Rockin' Adoption

Mammoth Garage Sale!

Paul is taking off work on Thursday, the grand parents are keeping the kids, and we are making a mad-sweep of the house and getting rid of everything.  Well.  Not EVERYTHING, but lots and lots of  junk  beautiful, wonderful, what-a-treasure-to-own stuff!

One of my dearest friends Jacquetta is going to be helping and hopefully we can have the boys together and they can do a little lemonaide stand as well.  We’ll see how that goes first.  But what a blessing that we have a friend who would actually want to come help organize our stuff and sit in the hot sun with me while we try to sell it!  If there is one thing you can say about Jacquetta, it’s definitely that she has THE most giving heart.  I’m pretty sure if I had to sell my car she’d let me  use hers without hesitation and then wake up extra early so she could get her son to daycare and carpool with her husband.  Luckily, I don’t have to sell my car.  Come to think of it, maybe she’ll loan me the 30k I need for the adoption…..

I’m pretty excited to A. Raise some money so we can get our munchkin home!  and B.  To de-clutter our house.  But Mostly A.  I cannot wait to meet this little person.  I know it sounds crazy, but I already love him/her.  I think about munchkin every day, a million times a day.   Ben asks about his baby brother or sister, or asks to pray about him/her.  It’s expanded and warmed my heart beyond what I could have imagined.  I am so honored that HE picked us.  That He found us worthy of adoption and loving on one of His lost and precious babies!  I will do everything I can to make Him proud!

I’ve only ever made like $200 on garages sales before so I have NO idea how much we’ll make for this one.  I’d be happy with $200 again.  Whatever gets us closer to bringing our son/daughter home would be amazing.


Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.

Colossians 1:10 NLT

Breakin’ in

A while ago I locked our filing cabinet because Laney was able to get in it and eat remove some papers.   Paul, decided it would be a great idea to tape it closed.  This was a great idea.  Until I needed to get into it.  Which really never happens but hey, adoption will make you  do some crazy things.  So I cut into the tape got what I needed and decided that I should just lock it and not have to worry about re-taping it.  Then I decided I’d put the keys somewhere, where we’d be able to find them.  Some place I would definitely remember.

Weeeelllll… I’m sure you’ve realized by now that I don’t have ANY idea where those darn keys are!   I’ve racked my brain trying to think of where I would think a safe and memorable place would be.

After many frustrating, days Paul finally broke into the filing cabinet.


I’m not sure how.  But I’m sure it involved some of those many muscles of his.  My man is hot.

(Disclaimer- this is not my man)

We have all our records that we need except for Pauls birth certificate.  We’ll have to send for one on Friday.  But this paperwork will be done and mailed by Monday!!!

And on a completely different and unrelated side note… is this real?

I found it in my google search for the pictures above.  I’m holding on to this monstrosity gem forever.  Infact.  Consider it my screen saver.