Monday, March 26, 2012

"Happy 8th Birthday Bella Faith "

Bella at 4 1/2 living in Serbia
Bella and Chrissie
Kenzie Bella and Chrissie
Jordon, Kenzie,Bella and Chrissie
Jordon and Bella
Yes, Today is Bella's 8th birthday . What a ride it has been with her so far. It is hard to believe that at age 4 1/2 she was a quiet fragile little girl almost baby like living her life in an orphanage on the other side of the world in Serbia.Even though she is still pretty small for an eight year old she is by no means quiet or fragile now, she loves to scream and giggle all the time and she is the biggest tormentor in the family by far, and we wouldn't trade her for anything because not only did we change her life, she has definitely changed the lives of everyone in our family.Happy 8th Birthday to our little Serbian Princess, we all love you very much

Friday, March 23, 2012

Approved for one child with special needs.

We are approved to adopt one child with special needs ..

It all started:when we got a call from our adoption agency.. They have a family with a little guy with special needs , they wanted to disrupt. Sure we would take this little guy .. So we went and met the family and little guy... Then , they changed their minds again. We got that call in Jan 2012. Mind you this family i really feel they love this little guy, but yes there is a but. I am not sure this is the right child for this family.. They have struggled to parent little guy.. Little guy was from out of the USA. This family was not ready to get a little one with many special needs.. One and a big one at that is FAS/FAE ..Little guy has more special needs listed but i won't go into them ..

Anyway we have waited for 2 1/2 months for the family to decide. So now we are ready to use our approved homestudy to adopt a boy or girl 0-7 years old with special needs.. We would like to adopt a little one with down syndrome , just like our other little ones.

We will be adopting in the USA, domestic adoption, or privated domestic placement from a disruption..
If you know of any little ones needing a new forever family you can e-mail us @

We would have loved to be able to adopt from Bulgaria, there is an orphanage that the little ones really need families to get them out of there and to loving homes. They have many medical problems... But , yes that but again. We cannot adopt right now out of the USA.IT IS NOT IN THE PLANS FOR US RIGHT NOW...

We have said many prayers for the family we were waiting on .. We sure hope and pray the best for them all. But we need to move on and see if God has that special little one ready for our family...

If you know a family that is looking to find a family for a little one , have them get in touch with us. We pray that God shows us his plan for our family..


Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Yesterday was Andrew's 10th Birthday, it is really hard to believe he is already 10 years old.We all love you very much and hope you had a great day.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patricks Day

It has been the usual craziness around here lately, other than everyone having a cold and runny nose we are all doing great. The four older kiddos are doing good having Dad as their teacher, but we are all looking forward to summer vacation (espically Dad).Even though it is only March we are all getting spring fever and want to get our camp trailer out of storage and ready to travel. One of the places we are planning to see is parts of Canada, even though we don't live far from Canada we have never ventured there, so we are in the process of getting everyone a passport so when summer finally gets here we will be ready to go. Mom and Dad have been very busy working on their ETSY stores and patiently waiting to get outside and work.The three little kiddos are still doing their OT therapy every week and some of the time they actually do some of their therapies and next week they are starting speech therapy so we'll see how that goes. Dad has been threatening the older kids that he is going to find a Listening Therapist for them so they can learn how to listen to Mom & Dad. LOL. We were glad to have three of our wonderful grand kiddos spend a few days with us this past week while their mom and dad went on a mini vacation.It was very busy each day because they had to get up and go to school and we are not used to having a routine like theirs every day, but we all survived and had a great time, it seems very quiet now without them here Nana and Papa Love Ya's. Have a safe St. Paddy''s Day