Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What I am Most Thankful For:

I am most thankful this Thanksgiving for my children, my family, my husband, my friends, playing with my children, having Noah with us, that we are all happy and healthy, that God has brought this family together and that we will have Jailynn home with us very soon! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


The news today is that we finally know that our LID is 10/7/2008. Our agency said that the wait time for the LOA has been around 90 days. That means we should have our LOA around the first week of January. Knowing this is great because I have felt like I was going crazy just waiting. Now, the realization is that the time may seem like forever waiting, but it will be here before I know it. Last night I had a dream that we had our travel approval and we were leaving for the airport, packed up and ready to go. Then, I lost my purse which had all our money in it and our passports. We had to turn around and go back to the resturaunt where we had just been. I interrupted everyones dinner and said "excuse me...but this is extremely immportant...i have to find my purse...we are leaving for China to adopt our daughter and if you are a CHristian pray that I find my purse." Then, I found my purse and a man gave me $100 for our trip. Next, I realized that I had not gotten our Visas or Jordyn's pasport or told our agency our travel plans and I was absolutely panicked. Well, lets just say that I woke happy that is was all a crazy dream and, I realize that I have alot of pent up anxiety for sure. Yes...i think my subconcious is working over tme to make sure I don't forget those little details. I am glad to know our LID. That is just an important date that gives some meaning that something is happening. Now, I'm thinking I need to really get busy saving money and fund raising. We still need the orphanage donation fee which is now $5,000.00 and our airfare money and travel expenses. I am just praying for God to meet our needs. So that is my update for now. I am so ready to bring little Jailynn home.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Jordyn and Amanda's Holloween costumes were so cute! Jordyn was Snow White and Amanda was a cat. They had fun trick-or-treating in our neighborhood with friends. Jordyn loved her Snow White dress so much that she wore it all weekend. I think she even wore it to church! I did manage to get her to take a bath and then she put it right back on. She was just beautiful. Amanda always loves to dress up as a cat. I think she has been a cat for at least 4 halloween holidays.

Jailynn's 1st Thanksgiving

My GuestBook

Hi! I am glad you are visiting my blog! Please sign my guestbook or leave me a comment. It will mean so much to me, Jordyn and Jailynn!

The rest of our family

In case anyone was curious: Here are som pictures of my oldest son, Joey and his family. Joey and Kym have three children: my beloved grandbabies: Hayden 4yrs old, Noah 22 months old, and Phoenix 9 months old. We have been helping Joey and Kym get on their feet and they have been living with us since December. They are now able to get their own place and will move out in April. I will miss them and miss the babies. I will just have to babysit!

God Is Awesome!



I am Praising God tonight because He has Heard my cries and answered my prayers. We have recieved a generation donation from a wonderful family toward our fund raising efforts. We have also recieved generous donations from wonderful people through this website and through Jailynn's Prayer. So far, the total fundraising has reached a total of $4000!!!!!!!! Thank you! Thank You! Thank you to everyone for helping us to bring Jailynn home! We are hoping to travel sometime this month and still need to raise money. I know that God is providing for our family through the unselfish and generous giving from special and wonderful people like you!

We have our LOA!!

Lilypie Waiting to adopt Ticker

Happy Holidays!

Happy Halloween (a little late)

Our Fun At the Texas State Fair

Amanda's Party!

Jordyn and Amanda's Birthday Party