Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have been enjoying this holiday season and all the traditions you have with your loved ones!  This year we decided to carry on Jon's family tradition of cutting down our own Christmas tree and I'm so happy we did!  There is just something about a real tree and that pine smell :)

Jon and I were able to get our fingerprinting done yesterday!  It was $80 total and we were so thankful to have the money to do it.  We are continually blessed by your generosity and love for Asher.  The fingerprints we got yesterday were for our homestudy.  Believe it or not, we will have to get another set of fingerprints taken for our dossier and those will be $170 total!  We think it's a little crazy that we have to pay so much to get fingerprinting done TWICE when our fingerprints will remain the same.  We are coming to realize that there are many parts of this process that could be streamlined and made cheaper so that it would be easier for people to adopt because these sweet kids need loving families!

Next on our list is another home visit from our social worker.  This is scheduled to take place two days after Christmas, so I'm a little anxious about getting our house in order for it.  I'm hoping this time they actually look through the house! :)

We continue to receive donations and we are beyond thankful for each and every one, no matter the amount.  We haven't started any new fundraisers because we just aren't sure what to do yet.  Right now I'm focusing on getting our story out there to more people and would be so very grateful for anyone who felt led to share our story and our blog.

We hope and pray you all have a very Merry Christmas and that God would bless your new year!  Hopefully we will have our sweet boy home with us this time next year!  Love you all!


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