Hey all! It's been a while since I posted. Sorry about that. :)
Not much is new. I got a part time job (very part time - about 12 hours a week for now) to put 100% of my pay toward the adoption. I also babysit one afternoon every other week and that helps. New baby already has his/her own piggy bank (though it will be empty when baby arrives). :) It does just seem, though, like the money is slow to come right now. It's hard to come up with $30,000 as fast as you can. Even though every dollar counts, it's hard to believe that I'll ever see a number that big! :) But, it will happen and I'm SUPER excited for that day.
The out puring of love and support we've already gotten is amazing. I've started a Tastefully Simple Fundraiser and people are ordering. It's crazy to think that they are doing that on our behalf! :) Also, we don't have a 'fund' set up but we do have a 'chip in' site where you can donate money via pay pal. Or, feel free to send us a check. It will go right in new baby's piggy bank - and then make it's way in to our adoption account at the big bank. :) Anyway, along our last month and a half or so journey, we've come in contact with 4 other people who are currently in the process of adopting from Ethiopia. Also, we've come in to contact with 4 families who have already adopted from Ethiopia! That's amazing. That in it's self is so encouraging!
Anyway, planning our Thanksgiving meal and starting to get in to the Christmas mood as well. Very exciting this year with both kiddos! :)
Thanks everyone for your encouragement and support!