March 31, 2012


We are finally here...I can't believe it!!!!  Our flight to Paris was extremely long and exhausting.  After a short layover, we took off for Sofia and arrived at 2:00 this afternoon.  The hotel is nice but we had to laugh about the little twin size beds in our room!  It is a warm afternoon, so we went for a walk and stopped in a few markets....I found some peach tea...YAY!  We will shower and have dinner in the hotel restaurant this evening.   Hopefully we will get a good night of rest.  Our driver is picking us up at noon tomorrow and we head to Kazanlak.  On Monday we finally get to meet our sweet girl. 

I will post pictures Monday evening and tell you all about our first visit....I can't wait!

March 30, 2012

Today is the Day!

That's right...we are on our way.  We are in Atlanta waiting for our flight to Paris and then on to Sofia.  I am beyond excited.  The wait has been almost unbearable at times.  I know that God's timing is always perfect and I have tried to put my faith in that knowledge (but I am not very good at waiting sometimes)!
:)    We will have our first visit on Monday...not sure yet if it will be Avery or Caden that we will see first.  I just want to say thank you to everyone who has prayed and supported us during this special time.  We truly couldn't have made it to this point without your prayers and support.  We look forward to sharing this journey with you all so check back often over the next couple of weeks to see updates, pictures, and hopefully some video. 

Always Blessed,

March 17, 2012


We are finally going to meet our sweet little babies.  It has been such a long wait!
I will keep you posted on all the updates in our journey.....keep coming back to find out

March 7, 2012

Sorry It Has Been So Long

I feel terrible that I have not updated my blog.  So many of you have emailed me to find out what is happening in our adoption process....I appreciate everyone's concern and prayers.  We are in a difficult stage right now......the waiting stage.  We know that our paperwork has been submitted and we were hoping that we would receive a written referral last week, but that has not yet happened.  We are still waiting for that one last piece so that we can be given a travel date.  I know that this is all in God's timing.  We have felt so discouraged at times but we just continue to pray for patience and emotional strength as we continue the waiting game. 

Jeff and I focused our time over the last month on helping a missionary in our church with a fundraiser called an "Evening of  Elegance."  This was an event to raise money for a deaf school in Mexico.  We felt so blessed to be part of this and to connect with so many wonderful people.  Tom and Debbie are the missionaries who started the school and we have been so blessed by their testimony and friendship.  This was a great distraction for us during this difficult time of waiting to go visit our babies.  It is amazing the attachment we have and the love we feel for these little children that we haven't even met yet.  We are so thankful that God has given us such a blessed opportunity to be the family for these precious children.