Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Our 171H!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The girls and I drove all the way out to the ballfield to show daddy! This is the LAST bit of paperchasing we had to do and it's DONE!!!

Jay mailed all our docs (minus the 171H that will go early next week) to the Houston Consulate on Monday. Once we get those back and get our 171H authenticated, we'll send off our dossier to AWAA and be officially DONE with the paperchase!!!!

We are SO SO thrilled!!! Thank you Jesus!!!

We're COMING ASHLEY!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Not Complete

Saturday morning is a special time when we all have "family snuggle" in mama and daddy's bed. Yesterday, as daddy was calling everyone to come in, he said, "time for family snuggle!!!" Ally (who is 3 mind you) says in a loud voice," Daddy we can't have a family snuggle because our whole family is not here. Baby Ashley is not here so we are not a whole family."

Oh, the wisdom and the faith of my precious three year old!! Thank you God for making this a walk of faith of our entire family, even the little ones! Ashley we are not complete without YOU!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

FOUR Weeks and Counting...

It's now been 4 weeks since our fingerprinting. Please pray with us that we'll recieve our approval this week. We know that the Lord is in control. Also, the transmission on our van looks like it went out today. (yeah, the day's pretty much sucked. I know, I hate that word, but it's the truth.) My husband's first words to me were, "this didn;t surprise God" as I tearfully called the tow truck. We have the cash to fix it. In our adoption savings. As Satan tries to thwart what God has set aside and provided for Ashley, please pray that we would be wise to his attack. He (Satan) would like nothing more than for us to believe that God won;t provide and try to get us to use that money for somehting other than what we know God has given us.

Monday, April 14, 2008

get your tissues...

This is a family that is with our agency, AWAA. Denise just returned from China today..and this video is so amazing! Maggie Mae is so cute! She was also a SN adoption, she has a repaired VSD of her's amazing what China considers a special need!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

One of those days...

Of just wanting her home.

Two Weeks and Counting.....

please continue to pray that our 1-171 comes in the mail ASAP. We need it soon before some key documents begin to expire.

On another note, a wonderful family from Texas gave us a wonderful gift! They heard about us through a mutual friend and felt God calling them to help us with our adoption. Instead of presents for their little girls first birthday, they asked people to donate to help bring Ashley home! We are continually amazed at God's faithfulness to us and how He prompts people to give. Thank you, Landry Kate for giving up your presents for our Ashley! Your mom and dad will be another story we share with Ashley about how God used His people to help bring her home! Happy Birthday!