mail!!!
Remember, if you want to be involved, please email me at Brittlee17@yahoo.com
Thursday, November 13, 2008
My most recent hero in the creative world is Joel Dewberry. He is an amazing fabric designer and artist. Find out more about his beautiful fabrics here. Joel was kind enough to send us a wonderful assortment of fabric to create mini '2x2' quilts to bring to an orphanage in Ethiopia in January.
If you are interested in being part of this, please email me::email@example.com. We are very, very excited about this project. This is a very simple project...you do not have to be a pro-sewer to take part in this.
EDITED::Just to be clear, we are asking you to completely finish a 2X2 quilt...not just the front but the entire thing. We will send you some fabric from Joel Dewberry for the front. You will have to get the batting and fabric for the back on your own.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
We were in Target last week when we saw this woman with a beautiful little girl...it turns out, it was Lisa. I have followed her blog for the last few months. She was able to tell me about a fundraiser for a lady named Hanna Fanta. Hanna runs Children's Haven in Ethiopia, an organization that helps to empower Ethiopian girls. They held and Art sale to try to raise funds to build a permanent building for the organization. We were not able to stay very long, but it was so good to be able to see all these people and families who are passionate about Ethiopia. Check out her organization and see if you can sponsor a child for $25/month.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
“... She has become a feisty young girl, and, especially when on her stomach, loves to bounce around, or grab her feet and roll side to side. She isn't able to sit on her own yet, but when you pull her to sitting she is very comfortable! She is one that will talk to you for hours if you give her the time, and she shows off her great smile all the time. She is growing very nicely, and developmentally is doing great! She can lift her head 90º, and is ahead of the curve on her vocals, which is probably because she practices all the time. Also, I may have mentioned it before, but she is very ticklish on her feet!
Oh how I love update day! Praise God!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
So...here are a list of five things I am going to accomplish this week to keep me busy and hopefully make the waiting go a bit quicker:
1. Work on the girls' quilts
2. Put together the little care package for our little one...anyone traveling in November who would like to take it over to her???
3. Working on Blakeley's Halloween costume...little red riding hood
4. Going to the Redbull Soap Box Race in Denver
5. Getting ready for our pumpkin carving party on Friday.
Whew...hopefully that will keep my busy...any other suggestions???
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
- Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog
- Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself
- Tag 7 random people at the end of your post. and include links to their blogs
- Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
1) I am a vegetarian. It's not that I think eating meat is wrong, it is just that I feel so much better when I do not eat it.
2) I am starting to write a book about helping children experience and enjoy the outdoors.
3) I love to sing and play the guitar. When I was in college, I used to play the guitar all the time...I don't play it very often now, but I have been thinking of starting again.
4) Starbucks is one of my favorite places in the entire world. i could sit inside a Starbucks and read and write for hours upon hours...the vanilla lattes are not bad either.
5)Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I love the leaves falling. I think that Aspen trees are the prettiest in the last few weeks before they lose their leaves. Red, yellow, orange leaves just lite up the mountain side. I also love that it starts getting cooler this time of year and I can start breaking out the sweaters and soup recipes.
6) Some people know the number of kids the want in their family...I don't...I could have two kids or ten kids and be completely happy...we'll see what God decides to do.
7) One of my most prized possessions is a set of my Grandma's measuring spoons. They truly touch my heart and make me feel closer to her every time I use them.
So for now, Father God, grant us the patience that we need to get through the coming months and weeks and grant us the peace to know that you are taking care of our baby girl.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
"She is full of energy and bursting with excitement, that is when you don't catch her sleeping. She has a strong grip, and a beautiful smile, which she shows off quite a bit, especially when a familiar voice is speaking to her"
She gained over three pounds in the last month...praise God! She is still a little one, but she is looking so good in the picture.
I think updates are just about my most favorite thing in the world. Can't wait to be able to share her picture with all of you!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
We love you so much baby girl and hope and pray you start feeling better very, very soon.
Friday, September 12, 2008
I do not know how the next few months are going to go by...even with the excitement of this week...it feels like it has just slowly crawled along. I have also been highly emotional...Note to moms who's babies are half a world away: do not watch Dumbo...I cried like a baby. It is going to take me a while to process through all the information I have been given this week...I am praying for lots of wisdom and more patience.
