Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hello Fall!

Fall is finally here! Our favorite season, the cool crisp air, and warm sunrays, cool mornings and mild afternoons! Fall brings a lot of memories to us, especially our wedding day! A perfect fall day the happiest day of our life to this day. 
We have no enter the waiting room again, as we wait to be matched with a birth mom! this is very exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. So in the mean time we will pray everyday for our baby!

This time has given us the opportunity to come up with different ideas to help our fundraiser.. 
1. We had friends and family donate "stuff" that they no longer used for a yard sale!! we started out by just thinking a few things here and there, to a complete garage full of "stuff" OUT OF NOWHERE.. We are so thankful with our friends and family for contributing in such way! our garage sale was a hit and were able to raise almost $600 YAY
2. Laura started an easy shop where she's selling charmed bracelets, this will be a slow process but we hope it will be a hit too with Gods help!
the name of the shop is :Glimpse of Hope Bracelets.. go to Etsy and check it out! or simple order one from us directly .. they are personalized .
 WE'RE HAVING A BAKE SALE!!! This Saturday October 12, from 2pm-5pm on our drive way :)  if you want to come send us an email and we'll give you our address! the more the merrier
Some amazing friends have stepped out to donate some sweet treats for the sale. So thankful for them 

We started a new life group that now meets at our house on wednesdays, and with it three new couples that are now part of lives, Forest Hill Church not only has given a stronger faith foundation, but many many people that we now call friends :)
Jason just had a birthday and we went to see his parents in WV and celebrated with them
Our good friends and neighbors got married!! more celebrations this month 
and our soon 3rd Anniversary is just around the corner * days and counting :) God likes to surprise us some how during this time of our life.. lets see what surprise He has for us this time!

Adoption is so different than we envisioned it, but we are so glad to be in this journey together! We both have hopeful hearts that we will look back at
this time and it would all seem so worth it.

I stumble across this picture. It sums up what an adoption is! 
it reads: "In adoption a child is not GIVEN UP,.
A birth mom GIVES life, a child a family, unconditional love. 
she GIVES a part of her heart that will never feel whole. 
she GIVES another mother a part of her heart that was always missing
An adoptive mother GIVES a life and family to this child and 
she GIVES unconditional love
she GIVES a part of her heart to another mother

"For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will"- Ephesians 1:4-5

This verse speaks to us so much, it tells us how adopted us through Jesus, how He chose us!! Just like that we also want to chose and adopt a little human into our life, to love as our own! How Blessed we are for been able to do so


  1. Hello Laura! We are your neighbors at 9926 Barrands. We got the flyer but missed the bake sale yesterday due to travel. We adopted 2 girls out of the foster care system in 2007. We look forward to meeting you and would love to help in future fundraising events.

  2. Hi Jessica, we would love to meet you guys too! its is so amazing to see how many people have adopted, we never imagined the amount of people that do before we decided to. and we will definitely keep you updated on future fundraising events :)