Monday, September 21, 2009


There hasn’t been much to write about this past week. We are waiting for the first draft of our Home Study report. The visits went really well. The hardest part of the Home Study was to make sure that our social worker understood when David was joking. He made me nervous a couple of times, but I laughed extra loud to make sure she knew he was kidding. Fourteen years of marriage and I still laugh at all (well most) of his jokes.

We expect to have the report at the end of this week. It will then be sent to our agency in Oregon for final adjustments. Daily I am reminded of the bible verse in Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

While I’m praying that God will enable us to bring our boys home as soon as possible, I’m so thankful for Hannah’s Hope. As far as orphanages go, this place really loves-on the children and provides a wonderful environment for them to grow as they wait for their forever family.

Below is a link to a video on Hannah’s Hope.

**warning – the shoe part made me cry**

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Our dear friend Tanner Rollins designed this AMAZING shirt to help us raise funds for our Adoption and Travel. This shirt is a very high quality 100% pre-shrunk cotton, and the design is stunning. I'm really impressed by Tanner's artistry, and also by the overwhelming number of friends who agreed to buy one, even before we finished it.
Want to help us, AND wear the coolest shirt you've ever seen at the same time?

Here's the deal - Shirts are $20 if you pick them up, $25 if I ship them.

Send an email to with your SIZE and address, I'll send you back a paypal invoice. Then I'll ship the shirt!

Unisex/Men's S, M, L, XL and
Fashion Cut S, M, L, XL {Fashion Cut tends to run smaller & more girly}


{PS - you're going to look SO HOT in this shirt!}