Our Journey To Charlie & Levi...

After 17yrs of marriage and "8" amazing children, God has continued to keep the fire for adoption burning in our hearts. Crazy?... Maybe?!?! But....Doesn't God call all of us to do CRAZY things for him? Isn't that what it means to Live for Christ? To make a difference ONE orphan at a time. So after months of praying that this little guy would find a forever family, he FINALLY has!! OUR FAMILY!! Join us as we pray, cry, fill out mounds of paperwork & fundraise to bring our son home. We give God all the glory for choosing to adopt us & for giving us the opportunity to Choose Charlie...And because we could not get Zhora(Levi) off our minds and God obviously placed him in our hearts... We're bringing him home too!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

No matter where they are......

I totally had to share this. It made me want to stand up in my chair and do a Happy Dance. I don't think it could be said any better..... You Gotta Read it!!!

BUILDING THE BLOCKS...: No matter where they are#links#links

YARD Sale $$$$$$

Today was another good YARD SALE DAY!!!!
Our 2 DAY Total....
YAY!!! Getting Closer....

Friday, May 28, 2010

More Good News

#1 Our dossier MADE IT!!! Of course it's a holiday weekend in Charlie's country so nothing will happen until Tues. & we will pray it gets submitted on Thurs. Yay!

#2 Today's Yard Sale TOTAL.......$530.00

Make sure you're sitting down...

So, this morning we have to share some AMAZING NEWS!!!!!! We have received an anonymous donation!!!!! God has yet again completely blown us away!!!! Check out our fundraiser thermometer on the side bar.... Yes, you are reading it correctly:)


Yahoo!!! Yay! Whoo Hoo!!! Yee Haw!!!

We can not say Thank You enough!!

ONLY.....$2000 TO GO...Yay!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tracking our Dossier:)

Our Dossier just left Paris...Yay!!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fundraiser YARD SALE

This Fri & Sat we are having ANOTHER Fundraiser for our sweet little Charlie...

May 28th & 29th
3813 Storey
(across from Alamo Jr. High)
Contact me for Donations:

Dossier En Route...YAY!!

Yesterday I made an 11 hr trip to Austin to get ALL of our documents apostilled. They were so nice and I was only there about 40 minutes. Then I found the closest Fed-Ex, sealed them in an envelope and handed them off to the Fed-ex dude. He handed me my receipt & said Thank You, but my package was sitting there with all the labels, etc. just laying on top of it. He said, "is there something else I can do for you?"... I said, "I was just wating for everything to be attached to the package so I know it's ready." I think he thought I was crazy! It was a beautiful drive, and I listened to music and had little chats with God all day. Today I feel excited & relieved that the documents are on their way. I will keep you updated, and please continue to pray that the documents are perfect & that everything will be processed quickly so that we can get our court day...We are ALMOST there little man.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fashion Show Fundraiser

The girls did a great job with their Fashion Show Fundraiser.... A huge Thank you to Lisa Steward and The Catwalk, Lavonta Harper for all her organizing help, Neely for amazing hair, Lacey for Makeup & Sydnie, Baylie & Landri for handing out flyers & inviting so many sweet girls. I think everyone had a great time!!! And ALL of you looked so Amazing....

TOTAL RAISED.......$408.03 Yay!!!!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Charlie & his Buddy Joseph

Charlie - Look how he's grown!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Our Dossier is Officially complete!!!! Yay! Whew! I Need A Nap! My smiling face will be at the USCIS office first thing MONDAY morning to get a pile of documents apostilled! Followed by a stop at Fed-ex where they will spend several days traveling across the world to Charlie's country. SWEET!! Thank you to every person that has prayed us through the paperwork. Now, we need specific prayer that every document is PERFECT and that every PENNY that is needed to bring our son home will be raised. Please join us as we fundraise over the next 4-5 weeks.

***Here's the Fundraiser line up so far***
The Catwalk Fashion Show - Sunday May 23rd
YARD SALE - Fri. & Sat. May 28th & 29th
Spagetti Supper/Silent Auction - TBA
HELP US Reach Our Goal To Ransom Charlie!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Redo, Do over, Correct...

Please be praying today that I get these last few correction completed and notarized so that I can head to Austin tomorrow to get everything apostilled and FED-EX to Charlie's country!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fundraiser Sunday MAY 23rd....JOIN US!

Join us for shopping, a fashion show on the catwalk,
and learn how to fix your own up-do!!
The Catwalk
2200 W. Wadley Suite 21
Sunday~May 23, 2010

$10 per girl to benefit Charlie!
Bring a friend!:)
Ages 8-13

Pretty soon, Charlie will be our new brother and cousin. We are adopting him from an orphanage in Eastern Europe. Please help us bring him home!!
Sydnie, Baylie, & Landri
Questions?? wah3@hotmail.com


So yesterday we get a document in the mail that was just plain, nothing fancy with the blanks filled in with our names. I read it twice & then Sid read it & we were like cool, "It looks like we got approval to adopt, & now we just have to WAIT for that I-171H" Well, we were WRONG!! It was our I-170H!!!!! Which states, "It has been determined that you are able to furnish proper care to an orphan." YAY! Only 12 days after our federal fingerprints we have our Golden document from the USCIS (my new favorite people) :) So tomorrow I finish up all the last few things, get a few more documents notarized AGAIN, and then Wednesday I will be off to Austin to get everything apostilled and then fed-ex it ALL to Charlie's country. I totally can not believe it! We could be holding our little man in a matter of weeks!! Wahoo! SO, next on the agenda we still have $12,000 to raise!! Please pray that the last of the needed money will come...We are on a mission...
Coming To Get You Soon Charlie!!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


So Apparently in the state of Texas, you generally recieve your I-171H about 30 days after you get your federal fingerprints done. So because this is the last document that we need to send our dossier to Charlie's country, we WAIT...That means we should have it in our hands before June 4th. Then I will be off to Austin to get it appostilled and fed-ex everything to our facilitator. So, for now we just WAIT...I'm guessing that this is that part that gets hard. Knowing that everything is done & that Charlie is just waiting for his Mommy & Daddy to come get him. Hopefully the time will fly by & we will have a court date before we know it!!! Please continue to pray for every peice of paperwork to be perfect, for nothing to have to be redone, and for Charlie to be safe & healthy until we can hold him in our arms.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Yay! Our federal fingerprints are D-O-N-E!!!! Whew!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010


Just a Reminder......We leave tomorow at 5:30am for our 8:00am Fingerprint Appointment!!! Please pray that everything goes smoothly. This is one of the last things to do before sending our dossier to Charlie's country. Woo Hoo!!!!!