Thursday, March 29, 2012

Always been my favorite number...

This was the best I could get today:)  As most of you know we are on our way to Olivia's country in less than 24 hrs!  There are honestly no words that could describe how I feel today...  Keep us in your prayers and I will see you all on the other side of the world:)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Officially less than a week now!!!!

Sorry our countdown picture took a little longer today...  We're busy getting ready for our trip:)  Can't believe I can actually say that now!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dad wanted in the countdown fun:)

Okay peeps....  7 days........ That's, 160 hours, 10,080 minutes or 604,800 seconds.  However you want to calculate it, very, very soon Olivia will forget what it feels like to be alone.....


Monday, March 26, 2012

Getting There!!!

My model wasn't in to it this morning:)  In case you can't read sideways.....  8 MORE DAYS UNTIL OUR LIVES WILL BE FOREVER CHANGED IN WAYS I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO IMAGINE!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Let the single digit countdown continue!!!

This countdown is JUST the days we have until we get to hold our sweet girl.   We are advised not to say the exact day that we are traveling but lets just say its in LESS THAN A WEEK:)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Counting Down Fast!!!

Starting to freak out a little...  How in the world can I leave her? :(

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Countdown continues!!

Words could NEVER even begin to explain the complete joy in my soul today!  We have booked our flights!!!  It's real now!  The tiny Angel that has only existed to us in a small picture and a short 30 second video will be in her Mama's arms in 14 days!!!!!  Our family will be complete that day.  Olivia will take her first breath of life.  A new life that is filled with freedom, hope and the love that was meant especially for her beautiful, perfect heart!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Best Easter EVER!!!!!!

Guess what that AWESOME number means!!!!!!!!!!!!  Livvy girl, Mama and Papa are on their way!!!  2 stinkin weeks and you will NEVER, EVER have a day go by without knowing how loved you truly are....

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Last Chance!!!!

We're in the last few hours of the givaway that the four amazing girls from 4 Girls 4 Christ have blessed us with!!!!  Thank you all so much for donating and praying for us.  The biggest thank you that we could EVER give you will be Olivia in our arms... Have a great weekend and I will hopefully be updating with some very exciting news Monday.  As always keep praying!  Don't forget to get in on the awesome prizes before the giveaway ends tonight!!  We are at $1320 and that just blows my mind!  Lets share the heck out of it for the last time before it ends!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Another "Monday" promise...

You guessed it...  No phone call this morning:(  We now have been told that hey will not be issuing any more dates this week.. Once again, Monday's "the day"...Have to be honest, it's gettin to me a little. I'm trying hard to hold it together but it's getting so difficult fighting that tiny evil man sitting high up on my shoulder.  With each morning that passes without a phone call I feel the strength being sucked out.  Please continue to pray for us and Olivia because we need each other!

Please help these beautiful girls reach their goal for Olivia's givaway..  They have worked tirelessly for each and every last dollar that you all have graciously donated.  The givaway ends tomorrow and I so want them to feel the glory that they deserve for being the Lords voice.  Please share and together we can change the world!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


No news today.... Thank you all for the prayers.  They're keeping me going!  I can only imagine the celebration when when it's our turn:)

Monday, March 12, 2012

:( Good News/ Bad News

The good news is that 3 of the families that were submitted with us got their dates this morning and obviously we can all figure out what the bad news is....    It's okay, nobody likes Mondays anyway!   Who am I kidding?  Every morning is a magical one when you get to wake up next to her!

Her Jammies say "I Love Cookies"

There's always tomorrow and a full night sleep is overrated anyway so I will climb in bed tonight with my phone attached somehow to my hand, try to actually close my eyes and wait for it to make some kind of noise... 

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Monday!!!!! Monday!!!!! Monday!!!!

Can you tell I'm excited about my Monday morning phone call? I will let you all know as soon as I come down off my cloud:)  There's always the chance that Tuesday will be the day but I'm putting all my eggs in the Monday basket for sure! Pray Pray Pray......

Check these girls out!  They have raised $1080 for us in us than a month and they're still going!  I have been left completely speechless with each and every dollar.. Please share their blog even after our givaway is done.   Help them be the hands and feet of our God and know that honestly, these 4 beautiful girls will someday be responsible for saving countless lives.

There is still time to donate and help us raise those last few dollars and win great prizes at the same time!

 Just a little teaser :)

How beautiful is our girl?  

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Good News:)

Received news today that we will absolutely be issued our travel dates on Monday or Tuesday!!!!  That definitely jump started my heart!  We will be most likely be in Olivia's country and holding her in less than 2 weeks!!!  Unbelievable......

STACEE SMITH!!!!!  Keep those comments comin!!!  They are actually keeping me quite entertained while I wait:)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait......

This is how Chloe and I feel about having to wait another week to find out when we will finally get to hold our baby girl!

One would think that after waiting 10 months, waiting another week will be a piece of cake.  One was so WRONG!    We literately have our bags packed and  by the door....  We are all dressed up with no where to go... Get where I'm going with this????  WE ARE READY!  Our baby girl needs us and we need her.   There are no words to describe the wave of complete sadness that came over me this morning when my phone didn't ring at the crack of dawn and devastation set in when 7am rolled around and still nothing.  Needless to say that we did receive an email  informing us us that we will be waiting another entire week before we hear when our "invitation" appointment is.  May as well be another 10 months.  Enough whining Beth!  Once I got through my pity party I hugged each one of my kiddos, sent them off to school and sat down and had a serious heart to heart with God!  The whole "It's in God's timing Beth" was not comforting me at all this morning and believe me I heard it from about 50,000 people so I decided to say a little prayer and move along .  I did finally come to grips with the reality that we've got to be patient for a few more weeks. I have faith that the path that was carved out for us long long ago has been precisely mapped out and soon we will be skipping happily along, right through those orphanage gates!!!  

So, I guess I can wait. but it certainly it wont be patiently and I guarantee I will have more than one day this week when I feel a little like this...

So keep those prayers coming.  They are honestly a lifeline...