January 10, 2012

Oh no! 19 days to travel!

Well, so much for posting each day!  I *really* want a record of all our preparations and plans for travel because I know I will forget a lot about this experience if I don't write it down.  But, it is extremely hard to fit in the time....especially since I feel like I have so many things to do and the preparation for the trip is taking a back seat to trying to come up with the rest of the funds. :-(

We've had some good experiences with the garage sale preparation.  We have been going through my grandmother's boxes to help my parents to clean out their storage shed and hopefully to find some things to sell at our yard sale this weekend.  Look what we found:

The youngest children have never seen records or a record player before!

It was really fun!  And despite my big huge mess in the living room....

I am trying to enjoy the process and journey and I am working really hard to find silver linings wherever there are clouds and worry. 

If I were to be honest, this is really what I want to do:

Cookie sharing his cousin Rosie's bed while she visited for a few days

 I'm exhausted!  I have a feeling my next chance for sleep will be as we are flying to London on the 29th!  Then, I realized that I will probably be too panicked even then.....

I wanted to mention to anyone who is new to the blog or anyone who has been considering helping us .....that we are holding the Ipad 2 drawing on the 23rd.

 I really hope you might consider helping.  The odds are great to win because we just weren't very successful with this giveaway :(.  I  promise that you will be a winner either way...you will either get a great new toy or you will have the satisfaction of being a part of our story....a part of knowing that you helped bring two very deserving twins into the arms of their loving family.   I truly feel that way with every donation.  I feel a sense of comaraderie and a sense of knowing that we are not alone.  Which is ultimately Heavenly Father's message...isn't it.

Oh, I forgot to mention the cheerleader...our new fundraising thermometer.  I chose her because we are at the final countdown and there is just soooo much to do and no time and well....I just need her....lol!  If any of you want to start shaking some pom poms and chanting "Go get the twins! Go get the twins!" whenever you see me lose my motivation, I would be most grateful! :-)


  1. Go get the twins! I just donated. $10 is all I can do, but I know God will use it. Praying for you, too! Please enter me into the iPad contest. If I win, I will offer it up for another adoption fundraiser.

  2. Praying your yard sale does well. Donated $10. Can't wait until you get them home.

    Carlene's soon to be momma :)

  3. Praying all goes well as you get ready to go get your babies. I donated what I could. Please enter me into the iPad contest. My wishes and prayers are for you to get all the money you need to meet your goals before you travel.
    God Bless.


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