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.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Another post from me today! Couldn't resist a sneaky peak for yall! SHIRTS!

I am so excited!  Mana T's made some amazing T-Shirts for us for our trip! :)  And one of them was a surprise, the others I knew about!  The last came today!  I just had to give yall my wonderful bloggie friends a sneak peak! These are the shirts we will wear on the airplane trip!  Those of you who were around for Noah's Journey know how Bobby and I wore shirts on the plane last time :) and Celeste had one she wore here :)  I can't tell you the questions and comments we got then! :)  I am thinkin the same will happen this time too.  Sooo tell me what you think!!!!
This is the design on the shirts! :)  Bobby, Celeste, Noah and I all have one! ;)  We knew about these :)  I did not know they had changed to the newest picture, the last time I saw it was with an older shot of Jeremiah I had given them. But they updated it :)  

They added this surprise to the box today that we did NOT know was coming!

This design on a little shirt for Jeremiah!!! :)  He has a matching shirt but of course his says I'm Jeremiah instead of We're coming to Getcha Jeremiah like ours!  and his done not say Gotcha Day June 7, 2010 like ours but I love it and was so suprised!!! :)  I can't wait to see them on us all! :)  

Here is a shot of all of the shirts together :)

Hang on sweet frogie boy!  We are getting closer and closer!  Mommy is having fun gathering up all the matching outfits I have for you and your big brother Noah! :)  I am tryin to make everything as perfect for you as I can sweet man! :)  It is feeling more and more real to me little guy, I am really going to have the most amazing blessing of being your mommy!  God chose us for you! :)  I can't tell you how happy that makes me!  
I love you with all my heart baby boy!  Hold on tight to Jesus finger baby and as your rest catch my kissses coming to you in the wind!


So, I am OVERWHELMED here!  Overwhelmed with getting house ready for Jeremiah, everything ready for the trip, still fundraising left and right, and and and.  I am STRESSING but TRYING not too!  I am worrying about packing and how to do it and what carryons are ok and and and.

Soo basically, If you have travled to Taiwan for Adoption, if you have traveled anywhere for Adoption for that matter if you travel period PLEASE send me your advise!

The way our flights worked we are taking a separate domestic flight that is NOT connected to our International flight, the only big issue with doing it that way is PRAYING we can make the connection and all, and Baggage.  We have to pay $25 EACH WAY PER BAG!  I am like whatever gets checked needs to be the maximum 50 lbs weight so if we are paying it is worth it!  It is freaking me out, how much is it gonna cost.  So my resolve is to get as much in the carryons for each of us as I possibly can, BUT Eva only allows 15 lbs per carryon!  plus a personal item each and I have no clue how big that can be but being in economy this time and not economy plus I worry there won't be room and I know the site says it has to fit in the bin or under seat.  Last  time we took bags that were called carryon and had a handle with wheels.  There was a way to connect them then to our big suitcases and so we were able to wheel where we went, but once added Noah and the stroller it was much harder.  This time we add Jeremiah and Noah and a double stroller so we are really going to need wheels.  BUT I worry about how much I can get in there for the weight with the wheels and bar and all.  And last time on the first flight they almost made us check the carryon, but this time we ar ento traveling from our town, but driving to Dallas and starting there.  that might help as for the complaints.  can you tell last time was my FIRST and only flight experience!

I am not sure why I am posting other than hopes yall will have some advise for me that will help and make it all less scary, or maybe at least not feel alone in it all!  LOL

Lots to get done so I best scoot.  Sends me your amazing words of wisdom!  And while you are at it any taiwan specific tips for Taipei and Tainan would be great too :)

In the midst of it all...My beautiful amazing almost 22 year old daughter graduates May 14th as a Phlebotomist!  She has already passed her National Board Exam to be certified!  I am soo proud of her! :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


We are really pushing our Tshirts the next couple weeks because we will have to close this fundraiser out in time to get a payment from them to take to Taiwan with us! :)  We have different shirts than before and some are the same!  PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT :)

