Family 2013

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

Friday, September 9, 2016

Introducing MONKEY !

With a humbled heart and a huge smile, we wish to thank everyone who share our journey , donated, prayed and offered support. With out you all we could not have made this happen so quickly. 
Monkey has been in our family since June. She has truly fit in extremely well. We had a prior relationship with her and her previous family so we were not strangers. My other kids thought of her as a sister and vice versa. We have had some bumps, and some heart issues, but with lots of patience, love, and open communication we are all adjusting wonderfully. We love this baby girl so much. 

Finally.... Monkey !!
 She is funny, and energetic, and cuddly. 

 After our first hike together in the mountains. 
Isabella is 10, Monkey is 8, and Baby girl is 8. Three musketeers.
 It was an up hill journey to complete this adoption lol!
Our beautiful little girl. So happy she is here :) 

Thank you each and everyone. You have blessed us richly. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

HUGE BLESSING ! A Matching Grant !

God once again is helping us to move our little mountain. Our last obstacle to Monkey is the balance of our attorneys fees. An anonymous sweet donor has offered a MATCHING GRANT up to $500 to our journey!
if you feel led to join our  miracle, please donate to our You caring page link down below a couple posts, OR
feel free to paypal a donation to   friends and family option saves pesky fees :)

Blessings :) xoxo

Monday, May 16, 2016

Almost there!

Huge THANK YOU  to each friend who has shared our need, prayed, or donated. We have almost reached the half way point :) if you look at the right hand side the ticker has the new total from all our fundraisers to date.

We still have home made Organic Goat milk Soaps for sale and our latest fundraiser is a T-shirt sale thru Teespring. High quality shirts and sweat shirts in Ladies cut, Unisex , Baseball Tee and a cozy sweatshirt. LOTS of colors too!

Click here to see our T shirt fundraiser :) thank you so much!

Isabella Tatiana Mama and Sasha

Isabella and Tatiana My pretty babies!

3 generations. Giana, Me, and my mom

The littles with their grandmas :)


Monday, April 4, 2016


Thank you SO MUCH for blessing our family! We have raised just over $800 from Paypal, checks and our YOUCARING page! Humbled doesn't even touch it :)
I have had many questions. I can not share any info on "Monkey" other then she is a cutie. She is  a 7year old little girl who is  active loud and  funny. This is a domestic adoption. Costs are SO much lower than an international adoption, but we still have travel, attorney fees, court, social worker, and background checks. They ICPC process is very important so we have to be sure everything is done correctly. We have used what we had on hand, plus have had a fridge, stove and septic issues :( eek... Next our sweet Annabelle pony, was diagnosed with Choke. Basically a food ball stuck in her esophagus. It was life or death. After trying to clear the blockage for 24 hours we had to call the vet out. Either she could clear it for a reasonable price or we would have to have her put down :(
Thankfully after 2 hours and $300 the vet cleared the blockage! Such relief for our family.
So appreciative of the support we have been shown!

We have a big announcement! We are growing! We are adding  little "monkey" to our family! Read our YOUCaring page for details. CLICK HERE
 We have always advocated and fundraised joyfully for other families but this time we need your support :) I would be so grateful if you would pray, share and donate if led to our journey.

Every donation of $6.00 or more will be blessed with a bar of homemade boutique style organic Goat milk and Essential oil soap! Please send me an email or fb message with your address and donation and I will bless you with a yummy bar :)

Be Blessed!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

And we have a winner

Thank you to each and every friend who shared and donated and prayed over the Kunkle family adoption and fundraiser! Together we were able to have a matching grant and raise $3250 AFTER the pesky Paypal fees ;)

A pittance is left of the HUGE mountain that stood between three young people who so desperately want a family of their own and the family fighting and sacrificing to get to them and make them part of their family.

And we have a winner!!! Thank you Liz for being such a huge support to the Kunkle family.
Please notify Buffey of your prize choice and she will ship it out asap.
Buffey leaves in 24 hours for Ukraine!!! So exciting.

