Saturday, February 21, 2015

AND the WInner IS.....

                                Hamilton decided to help choose his family.....

(and as soon as we could get his nose out of the jar, we drew a winner! )

And the winner is.... Beverly L.  in  Florida!!
Congrats Beverly! 
Thank-you to everyone who donated towards helping us to bring Jackson home!! 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

CRAZIEST Adoption Drawing EVER

Craziest Adoption Drawing EVER

Every kids is begging for one of these... their very own teacup piglet!  Teacup Pigs have gained popularity in recent movies, leaving most kids asking for one.  True Teacups are under 50 pounds full grown, and can range in price from $700- $2,000.  They are hypoallergenic, easily housebroken, walk on leashes and are very smart when it comes to learning tricks.  And best of all they love belly rubs, so much in fact that when you rub their belly, they fall over. :) This drawing is for a two month old teacup named Hamilton.  He loves kids and other pets. His favorite treat is Cheerios. He has been raised in our home, from birth. 





Rules of the Drawing:


$10 donation= 1 entry
$25 donation= 3 entries
$50 donation= 10 entries

Drawing will be held on Feb. 21st and winner will be announced that day via our blog.

To enter click on the link on the right hand side of the blog or visit our family page below...

http://reecesrainbow.org/78257/sponsorbouchard-2
for a tax deductible donation.

Hamilton can be picked up at our home ( Missouri) or the new owner will be responsible for shipping. 
Any money raised beyond our goal will be applied to shipping, so keep an eye on the blog- shipping may be free! 

Pigs can be easily flown to your nearest airport.




Teacups are very lovable!



All money raised through donations in this drawing will go towards Jackson's adoption costs.  

Want to learn more about Teacups please visit our Facebook Page Sister Pigs.

Fun Piggy Fact: Piggies LOVE their blankets, even carrying them around the house with them. 



This is Thumbelina who takes her blanket and stands by the woodstove. ( we dont think she knows her rear end sticks out!) 


Hamilton thinks the cat is his best friend.

 Hamilton currently weighs 8 pounds.









Sunday, December 21, 2014

December

Tonight our seven year old volunteered to say the family prayer.  He prayed," Dear God, I pray for Jackson, and his paperwork to go really fast so he can come home soon. I love you, Amen" Jackson doesnt know someone is praying for him. 
Jackson doesnt even know he's being adopted.
He doesnt know his knew brother has designed their room, planned the games they can play, and counts down the days until he arrives. 
He doesn't know that tomorrow, on his birthday on the other side of the world, someone is celebrating him.  I can't wait for the day that he knows that he was loved before he ever got here! 

  This week our dossier went to China, and if you've ever adopted before you know what an accomplishment that is! Please join us in prayer for the remaining steps to go smoothly and for the financial provision of the up- coming steps.  

Januarys Needs:  $900 in legal/ agency fees

Monday, November 17, 2014

Jackson Adoption Update November

   Exciting news today, as our I- 800 A approval came! This means that our paperwork can go to the Consulate now, and then onto China next month! We are so thankful for all the details God has worked out for this, including the fees we needed for our November steps. 

Prayer Requests:  
     We would love it if you will continue to pray with us for God to prepare Jackson's heart for the changes he will be making as he joins our family next year.  Also, we are praying for a quick and smooth paperwork process as our paperwork heads to China next month.  


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jackson Adoption Update October..

   We got that piece of paper in the mail yesterday, the one we repeatedly checked the mail box over and over for the last two weeks! It was our invitation from the Department of Homeland Security to make the trip to St Louis to get fingerprinted.  The last step of our dossier preparation.  Five months of paperwork and we are on the last step of our side of the paperwork.  Then, begins China's side, which involves lots of waiting, but less work on our part.  :) Yeah!

We'd love to have you involved.  

Friday mornings we are setting aside time to lift up Jackson's adoption in prayer...we'd love to have you agreeing with us for the financial part, and for no paperwork issues.  Also, for God to begin to prepare Jackson's heart for the big transition.

We are trying to save/ raise $3,200 by the end of November.  This will have to be paid before our paperwork can be sent to China, and we have a deadline of December, 2 to have the paperwork in China.  Deadlines make this Mama nervous, but we know they are no obstacle for God! Thanks for joining us on this journey! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jackson Adoption Update: September

Jacksons September Adoption Update:

    Everyone has been asking how Jacksons adoption is going. I'd love to say that with each adoption we have become faster at the paperwork and it's flying, but that unfortunately is not the case.  No matter how many adoptions you do there are always paperwork issues! UGH! It looks like we have the "paper chase" almost wrapped up though, and should have the last documents to our agency by next week.  Yeah! Once that happens we can travel to St Louis for fingerprinting, and upon approval of that send our dossier to China.

Prayer requests for September:

We are praying for the remaining paperwork to go smoothly with no issues, and for a safe and timely trip to St Louis for fingerprinting.

Financial needs for September:

$890.00 fingerprinting fee.   ( Thank-you to those of you who bought a goat, that $$ is going towards this fee!  :) You will now have milk and help Jackson come home! :)  

     Thank-you for joining us in prayer and support as we work towards Jackson joining our family!! Everytime I see that adorable, chubby little face and those dimples smiling at me from the picture on the fridge, I just want to jump on the next plane to China...so hard to wait!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

And here we go again...

    We hear " you're crazy" often.  I doesn't bother me.  There are days when I tell myself how crazy we are! As I'm running late to church ( yes I overslept because I was up every two hours all night feeding goats or piggies)   and realize someone put the three year old in the car with no shoes, my seven year old son, decided to put his pj shirt back on at the last min, ( and I didn't see it until I looked in the rear view mirror)  and oh yes, the goat milk spilled all over my pants as I was running back from the barn, and I couldn't change them even if I had time because that mountain in the laundry room is not Mt. Everest, it's dirty laundry for nine people! So, when someone says how crazy I am, I'm thinking, " you have no idea!" But, for every hectic, crazy moment, my life is filled with twice as many blessed moments.  Not a day goes by that I dont get a love note,( adorable crayon scribbles telling me that I'm the greatest mom in the world).  I fall asleep to little hands and " I lub you Mama" 's I wake up to giggling voices climbing all over me, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.  All the chaos, all the noise, and all of the mess, can not even match all of the love and laughter that fills my heart! So when God opened the doors for us to go back to China, and get the precious little boy, with the huge smile, that followed us around the children's home, we couldn't be happier!