This is the most helpful thing I could to help with my Large Family. I just wrote up a menu plan from August 21- November 30th. I keep all my recipes on my pinterest board FOOD FUN or Gluten/Soy/Dairy/Egg free….is that even possible? I do print some of my recipes to keep in our family binder but typically just bring up my pinterest boards and fix the recipe from that. I even planned nights we needed to eat because of soccer games.
First thing on my mind when I wake up is what will I feed these kiddos for supper….this takes the load off immediately.
seems to be a saying…that keeps popping into my mind as we wait for our sweet boy. Our son was born with biliary atresia and has had the Kasai surgery. He is doing extremely well. But we are not living in denial that he may most likely need a liver transplant someday. However…
HE NEEDS HIS FAMILY FIRST!!
We are fundraising like crazy and have received the Brittanys Hope grant but we must raise $2500 to receive the full $5,000.
My awesome friend Shari, from Personalized Prints donated 100 shirts for free. She is an awesome friends who I virtually met online while in process to bring Mia home. We just missed meeting each other in Korea to get our daughters and twice now we have just missed each other in Nashville.
She created this fabulous tshirt for us to raise funds for Cade’s adoption fees.
Sizes available are:
Youth XS-S-M-L and Adult XS-S-M-L-XL-2 XL-3XL-4 XL-5 XL 6XL
FOR ONLY $10!!!!!!!!!!
Shipping is $3
Yes you read that right!!! $10!!!!!! We were given 100 free shirts!! Which means if we sell them all we raise $1,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Praise the Lord!!!!
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Oh yes I did…I pushed and pushed for a December court date and I got it! I dont like having to behave like my paper pregnant hormonal self…but I am who I am.
Oh and yes I did dress us all in stripes…note to self..stop buying stripes.;)
Our first family photo, after Mia became an ‘offical’ family member!!
Judge Emery was so friendly and kind. She asked each of the kids to come up and bang her gavel. You know who was up first….he was all over that!
Next up Camye Renee….looking cute as ever!!
Oh yes and 12 years old is not to old…but 15 years old was…Kennith Blake had to give it a bang.
Little, sweet Mia Grace Heimee….all nervous and fingers in mouth…she even gave it a bang.
Some friends of ours were there to take some family photos afterwards…our courthouse is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Then out for ice cream…..:) Kimchi!!
And almost the entire family…we just need our little Avah home!!
What a journey this has been…such a great and blessed journey we are on our way back for another little ‘Seoul Sister’. This morning we given wonderful news that our homestudy was approved and we should have our notarized copies by Christmas. I highly recommend our homestudy agency in Greensburg, PA, Lutheran Service Society. They are wonderful!!
Two days ago we got an email from our agency CHSFS that Mia’s foster mom had sent a gift for her. We were so excited and Mia was ECSTATIC!!!!
So when the mail came today…and there was a box for her. She started running around the house screaming Omma…Appa…present..!!!!
She dove right in….
Aw….a letter my favorite part. Our agency had translated it but we have the original. I was so excited for a letter!!! Be still my heart….I just feel such a connection with her foster mom. I know the same love she felt for Mia. It just kills me to think of her loss.
Her beloved Pororo cell phone!!! The one we bought her in Korea had broke…she was soooo happy!!!
Oh yes and Perdy socks….!!!!!! Her favorite Pororo character!!!
And Mia’s favorite part….the pictures of her beloved Omma and Appa….She was immediatly pointing out to us who was who…not that we didnt already know. I have to say that we were afraid Mia may forget her foster parents and not recognize them. NOT A CHANCE….I am amazed how many times a DAY…she will rattle something off about Omma and Appa in Korea. She is so smart!!
Oh how happy she was…..:):)
I LOVE YOU OMMA AND APPA!!!
Not sure how this translates but here goes:
당신의 사려 깊음에 대해 너무 감사합니다. 단어는 내가 미아 그레이스 에 대한 당신의 사랑을 위해 내가 얼마나 감사 설명할 수 없습니다. 그것은 그녀가 그래서 한국에서 사랑받는 것을 알고 훌륭합니다. 네가 쓴 편지는 정말 의미가 항상 소중히 것입니다. 당신이 우리가 배려되고 말 감사하지만 전 언제나 우리의 딸을 위해 당신의 사랑을 위해 충분한 감사하는 길밖이 없다 생각합니다. 우리는 지금 당신을 위해 무언가를 준비하고 있으며 곧 그것을 보내드립니다. 그것은 앞뒤로 선물을 얻으려면 약 6 주가 소요 보인다. 정말 감사!