I know, I know! It's been forever since I have posted. I haven't intentionally done that. It's just that we have no news to share, thus I did not feel the need to post anything. Many of you though have been asking me questions, thus I thought I would update a little bit.
Last week we packed our bags to go house sit for the week at my parents (as they were going on vacation). We were in charge of taking care of 4 horses, 5 cats, 2 dogs, the house, and ourselves! Phew! Needless to say, I received a text on Sunday saying they were on their way home. They were staying at the same place we did a couple of weeks before, but because of the size of their family, were told they were breaking fire code. What a bummer for them. There was then a week of vacation to use for free being wasted. We thought about it and decided to go ahead and go. Our thought was that if Chris got called for work, he would head back home. Otherwise, we would enjoy our second free vacation as a family. Chris did not get called! We ended up enjoying a week together just relaxing all over again. We ended out the week with a baby doctor appointment which went super well. We are thankful to God that we got another refreshing time to enjoy to ourselves before all three of our lives change drastically.
Onto the questions we have been getting. The main one is, "Have you heard back on grants?". The answer unfortunately is no. :( I wish I could come on here and update you and say that in those two weeks we have heard something, but I can't. We do still have two applications to fill out. After completing a third application last night for a grant, we received an e-mail this morning stating they are not accepting applications at this time. What a bummer! Join with us in prayer that we will hear back soon on the three we are waiting on.
The second question is actually more of a statement than a question. "You guys are still adopting, even though you are pregnant?!?". Yes, call us crazy, but we are. Many people have been shocked when one of us mentions that we are still adopting. We feel the need to share our hearts on this one. Long ago, when Vanessa was just a teen, she felt strongly called by God to adopt. Chris, like most guys his age was not thinking about children, let alone marriage. Once we met, fell in love, and got married, God slowly changed Chris' mind. In fact if you ask Vanessa, she secretly thinks this is harder on Chris than he lets on! :) Our plan all along was to adopt whenever that would be. We are so thankful to God with the blessing of our biological daughter and also another child on the way. However, we feel strongly, that despite all that, we need to adopt. We have been in contact with our social worker and she states that they are extremely desperate for families right now (yes even for infants). She believes that once we are financially set, we will end up with a babe. Talk about amazing! We cannot wait for that day. Please join us in prayer that God will provide the finances so we can get to that day sooner rather than later.
Lastly, we have the opportunity to win this: Blushing Buttercream Pettiskirt GIVEAWAY!!!!. All I have to do is link it to this post and I am entered to win. Wouldn't this look beautiful on our baby??? Of course, if we end up adopting and/or birthing a boy, we will just have to either pass it on or save it for a future babe. ;)