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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Money talk

You may have noticed I've been messing with the numbers in the list of B's adoption expenses. The thing that went up the most was airfare.

For both Axel and Asher's adoptions I traveled alone, so the airfare was significantly less. This time Dean is traveling with me for the first half of the trip. This will be our last adoption and he needs to be there! To get to lay eyes on his new son and see where he's been living is a part of the process Dean has missed out on but something he needs to experience. Also, Axel is coming along! There are a couple different reasons for Axel to go. First, if there are going to be any problems while I'm gone, it's going to be with Axel. LOL When I traveled for Asher's adoption, Dean ended up having to pull Axel out of school for a week because he was so naughty. The second reason is one that requires much prayer, planning and discussion, but importantly PRAYER. I will be traveling home alone with both boys. Lucky for me Axel is very easy to travel with and I'm sure he will be quite helpful in getting B home. Please Lord let "B" be as easy as Axel!

I have also added a couple of gadgets to the blog. On the left sidebar is a thermometer so you can see where we're at overall. I know when we started our first adoption I found it helpful to see how other families were "getting there". Also, I just like visuals. LOL

On the right sidebar I've added a chip-in button. I *think* that is all we will need to fundraise for this adoption. (Please Lord, let me be right this time!) I'm hoping to have a fundraiser coming up soon, I'm just waiting to hear that the item is completed.

There is always a question of having a money cushion. Remember the volcano??? Not only do volcanos happen, but if you're supposed to be flying they are very damaging financially. And also they might cause a person to freak out.

Well, we know "B" will be home before we know it. I can hardly wait!


  1. Let me know when you are ready to fundraise. I want to do what I can to help! (In the meantime, don't forget to check out the giveaway on Katya's blog, Welcome Home Katya!)

  2. Added a little something . . . you can make sure the ChipIn! account is working. ;)

    Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kim, Logan (Ds, 9) and Carson