Monday, July 8, 2013

Fabulous News

I feel like I finally have something to share and I can't figure out what I want to say. Ugh! Isn't that always the way?
Let me back up to Friday. I was on facebook on Friday and saw so many great things were happening within our little adoption group. I was so excited for everyone. Then it hit me. I still hadn't heard anything from USCIS. So I called and again got their voice mail. (I think they were screening their calls).
All day I waited for a phone call that NEVER came. Later in the day I walked up to the mailbox....slowly. As I opened the mailbox I PRAYED one last prayer that our approval would be there. IT WAS!!!
Chris & I went to the bank that afternoon to get our document notarized. Woo hoo! That was the last paper we needed for our dossier!!!
This morning it was time to get a couple of forms apostilled - our USCIS approval, our Homestudy Addendum, and a form we had tried THREE other times to get apostilled. I went with Riley, Peyton, and Milana to drop them off. The girls and I said a prayer then and there for them to apostille all of our documents.
At the end of the day we headed back to pick up our documents - praying once more that they would be ready. We were beyond thrilled when they were all apostilled - even the form they refused to do three times before. 
After picking up our documents we were off to the Post Office to mail the rest of our dossier. (Most of our dossier is already in Eastern Europe waiting for the last few documents to arrive).
Once our documents get to our children's country they will translate them. There are some issues going on within the government there which may hold things up for us and so many others. If you could say a pray, send good thoughts, etc. that the government issues get fixed quickly we would appreciate it. We need things to get straightened out so that our dossier can be submitted and we can be invited to their country to meet our little ones.
Look at these precious faces!!! We want so badly to be invited to their country to meet them and get to love on them. 

Aren't they just so adorable?
We sure think so!

Today we got moved to the Almost There page on Reece's Rainbow! This was yet another exciting part of my day. It is so nice to move over to the next category. I can't wait to move to "Traveling Now." One day we will be there.

In the meantime we have to continue to fundraise. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to help us bring our little ones home we would truly appreciate it. Here is the link to do so:

You  could also help by sharing our link, praying, sending positive thoughts, etc. Right now we are doing an Usborne Book Fundraiser. If you would like to order a book to support our adoption you can go to:!/events/286817031455790/

Thank you so much for all of your love and support!


  1. SO SO SO SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!!!!!! Love You!!!!