about our elephant

Thursday, August 1


hellooooooo. anybody out there!? i know i've been terribly poor at updating over the past two weeks, but let me just tell you - it's been B-U-S-Y. suuuuper busy.

1st - 
we had an adoption auction on facebook (that MANY of you participated in! holla!) and we did WAAAAY better than we expected! woot! 

in total... 

we raised...


whaaat!? yep. $786. i cannot get over it. 

our biggest THANK YOUS to every single person who placed a bid, donated on our behalf, shared our link, or said a prayer for us. 

we are chipping, chipping, chipping away at that adoption block and before we know it, we'll be done. i have never even given fundraising for a baby a second thought. God loves the orphans. this we know. so i know if He's called anyone out there to bring a baby home, He will provide the means to do so.

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! 
And that is what we are! 1 john 3.1

***we WILL be having another silent auction on facebook in the FALL! keep an eye out and let us know if you have anything you'd like to donate!***

2nd - 
we've been HARD at work! (hint: in front of the computer) on our next BIG (hint: well, kind of "fitted") fundraiser! coming soon! :))))

3rd - 
we can see the light! we are waiting for 1 more document to come in BUT... WE! ARE! D-O-N-E!!!!!!!!!!! WITH ALL HOMESTUDY PAPERWORK! yeeeehaaawww! this has been a process, baby! 

ever had your septic tank inspected? YEP! SURE HAVE!
ever had to go get two sets of fingerprints? from two different places? UH HUH!
ever had to round up every document you've ever aquired (birth certificate, drivers licence, health insurance, car insurance, marriage certificate, etc.)??? OH YEAH! WHO HASN'T!
i could do this for DAYS!

we. are. (the CHAMPIONS MY FRIENDS! no jk jk.) DONE!

done. done. DoNe! DONE! DonE! can i do a done dance? lol! 

4th - 
our homestudy worker is coming in just 2 days to do our final meetings! what!? we'll have this joker written up in NO time (fingers crossed) and we'll be one step closer to laying our eyes on our baby girl! ahhhh! i can't stand it! i'm so excited!!! in the mean time i will be running around my house LACWMHCO (any guesses?) for the next 24 hours in preparation. i might die. but there's a good chance i won't. so let's hope together, shall we. 

5th - 
we have sold 96 puzzle pieces!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wooooohoooooo! i just did a puzzle piece update today! look at all those names! we have some friends who LOVE us to PIECES! (HA! no pun intended. i sure do crack myself up.)

to be sure, we've had our share of roadblocks (and clogged pipes) but we're just taking it one step at a time and rolling with the punches. we know we are on the Lord's time scale, and not our own. 

thank you again for all of your love and support! this is such an exciting ride. 
and a little overwhelming too! 

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