Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Last minute fundraisers

I'm trying to do some last minute fundraisers, since I've let that lax and now I'm a little panicked! I am going to do another small auction, so donations to that would be greatly appreciated. also, if you live here in Utah, the yard sale is this Saturday if you have stuff to donate. We are selling lunch and sno cones. And of course, our cute bows! I'm hoping it does well!
Also, I was thinking of asking this new Pizza place if they would have a day were 10% goes to our adoption. I thought of them because they are new, their pizza is amazing, and it would help them as much as us. Because we would be spreading the word about this place and bringing in business. Any small donations are greatly appreciated!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


As you may have seen on our family blog. We were submitted today!
I can't believe in mere weeks I'm going to have a girl! I never thought that day would come. I still have back and forth days. Yesterday I was not afraid of flying over there at all. The day before, all I could think about is the plane crashing and leaving my boys orphans!

Being submitted has me a little freaked out about fundraising. I've been so busy that I haven't been fundraising like I should be. The yard sale is next Saturday the 28th. If you want to donate anything to that just email me. Or you can donate to the chipin to help us buy food for it.
Also, a couple of people wanted to donate some things, so we may have another small auction. If you have something to donate to that, also email me.

We are so close to the finish line!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


After I found out last week that we weren't submitted, Andrea emailed me. She said that it would be possible to have Ray travel alone. We would have to change some of our paperwork, which means more delays, but it would be a medical need travel. We would say that I can't travel because of a medical crisis with another child. At first I thought that was a great idea, that I could just stay home with Jax. But I can't do that. I need to go. I need to be at that orphanage when they bring her out for the first time. I want to see where she came from. I would go nuts with Ray over there playing with her and bonding for weeks while I'm home. No way. So we are set to be submitted Thursday! Finally!
Jax is home, and he's doing good. I really think these new meds and the vent will keep him healthier. Now I'm anxious to go get Makayla home!
We are still planning the yard sale for next Saturday. I just had a friend offer to sell sno cones, donating all the supplies! I really hope it goes well, I've had some friends say they made tons of money doing a yard sale, so pray its the same for us!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Feeling defeated!

I feel like the world is crashing down. I wish I could relay to you through the computer just how I feel. I'm writing this, sobbing. I'm as low as low gets right now.

We weren't submitted today. The later it gets, the harder it will be for us to travel. Now I feel like I may not only have to stop our adoption of Makayla, but that I may lose my own beautiful baby as well!
I feel like He is just being cruel to me. Dangling girls in front of my face, but just out of reach. I see other families that have DS kids dropped in their laps, and we lose one after another.

Now I get to go up to the hospital looking like crap, and answering everyones question...Whats wrong? Is everything alright.
No nothing is right!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

In times of stress!

Not much to say right now. Just a lot to say on our family blog. Jax is being such a stinker! His health is really declining, and my ped is wondering if now is a good time to go out of the country. I just want my little girl home. There will never be a good time with him, and I'm not going to say wait until he's gone. I'm not even going to go there.
We did get that license sent off, so we should for sure be submitted this Thursday. Thats about all I can say, I'm concentrating on getting Jax better so I feel better about leaving him for so long. But I don't know if I'll fully be ok with leaving him!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Oh the joy!

I was watching Sofia's video of her homecoming, its one of my favorites! Sofia is so close in age to Makayla, that I know its going to be a lot the same for us! I just cried this morning when I watched it. Soon that will be us. Family and friends with signs waiting for us at the airport. My boys running up to us, barely able to contain their excitement! She will be passed between them. There will probably be fighting about who gets to hold her first.

And suddenly this lonely orphan is surrounded by people who all want to love her! Oh I just can't wait. I can't wait to see what she looks like. Her picture is of her at only a couple of months old. She will be a year in a few short weeks. I know she is going to look so different. I can't wait to see what color those big eyes have turned to. Are they still blue, maybe brighter! Oh, its like being pregnant for 12 months!!
Our yard sale fundraiser is next Saturday. We still need some supplies for the lunch, and we can always use more stuff to sell! Any donation made to the chipin will go to help us buy the food for lunch. Come on, we are almost there, this is our last fundraiser. Lets make it great!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A new day, a baby girl!

Today is a new day!
If you follow my family blog you may remember back in November I posted this picture!

It was the first time I went on Reeces Rainbow, and I fell in love with this baby girl! That's when we decided it was time to start the adoption process. We didn't go for her because at the time we weren't even considering international adoption. We didn't think it was possible with Jax! I credit this beautiful face for pushing our adoption process along.
The other day I was going through the kido's on RR again. Yes I still do this even though I'm in the middle of an adoption! I found this sweet girl.
Look familiar??
I went back to her a couple of times, thinking, can this really be the same baby girl I saw? She had the same name, Anastasyia. I know there are many with that same name. But I had to know, so I emailed Andrea. It is indeed the same baby girl! I can't believe she doesn't have a family yet. If she is still here in a year, I'm going back for her. But I really want her in a home before then. Look at this sweet face! She needs a home. And if your worried about adopting another special needs, or a special needs in general, she is the one for you! She is healthy! And here is what her profile reads.

This blue-eyed beauty was born at 38 weeks with a strong Apgar score. She is HEALTHY, with no heart condition. She can walk on her own and feed herself. She likes to play and throw balls. She understands what is being told to her and follows directions well. She can pronounce simple words. She likes to imitate animal sounds.

She is doing so good, she must be a good orphanage! I would love to see her go to a family. Please consider her! Click here to go to her profile!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The spin cycle!

I feel like I'm spinning in circles! I have officially lost my mind! I have been running all over the valley today to get this license. I paid $65 to have it apostilled same day, and now I'm being told the license probably won't work because the notary wrote over the date in blue ink. So much for getting it to Ukraine in time to be submitted Thursday. I don't have time now to get it all done today, there's just no way!
I'm a bundle of tears, I'm rocking in the corner and my kids think that I have totally gone insane, which I believe that I have. I understand that her country is very finicky about paperwork, and they are constantly changing it. But 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15, thats how many days an email sat in inbox's and was totally overlooked! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 is how long my paperwork sat, waiting for me to send a document that I had no idea needed to go. This is not about paperwork changing. This is about a major crack in communication.
I just wish for once I could get a little help from above. Why does everything have to be so difficult? I think I've had my fair share of trials. I don't believe for one second that we are only given as much as we can handle! Why is my faith wavering?
Now I need to make myself semi-presentable so I can take Jax in to the pulmonologist. Fun times!!