Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Productive Monday

After a lull, even though it is only Monday, things are considerably more productive this week. Hip-hip hooray!

Today I read over the rough draft of our homestudy! Just a few minor changes and it should be good to go! I also received confirmation that the immigration office received our application and all supporting documents were approved. John and I also went and applied for Julia's and Dennis' passports! To save money, I took their picture instead of paying someone to have it taken.

I also have to let all of you know that Julia has officially raised $342.00 towards her trip! That is not including people who have not mailed their checks yet. I am so proud of all of her hard work, and I am so thankful to all of you for your support. So many of you have placed orders and sent checks for more than the total, and it just blows all of us away that you guys are so supportive! Thank you so much!

I think this trip is going to mean so much more to Julia because she raised the money to go. Taking the initiative to earn her way, and following through is an experience all on its own...... something I know will make her appreciate it all the more. It really is touching for me as her mother to watch her every day crocheting as she works to catch up on all of the orders! Not that she is complaining. Even her sisters are cheering her on!

You can still place orders, but please be patient and expect at least one week from the time you mail your check because Julia is backlogged at the moment! In addition to scarves and bibs, Julia is making dishcloths for $6. Please specify if you have a preference for cotton or synthetic. I think both are great, but I personally prefer the cotton.

I must also give praise to the $200 that was donated through Reece's Rainbow yesterday for Alexsey's adoption! I don't know who it came from, but I do know that God is using you in a mighty way! Thanks so much! Just a reminder--- only a few more days to enter the drawing for the IPOD! Thanks again Sally, who is graciously hosting the raffle.


Sue said...

Send me the address so I can order some washcloths. I would like 2 cotton ones.
Glad to me able to order some!


Ashley said...

This is so awesome!!! Praise God for the way He is providing! I love seeing this. He is so good to us! :)

Abby said...
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Mellimaus said...

That was me up there, I was on the wrong account...anyway,
That is SO cool that Julia has raised so much money already! :D Glad everything seems to be going well so far. :)

Anonymous said...

That's so awesome Julia's a hardworker. I have a couple of questions - a little off topic of your post but 1) is Alexey supposed to go to a different orphanage at age 4? How close is he to his bd? Will he still be moved, even if you are in the process of adopting him? and 2) how much, if any, info do you have on your kids' birth parents? Would they, if they chose, be able to go back to the Ukraine and maybe find them at some later date?

julie said...

This is so Awesome Christine. Your family is truly blessed.

Have a wonderful day!