Tuesday, April 16, 2013

iPad mini giveaway- bringing "Hope" home!

And the winner is....Stacey C.!! Congrats!!!
Thanks to everyone who donated! We have been blessed!!

So, here we are! We are heading back to Ch*na for another beautiful blessing, and we could not be more excited about it! You can read about our precious "Hope" and our decision to adopt her here.
As we start our journey to "Hope" we find ourselves very short on the funds we need to bring her home. Due to "Hope's" medical needs, we may very well be in Ch*na sooner than later. So, we are graciously asking for your help.

We have an iPad mini to giveaway! 100% of the profits will go towards our adoption expenses and will help bring "Hope" home from Ch*na.

All entries for the drawing need to be in by Sunday, April 28th, at 5 pm. We will notify the winner later that night.
Just click on the PayPal donate button on the right. Please specify "donation" on PayPal. You can also pay by credit card on the donate button. For those that rather not pay via the website but want to enter please contact me at jbwachter@frontier.com

  • $ 5 for 1 entries
  • $ 10 for 3 entries
  • $ 25 for 10 entries
  • $ 50 for 25 entries

Thank you for making a difference for our family! We could not do this without the support of our friends and family!
If you are not able to financially help us at this time, that is OK, we just ask that you keep us, and "Hope", in your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

House pics

Sorry for the delay in getting the house pics up. I have had several ask, so here they are.
front of the house

back of the house, last summer

These are the upstairs pics 
Boys' room

Laina's room

Upstairs full bath room in the hallway

Girls' room

Master bedroom. We do have a master bath that I forgot to take a pic of

These are the main floor pics 
Front door entry way
Living room
Another view of the living room

Dining room

Kitchen and eat in area

Another view of the kitchen
1/2 bath that is in the small hall that leads to the family room
Family room
As you can see we need to do some updating at some point

3 season room off of the family room

Back yard this past summer
We do have a full basement. Half of it is finished (and was finished in the 70's). The kids LOVE the play space, despite the decor. The other half is unfinished with a workshop, laundry room and an additional storage area that we hope to turn into a 5th bedroom...hopefully next year. We still have a few finishing touches to make,like curtains, and some walll art, but they will come in time!
God has truly blessed us with a house that we love and an amazing neighborhood too!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pictures anyone?

Hope is in foster care with Grace and Hope for Children. The Ch*na staff of Grace and Hope is run by Christians belonging to a home church in her province. I have heard that they genuinely want what is best for the kids. Not one of their kids with Hope's condition has survived, up until now.
Please continue to keep Hope and our adoption process in your prayers.


Ephesians 3:20-21

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us
"Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you... For I am the Lord your God..
~Isiah 43:1-3