Monday, February 4, 2013

We're down to four weeks away from going

I can't believe we're getting this close.  We won't know for sure until we receive our appointment from Ukraine, but we are projected to leave in about four weeks.  Next week I'm expecting to receive the email with our appointment.  This is crazy that we're this close.  I love it!  There is so much that we need to do before we go.  We do have the girls signed up for school, including Liliya and Sasha, so they can attend as soon as they are ready.  The biggest objective in going to school for the last month of the school year is to help them learn English.  We still need to get our house ready for three to five more people.  We need to start thinking about what we need to take to Ukraine.  And what we want to bring for the other children and the caretakers at the orphanage.  They are in a rural and very poor orphanage.  We want to help them out the best we can.  We also need to plan what my parents will need while taking care of our children who are staying home.  And continue to fundraise.  It will be wonderful to be able to stop asking everyone for money someday!  We are getting closer to our fundraising goal.  If you can help in any way, we are so appreciative.  There's no way we would be able to do this without your donations and support.  Thanks.

To help fund the girls' adoption, we are selling Dalton's bread mix - makes four 1 pound loaves and comes in white or wheat. It is the same recipe as Grandma Sycamore's. We'll be selling this at the Valentine's Craft Fair in Payson, but you don't have to wait to buy it there! Buy some now too. :) $8 per bag. Each bag makes four 1 pound loaves. The picture shown is the wheat bread.  You can stock up on it.  The mix has a 1 year shelf life.

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