"We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands."--- Kristi Larson

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Oh Yes Michelle... More shopping!!!!!!

I have to admit I am not a person that goes to the mall on a regular basis. I know alot of you might find that hard to believe! I went back to the mall to pick up two items that I had on hold . After reading Michelles blog about her shopping extravganza at the Children's Place, I felt compelled to see if there was anything that I had missed for the orphange. Well ... I walked out with five huge bags full to the rim! They had a sale that I could not pass up! there was not one item that I purchased that was more than .99 ! Their hats and gloves were only .49! I had missed a sale rack the day before that had all heavy coats that were just .99! I was only able to find 2 left. As soon as I got home, I found two sales associates in other states that might have some in boxes. Keep your fingers crossed that they find some! How great would those coats be for those children.
This shopping trip yielded:

2 heavy coats
42 pj's
15 pairs of gloves
23 sweaters
11 fleece pullovers
6 hat
Grand Total:$ 86.00!!!! I will leave some photos of all of my treasures ! Enjoy! N

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The benefits of retail therapy!!!

Just what the doctor ordered! There is something about shopping that just makes you feel better! I set out on a mission today to stretch the dollar bill as far as I could! I set a budget(which I totally ignored) and got tons of clothes for the children in the orphanage.The girl at Gymboree went in the back and pulled out a box of hats and gloves for .99 each!I also hit Carters and made out like a bandit there too. I figured this was a productive way to kill time while waiting for the call. I will leave you guy's with a few photos of some of the goodies !Enjoy!


Sunday, April 27, 2008


One week ago today ,we received a call that Bret's mother had passed away. She had brief but no less courageous fight against the cancer that ravaged her body. This passed week has been spent reflecting back on happier times spent together as a family. Nancy was above all else a wonderful grandmother.She lived her life through each one of her four grandchildren.Where most women first learn the news that they are moving into "grandma" status,they thought of being labeled with one of the traditional names, accompanied by the stereotypical images, really horrifies them. Not Nancy! She relished in the fact that her two boys had each entered fatherhood and gave her the greatest gift of all...Grandchildren. She was then referred to as Granny. She picked the title out that to most brought images of a elderly women with a cane sporting a grey bun. She was far from that .I regret that our daughter will not ever know her and miss out on the love that Granny would have showered her with. Nancy would have provided this child with the understanding and perspective that someone who was adopted themselves could provide. We love and will continue to miss her everyday.We take comfort in knowing that she is not suffering anymore and that she is finally home.