Here is the project I am teaching the ladies at my church for our Fall Craft Night in a few weeks. I made the ruffle pillow out of my husbands old dress shirt and 1/2 yard of paisley fabric. Here is the tutorial I used. The warm colors are getting me in the mood for fall!
Here's what the back looks like...so nice and clean. The back of the pillow is the front of my husbands shirt.
I've got a ton of other projects I'm working on! Getting ready for our upcoming craft boutique to raise money for our adoption and this little baby will be up for sale! I'm really excited about it and hope it goes well. Check back tomorrow for a fun surprise!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
This month we celebrated my son's 10th birthday on the 16th, mine on the 26th and Sergey's yesterday. We don't know the exact date of Sergey's birthday but we wanted to celebrate him and take pics for him to show him he was and is loved.
Prestin loves Legos!
My projects are coming along nicely, I will post pics as soon as I can:)
Friday, August 26, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
We are in a battle for our sons life to put it lightly. A few days ago we, as well as Jaime and Amy received news that the region we are all adopting from has now gone up to 4 trips and the cost has now moved up to $40,000.00+. Oh and on top of that they are asking that there not be any more than 5 kids at home. Well I was assured by our agency that that is just a preference. Lol, I mean seriously that's all I can do is laugh and throw my hands in the air and say God I give this all to you. There is a spiritual warfare going on and I am encouraged that we are doing something right and are walking the path God has set before us because the enemy is fighting against us big time. he does not want these children to be rescued...you know why? Because love is contagious! Love a.k.a Jesus Christ will show people that these children have value and that someone wants them. And they will start to question things. I believe with my whole heart that God is using all these adoptions to plant seeds. Whether it be in the judge's hearts, the country finally starting to see that these children have worth and can be apart of society or other people following these children's stories and gathering up the courage to start a journey of their own. Either way love is spreading and you can't help but catch it. From the beginning when we started this adoption we wanted first and foremost to glorify God and that is still our desire above all else. To be obedient no matter the outcome. I admit I am feeling beat down but not broken, and in no way am I giving up. I just want to be honest throughout this process, to share the ups and downs. Because when it's all said and done the ending will be so much sweeter and the joy overflowing when we look back and see how He carried us through it all. Baby boy WE ARE COMING!!!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
We are still waiting:( Our last meeting with our social worker was on June 17th, in which we were told that we would receive a email of our homestudy to be revised by the following week. We did not receive that email until almost a month later. I was told that the editor was backed up with a lot of homestudies, well hello a phone call might have been nice. So after I contacted them things started to move...a little. The copy was then emailed to our agency and then to Sergey's country to be revised. We finally received an email last Monday telling us what needed to be changed. Our social worker is now working on those revisions and then it needs to be sent back to Sergey's country to be revised again. Waiting on all these people is driving me bonkers! But at the same time I have a peace that it's all going to work out, just not in the time frame I would have wanted. But we all know God's timing is sooo much better. We were also told that it would be in our best interest to wait until after September to travel, the judge is on vacation at the beginning of September, so that means more waiting. Once we get our homestudy though a lot can be finished on our end. Sergey turns three this month, I have no idea what his exact birthday is. I was so hoping to at least have met him by now. And I was really hoping to be able to celebrate his birthday with him. This is one of the hardest things I've ever done, knowing my child is on the other side of the world and having no control and no way to be able to get him makes my whole body ache. We appreciate your prayers. We can't wait to hold this little guy in our arms and tell him how much we love him.