It's a bedtime tradition that began with Little Nutbrown Hare, and each night we try to outdo the last...I love you to the moon and the beach and the mountians...and one of my favorites, "to Jesus and the angels" and back...We never imagined we would be saying, I love you to Africa and seems like the furthest imaginable place, but yet in God's perfect timing, we plan to go.... to Africa and back!!! And when we get back, we will have another little cheek to kiss goodnight...please keep us in your prayers and enjoy this journey with us!

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Our family was fortunate enough to have a little escape from reality last week! Every other year in September Chad goes on a "boys trip" to Boundary Waters in Minnesota for a week of backpacking,
canoeing, fishing, etc...guy time...this year while he was gone, Emmaline & I snuck away to Seagrove
Beach, FL with my parents for some much needed beach time! Our vacations this year have been minimal (trying to save money to get our little guy home!) but we decided a little break from work, routine, fundraising, stacks of paperwork & forms...would do us all good! We each had a wonderful time & feel ready to take on this upcoming "busy time of year"! Now, getting back to reality... we have another new fundraiser! We have been approved to sell "Show Hope" T shirts through Adoption Bug. This fundraiser works similar to our Just Love Coffee storefront. When you follow the link you can look at the shirts that are featured directly below our picture  and then order directly through the website. Everything will be handled through them, they will ship to you and we will receive profits!!! They have some really nice shirts in a variety of choices and sizes so be sure to check it out!  

We still have some handmade Haitian earrings left as well. I will try to post a picture soon of the earrings I have (Christmas is coming!) and if you see something you would like from the 147 million orphans website let me know... As far as the adoption process, we are waiting... (and fundraising!)...I'll be sure to keep you updated when we learn more. In the meantime, thanks for keeping our baby in your prayers! Enjoy the following vacation pictures...

The "Donut Truck" opened 4 days a week at 6:30 am, we had to arrive by 7a to get the chocolate sprinkled donut before they were gone!
Enjoying time in the "Wee hoo" behind my bike... one morning we rode 12 miles just for the donut truck!

Frost Bites shaved ice... Chad and I were here together when we were 14 & 15 years old....memories
enjoying Seaside
the sprinkled donut...
making memories...
with Nauna and Papa
Fonville coffee shop a block from the donut truck with a great playground 
Ahhhh the beach...
So many choices at Frost Bites
A picture with daddy before leaving for our trips...
Picture from our bike serene...we had a truly restful week!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Fundraiser Sneak Peak!

We have an exciting fundraiser in the works! A friend from church and amazing photographer is planning to offer family photo sessions and donate all proceeds from these sessions to our adoption fund...Wow! We are working on the details, but in the meantime check out his website, Mark Denman Photography (this is a link to a session he did of Emmaline), and start thinking about scheduling a session with this talented photographer! This is a great time of year to have family photographs taken (Christmas cards!) and by doing so not only will you be capturing your own family memories, you will be helping raise money to bring our family together! We can't thank Mark enough for his generosity and we hope you will consider taking advantage of this unique way to help 'bring one home'. I will update with details as we work them out...just something to think about. This is so fun watching God work! Thank you for being on this journey with us!