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.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Noah Cuteness, Good Wishes, and Update

So I will start with a bit of Noah Cuteness Tonight!  My little man has become quite a funny little dude!  He is VERY Stubborn and has decided he loves soda (thanks to introduction NOT by me originally) and tea and anything if it is in someone else's cup, Especially if it is a restraunt cup with straw!  BUT not a sippy cup with straw!  He won't drink from those!  He is also pretty smart at figuring out what we want him to do.  Tonight I had the camera and was trying to get some cute shots of him and he started trying to get my Diet Dr. Pepper in a Sonic Cup.  I am like don't worry bout the cup, smile for mommy!  Well, he starts pointing at the cup and then looking so cute and then saying peeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz  LOL  I got some really cute shots and then I took a video :)  I hope you enjoy!  :)  more below all that :)

Today we had a Chicken Spaghetti Plate Lunch Sale!  I made plates for 57!  We raised a profit of $85 plus a $30 donation!!  God is so good!!  Next week is Red Beans and Rice with sausage, cornbread and a dessert.  Praying it goes well!  here are pics from today!

I wanted to share about our Jeremiah's 100 Good Wishes website!!!

This is a site started by an adoptive Family and it is based on a Chinese Tradition of 100 Good Wishes for a Baby.  I had tried before to do a quilt with teh 100 Good Wishes thought behind it during Noah's Journey but could not get folks to send me squares to put in the quilt.  This is more of a virtual quilt with Good Wishes! :)  If you have a few minutes please check it out :)

Our auction ended on the first.  Still trying to get with a few winning bidders.  I will post more about it when I do!  I am soooo aching for new pics of Jeremiah!!!  U am also praying for a record fast first decree and of course the money all being raised record fast to bring him home!!!

hang on sweet frogie boy!!!  Not much longer.  I love you and Im sending you kisses in the wind!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tiny Town Playplace or Gym??? and Auction Ends and Chicken Spaghetti

We had a playdate today at Tiny Town!  This is a 2 story playplace at a big Church and it is free to the public a couple hours at a time a couple days a week!  :)  So Noah, Celeste and I headed to the playdate today and I climbed up in this thing a bit.  NOT as much as Noah wanted or I would have liked.  When I got to the part that was like a rope floor I was scared my big self would bust it so I would not go any further in.  NOAH was not happy with me :(  maybe someday I can go further!  Anyway I made this collage of some of the pics that were taken today at Tiny Town :)  Hope you enjoy :)

And I wanted to say thank you to all who bid in our Auction whether you won or not because you were willing to help us out! :)  I have been contacting all the winning bidders today and am waiting on some to contact me back and work out paying their bid and getting them connected with the donators! :)  I will post on the fundraising blog and here about the winners as soon as I get it all together and hear back from everyone :)  I will let you know that we will have another auction.  I have had several things donated already for another auction including premier jewlry, Chinese Translation service, Stationary gift sets, and I will have quite a few sets of Pampered Chef items to bid on as well :) 

Please be in prayer for me tomorow and Thursday as I prepare and all for our Chicken Spaghetti Plate Sale Thursday!  We have sold 57 Plates so far!  I am hoping for a few more plates and my neice is probably going to buy some for her family.  This first sale may not raise alot of money because we had quite a few upfront things that we won't have to buy every week that all had to be bought this week as we start up.  Some will last one more week, some will last for several sales! :)  Anyway, ANYTHING is more than we have now! :)  EVERY PENNY HELPS!  For those curious in what we are doing it is Chicken Spaghetti, Italian Green Beans, a roll and a brownie for $5 per plate, or $7 if they want an extra large serving.

Jeremiah my sweet frogie boy!  Jesus has been moving mountains to help us get to you angel!  I can't wait till we have all the funds and we have our travel date and are boarding that plane I am SOOO terrified of to come and get you!  :)  Your auction seems to have done really well sweetie on top of the grant yesterday! :)  I just know that the judge is gonna sign our first decree soon and we will be coming to get you before you know it.  Daddy and I pray for you daily sweet little man and we have so many hopes and dreams for our future together :)  Last night we were talking about what it is going to be like to have 2 little squirmy boys to play and tickle! :)  I can't wait to smell your scent that is totally your own and snuggle you close my sweet frogie boy! :)  I found out today that a lady is making some wraps for us baby!  So that Mommy can wear you in several ways and have you close to me as we get to know each other!  It is gonna be so wonderful sweet man! It is the middle of the night here and it is afternoon where you are my sweetie and I am thinking you are probably having your nap.  As you do catch my kisses in the wind!   I LOVE YOU JEREMIAH!

