Friday, September 28, 2012


Hello Friends and Family,

We've got some exciting news. Life changing, earth-shattering news. Did I mention it was big?

Drumroll please.....

OK, without further ado.....

we're adopting from Ukraine!

Yes, folks, you read that right. Mark and I are going to be parents (break out the bubblegum cigars)!! We're looking forward to days filled with back-to-back games of Candyland (or maybe that's just my fantasy), crafting, playing catch, giving the never ending answer to "but why?", reading Green Eggs and Ham, and raising him/her in the ways of the Lord. Also, this may be a little off topic...but can I please skip the Mini Van (Mark, I'm directing this one at you)?

We couldn't be more excited for this next chapter in our lives. God has truly blessed us and we are so privileged that he chose us to be parents to a precious child 6,000 miles away. We already know it's ours--we just need to go pick him/her up! And trust me, if we could fly to Ukraine tonight, we would. But then again, where would my never-ending lesson on patience come in?

I'm sure you all have a lot of questions about the process, when the bugaboo will arrive, and if we are going to name him/her after you (nice try). This blog is dedicated to keeping you updated on the steps along the way and the countdown to baby. In the mean time, please keep our munchkin in your prayers.

We love you all and are so happy you're coming with us on this journey! Get ready for another sassy Jackson in town!