In the mean time...I am thinking of Grace and her travels to pick up her daughter...can't wait to hear about your adventures in Ethiopia!!!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Thank you guys for all the encouragement you have given us...you have blessed us so much!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Over the last week, it has really been impressed on my heart God's love for Africa. I hear God saying, "I love the children and the people of Africa more than you will ever understand". Sometimes hearing God's heart for Africa is so overwhelming. There were so many times in the last few days when I was completely overtaken by this. It brings me back to one of my favorite verses:
"The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing."
I know this is His heart for Africa and he is singing over the people of Africa with great delight, love and joy.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I would appreciate it if you would kindly not call my cell phone to tell me about your current offer. First of all, I don't go tanning and secondly, and most importantly, your phone number comes up as UNAVAILABLE on my cell phone thus making me believe that this will be the day when we finally learn who our baby will be. It was quite a let down to hear your recorded voice telling me about the great deals you are offering.
Thank you very much for never calling me again.
Mother Who Hates Unavailable Calls Unless It Is Gladney
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thankfully, I had something near the end of the week to really look forward to. On Thursday, we met Jody, Quincy,Zeke, and Kora, and Amanda and Tre at a park...I first met Jody last October at a Hope's Promise training. I have been a very faithful follower of her blog since then. She is absolutely amazing and her kids are way cute. Here are some pictures from our time together...
Oh Jody I wished you lived closer...I would love to be able to have park dates with you all the time!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Yesterday I was downstairs doing laundry when I heard my cell phone go off with the "Unavailable Ring," I ran as fast as I could up two flights of stairs to grab the phone. We have horrible cell phone service at our house so when I picked up, I couldn't hear anything and the call was lost. I thought, if it was Natalie she will either call me back or call Andy. I waited a few minutes and called to see if Andy had gotten a call on his cell...nothing. I tried to be patient and wait to see if they called back, but they didn't...obviously not our referral call...but it was still exciting. My heart just about jumped out of my chest when I heard the phone ring. I can't even imagine what it will be like when we get the REAL call...
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I had an idea to stage an "Eat In" this weekend. The idea behind an "Eat In" is to stay home for one meal that you would have gone out for, eat something you have in the pantry or the freezer and take the money you would have used to go out for dinner or ice cream or whatever and donate it to help stop hunger. Ethiopia is in need of approximately 325million dollars to help bring in food until the next harvest (August or September).
Be sure to choose an organization to donate your money to...I am choosing to donate to UNICEF's Nutrition Program in Ethiopia.
Please join us this weekend in our "Eat In"! If you are going to be joining us, please post a similar message on your own blog so others can hear about this.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I have never been hungry. I have never wondered where my next meal will come from or if a drought will ruin my family's crops. I have never had to beg for food. I have never been hungry....but there are so many in the world who are hungry each and every day. Did you know that it is estimated that over one billion people in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition (statistic form The Hunger Site)? Did you know that approximately 24,000 people die each day from hunger related causes and three fourths of those are children under the age of five?
These are statistics I cannot even begin to understand...but I have to grasp them somehow.
I got on the computer this afternoon to the BBC News page. I love the BBC because I can hop on their site and get instant information on things going on in Africa, specifically Ethiopia. This afternoon I stumbled across this article and it just made my heart hurt so badly for my child-to-be's home country. The article was about how UNICEF is saying that 60,000 children in two regions in Ethiopia are going to require food aid for survival. Approximately 147 million dollars is needed to help Ethiopia recover from drought, poor rainy season, and the high price of food. Without this help, the situation looks bleak.
So, yes, I live in a society where hunger is something that is seen only behind closed doors. Hunger does happen in the United States, but we do not openly see hunger on the streets. We do not see the children with the potbellies, and bones sticking out. Hunger is such a silent disease, but unlike cancer, we know the cure for it. Hunger is something that we have not experienced and will not fully understand unless we see it first hand and decide to make a difference. What can we do to help? Here are a list of a few sites dedicated to helping flight hunger around the world. Please visit these site
First Food Bank - a great list of 40 ways to fight hunger
Action Against Hunger - lots of great info about hunger around the world
Free Rice - Play a simple vocab game and grains of rice are donated.
