Wednesday, February 29, 2012

PA, Happy Leap Year to US!!!!

Hallelujah!! We received our PA (pre-approval) today from China!! This means that we are now officially the parents of Mao Si Dan, which we are going to name her Ruthie Grace!! She is our daughter!! I am now a mom of 2 girls and 1 boy!! She turned one (1) on February 2. She is a beautiful little baby girl and loves to play!! She does have cleft lip and palate, which will be fixed when we come back from China. She is playful and knows how to pull up and play with her toys!!

We ordered a care package today to be sent to her, which consisted of a toy, a soft album that will have pictures of Steve, myself, Carson and Hailey, blanket, 2 outfits, shoes, hair barrettes and a stuffed giraffe. What a blessing it is to be trusted by the Lord to take this amazing journey!! Hopefully, we will get some updated pics and information on little Ruthie!!

We are so excited and could not wait to share this wonderful news with everyone!!!

God Bless you all and please continue to keep us in your prayers as we still have a long road ahead of us!!

For this child I prayed and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Blessings and Joy,


Monday, February 27, 2012


What an exciting Monday!!! We are officially logged in to China!! Woohoo!!! What a huge relief it was to see that email come this morning. It is so exciting knowing that we are just another step closer to bringing home our sweet baby from China! All day I thought about what it is going to be like with a third child and oh the joy!! So, what are the next steps??? Well, we have received a referral of a precious child and have accepted!!! :) I can not post pictures until we receive our PA (Pre-Approval) from China, but I can promise you that you will love our sweet baby!!! Hopefully, in the next week or so, we will have our PA!!! I can not wait to the day that we can reveal the beautiful picture!!! This baby is going to be so loved by so many folks and it just melts my heart!! So while we are waiting on our next few steps, we have several fundraisers coming up!

A very sweet and dear friend of mine has put together a silent auction starting this Saturday! I just finished looking at the items that have been made and boy am I so stinkin' excited!! I will post the link this weekend if you would like to bid on something. We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family to walk with us on this journey. We are overwhelmed by all of your love and support!! The silent auction will last from March 3rd through March 10th! So, get ready for my emails and posts on Facebook!!

On March 17th we will be having a yard sale with lots of great things!! If you have anything that you would like to donate, please let me know, we will gladly come and pick up!!

We are also going to be starting a fundraiser called Flip Flop 2 Adopt. Can you guess what it might be??? Yes, flip flops!! They are so cute and very reasonably priced! I can not wait to get a pair for me and my family. This fundraiser will start the end of March through April.

We just want to thank everyone for all of your support, prayers and love!! God is so good and has provided so much to us and has entrusted us on this journey!! We are so thankful and grateful for Him!!

Blessings and Love,


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dossier in China!!!

Just wanted to share some really quick news with everyone!!! Our dossier was mailed to China on Friday via DHL!! Today I looked at the tracking number and it went from Birmingham to Cincinatti to Hong Kong!!! Woohoo!! Can not wait to finally get our LID!!! Which means log in date and when we finally get that date, hopefully, it will be time to find out who God has planned for us to bring home!! So exciting!!!

Today at church the sweet RA's and GA's held a fundraiser to benefit the Adoption Fund at Grace Life Baptist Church. They worked so hard and were so sweet! These kiddos have such a big heart for the Lord and it shines!!! I am so proud of them all for all that they do and the many questions that they ask!! It just means they are listening to what we tell them and take it all to heart!!

I hope to be sharing some more news soon about our dossier in China!! We will be having a silent auction next month with some really exciting items!! I will post it soon after we get it started!! Thanks so much for all your love, support and prayers!!

Blessings and Love,