Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Birthday to you...

Happy Birthday to you...

Happy Birthday, precious Penny


Happy Birthday to you!

Baby girl of my heart, welcome to being a teenager, and we can not wait to celebrate all the rest of your birthdays WITH you!
Momma & Daddy

Thursday, December 19, 2013

It's gone live

Check it out, the Pleven Project is live. With a blog, store, Facebook, & Twitter accounts, no less! Susanna at the Blessing of Verity did a fantastic post. You are able to order a limited edition tee-shirt if you request it by 1/15.  Please support this cause, this really is bigger than just getting "our" kids out, we can not forget the ones left behind.
Thank you!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

And it's official

Our adoption was granted. Decree should come out right after new years!


Please pray for one travel *potential* snag.  But mostly, just Praise Jesus with me, Who truly does abundantly more than you could think or ask!

Monday, December 16, 2013

In about 8 more hours....

Our file goes to the courts in the girls' home country! It is almost surreal, to finally have the end in sight.  Please be in prayer over these proceedings, for a receptive judge and that the remainder of the processing goes smoothly.

I'm trying to pull together the last of the prep work. And fundamentally assumed I'd have a bit more time (ha ha--and ALL that I wanted was for things to move faster!) The kids and I have been moving more furniture than Rent-A-Center, and we're now ready to get the bunks up in the girls' room. Then to tackle the spare room...with spare being another term for catch-all.

These tasks, and securing a passport for a certain big sis who'll be traveling with me, are the prelude to the real fun, of getting clothing, high chair (need a fancy reclining one, not the more efficiency style I typically use), stroller for many, and car seat which will accommodate Pen's very fragile body.

Oh yeah, and in between all that, I'm supposed to Christmas shop! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Verse and a Reminder....

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Romans 15:13 (KJV)
I needed that reminder in this very, very stressful week.
And, a reminder from Amy Rainey:
This is just a reminder that Tony's auction is live and it is fabulous!  This is the largest auction in Hidden Treasures history.  There are currently 152 items listed.    You guys are literally blessing my socks off...really...I can't keep my socks on no matter how hard I try!  If you checked in earlier in the week, please take another look.  I've added 12 brand new items this morning alone. 
If you haven't stopped by yet , please do.  Let's help bring this sweet boy home where he belongs.  He matters!!
Can I also ask that you share the auction link on social media?  Facebook and Twitter are great means of advertising.  Thank you so much.
Amy Rainey
Please stop by and support this family & rescue one more precious child who has waited in that place for far, far too long. Thank you (and feel free to republish Amy's message via  your social media outlet o'choice--largest auction ever requires the largest audience ever, right?)

Monday, December 2, 2013

When you tell your kids that...

You aren't running a restaurant.....

You really aren't telling the truth ;-)