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!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Groundhog Day......Day 11,12, & 13

To try to add a little variety and help every day feel a little less like we are in the movie "Groundhog Day," We have become explorer's of the city in between or orphanage visits... Now, for many of you I believe you are fully aware of what is like to go to new places and check out new things with Sid. It is ALWAYS a challenge, alway fun, and most of the time embarassing!!! LOL... But at this point we are desperate for entertainment! Ha! The focal point of our saturday was "Wedding Picture Crasher" Sid's goal was to try to see how many wedding pictures he could manage to get himself into. My only condition after he walked right up & got in the pictures while the photographer was taking the picture, was that he had to do it incognito:) We saw more than a Dozen brides, so the following is only a little sneak peak of our "Wedding Photo Crasher"

Sunday, we went to the Children's hospital to see if any children wanted to go to church with us, and they did!!! We took 3 children via walking & bus to church and then returned them to the hospital after. What little sweethearts!! We had Pizza for lunch with the Peipon's (my new favorite food here) and then had our evening visit with the boys. We did Wheels on the bus, The Lord's army, Jesus loves me & of course Pat-A-Cake with Charlie. When we sing The Lord's Army of course we stand up & do all the movements. I am sure the workers think we are Weird American's, and Levi looks at us like we are definitely Weird. Or maybe he is just in Awe!!! lol We had dinner with a sweet family from NY that are adopting 2 sweet little ones & we finally left the restaurant when they started turning the lights off on us. Great fellowship & wonderful conversation. Hopefully they are huggin on their little one's as we speak:)

Today is flag day here & tomorrow is their Independence Day, so there are flags everywhere and stages, and activities going on. I am sure we will be right in the middle of it all tomorrow:) We had a great visit with the boys this morning & have hung out at our apartment this afternoon. Storing up energy for our evening visit!!

Levi LOVES for you to spin in circles!

They both want in Daddy's lap

The most exciting thing about today is that 7 of our 8 children are starting school today.....We are missing many first's, but know that God's hand is on this whole thing and that it is His timing not our own. So incredibly thankful to our wonderful family for everything they are doing to help with the kids and thankful to our amazing kids for understainding that this is all part of God's plan for our family & soon there will be TWO less orphan's in the world! We Love ALL of you & miss you bunches:)


  1. OMG, the wedding pics are hilarious. Sid sounds hysterical!!! Sid and my husband would get along great and one of our fav movies is Wedding Crasher!!

    That pic of you kissing Levi melts my heart and I dream about meeting you all in person and getting to snuggle both Levi and Charlie myself!!

  2. I think you should have let Sid go right up and ask to get in the picture just like when we were there :) Maybe next time. Then you can count how many actually let him in the picture!
    I'm glad you are staying away from Monkey Men! Looks like you are doing a nice job of staying busy during your down time.
    I love the pictures of you guys with the boys. They are such handsome guys! I know how you feel about missing your kids first day of school. Our girls start school Wednesday.
    We just have to remember what Serge said about this being such a small amount of time in the span of our whole lives. We're getting closer!!!
    Miss you guys!

  3. Praying for you and your family. We are adopting from Ukraine and should travel mid-November.

  4. Oh my gosh- Sid sounds fun! those pictures are hilarious!

    love the pictures of the boys.