Monday, August 8, 2011

Orphanages Donations

We received news this week we could possibly travel at some point in September. This has not been approved by the SDA but only the news of our translater. If so, we have about a month to prepare. We do want to take a bag full of gifts for the orphanages. We have gone through the list we were given and decided on just a few items that would be light weight so we can take a lot. We would greatly appreciate anything you are willing to give that is on the list below. These children deserve so much and this is our chance to give them things they may never have.

The items we have choosen to take are:
- Toothbrush
- Toothpaste
- Children's medicines
- Children's vitamins
- Bar soap
- Bandaids
- Onitments
- Deo

Thanks so much for your support!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dossier Submitted... Travel Date to Come

So in steps A-H that we were given at the very beginning of our process... We are in between G & H!! Our dossier (paperwork) has been submitted (G) but waiting on the travel date (H). It is so exciting yet so CRAZY to think we are finally here! Kostya (our translater) in Ukraine emailed us yesterday and informed us everything is submitted and he THINKS we will travel mid September... YES that is not very long! I have went into the frenzy of preparing bedrooms (which is SUPER hard to do when we know NOTHING about our child).. pet sitters (which we have 3 great ones).. preparing Mom to pay the bills and run the house while we are away (so THANKFUL to have a wonderful Mom who is willing to do anything).. maternity leave.. and the list continues!

We could not be more excited that the end of this part of our journey is nearing the end. We are so ready to have our child/ren home. We can't wait to be parents. I was thinking the other day how nice it will be to have a child call me "Mom"! I know so simple but I am so excited about that!

Thanks to all of you who have been keeping up with our journey and encouraging us through it all. We are so blessed to have you all.