World Food Programme - Updates on hunger issues around the world.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
The Lander's family is amazing...they have been in the process of adopting two-year-old twins, Zeke and Kora from Sierra Leone, you must visit their adoption blog. They are currently having a silent auction to help raise funds to bring their babies home! Please visit their family blog and check out the beautiful bags and the goodies that are inside them...this is an amazing cause and a very amazing family.
Friday, May 9, 2008
I also found this article to be really interesting. I love running and I love that running is such a big deal in Ethiopia...they are just so fast.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
The last two weeks have gone by so quickly...I can only hope and pray that the rest of the time will go by as fast!!!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
We are also excited to start our adoption training through Gladney. Both Andy and I really enjoyed our training through Hope's Promise. We just learned so much. I have heard such good things about the Gladney training and I can't wait to start.
For those of you who have been through this waiting period...any tips on what we can do to help pass the time???
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I cannot believe we are finally turning everything in...we have been waiting for this day to come for over a year. There have been many ups and downs through this process. I have learned so much about patience and how God's plans for us are way better than we would have ever dreamed. We have been on an adventure and I feel like it is now finally starting to get really exciting. Please be praying that everything goes smoothly with the dossier and that our referral will come just as quickly as possible.
Our dossier was over-nighted to Gladney on Friday (we already tracked it to make sure it is on its way even though it won't be get there until Monday) and once they check it over it will be on its way to Washington DC and then on to Ethiopia.
For now, I am busy composing a list of things to do to keep us busy while we wait for the oh-so very important phone call...Let the waiting begin!!!
Friday, April 4, 2008
Here are some ways you can help Ethiopia Reads:
- Ask your library to buy Jane Kurtz's books about Ethiopia. Check them out and read them with your children, grandchildren -- or even by yourself. People can't care about what they don't know about.
- Buy copies of Ethiopia Reads’ multi-lingual books for children. 100% of the money goes to Ethiopia Reads.
- Organize a book sale and donate the proceeds to Ethiopia Reads.
- Host a “dinner party” in which guests stay home and donate the cost of a meal out to Ethiopia Reads.
- Write an article about Ethiopia Reads for your school, neighborhood, church, synagogue or community newsletter.
- Tell your friends to visit www.ethiopiareads.org.
- Honor a friend who loves to read by making a donation in his or her name.
- Challenge a group of friends or co-workers to raise enough money to plant one library.
- Are you a teacher or librarian? Encourage your students to learn about Ethiopia! Make a book about your school or classroom and ship copies to Shola Children’s Library.
- Make Ethiopia Reads the focus of a service project for Scouts, school, camp, church, bar mitzvah, graduation, etc – or just for fun!
- Introduce Ethiopia Reads to your service club, such as Kiwanis and Rotary.
- Celebrate the birth of a baby by making a gift in a child’s name to Ethiopia Reads.
- Let your local librarian know about Ethiopia Reads.
What Children Can Do
- Send a favorite book to Ethiopia Reads P.O. Box 2677, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- Ask birthday party guests to bring a book for Shola Children’s Library.
- Offer to do odd jobs in your neighborhood to raise funds to donate to Ethiopia Reads.
- Contribute a portion of allowance money (each week) for the permanent library building fund.
- Put your old toys and clothes in a garage sale – contribute the money to Ethiopia Reads.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
thank you for letting me vent a bit. whew. I'm ok now.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The BBC just published an article about FGM - Femal Genital Mutilation. Several agencies under the UN are calling for this practice to be eradicated in within one generation. You can read the article by clicking here: FGM Article
You can find more information about FGM from WHO here: FGM fact sheet
In Depth: The razor's edge article
The Female Genital Cutting Education and Network Project
Monday, February 25, 2008
The last few weeks have been kinda hard. We are so ready to bring our baby home. We started this process last March and thought we would have been finished with the adoption process by now, whatever the reason, we know this is God's best for our family. I was looking through our dossier handbook that Gladney gave us and this sentence stood out to me today:
One - if you stick through the frustrations and possible changes, we will find you the child that is meant to be part of your family.
Two - you will not be happy with this process until your child has come home.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
We were so excited to find out yesterday that we will be getting the money we put into our old adoption agency back! Praise God!