Please continue to cover Buffey and family in prayers, She will be traveling to Ukraine alone. Ukraine is a beautiful country with wonderful people but the winter time is hard on everyone. Power outages , heat shortages, flu season and delays..


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Big PUSH and giveaway! For the Kunkle family

"Adopting a child wont change the world, but it will change the world for that child."

OR in this case the lives of 3 beautiful young people growing up alone, in an institution in a war torn country. Things will not improve for these blessings without a family. YOU can help change their worlds. Give them the love and security they so deserve.

Do you have $10 ? Continue reading  :) for a chance to be part of something amazing!

My dear friend Buffey and her family are on the home stretch to raising the funds to go to U* and  walk the walk to bring these children home. Your donation, prayers and shares of this post will help. Be part of something amazing. Lets do this! Nothing is impossible with God and his village :)

James 1:27 (NIV)

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.

 Tolik (15) and Anastasia (13) are biological siblings. Four years ago, as orphanages often do, the children became separated from one another.  This year they have had their hopes heightened with the understanding that Dale and Buffey Kunkle are coming for them both. The Kunkles hosted Tolik this summer.  The siblings have  been reunited briefly and are eager to be adopted.  Misha (16) entered the picture when Buffey visited the orphanage in Ukraine earlier this year.  Being a close friend to Tolik she began to learn about him, see their interactions and the nudging grew to consider bringing him home too. He prays for a forever family with his best friend and "brother".
Currently Anastasia,  Tolik and Misha are waiting in hopes that the Kunkle’s will return for them.  They are unaware that $17,000 (roughly) is needed to bring them home. Thanks to Pure and Faultless the  Kunkles were given the opportunity to receive a matching grant of $5000 if they raised $5000. Together we made this happen for them! Now the remaining $6000 or so needs to be raised. Buffey expects to travel to U* for her SDA appointment at the end of  THIS MONTH.   There is a weightiness in  knowing that trust is already a painful prospect for the children. Dale and Buffey want these children to know what every heart truly longs for, to be seen, understood, nurtured and enjoyed.
  Their family, their marriage,  and the children need our prayer support and encouragement during this time.

For every $10 donation to the pay pal link  on the right side you will receive 5 chances in the drawing for the following AMAZING prizes.
This is a donation based giveaway, no refunds :)  IF we raise the ENTIRE $6000 PLUS needed the Kunkles will draw ANOTHER name and we will have 2 winners!!!!!

FUNDRAISER WILL RUN FROM 1/12/2016 - 1/23/2016 
**extended until the 26th hopeful to reach the half way point of $3000


we have raised $250 just over night!!! THANK YOU!!! please keep sharing !

To see the Kunkles bio on Pure and Faultless click below.

Buffey, Dale and their 3 children. Kristina was adopted from U* in  2014 and is thriving in her loving family.
Tolik , Anastasia, and Misha

Tolik (15) and Anastasia (13) are biological siblings



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18-55mm and 55-200mm VR II lenses included

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I will add a counter to the blog soon to track our progress. Thank you to each of my dear readers who pray share and donate, to the Kunkle family.

Hugs !

Im back and we are doing well!

Hey ya'll. Its been a long bumpy road but we are finally at a place I think we all feel good about. Sasha has had many ups and downs, many challenge's and health issues with his ears. Many behavior issues and anxiety issues. 2 surgeries. In school, then homeschooled. Now after 3 years home I think we are settled into this "normal" and we have all found our place. Tatiana and Sasha are best buddies. She finds his eccentricities charming and quite funny. "That's just Sasha" she will explain. Love her outlook. Benji and Sasha are also close and have a language that only they can understand. That is good...and bad ;) they can put Dennis the Menace to shame the second my back is turned! Definitely keep me on my toes.

Pictures will follow soon with updates. I was forced out of hiding to help a dear friend. Buffey Kunkle fundraise and walk the long journey to bring home her 3 newest blessings from Ukraine. I will be using my blog as a home base, to focus on a giveaway for her family. I would love your support! Sharing and praying go a long way :)

A few pictures-

"...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)