After some digging on our agencies part we finally received word yesterday that on June 28th we were approved and we became officially registered with the MOJ on July 6th. Such exciting news. It may seem like a small victory to some, but we are so grateful. I had originally set a goal of July 4th, and I thought I had gone waaay past that, but in fact we almost made it! I told dustin the good news was the first month of our wait was almost already over and we didn't even know it, haha! Now if the next 2-3 years will go by that fast!
We are getting geared up for our big yardsale in 1 1/2 weeks! I should definitely take pictures of all 3 rooms in our house that are packed with donations for our yardsale! We are so excited! We've set a lofty goal of $5000.00! I've also started working on Grant applications. 1 down and 1 to go, the Show Hope grant is pretty detailed and I'm guessing will take us atleast 2 months to get completed. Good thing we've got so long to wait and I don't have to rush rush rush on these! I would loooove to have our adoption fully funded by this time next year. That's around $18,000 including travel and everything! Good thing we serve a BIG God who is capable of supplying, we certainly couldn't do it on our own!
If anyone is interested in purchasing a block of our quilt you can pay in the paypal donations section and send us what you want it to say and we will write it in for you! If you're lost on what I'm talking about, read the last post. Basically we are selling single blocks for $10, 3 block lines for $20, and a full 9-block patch for $50. It is our hope to get all blocks sponsored and written on by the end of the year! We want our daughter to have it as a keepsake and see all the amazing people that helped to bring her home. Some people only want to write their name, others are writing scripture, and some are writing personal notes to her, whatever you heart desires we are open to!
I suppose the updates on things will slow down at this point, except for fundriasing. I will try my hardest not to abondon this blog during the long wait!