Friday, November 25, 2011

Travel Date!


What a Thanksgiving we had! We went from Hurry up and Wait to OMG, get your bags packed, you are leaving in 9 days!

That's right. We are leaving to U know where to get our boys. Our appointment date is December 6th. We will be leaving on December 3rd or 4th...I am waiting on flight info right now. We have SO much to do in a very short time, but we will get it done. To help with costs of leaving and being gone I have been working overtime and had signed up to work from tonight until Tuesday. I may have to make Monday my last night because Kai has therapy on Tuesday and my mom has to go so that she knows where it is.

We also thought we would have a couple more weeks to fundraise for the remaining money needed for both boys. We have some wonderful wonderful women doing great things for us! Christie Taylor is doing a Scentsy fundraiser for can still go and buy through Nov 30th, great for some Christmas gifts, just click this link: Thanks Christie!

Another wonderful momma will be donating to our fund in December, and for that I am truly greatful!

And once again, Patti is doing another fabulous giveaway. Patti is the momma who raised the original $15,000 for Peter is a mere 10 days, right before we committed to him. Patti has graciously added sweet Ty to her current giveaway to help us raise the last $3000-$4000 we need to have all costs covered. To check out her giveaway, click here:

I am very thankful for all of these women and each and every one of you who have given to our cause! And soon you will witness the results of your actions when we bring these two sweet boys home.

The next week is going to be a whirlwind, so I dont know how much I will be on here or Facebook, but I will try as best as I can to update everyone. I cant wait to post the first pictures of our boys! I cant wait to meet them and hug them and see their sweet faces.

Thank you everyone!


  1. Hi Julie! I beleive I was your waitress at Pappadeaux at the beginning of your amazing journey to bring your children home.

    I was listening to the Rod Ryan show this morning and heard Rod talking about a couple going to the Ukraine to adopt to children with Down Syndrome. Somehow I knew that the couple he was referring to was the same couple that came in to Pappadeaux. I checked out the link you gave to Rod, and sure enough I saw your picture and knew I was correct. When you and your husband came in yall told me your were going to adopt two children and I was in awe then! After hearing Rod tell your story, I was crying. I have several family memeber with special needs due to a genetic disorder. I've always had so much respect and been so awed by their closest family memebers. The dedication, strength, and patience they carry is so awe-inspiring to me. I knew you and your husband were remarkable people when yall were in the restaurant, but I just didn't know HOW remarkable yall truly are! Yall are blessed beyond belief, and I wish the blessing to continue to shower upon you and your family relentlessly!

    I'm honored to have met two people so selfless and giving. Have a wonderful trip back home! Good luck! :)

  2. Well I hope you will be there for our journey home! We will stop in and see if you are there after we land! I'm glad our paths crossed :)