Monday, March 1, 2010


I am STILL bawling with excitement!  I got a phone call from my agency who got a letter in the mail today from SHOWHOPE!  WE GOT A GRANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!  They have awarded our family a $4000 grant!!!!!!!  The notification letter to us came just about a half hour after the phone call so its like my proof!  LOL  I am beside myself with excitement!  God is sooo amazing!  :)  This means that as far as agency and orphanage fees we ONLY owe $23.86!!!!!!!  :)  Now, we still need about $6500 MINIMUM for the flights, hotel, train, food, Jeremiah's Visa, and expenses in country but that is IT!!!  PRAYING for travel to NOT be in the summer months as we are told the air fare will be WAY more and we will need to budget even more!  THE prayer is that we will travel in May!  There are 2 very important days in May for my daughter so I am praying we travel between them!!! :)  This is such amazing news!  Now the hard part starts because teh money left to be raised has to all come to us , or to our travel agent!  A friend asked about other grants but most grants send the funds direct to the agency, not the family so that won't work.  I am wondering if I might can find one that would send to Todd our travel agent!  Another friend suggested seeing if folks would sponsor nights in the hotels but I have no clue if anyone would be willing to do that or not or how!  LOL  She was thinking I could say what hotels we will be staying in and maybe folks can someone get a gift certificate or something but I do not think they do that in Taiwan.  I mean I have seen gift cards to hotels here in the states but not for Godlen China and Tayih Landis!  lol  Anyway, PLEASE be in prayer for me this week as I prepare to do a Chicken Spaghetti Plate Sale Thursday!  We have sold 51 plates so far!  Pray I can get good deals on the food and packaging items and such so we dont loose too much profit!  Also please remember the auction in the post below!  Today is the last day!  It ends at 11:59 pm tonight!  I am excited and whatever we make on the auction will go to Travel after the $23.86!  LOL 

I want to say thank you for those who have committed to save their change from now till March 29th for Jeremiah's Birthday! :)  It is so exciting to think about folks thinking about my baby boy and all while they gather their change! :) 
Jeremiah my sweet frogie boy!  My love for your grows daily!  You are teaching me so much and you are a world away from me across the ocean!  I can't WAIT to hold you close and snuggle you and begin to teach you things about having a mommy, a daddy, a big brother and big sister!  To teach you about being in a family, to teach you about the God that loves you and bridged the ocean to bring you home to us!  To teach you that in the midst of so many bad things that happen in the world these days that a love for you and a desire to help you come home brought so many people together to roll up their sleeves and help!  Your daddy and I are so blessed in this journey and we will always remember how hard it was waiting but how blessed we were to have so many helping us.  So many will cheer for you when we step off the plane at home!  Baby boy, I am sorry it is taking us so long, I am sorry that during the wait there are times you are sick and have no mommy to cuddle you and wipe your nose and help you feel better.  That there are times where you might not have your cries answered as quickly as you need them because your nannies are so busy with so many of you and your roomies to love and care for.  I am sorry it is taking so long and I will spend a lifetime making it up to you angel boy!  Hang on tight my frogie boy and while you wait catch my kisses in the wind and KNOW Mommy loves you!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Auction Ends SOON and Pampered Chef Party Results!

I wanted to remind everyone that our Auction ends tomorow (March 1st) at 11:59pm and also share the results of our Pampered Chef Party Fundraiser! :)  I have reposted the Auction below so you can see what all we have and where things are at this point.  If you have bid, you might check and make sure if you have been outbid or not :)  Thank you to all who have bid so far and those who are looking and praying for us :)   Our Pampered Chef Party Fundraiser ended tonight and I had to share that it was a smashing success!  The total products sold off our fundraiser was $1212.96!!!  Now, we dont' get all of that for Jeremiah but that was a Big selling show!  Jeremiah gets 20 percent of that plus a flat out donation that came in for a total of $254.63!!!  We are soo blessed by this!  Well, as if that was not great enough, my Pampered Chef friend Shelly offered to do the fundraiser as a Kitchen Show and so IN ADDITION to the Cash donation to Jeremiah's Fund we also are receiving $234 in Pampered Chef Product that we will turn around and use to raise more money for Jeremiah! :)  Isn't that amazing!!! :)  IF we get the retail value for all of those things then that is another $234 to help bring Jeremiah home!!!  Praise you Jesus for such an amazing blessing of this fundraiser :) 
Now on to the auction...please take a look :)

TO BID please email me or leave a comment to what you want to bid and the amount you are offering with an email where I can contact you!  If you bid I will respond and let you know I got the bid and will update highest bids as often as I can :)  Thanks to everyone for lookin and spreading the word!  We have this set to end March 1st at 11:59 PM so PLEASE help Spread the Word! :)
This is the online Auction for Jeremiah!  Please look over the items we have for auction and keep checking back as I am praying to have more items soon.  If you would like to bid on an item please send bids to me at  :)  Thanks so much and PLEASE Spread the word!  We have a grab this button Auction button in the sidebar that you can put on your blog on in email signatures or you can post on facebook, egroups, etc.  Let me know each way you do spread the word and I will enter you into the Spread the Word Giveaway for each way you do so :)  A big huge Thank YOU to all who have donated!  If you are anyone you know might want to donate items please email me and let me know :)  I will give them credit and link to their blog or website if they would like! :)   Sooo here we go:) 

