Friday, February 22, 2013

Flashback Friday

One year ago this weekend I boarded a plane...

And soon after, we went from this...

 To this...

Our home is full, our hearts are even fuller.  Though we are challenged some days, we are grateful everyday. We are still learning and growing.  I can't believe it's been a year already.  I can't wait to see what the next year brings!

Have a Happy Friday and an Amazing Weekend!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Flashback Friday

Winter has me down - waaaay down.  I'm so sick of the snow and the cold and the driving....blech.  I dug back into winters past..........who could be crabby looking at this cuteness from 2008?

Happy Friday - enjoy your weekend!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

After FIVE, long years, it's hard to get too excited, but we are preparing for the doors in Kyrgyzstan to open once again.  Hope is never lost completely.  It can't be - there's a little girl there who depends us and frankly, if I may be completely honest, I depend on her.  You see, my heart isn't whole without her.  I love my kids, ALL of them and yes, I am happy with "the ones I have," but she is mine, too.  She is my daughter and I can't stop fighting for her.  We have reason again to be hopeful and that means getting our ducks in a row, getting our paperwork updated and raising funds so that we can storm that little pancreas-shaped country at a moment's notice and get.her.out!

A lot of people believe we should've given up years ago.  A lot of people are tired of hearing about it.  Some are no doubt unbelievers.  I can't say that I blame them.  BUT, for those of you who have it in you to fight with us and to believe in miracles, there are ways you can help.  Every penny we raise gets her closer to home.  You can check out our fundraising tab for ideas.  You can watch our sidebar as well.  Very soon, there will be something super exciting happening over at Altynai's Legacy Fund so please pop over and catch up with Suzanne.  You can read about many of Kamila's friends who are still waiting and some of her friends who have been lucky enough to make it home already! 

Stay tuned..................

Friday, February 1, 2013

Flashback Friday

For today's Flashback Friday, it seems fitting to focus on the entire past five years.  January marked five years since we began Kamila's adoption.  FIVE.LONG.YEARS.  Incidentally, today, an article was published by David Crary for which I was interviewed.  Here is one of the versions - the one that I think has the nicest photo gallery (be sure to check out the link on the left of the story).

For 5 Years US Families Pursue Kyrgyz Adoptions

Happy Friday - enjoy your weekend!!