I love being able to update with good news! We were logged-in (LID) yesterday - we got the e-mail early this morning. It's another step on our checklist and we are so happy. Stay tuned for the next step - it's one of the most exciting!

In other news, we are excited about working concessions at Purdue for fundraising and incredibly thankful for those who have volunteered to help us!!! What a blessing - it means so much to us that you are willing to give up a portion of your Saturday to help bring our daughter home.

We still have our Coffee fundraiser going as well as Pampered Chef (new products and catalogs starting September 1!). We have also been thankful for Village to Village - it's an easy way to give and a really great organization! 

Hopefully we will have more good news soon!



Our Dossier headed to China yesterday while Calvin was having surgery. A very exciting day! We let Calvin announce the good news (when we had it confirmed today) with this picture:

He isn't feeling the best but he is a trooper - he was excited to announce our news! 
The next step is LID and then we wait for a referral for our daughter/sister. WE are ALL excited!


Documents - Check!

Our mail came early today and with it all of our documents from the consulate! Everything was approved! So thankful. We are adding the rest of the documents and overnighting it today to our agency! It's always such a relief when your paperwork is approved and moves to the next step.

Praising the Lord!


I Think We are Ready for Some Pink :)

They definitely get creativity points today! In case you can't tell, it's a race car. It started as an airplane with a "front, middle, and back cockpit" and then transformed. Love it! They are such boys!


Here's Hoping!

We are hoping and praying that everything will pass the consulate! Our courier picks all of the documents up tomorrow and will overnight them to us! We will add the rest of the documents and then we overnight them to our agency. We should have our Dossier to China (DTC) soon! I absolutely can't wait to have this step completed. Once we are logged in (LID), we will be eligible for a referral - so excited to see the little one that will be joining our family!

On another note - we have been blessed with a chance to earn money towards our adoption this fall! Here are the details that I just posted on FB (please don't judge - we are definitely IU grads and fans but can't pass up this opportunity! :)): 

We have a cool opportunity to earn some $ towards our adoption by working at the home Purdue football games at a concession stand! You must be 16 or older. We need 4-6 people/Saturday. We can provide rides up and back on every Saturday except the 1st (we are out of town and so neither of us will be able to be there but we still need to provide people!). 

The dates are 9/1, 9/15, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 11/3, 11/24. If you can help for a Saturday (you are welcome to spread the word, sign-up a friend etc. :)), please let me know the date(s) as soon as possible! There is no limit to the number of Saturdays you can volunteer for. :) We are committed to filling these dates and working hard to bring home our sweet girl! It will be lots of fun and we are super thankful for the opportunity!

We are also in need of some childcare so we can both go on some days. 



Well...after a bit of frustration with a paperwork error (not on our part), we are happy that our documents are currently at the consulate minus one which will arrive tomorrow to our courier and be to the consulate on Thursday. Our hope and prayer is that everything will be approved and we will have them back early next week and off to our agency for the final stop before China. We cannot wait to have this portion of our adoption completed!

We are also incredibly thankful that we have the funds for this next step - it seemed a daunting amount and we praise the Lord. We are so thankful - we were blessed with gifts, grateful for extra work, and happy with the garage sale and bracelet fundraisers! We have seen God work in some mighty ways! This walk in faith is good for us but oh so hard. My need-to-know-need-to-plan personality is struggling but working on peaceful trust. $9,940 down about $17,000 to go!