Sunday, May 24, 2015

We met Truman!

I can't post pictures publicly yet, but he is delicious and perfect and so strong and engaging! He's a smart little guy, and bigger than Sam, even though he's younger. We are headed out soon for what I think is our last visit before we go home. Pray for all of us, this will be hard!! I am smitten already. We all are. 





Tuesday, May 19, 2015

We're here!

After 24+ hours of traveling, a lot of screaming (Sam!), we are finally here. We've already slept two big chunks and I'm waiting for Lily and Sam to wake up so we can start our day. 

Thank you all for helping us get here! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

7 Quick Takes




~1~

PHEWWW! What a whirlwind of a week. Tuesday morning we received our DAP appointment (the appointment with Truman's country where we see his file and accept his referral), I booked my tickets that afternoon ($$$$ OUCH!), and began the hunt for childcare for my kiddos. Wednesday I was just so excited, packed a bit, didn't do much else.. Thursday, I took Maks to the doctor (he needs ear tubes!), and today we went to a playgroup and then grocery shopping. I will admit that I woke up this morning feeling a lot LESS calm than I have the rest of the week. It's starting to hit me.. and I think that's because I leave in less than THREE DAYS!!!

~2~ 

It is storming and beautiful here today, which is so wonderful in so many ways. Turning off the AC and opening the windows doesn't happen in May very often here in Phoenix, so it's definitely a welcomed thing!!

~3~

I am still searching for childcare, so that's been a little stressful, but I know The Lord will provide. And with wonderful friends praying for me, and helping me out, I know it will be ok.

~4~ 

I never really expected to be days away from travel and still in need of funds. I have been a fairly successful raiser of funds, but because our clothing drive was pretty much a massive failure, I am way behind what I expected. I ask for you all to please say a prayer to the Infant Jesus of Prague, who has always, ALWAYS come through for me in times of need, especially financially.


We need about $2,000 (I am hoping that is all, but who knows with ticket prices) to say we are fully funded, so if you feel lead to throw ANY amount in, it would bless us so much.


~5~


If anyone is looking for Arbonne, Lilla Rose, Jamberry, or 31 Gifts products, please let me know! We're having an online party to try to raise the rest of the costs of our adoption.

~6~

I cannot WAIT to get back to Truman's country and enjoy some of the FOOD and DRINKS! They have such delicious goodies (especially chocolate!). I will be bringing some home from my first trip to sell in order to raise more funds, so keep an eye out for that soon! :)

~7~


Next time I blog it might be from Eastern Europe!! Pray for us, and I will pray for all of you. Thank you all for being with us on this journey.

Blessings,

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Travel Dates!!

Praise the Lord, we have travel dates!! I will get to meet my sweetie next week!!

$2700 until we're fully funded!

Pray for all of us as we travel!

EEK!!!




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Monday, May 11, 2015

Weekly Prayer Requests

Hello! Hope you all had a great weekend, and a blessed Mother's Day. I had a great day. :)



Last week's requests:

  1. Please pray that we receive our travel dates and that they are convenient for us.
  2. Please pray that our childcare for our trips works out.
  3. That we are safe while traveling and that our process is smooth and quick.
  4. That Truman is being well cared for and that The Holy Spirit is preparing him for the love of a family. 
  5. Please pray for my health. It is nothing serious, but I'd like to feel a little better for my trip across the world. :) 
All of the above are still current. We haven't received travel dates yet. I am hoping for tomorrow, so please keep praying. Everything else definitely still needs your prayers as well. 

New prayer requests:

  1. That the remainder of our funding comes in. We only need about $2700 to be fully funded.
  2. That my family can stay healthy. Charlotte is sick again this morning. 
  3. That I can calm down a little bit while waiting for travel dates and travel. I'm driving myself (and everyone else, I'm sure!) super crazy!!
That's about it! I will let you all know as soon as we have travel dates! Let me know how I can pray for you, too! If you don't want your comment public, let me know, my comments are moderated.

Blessings,

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Friday, May 8, 2015

7 Quick Takes


~1~

Well, we got our total from our clothing and shoe drive and it was a huge letdown. It was a big waste of time and hard work, and I will not be recommending shoe and clothing drives to anyone in the future. We made a whopping (sarc.) $337.50. We are still almost $3,000 away from being fully funded, so please keep us in your prayers. 

~2~

The good news is that we were chosen to receive a grant from the 5/5/5 for Families. The goal is for people to set up a recurring, $5 a month donation. At the end of the month, the money raised will be divided among the 5 families. It's a great and easy way to help! Either you can make a larger, one time donation, or you can set up for the recurring donations, or both! :)


We still do not have travel dates. Yes, I'm going crazy waiting. No, I cannot chillax. I've tried. Heaven help me.

~4~

I will admit it, and I might've even said it before on this blog, but I despise Mother's Day. I'm sorry, but I do. But, we have wonderful plans to go to a Diamondbacks game with my aunt and grandma, so that will be lots of fun. 

~5~

I have nothing to say. I should just do 4 quick takes every week. lol...

~6~

I know what you're thinking....
"Wouldn't it be awesome if we had the cutest little boy anyone has ever seen as our son?"

WELLLLL, now you can...


Yep, he's available. Yep, he's adorable. Yep, he can be yours!!! YAY! Go get him before he has to spend years wasting away without a momma. 

~7~

Or maybe you're thinking, 

"Man! I'd love to have a sweet little pumpkin that looks like the McIntee's son Maks... How blessed are they?!" 

WELLLLL......


Here you go! Lucky you! :) GO GET HIM!! <3

Happy Mother's Day, friends. 


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Monday, May 4, 2015

Weekly Prayer Requests

I know I just did this Thursday, but I'm feeling a little anxious, so what's better than blogging and praying?

Praises:


  1. The big girls' passports came! We are ready to go, just waiting on travel dates! Hoping I will wake up to them tomorrow.
  2. Charlotte had strep again after finishing the antibiotics, so I made them give her the shot. She is now better!
  3. We are so close to being fully funded, that I really shouldn't worry. I am praising Him for providing for Truman so well. I know He will provide the last $3,000 we need.
  4. Amelia's confirmation and first communion was beautiful and so special. 
Prayer requests:

  1. Please pray that we receive our travel dates and that they are convenient for us.
  2. Please pray that our childcare for our trips works out.
  3. That we are safe while traveling and that our process is smooth and quick.
  4. That Truman is being well cared for and that The Holy Spirit is preparing him for the love of a family. 
  5. Please pray for my health. It is nothing serious, but I'd like to feel a little better for my trip across the world. :) 
How can I pray for you?? My comments are moderated, so let me know if you don't want it made public. 

Blessings,



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