Sunday, December 25, 2011

It's a BOY!

On October 6th, we got a call saying we had been matched with this sweet, sweet little boy.

 This is the picture we received, along with his medical records and a report from his orphanage.  After much prayer, we KNEW this sweet boy was meant to be ours! 

We had to submit a letter of intent to China along with photos of us and our family in order to "lock him in" as ours.  It was a long wait (a whole WEEK!), but we received word today that this little guy is OURS!!!!

He will be 1 year old at the end of this month.  Here is an updated picture they sent us just a few days ago: 

Josh is jealous of his haircut. 

Words cannot describe the emotions running through us right now.  We are so very happy and excited to get to see the little face that God intended to be ours from the very start. 

We cannot WAIT to hug and hold this little guy, and tell him he is loved. 

I just want to throw my hands up in the air and run around crazy while shouting:  "Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay!!!!!  Praise God!"

Oh wait.  I've done that already!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Link and Drink

This week we are doing a link and drink fundraiser with the fire department.  The local union gave us the money to buy the supplies, and the Chief gave us permission to sell the links, chips and drinks to the firefighters who are on shift.  For three days we are (today is day two) cooking and delivering links and drinks to all of the fire stations to those who ordered them in advance. 

What a blessing this has been! 
The kids have bagged all of the chips and written "Thanks" on the side of all of the bags.  We have even had others who have heard of the link and drink fundraiser and have ordered, too!

I'll update when it is all over our total raised from this fun fundraiser!