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Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Mother Teresa

"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."

Sunday, October 31, 2010

I Love Halloween!!


The Chipmunks - Alvin, Simon and Theodore
Every year we dress the boys up together. We're wondering how long they'll let us get away with this...fifteen?

This picture cracks me up!

Office Halloween Party 2010. These people get serious :)

This is my costume - Charlie Brown. Won second place!! I have to admit, I kept smiling under the mask every time somebody took my anybody could see it..derr..

Hopefully next year we'll have a pretty princess to show pictures of!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Catching up


#5 Toddler Boy

#20 Siblings

Oh! Toddler boy is catching up to baby girl! Actually, the person who accepted the referral today for toddler boy was #5. Hmmm...not sure what that is all about...maybe we'll start to hear something soon. We are still undecided if we should adopt one or two children. Some days I feel like we can conquer the world and others...well, raising the two we already have can be rough. Especially while potty training :) Still praying about our future decisions.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

#21 on sibling list


Friday, October 15, 2010



Here it is! We received our home study addendum and we are mailing it off to our agency and USCIS. This will allow us to adopt two children, either gender, up to age 10.

At our agency, we have a waiting list of children that are older and are waiting for a family. It was wonderful to see several of the boys disappear this week as families decided to adopt them. Congratulations to all of them!

Right now, we need to get to the top of the baby girl list before we are allowed to look at any older child's file. We are hoping for a boy, preferrably between the ages of 4-6. So many have been adopted lately, sometimes I wonder if there will be any available when it is our turn. I finally decided to leave it in the Lord's hands. If He wants us to adopt two children, He will put all the pieces together at the right time. I'm sure the Lord knows if we can handle two more children or if we are getting in over our heads. When we finally have all the pieces, I hope the decision will be easy to make and we'll be content.

I haven't heard anything about wait list movement. It has been a couple of slow months with referrals. I'm hoping things will speed up and these lists start jumping!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

80's skating party


We went to a 80's birthday party and it was awesome!

Adrian just wanted to wear this costume so she could walk around and say "Yo, Adrienne!"

This was Cole's first time to ever skate. He thought it was funny to fall down when he saw anybody else do it.

What a great big sister.

Look at my 2-year old skate! This was right before he decided that jumping in skates is much more exciting. His new favorite song is the Hokey Pokey.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

And again


#6 Toddler boy

#22 Siblings