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!!

Friday, July 30, 2010


Ok.... We are in the HOME STRETCH!!!!!! If we can get 50 People to give $50.00. We will have reached our GOAL!!!!! Yay!!!! I can't believe it!! Thank you to every person that has given so far. Each one of you have played a HUGE part in helping to bring home 2 sweet orphans that will have a Mommy & Daddy in just a few weeks!!!!! Remember you can DONATE through the PAYPAL button OR for a tax deductible donation you can Donate straight to Reece's Rainbow http://reecesrainbow.com/familydonations.html (just put Charlie & Zhora for the Harper's)

Sweet Things We've heard from Other Adoptive families:

"Charlie LOVES to hug and snuggle & his favorite thing is doing puzzles" He actually has gotten in trouble for hugging the other adoptive parents visiting. I think he will know that we are his Mommy & Daddy when he gets to Hug & Kiss us without being scolded:)

"Levi LOVES that little tricycle and has a smile from ear to ear"

**Please Pray about how you can help us as we raise the FINAL expenses**

~Blessed to be Called

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Documents Approved!!!!

Our documents have been approved by the SDA!!!!! Yay!!!!!! We should have our SDA date very soon!!!!! Praise God!!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

No News, Lost my blog template, BUT Still Rockin' Along:)

So, as Friday has passed by, still no news about whether or not our last docs were approved or if we have a court date:( God's timing, not MINE...As you can see the blog has a NEW look. Because I was trying to save my template because thecutestblogontheblock.com site was changing who stores there images. I managed to loose it completely and I am working on a getting the header redone so I can get my OLD look back up (Which I loved). I am getting really great at Redoing many things. Ha!! Monday is a holiday in the boys country so I am guessing we will not hear anything 'til later in the week. Trust me you will know when we hear something:) Keep praying...

Thursday, July 22, 2010



Monday, July 19, 2010

Ipod Touch Giveaway....

ONLY 5 more days in the Ipod Touch Giveaway!!!!! Click on the Bring Levi home button and enter for your chance to WIN!!!!! We are SO CLOSE to reaching our goal, HELP us get closer and ENTER. You could be the proud new owner of an Ipod Touch:)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Documents Have Arrived!!!!

Our documents have made it safely to our facilitator in Eastern Europe!!! Yay!!! Please pray over the next few days that these documents are approved:) We are Oh So Close!!!! Hopefully the next post you see will have our TRAVEL DATE!!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Our Documents are in PARIS!!!! Which means tomorrow they will be YOU KNOW WHERE!!!Hee! Hee!!! Continue to pray that they are satisfactory to the SDA. All in God's Hands:)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tracking The FINAL Documents

The Documents are on there way to Eastern Europe!!!! Whew!! This is our 4th and hopefully our LAST Fedex package to track as it travels...It really becomes an obsession as I check periodically to see where it is. Ha! It really is amazing how something can get from my house to an office on the other side of the world in 3 days!! Love You Fedex!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010


3 proofed, signed & notarized documents are on their way to Austin to be Apostilled. Thank You to Mr. Thompson for so graciously getting them apostilled and delivered to Fed-ex for us. Tomorrow at this time they will be on their way to Eastern Europe!!! Whoop Whoop!!!! PLEASE cover these documents with prayer. We are SO ready to see our little men.

On another exciting note...The Ipod Touch Giveaway is up to $330!!!!!! Yay!!! If you havn't checked it out & entered to WIN the Ipod touch CLICK HERE


Friday, July 9, 2010

"Whatever It Takes"

OK...For those of you wondering what's going on. We have spent the last couple of weeks sending documents to Charlie & Levi's country to figure out exactly what they are wanting from us as far as our LEASE documents. What we sent originally is all they have asked for in the past, but they have now decided to ask for more documentation:( So, HOPEFULLY we have these 3 documents PERFECT for them. Very repetitive and very frustrating, but like I've said before, "Whatever It Takes." We will have these documents ready to be sent monday and they should have the notarized/apostilled documents in their hands by thursday. Please pray specifically for these documents and for the other families dealing with the same issue!!!! If the SDA accepts them we will finally get our travel date:) It is ALL in God's hands...


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Charlie & Levi TODAY!!!!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Charissa Urban for these GREAT pictures!!!! It made my heart melt when I opened my email to see these:) Longing to hold these guys in my arms. Soon, Very Soon. Please continue to pray for the final document to be acceptable to the SDA. We were told it was shown to them yesterday & we are just waiting for a reply. As soon as it is approved, we will send the certified/apostilled copy and then we should have a TRAVEL DATE!!!!

Levi loves this tricycle

Levi - NO Front teeth????

Charlie Loves to give HUGS!!

So cute!!!! Dirty face and all.....

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ipod Touch Give-away!!!

Don't forget to get your name in the drawing for an Ipod Touch and help us Bring Levi home with his brother Charlie. Click on the Levi button on the sidebar to WIN!!!!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Connor NEEDS A Mommy & Daddy....

Andrea at Reece's Rainbow has asked us (RR families) to spread the word about the children with significant GRANTS to be used for their adoption expenses. This is money donated by individuals to these children's grants in the hope that it will help them find families quicker. Adoption is not cheap but saving the life of a child and giving them a family of their own is priceless! We have chosen to advocate for Connor to help him find a home.

Connor Has $10,000 in his GRANT fund
towards his adoption!!!!!!!

Connor Born June 2006
Connor was born a TWIN with a healthy fraternal twin brother. Mom left Connor at the orphanage and took the other boy home. Connor had a heart condition at birth, but has had corrective surgery and is completely healthy now. He is quite high functioning...strong, happy, active, social, and affectionate. He is walking/running and doing great. But now he is facing the mental institution, so we need a loving family for him quickly.
Connor's case is URGENT and PIVOTAL in the successful adoption of other children with Down syndrome from this region.
Bringing Connor HOME!!!
**To read more about Connor visit reecesrainbow.com and click on MOST at RISK children**

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Levi's Ipod Touch Giveaway

Thank You so much to two AMAZING women who have a heart for orphans and have spent a lot of time advocating & praying specifically for Levi... Lisa Comella & Shelley Bedford!!!! One day I will hug your neck!! They have joined together to do another fundraiser for Levi to help us with the final expenses to Bring him home with his brother Charlie:)

Click on this button for your chance to win an Ipod Touch and help get us closer to Bringing home Levi Too!!!!!

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