This beautiful original watercolor has been donated by sweet friend Tisra over at The Life Train

It is approximatly  9x14 in size.  Winner will pay shipping in addition to whatever amount the winning bid is.
Current High Bid $25 ... bid at

And more from my friend Tisra who adopted her own sweet angel and had some items left over from her fundraising that she has generously donated to us for Jeremiah!  So we also have:

-"Double Lucky" hammered silver necklace by Freshie & Zero ($40 value)
-Charm Star (, as well as Freshie & Zero, are jewelry businesses owned by Beth Lawrence. Her delicious offerings are super high quality, crafted of fine materials, and suit any taste. Pretty, modern, classic.
The Current High Bid is $ at

Photography print: fine art photography print from Row Toward Shore ($25 value)
-Row Toward Shore is a company operated by Kate and Harry Hamernick. They recently adopted from Russia and are using their incredible talent to help other adoptive families fundraise. They are currently fundraising to begin their second adoption for their third child. They also operate JosieBelleDesigns ( and My Forever Family (
Currrent High Bid $10... Bid at

Next we have a Complete Blogover by The Girl Creative

She did the header for us on my Family Blog.  She did an amazing job and I am sure whoever is the winning bidder for this will be very pleased!
Current High Bid $ at

Next up is a $30 Gift Certificate to Pampered Chef!  This item actually helps TWO adoptions as I purchased it through a fundraiser to bring LIZA home!  There are tons of fun things to be had at Pampered Chef
This will be sent the winners home and the winner can shop away with Pampered Chef!
Current High Bid $25... at

Next we have a $50.00 gift certificate to
Knowledge Box Central!  Go HERE to see what all they have!  This was donated by my dear friend CYNDI to her website :)  She lives here in town!  Will be sent to the winner direct from Knowledge Box Central!
Current High Bid $25... bid at

Next we have a Vera Bradley Hipster Bag, Botanica pattern (retired) donated by my dear friend Barbara

New w/o Tags, Excellent Condition

Bag purchased new in 2009, carried once to church
Approx. size 9-1/2" x 11"
Strap adjusts from approx. 26" to 56", can be worn cross body for hands free
2 interior slip-in pockets
2 outer pockets, one open, one zippered
Zipper top closure
Winner pays $4.95 flat rate postage for the purse to be sent to you.
The Current High Bid is $10... bid at

Next we have a Beautiful Necklace designed by my friend April

This is a brand new Necklace and would be perfect for someone who has a daughter adopted from Asia :)  But anyone really :)  I personally LOVE IT :)  The designer has given it a retail value of $65.  The winning bidder will pay $4.95 flat rate postage for Necklace to be sent to you.
Current High Bid $80... bid at

Next we have this wonderful Tye Dye TShirt from my Friend Heather at Miller's Mercantile!! :) 

Youth size 6/8

100% cotton Jerzess brand t-shirt with dyes from the best at Dharmas Trading Company.
Handmade with love from Milburn Mercantile. Just $3 shipping..
Current High Bid $5... bid at

Next we have this beautiful handmade Rainbow Baby Afgan made and donated by my friend Taryn
size:  approximately 49 by 50
Colors: pink, peach, pastel yellow, pastel green, baby blue, and lavender
Winner will pay postage to have Afgan shipped direct to them.
Current High Bid is $25 ... Bid at

Next we have a brand New Max Lucado The Devotional Bible donated by Uncle Wesley.  This is hardback and brand new!  The picture is poor quality for some reaon on my camera but is a brand new book!

The winner will pay shipping costs.  I believe it will fit in a medium flat rate box that costs like $7.95, or you can pay media mail and padded envelope which would be determined once winners zip code is know.  winners choice.
Current High Bid is $10... Bid at

I also wanted to add that we have Born in My heart Adoption Bracelets available for $2 plus postage in a padded envelope.  Was told by post office they will rip up in the machine in a regular envelope. 

and Sonic Community Discount cards for $5 plus postage.  These were donated by Sonic and 100 percent of proceeds goes to Jeremaih!  There is $17 to $20 value on each card.  These can be mailed in regular envelopes unless you order a bunch or something which is fine too :)

Please keep the auction, the puzzle fundraiser, the Jeans for Jeremiah all in prayer as well as the grant and loan applications we are waiting on word about and the grant applications we are currently working on.  As always PLEASE keep Jeremiah in prayer!  Pray against anymore rigideness in his little body, against seizures and for him to be safe and well.  PLEASE pray the funds come quickly and that we can travel to get him SOON!

THE WAIT FOR NOAH IS OVER!!!! November 3, 2007~September 8, 2008 First heard about Noah~Noah in our Arms!
April 1, 2009~ June 7, 2010 First committed to Jeremiah~Jeremiah in our Arms!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!
Noah WesLee 5 months old

The First Picture we ever saw of:

The First Picture  we ever saw of:
Jeremiah Harold Sisemore ~1 year

Kisses in the Wind

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I sent to you each night.

When Love Takes You In!