Monday, November 30, 2009

When will we hear??

the waiting stinks :) praying for travel dates and praying for them to be sooooon!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Adopting one child will not change the world; but for that one child, the world will change" ~Christine Reed

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This is Catherine, look at this sad little face. She needs a family.

This is Sasha, I am his prayer warrior!

This is Andriy, I am his prayer warrior!

Magda needs a mama!

I have just figured out how to post pics from on the internet!! So here are a couple of my favorite little people, one has a mama and papa coming for him soon, and one desperately needs one!

This is Doncho, I LOVE this boy!

Happy Birthday!

November 25th is AnneMarie's birthday. Please think of her today, say a prayer for her. She really needs a mama.

Monday, November 23, 2009

waiting for the travel dates!

I'm so excited to hear when we will travel to get our boy! I can't even describe how excited I am to meet him. It's something I think about constantly. What will he be like?? How will we all feel?? I have never done this before. Simply can't wait.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Who say's Mondays stink??

Tomorrow's the day we get submitted!!! Monday's Rock :)

Friday, November 20, 2009


This is the sweetest little boy I have ever seen. I love him! Make sure you scroll down to see all the pics of him. I can't wait for his family to take him home!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

new pics

Michael pointed out to me that he and alex and myself were not on my blog... so now he's happy :)

me and alex

My Alex

My Michael

prayer warrior

I am excited to become a prayer warrior for 2 children on RR. I will get their pictures and will commit to pray for them every day for a year. It's something we can all do, prayer is free and it moves mountains :) These sweet angels can use all they can get!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Angel Tree

If you don't know what the RR angel tree is, go to and take a look! You can sponsor a child or children and the money will go into their fund for adoption. There are SO many in need of sponsors. I chose to sponsor a little boy named Sasha(45). He is so tiny, and SO helpless looking. Oh how I wish someone would come for him. I wish I could. Please look at him and pray for him. He REALLY needs help.

Monday, November 16, 2009

it's in Kyiv

Our dossier arrived in Kyiv Ukraine this morning. Whoo Hooo :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Paris France

That's where our dossier was today!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dossier is OFF!

Rich is sending off our dossier as we speak. We were going to yesterday and thankfully caught some mistakes the apostille made. That could have been really bad and would have delayed our travel for months. SO, thank goodness we got it corrected. Now we just wait to hear from Ukraine on our travel date, which *hopefully* will be mid December!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Svetlana has a family. As soon as I get over the sadness of knowing she will never be mine, I will be SO happy for her. I went to the families blog, and she is going to be part of a wonderful family! She will have a brother and a sister and very caring parents, and a dog and will live in Florida! How lucky is that.
We are working fast and furious to get this ALL done and overnighted to Ukraine. Has to be TODAY..

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

I have SO much respect for our men and women serving our country. Protecting us, loving their country. HONOR is a trait we don't see much of these days, but when I see a soldier serving their country, making the ultimate sacrifice, being away from their own loved ones...well, that's HONOR. I thank them from the bottom of my heart!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


It came!!!!! Our I171 approval came today! I can hardly beleive it! So we *hopefully* will travel this year! Praise God.


Sorry its

5 followers! WOW

Ok now that I have 5, yes 5 followers I must come up with something interesting to say. Hmmm. My life is rather crazy, so most of the time I just stick with things pertaining to Artiom and the adoption on this blog. Maybe I will branch out. But not today, too much laundry to do :) My thought for the day is this:

If you don't know about this site, www.reece' and this wonderful organization, PLEASE go and take a look. It's very near and dear to my heart. They are truly saving lives, lives are have 'no value' in the country where these children are born. They need and depend on donations to keep saving these lives. Please consider giving even a small amount, it all adds up!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Andrea is going to try to get an update on Artiom for us. I sure hope to find out more about him, and new pictures would be wonderful. His orphanage has been notified that we are coming to adopt him, so 'hopefully' he won't be transferred to the institution. I asked if we could send him gifts, but unfortunately we cannot. Not sure why. He doesn't know we are coming for him, and I can understand that. It would be awful for him to think we are coming and then if something unforseen happens and we cannot. But I'm not going to think about that! I called in perscriptions for Tamiflu for all of us traveling. Hopefully there won't be an issue getting some. I will update the information on Artiom if I get it :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Nothing positive to report. Will probably travel Feb or March. That STINKS. Why couldn't things have just lined up a bit differently? This little boy is just sitting there WAITING and WAITING not being able to talk or hear. Just looking lost. It's so hard to wait.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

no news. we are resigning ourselves to the fact that we most likely won't be able to bring him home until Feb or march. It's terribly disappointing. I wish we could get some more info on him, an update, a 'link' to him. It feels like he is SO FAR away, ok, well he is :) but you know what I mean.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Matt6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fingerprints went fine, well for the most part. I had a hard time with mine because of Sjogrens( lack of moisture) so hopefully they will pass the mustard! So we are just waiting and wondering. Getting more concerned by the day because of H1N1 in Ukraine. Not good at all. I am so worried about Artiom, all of the orphans really, they are so vulnerable to sickness and will be the least likely to receive medical help or medication. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.