Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Quick Update

We submitted our Letter of Intent yesterday for an adorable 18-month-old little guy!  Our agency is submitting this preliminary paperwork to China, and we should hopefully hear within the next 2-4 weeks if we are granted pre-approval on him.  After we receive pre-approval, we will be free to post specifics about him.  In the meantime, we are in the home study process and also waiting to find our new little lady.  We do have a little girl we are very interested in and are on a waiting list to review her file, though her family may find her before her file makes it to us.  In any event, we are just praying that God works things out according to His perfect will and that we can behave ourselves and be patient through everything.  Patience is not usually one of our strong points! =)

Again, as always, thank you for all the prayers!  Seriously, it makes such a difference.  Also, thank you to those of you who have donated in our Frozen dress giveaway.  We can't express how much it means to us to know that there are people standing with us in this process.  It's not always easy, and honestly sometimes seems nearly impossible and way too big for us, but we know that God has led us in this direction and that He is faithful to provide what we need.  We are excited to be on this journey and glad you are all along for the ride! =)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Do You Want to Win Some Dresses?

Do you want to win some dresses and help a family along the way?
We're having a fun giveaway we hope will help us bring our children home to stay.
The holidays are coming and these would make great gifts for a special girl in your life!
Do you want to win some dresses? 
We know your girls would love some dresses.
Why not try?

Our girls love the movie Frozen.  Actually, obsessed is a better word to describe it!  They will often break into a rousing rendition of "Let It Go" with little warning, especially Lily when we're shopping.  They have both been begging for Frozen costumes for their birthdays, and we thought if our girls are that hyper about Frozen, maybe, just maybe, there are some other girls out there that would love to dress up like their beloved Elsa and Anna.  To that end, we are having a Frozen dress giveaway to help raise some funding for our adoption!  We already have a referral for an adorable little guy and are waiting for his paperwork to be transferred over to our agency, so that means we'll have some fees to pay in the next few months that we wouldn't have had to pay until next spring (aka, tax return time!). 

How the giveaway will work is for every $10 donated, you will get 1 entry.  We will actually have 3 drawings, one for each of the 3 brand-new dresses shown above:  An extra-small Elsa dress modeled by Lily, a 2-piece size 7-8 Elsa coronation dress modeled by Sophie, and an adorable size 7-8 Anna coronation dress.  If you have a preference on which dress you would prefer to win, please leave a note when you put in your donation and we will do our best to accommodate your request.  The contest will run until midnight on Friday September 19th and we will draw the names of the big winners on the morning of Saturday September 20th.  If you win and are not local, we will ship the dress to you!

If you would like to enter the giveaway, please click the link.  If you have problems with the link, please let us know!

Thank you again for all of your prayers, love, and support, and have fun with the giveaway!