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!


  1. I am thrilled that you are obediently following the Lord's leading! I can't wait to see the child(ren) He has selected to place in your lives knowing that He chose you to be their parents before the foundations of the world. Yeah God!

  2. This is such exciting news! We can't wait to hear about all the adventures and challenges of your journey. Lucky, lucky baby who is waiting to meet their parents--YOU!

  3. Pam & Aunt Diane--Thank you so much for your support. We so appreciate it!

  4. We are so, SO excited for you guys!!! What wonderful news!!! I know God's got the perfect child(ren) picked out for you. We will be praying and can't wait for updates!

  5. What wonderful news, Congratulations! You will both be amazing parents and any baby/child would be incredibly lucky to have you two as parents. I can't wait to meet him/her!

    Much Love from Debra, Shawn, Alex & Colin :-)

  6. Thanks Caitlin & Andy! Are you guys coming out West for the holidays? Love & Miss you!!

    Debra, Shawn, Alex & Colin: Thank you!! Lets plan a get together soon, we'd love to see you guys!

  7. I'm SO excited for you guys, Jenny!!!!

  8. Thanks, Em! I'm SO excited for YOU guys!!!