Saturday, September 28, 2013

We are making some progress....

Hello all!  It has been a busy couple of weeks here.  With our home study now complete we are gathering the remaining documents we will need to have apostilled so we can complete our dossier.  We have our next fingerprinting appointment next week so we will get that out of the way.  As we move closer to the end of the year the impact of all  of this seems to get larger and more real at times.  By the grace of God, we could have these four kiddos home in less than six months!!

We still have more money to raise so if you know anyone who likes coffee please share with them our Just Love Coffee store link:

Thank you to everyone who has purchased coffee.  Every single dollar helps get a little closer.

Our adoption video for Give 1 Save 1 is finished and we are waiting to be the featured family.  When that happens we will make sure we let all of you know.  We would not have made it this far without all of your prayers and support.  We are so very grateful and pray that God blesses you all.

Last week we went to an event put on by the parks department called the Family Outdoor Experience.  It was such a great time.  We went horseback riding and the girls rode horses for the very first time unassisted along the 1 1/2 mile trail.  They were awesome!  We saw some deer, although I wonder if they were "released" just for our ride since I heard other riders say they saw them as well around the same point.  Nevertheless, it was pretty cool.

We also did some archery, air rifle shooting and skeet shooting.  They had some great exhibits of wild birds, bee hives, animal pelts, handmade fishing nets, and native spices of Indiana to name a few.  We also met a great family while waiting in line to ride the horses.  It is amazing how just talking about adoption can bring people together.

Another beautiful weekend is in the forecast so hopefully we can get outside.  First we have to get these grant applications done!  Keep us in your prayers, you are in ours.

Until next time....

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Good news.....

We are home study approved!!  Happy dance time at the ole Nicely homestead.  We just received the news last night and are very excited.  We still have some things to do, but this is a big hurdle we have just jumped.  As promised we are now selling coffee through our blog as another fundraiser.  The link is on the left side at the top.  So if you are a coffee lover, head on over and browse the wide variety of coffees!!