Monday, November 16, 2015

Off we go!

Our great friend, Ashley took us to the airport at 5:00 am!  We were so excited to finally after almost 2 years getting to meet our girl!
When we arrived it was raining hard.  We got in a van and headed to the hotel.  We were so tired by the time we got there, we ordered pizza and went to sleep!  We were all awake about 3 am for the day!!  We headed to our old house near Camp Humphreys and to Osan to do some shopping!  My daddy was stationed at Osan about 50 years ago!! We had yummy chicken on a stick and yakimandu! We get to meet our girl tomorrow!!!!!!!

Monday, November 9, 2015


We met our precious girl!  She is full of energy and loves the boys. The first question from the foster family was where is her big sister!  Her foster family is wonderful.  We can't wait to go back and see her again on Wednesday. Thank you Lord for allowing us to be her parents.  She is full of life, very busy and foster family says very smart:)  Her foster sister, mom and dad were at the meeting and they LOVE her so much!!  We are blessed that she has been in such an amazing foster home.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Headed to Seoul!

Tomorrow morning we fly to Seoul at 6:30 a.m.!  I am overwhelmed with emotions and joy as we will be meeting our girl after a LONG 20 months.  We arrive in Seoul on Saturday at 4:00 and then we will meet her at Eastern on Monday morning!  Bags are packed and I cry every time I think about how honored we are that God is allowing us to be Jacie's parents.

Charlie, Tae and Ree Ree are all going with us.  Our sweet Jerri Lynn cannot go due to her seizures, however, Aunt Stephanie is coming with Avree and Addie and PUPPIES to play with !!  Then Grandma will come to spend some special time with Jerri Lynn.  She is VERY excited and "chose" to stay home, which was such a blessing that God provided for this situation. We are extremely sad to leave Jerri Lynn for a week, but know that she will be in great hands.

Today, Charlie woke up with strep throat.  The enemy wants to keep us away from caring from orphans and we won't be defeated!  We are praying that he feels better soon and that the rest of us stay well!

My sweet friends have all been praying over us today and it has helped so much.  I thank God for giving me the best friends in the world!

These photos are of AhRin at 40 months. She is so beautiful and so grown!!!  I'm too excited to sleep.  God's timing is perfect and we trust Him in all things!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

37 months!

W 11.7 H 90.2 Hd 48.8 Ch 48.2 T 8/8 (Jun 19, 2015 / 36M)
W 12.0 H 91.2 Hd 48.8 Ch 48.2 T 8/8 (Jul 20, 2015 / 37M)

Love this piggie tales!!!!  You are wearing everything we sent you head to toe!!!! We love you!!!

Our sweet girl- 38 months!

Here is the latest update about Jacie!  This is the care package we sent her!!

W 12.2 H 93 Hd 48.8 Ch 48.4 T 8/8 (Aug 20, 2015 / 38M)

You are growing up too big our precious girl.  We pray for you and your foster family everyday.  We pray that God is preparing your little heart to come to your forever family.  We love you sweet girl!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

EP Submit!!- One step closer!

Today, Mary Anne our social worker called and said she had good news!  We FINALLY are submitted for Emmigration Permission. She said our shortest time before we could travel would be 6 months and the longest being 12. Jacie Reese we will be there before you know it!  We love you sweet girl!!

W 12.1 H 89.5 Hd 48.5 Ch 48.2 T 8/8 (May 21, 2015 / 35M)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Home Study Update and Forget the Frock

We had our home study update today with our social worker.  Kids were so cute- they cleaned up so well and kept saying, "The inspector is coming to see if we can get Jacie!" We have to get medical physicals done again and tons of paperwork.  Adoption is a lot of work, but God uses every part of the journey to refine us. Jacie our heart yearns for you to be home. We love you!

We took this picture today of our family in our "Forget the Frock" shirts! This Easter instead of buying fancy new clothes, we purchased a Forget the Frock, feed an orphan shirt!!  All money went to provide for needs of orphans worldwide!