Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Not much to update on the adoption process....we're still just doing lots of paper work and kind of taking our time. So for now all you'll be getting is probably a bunch of pictures. :)

This morning I got the kids up around 6 and we left the house around 6:30 to head out to the Hot Air Balloon Festival in our town. Danny had to work so my parents were nice enough to go with me. My brother and his wife were also there with their precious kids. Even though it was so early(we usually don't get up until 7:30 or 8:00) the kids were wide awake and so excited to go. They loved seeing the balloons fill up and take off. Logan was a little scared but he got used to it. We had a lot of fun!! I think we'll make it a yearly tradition. Thanks mom and dad for going with me, couldn't have did it without you guys. :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Garage Sale!!!

We are going to be having our first garage sale fund raiser. :) I think it will be held on October 11th, but that is not yet final. If anyone has any unwanted items lying around their house or garage that they are willing to donate and get ride of we would gladly come and get them from you. :) Spread the word.......Thank you!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Why Adoption and why Korea???

Many of you know the answer to these questions, but I'll write a little about it for those of you who do not know.

Danny and I both come from large families(we each have 3 siblings) and always knew we wanted a large family of our own one day. We were married very young so we wanted to wait a few years until we started our family. Olivia was born about 5 years after we were married and it was the happiest day of our lives. We love parenting so much, Olivia was such a precious, sweet baby. So....Danny decided he loved parenting so much that he wanted another one right away!!! :) We were pregnant again when O was just 10 months old......we were very excited! Logan was supposed to be born in December of 2006 but decided to come in September, he weighed 3 pounds 1 oz(I'll post more on our "miracle boy" later). Having complications with both pregnancies we decided that we shouldn't risk getting pregnant again. We are so blessed with our 2 children, we thank the Lord for them everyday, but we still felt in our hearts that our family was not yet complete. After a lot( and I mean a lot) of thought and prayer we definitely knew the Lord was calling us to adopt. We have been researching adoption for almost a year now, and we feel like this is the right time for us to start the process. Even though I do not like writing that much I feel that I could write all day about this, so please....if you have any questions please ask.
Now onto the "Why Korea".....There are a lot of reasons, but I'll just touch on a few. 1.) We meet all the requirements, age, length of marriage, etc...2.) the children are healthy infants(about 5 months and up). 3.)The babies are well taken care of by foster mothers until they are placed with their families...I really liked this fact. We both just feel that a Korean adoption would be the best fit for our family.
We are in the very beginning of the process and it is already overwhelming. We would appreciate your prayers very much. The Lord is faithful and we know he will be with us every step of this journey. Thank you again to everyone who has loved and supported us so far.....we truly have the greatest friends and family anyone could ask for!! :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Family and friends,

I've been putting off this blog for weeks now only because I don't know where to begin. As many of you know Danny and I just started the process for an international adoption. We will do our best to update everyone with whats going on. I do not enjoy writing that much so my posts will probably be short and sweet, nothing fancy and eloquent coming from me. I'm just going to try and be myself and write whats on my heart as well as any adoption news....we'll see how I do!! :) I may have Danny do a lot of the posting as well. We'll post more details later. Please feel free to ask any question, we'll do our best to answer.
Love you all,