Friday, June 26, 2009

Update on Totals Raised

I said I would update after the last garage sale and then life got away from me. Our total for both garage sales so far is $1,353.05 . That leaves our earnings at $8,033.30 so far in all. We are trucking along toward our goal of $24,000 for the total cost of Ana's adoption.

Thank you to all who have participated so far in the raising of those funds. There have been many people that have contributed in many different ways and we are thankful for all of them.

As far as where we are in process, we have sent in our USCIS application and are just waiting for them to give us an appointment for the federal fingerprinting and then for approval through them. Then cannot give us that until our homestudy is complete. Hopefully that will be done soon as well. I will try to keep you posted!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Donated Hanging Flower Baskets!

Today we had an amazing surprise: Steve at Kent Nursery in Orting donated 100 hanging flower baskets! Truly amazing!

We will be selling them for $15 each hanging basket Saturday the 20th from 10a-4p or until we run out! They are a beautiful mix of flowers and normally retail for $30-$45 each!

You can find them at the same address the garage sales were located. If you need the address or directions simply comment or send an email to and I will respond as soon as possible with that information.

Below is the Kent Nursery information. Give this amazing company your business!

Kent Nursery Inc
15310 176th St E
Orting, WA 98360

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Needles and the Paper Trail

Well, my needle quota for this child (Ana) is nearly finished. I will have to get some shots later, but I finished my medical testing where they draw blood and gave a TB test and all that jazz. I personally have a huge fear of needles, so it's good to have out of the way. Tom on the other hand handles it well.

How is it that he is the one that doesn't have an issue with needles, yet I am the one that has to be poked so often during pregnancy? At least with Ana we both have to get the same things done. This time it's even pain =).

So, as far as updates go, we have pretty much all of our paperwork done! We have a couple little blanks to fill in that we don't have info on for Ana, and we need copies of our passports and birth certificates. Those will come together in the mail in the next week or two we are hoping. When they come we will be sending in our I-600a and hopefully getting our completed homestudy soon after. Once we get approved on our I-600a we will send our dossier, which is nearly completed as stated above. Then it's wait again. I'd rather be waiting than rushing though. At least then I know it's in God timing and not waiting for me to get things done. I can procrastinate, but once it's out of my hands I know that things are going perfectly according to His plan and His will. And truly that's all that we desire, for her to come home in His perfect time.

That's all I have for now. Our next garage sale is scheduled for the 12th and 13th of this month, so if you would be in prayer for that to go well and be productive for us that would be great!