Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Not sure how to respond to comments so I'll just post LOL

Thank You Amy...Not announced yet but people can see my blog. Hoping & praying it all happens for this kid... Please pray our Immigration process goes smoothly. These poor kids that are older and ready to transfer break my heart. The world needs to know about these kids just waiting to die......I guess with all the voices of Reeces Rainbow adoptive families and Website it is happening..I hope Andrea can get on Oprah show or the news.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thank You Terri!

Thank You for our 1 st donation!
We have been able to change our day for finger printing...They now have Wednesday as a Walk in day I was told...so praying this is all correct and we will get them done asap!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Headed to the Doc today w/ Amelia..she has a cold or allergies..not sure at this point..had a fever 2 days ago now none..so confused! She is whining to go to school because I kept her home today..I guess she could have gone she looks pretty good just nose running at times.

Trying to get organized as usual..Having a small house and a lot of clothes is a problem...Not a lot of storage space or closets..Most of the laundry stays by the laundry room...so it's a pile. I am always trying out new ways to do things here like changing the furniture around.

Tonight is a party for the families with kids with Downs Syndrome. We all will bring something and I will be bringing cookies we made yesterday & milk! My favorite!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We got our finger print appointment, but have to change it because it's a Tuesday. We were hoping for a Saturday...so waiting for the new date.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Masha is home!

Masha is doing well...she is still taking antibiotics and steroids for her breathing and a few treatments with xopenex (like albuterol)to keep her airways flowing! Thankful to be home.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Please pray for Masha..she is in the hospital. She was having trouble breathing due to a cold and I took her in Friday night. She has no pneumonia or H1N1 or RSV...so thankful for that. They said her lungs are just very wet from mucus... it's not too serious. Her SATS were down to 85-89 when we got there. She is still getting a little oxygen so we are hoping to come home this afternoon..But might be tomorrow yet. Thanks for all the support!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Chip In is set up!

We are now accepting donations through Chip In...It goes through paypal so it is a very safe transaction. Any amount is appreciated...every dollar adds up. We thank you in advance for helping us to save Ivanna from the Institution.

We will also be having another Tricky Tray in January, so any gift cards are welcomed for that too. As long as it is a place that is nationwide and we would have in this area. You can email me if you are not sure & I can let you know if we have that store or restaurant in the area. Thank You.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Beautiful Story

Cherokee Legend

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage?

His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him an leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone.

Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.

He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own.

The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him .

Maybe even some human might do him
harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold.

It would be the only way he could become a man!
Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold.
It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him.
He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.

We, too, are never alone.
Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us, Sitting on the stump beside us.
When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.

If you liked this story, pass it on.
If not, you took off your blindfold before dawn.

Moral of the story:
Just because you can't see God,
doesn't mean He is not there.
"For we walk by faith, not by sight."

Monday, December 7, 2009


I just found these dolls surfing the web for dolls to make as a fund raiser...They are very cute..Hope you can figure them out. I thought one thing I read was about sand in the bottom of one of them to help them stand. So I would think you could put the sand in a little plastic bag. Hope this helps..I think you can glue gun parts of it too..The kerchiefs, hems etc. to save time.

Another cute Doll!

Double click to enlarge!

Friday, December 4, 2009

My Son the King!

Sometimes I think a brother would be good...but I'm not sure he'd want to share his crown LOL...He has his nitch with Dad amongst all the females and wouldn't want to risk spoiling that!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Double click to enlarge!


Someone visited the website from Vladimir Russia! I am hoping it is it Yulia's family.
Yulia is doing great..she is very healthy and speaking good english now. She goes to school and takes a bus and loves her teachers there. She is a very smart girl who loves affection and attention. Please email me if you are from Vladimir!!! You can contact me to say hello! EMAIL: rubenandjoann@msn.com

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I love these little Russian dolls would love to make them sometime!

Immigration cashed the check the file is open and they have started the process..Praying for the quick approval so we can save Ivanna on time before she is transferred!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009


Hoping to add another elf or 2!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Masha, Ivanna & me in the hallway at the orphanage

Ivanna & Me





Lilli Luda !


Gotta' fix the blog...when I put on a new post it puts all other posts in the archives...shouldn't do this..Have to get Hubby on the problem!

I'm waiting over here!

Hello little Mush Pie in Ukraine!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thank You all for your well wishes & prayers! So hoping to meet the deadline & get INS approval asap! Our guy can be tough..but I will call the congressman as soon as it's time! I was waiting until I got the approval to announce it but I forgot about my followers from RR Yahoo group! So YAY! We're going back! Not looking forward to the long trip over there but I will come home and then go back for the pick up. I email Ivanna's Mother every couple of weeks...she is really happy and praying it all comes to fruition by March.
So we will be doing more Tricky Trays I suppose...We will take any donations of items to raffle off...so anyone who would like to send stuff feel free...All items are welcomed because we can add to other themed baskets..also gift cards.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ok..so bump in the road...we are moving forward again with adopting Ivanna...Pray Immigration will go easy on us and quickly so we can save Ivanna from a transfer in February. We may be her last chance. She will flourish in America. She will go to kindergarten when she gets here, but not until September 2010. Praying all goes according to plan...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I need Hubby to set me up again with a counter & other gadgets...I am not good with all these details! LOL

Monday, November 2, 2009

Our last family picture August 2009

Hello ...This is a whole new blog...I accidentally deleted the old one!! Atleast I can have our blog address so everyone can find us! I will start blogging soon!