Be sure that if you want your order to help Jeremiah that you order from our page and the shirts on our page.  If you venture off and look at other shirts we MIGHT can get a bit of credit for them but am not sure but they have to know you are shopping for Jeremiah and the Sisemore Adoption :)  Here is a picture of the Shirts we have and also an approximate pricelist.  IF you click the pictures they will get bigger to see better :)  If you are local you can pay me direct and I am doing an order here and then they will come to me at the end :)  Whatever works for you :)

Update of the day and such :)

So, today was a FUN day when Mr. FedEx arrived with our airline tickets!  :)  YIPPPEEE :)  I can't believe we are at this point FINALLY! :)

The Envelope :)

JEREMIAH'S Ticket home!!!!!!! :)

It feels so good to have tickets in HAND!  We leave here on June 4th and drive 3 hours away where another asian mama has graciously offered to allow us to park our van at her home that is close to DFW Airport!  WOOHOO save a bit of money!  She has offered to drop us at the airport, and if schedule allows she can pick us up too, that remains to be seen.  Anyway it is such a huge blessing! :)  We fly out the evening of Friday June 4th.  We will then leave LAX early am on Saturday and arriave in Taiwan early am on Sunday June 6th!  Take a train down to Jeremiah's town and then Monday June 7th Taiwan time (Sunday june 6th here at 9:30 pm) we will meet our son and the ones ove rthe orphanage and reporters and share our stories and all :)  We will stay at the Tayih Landis in his town and then day after we get him we will travel to Taipei and stay at the YMCA there to take care of the business that has to happen there!  I can't believe that we are down to needing hotel costs, train tickets, cab fares, Jeremiah's $400 visa fee, food, and misc.!!!!  God is so amazing!

Fundraising as become my middle name!  lol  Currently I am working on the last batch or leg quarters for tomorow's plate sale, in the am I will do the beans and the corn on cob and all :)  Saturday we have a booth at a local festival and have been blessed with some donations of things to sell! :)  We are working on a Big Rummage Sale/Hot Dog sale if we cna get some big items donated to sell at rummage sale and get a location :)  We are also working on a Bunco Night Fundraiser and are praying that can work out and we can  get a buidling to do that!  PRAYING that both of these bring in some funds :)  We have our virtual baby shower that so far has not seemed to get much intersest but we are praying.  I have a couple of Pampered Chef items donated for a small giveaway that I hope to do soon.  There are several places doing online fundraisers for us and givng 20 percent of all sales that say for Jeremiah!  Praying that does something.  I REFUSE to give into fear!  MY GOD IS ABLE!  I CAN'T wait to see Him show off!  I was asked on facebook, what happens if you dont raise enough money.  I said THAT IS NOT AN OPTION, and it is NOT going to happen ...MY GOD IS ABLE!

Jeremiah my sweet frogie boy, we love you soooooo much!  We are coming as soona s we can!  We are working soo hard to raise all the money we need to come and bring you HOME where you belong forever! :)  Hang on tight and while you wait, catch my kisses in the wind! :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Virtual Adoption Shower for Jeremiah! LOOK!

Hi all :)  I just added this new page to my blog.  There is a link to it above on the menu bar for future looking but here is what it says!  Please look :)

Welcome to Jeremiah's Adoption Shower Fundraiser Page :)  It all started because a far away friend said to me that is I was physically pregnant then most likely someone would give me a baby shower and she would wish she could come but being so far away she would just send a gift! So we were thinking the biggest gift anyone can give Jeremiah is his family!  Soo, the idea was born.  Basically how this works is if you would accept the Baby Shower Invitation, then you get to enjoy shopping for Jeremiah, either at online shops, or in actual stores where you live and then take a picture of what you would buy for Jeremiah for the shower!  Then you would email me the picture of the item and donate what you would have spent on the gift to the Chipin!

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!