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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Golden Ticket Day!

'Cause I've got a golden ticket
I've got a golden twinkle in my eye

I never had a chance to shine
Never a happy song to sing
But suddenly half the world is mine
What an amazing thing

'Cause I've got a golden ticket

I never dreamed that I would climb
Over the moon in ecstasy
But nevertheless, it's there that I'm
Shortly about to be

'Cause I've got a golden ticket
I've got a golden chance to make my way
And with a golden ticket, it's a golden day

Yay! We got our immigration approval in the mail on Monday morning. I was at the dentist when it arrived, so Brandon got to have this experience on his own, but I got it in a text.
So we worked all day yesterday getting our dossier ready to mail. Now it is all faxed, signed, notarized, certified, and appostilled! We have it in a box, and we are just waiting to hear back from our team with the go-ahead and the address and the beast will be off!
I can't wait to get it out of our house, and to Artem's side of the world!
Be in prayer that it happens quickly!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


So many exciting things have happened recently! We had a wonderful dinner and silent auction. It was a huge success thanks to so many people that helped out, donated, and bid on items. We were able to raise $32OO for Artem's adoption. It was so much fun to spend time with everyone who is supporting and loving us through this process and just get to talk about Artem all night. We were blessed to have Diana Merzweiler as our guest from Down Syndrome of Louisville who came to talk about what they do there and all the things Artem will get to be involved in! Her support has been priceless.
We are getting so close to our goal. We are shy just a few thousand dollars and we would love to see our FSP reach $5000 before we travel. So head on over to to donate to our FSP.
We continue to wait for our USCIS approval. Our congressman has agreed to help us move closer to this goal. I was really hoping we would have it by today. We are really getting close to the November deadline and it is making me super nervous, so we continue to pray and wait and call out to God for this "Golden Ticket". It would be great to just finish this already.
AND I recieved the most wonderful gift this week while we wait. Updated pictures of Artem from a wonderful girl serving at his baby house! So I will share this gift with you...

These pictures are bitter sweet due to loving getting to see him. But they also make me much more impatient to get to him. How I want nothing more than to hold him and touch him myself. Who knew I could love someone so much without ever even touching him. Who knew we could be capable and called to such a journey as this. We are blessed....

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Reece's Rainbow New Website

Very excited to announce that Reece's Rainbow has a new and improved website!!
It is more user friendly and you can use the search engine to find our family!
Or you can go to
Go check it out!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fundraiser Weekend!

This Saturday we will be hosting a Dinner and Silent Auction at FBC Mt. Washington in hopes that it can end our fundraising efforts. Please be in prayer that many will come out and support us, and bid on our items!