Our Story

Our Story
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands.
~ Kristi Larson ~

Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, You didn't grow under my heart - but in it!
~ Fleur Conkling Heylinger ~
Adoption is not the call to have the perfect, rosy family. It is the CALL to Give LOVE, MERCY, and PATIENCE.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Glimpse at Our Year!

This year has brought so many unexpected changes to our family!  I thought it would be neat to document our journey with some words and pictures of our beautiful family along the way!

~ Josh and I got to go to Marriage Retreat for the first time ever! SO much fun!
~ Hubby got lots of hunting in - these are the only pics from January I could find!

~ Noah turned 6! (My Neice turned 8!)
~ We went to McCall on our annual trip with the Krohn Family

~ Leah Turned 4!
~ My Brother Got Married
~ Jarod did some Wrestling
~ Josh popped the Question - "What would you think about adopting a little girl?!" 


~ Jarod Turned 8!
~ God helped us decide to grow our famiy through Adoption!


~ Started Home Study with New Beginnings
~ Got Accepted to the Ethiopia Program with America World - Started Dossier
~ Celebrated our NINE year Anniversary
~ Noah Graduated from Kindergarten
~ Went fishing for Memorial Day


~ Finalized Home Study
~ Worked on Dossier
~ Went Camping
~ Everhart Family Reunion
~ Jarod Broke His Arm!!


~ Hosted the BIGGEST Yard Sale EVER - Raised $5800
~ Grandma Everhart went to be with Jesus in HEAVEN

~ Went Camping
~Officially DTE - Dossier to Ethiopia
~ Back to School - Mom 4th Grade, Jarod 3rd Grade, Noah 1st Grade


~ 1st Catfishing Trip
~ Daddy Got a Bull Elk
~ 1 Month DTE and Waiting

~ Fun with Friends at the Corn Maze
~ Flag Football
~ Pumpkin Carving
~ Watched African Children's Choir
~ Worked an Adoption booth at the Stephen Curtis Chapman concert
~ 2 Months DTE and Waiting


~ Jarod went with Daddy Hunting
~ Thanksgiving w/ Family
~ Noah got to go to his FIRST BSU Game
~ 3 Months DTE and Waiting


~ Fun Christmas Time with Friends and Family
~ 4 Months DTE and STILL Waiting

We know and trust that God's plan is perfect and He knew what this last year would hold! 
He also knows each and every memory that this coming year will bring!
We are hoping and praying that 2012 will bring more smiling faces into our home!

We got a beautiful new picture frame from the in-laws for Christmas - I am hoping to have new faces to fill it with in the coming months!  But what I love about it is the quote that is on it - it seems so perfect to explain the journey we have been on this last year and the hope we having for 2012!


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