Family 2013

Family 2013
Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

Monday, August 23, 2010


August 23-

Our sweet  Benji is spending HIS LAST birthday without a family, in an orphanage as a statistic :( :( one of the forgotten/hidden away in his birth country.  Here at home many miles away, his new reality is waiting for him. We will celebrate big time once he is home in our arms :) We love you sweetie. 

We have so many things to be thankful for. We cant forget that.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Paperwork made it !

OUR PAPERWORK MADE IT ON TIME ! (yes I am screaming :)

so happy. Now we wait about 3 weeks to find out our date to be in Eastern Europe. And that date will be about 3 weeks from we are about 5-6 weeks away from


So blessed to be on this journey and following God's plan for our lives. We listened. We are blessed :)


Monday, August 16, 2010

Getting closer :) & needing mama's

I think there is room in their for a couple more kiddos no? :)

Well who doesn't LOVE the stress and emotional ups and downs of the "paper-chase" ?
oye. As soon as you think you are done, some NEW twists, rules, changes or oopsies :( and you are scrambling once again t make a deadline that is truly important to YOU, but most folks don't get it :(
We thought we were done with our dossier. Well a day or 2 after we mailed it, an error was caught and the rush was on to quickly add Benji's name, re-notarize and mail off to have put with our the tune of $111.00 :) 
Then 2 weeks later turns out a couple dates don't match on another paper :( well we missed being submitted Thursday, did I mention Our countries court system only accepts dossiers on Thursday's another mad dash on the "TAX-FREE WEEKEND" (does everywhere have that? no taxes on clothing to celebrate school starting?) well the darn lease excerpt paper had to be redone..and the notary that our leasing agent used, REFUSED. YES REFUSED, TO STOP SHOPPING TO NOTARIZE OUR PAPER. (even though our agent offered to drive and meet her in the parking lot!)
The *itch ,  ummm, Notary  said she didn't know anything about "orphans suffering & needing to come home" but she DID know that she had coupons and she wasn't going to ruin her day, notarizing a paper !!! SERIOUSLY.SHE.SAID.THAT.
(Then she left off an important piece of info when she DID sign them. Who does that?!)

Well after being on the edge of my seat all day we got it at 3:45 , rushed to UPS but they were closed :(:( (sniff )

So today I was at UPS when they opened and mailed this paper out again, with a kiss and a pray ;) this little document HAS to make it to EE, by Wednesday, so we can be submitted for a court date by THURSDAY :)  then we should hear about a court date , about 3 weeks from then and should HAVE TO BE in EE for court about 8-30 days from there !!!!! We are getting SO CLOSE!!

~Our fundraiser, brought in more then we hoped, enough to cover 1 of the kiddos visas :) we made $320 !!!! Thank you so much to everyone who supported us, and prayed for us :)

~Mama has needed Retail therapy..just a bit. Only for needed items , promise ;)

~Since we are missing traveling in August, we will be able to keep Baby girls and Boo's court date for their re adoption !!!! YAY!!! It will be AUGUST 27TH !!

~AND, we will be able to attend the TOBY KEITH CONCERT we bought tickets for months ago!!!! SO excited :) This mama needs some stress relief ;)

~bummed to miss the AGCI  family picnic in Tennessee :( sooo wanted to meet my peeps in person. Next year. For sure :)


All kiddos on 

"danil"  & "Masha"

Danil has Ds and is beautiful!
Masha has Sn's maybe FAS, but she is beautiful
and a family has met her recently and loved her.She is tiny, and in a VERY poor orphanage :( very poor.

MAX & LENA :) twins!! They have HIV + and are developing normally, & are loving & walking.

This is Toby :) He has to  find a family NOW, or I may be going back for him !!
Would you look at those big blue eyes and long eyelashes? AND he is under a 1 year old! He has Down syndrome, and will thrive at home with a family ! :)
Pray for these children. Share them with your friends and family.
Be their voice. Don't turn away. They need us to care.

HUGS! :) 

Monday, August 2, 2010



please take a look at Sarah's etsy shop. She makes some beautiful pieces and they come in a pretty little organza bag perfect for giving. Think teachers gifts, church gifts, friends, nurses , daycare workers etc...her items cover everyone :)  just put taya in the comment box on etsy before you commit to buy :):) thats it. only today !!!!!!!
And you can feel good knowing your purchase donates $5 to our grant fund to help bring our babies home. A home they truly need. We have cut back and saved like crazy to make this happen in a short time frame. Our babies do not need to stay in that orphanage one day longer then we can help it. Cable ? GONE. Dinners out? NADA.  Target shopping ? NOPE ;( 
And you know what? IT IS ALL OK :):) We are so happy to save every penny to save our kiddos. The joy of knowing 2 children of God are going to be spared a scary life in a mental institution, locked away because they are "different" is SO WORTH IT.
We aren't asking for a hand out, just plan some of your holiday shopping a bit early, and help save a child ?
every penny we do not need will be donated BACK to a child on REECE'S RAINBOW.ORG  to help them find their family .
PAY IT FORWARD :) its a beautiful thing.

okey dokey? :)

These amazing kiddos have families coming for them very soon;) Prayers do work !
Theo, his mama is there now here is her blog~CLICK HERE
Lucy  in mexico :)                                                           MONROE :) coming home close to me in Florida !

SADLY~ Brady has been transferred to a very scary not good, institution :( It is a very poor place where small children  are housed  with young men up to the age of 18 :( mentally ill men. Some with down syndrome. AWFUL.   He can be saved if someone steps up to adopt him. My friend Jodi  desperately wants to save him. But sadly money stands in the way. Can you pray for them ? Can you pray for him? What a scary reality this little boy has woken up to. He is tiny and only 6.

hugs !!
"...Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows that we know, and holds us responsible to ACT..." Proverbs 24:12

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -(Mahatma Gandhi)