Title: His Banner Medium: photograph, digital drawing and pastels Artist: Erin Melenbacker If you’ve ever attended a conference, birthday party, convention, or celebration, you’ve probably become familiar with banners… the signs with giant lettering hung across...Read More
We’re on to our second fundraiser and if you’re anywhere near Kearney, NE on June 9th, this is one you won’t want to miss! You may/may not know that I spent a good deal of my childhood in North Carolina. It’s where I attended elementary-high school, discovered a love for gospel and folk music and met the love of my life, Shane! NC has a special place in both our hearts!
To honor this, we’re hosting a Southern-Style BBQ, also known in the south as a “PIG PICKIN”!…
But, today is phase two as we backup and answer the question, “How did we get here?” This amazing video was created by our friends, Tory and Annie, at Red Orchid Productions! It tells you why we decided to adopt, what we’re doing to bring our little one home and how you can join us on our journey.
We are encouraged when people ask us: “How’s the adoption going?” or “Where are you at in your adoption process?”!
Usually, these questions are followed with responses like… “We just finished our 2nd fingerprinting!” or “Our dossier documents are now in DC!” or “We just got our I-797 approval for immigration!”… I’ve watched you smile in response to our answers, muster as much excitement as possible, and say, “That’s GREAT!” But we’ve seen the glossed-over expressions in your eyes and know you’re really just thinking “What does it MEAN???”…
Today, my morning began with a visit to the set of NTV’s Good Life! It was SO much fun and I was honored to be a part of their morning! What a great group to start my day with!
A couple weeks ago, I was invited to sing a couple of my original songs, share our family’s adoption journey and let their viewers know about the coffeehouse concert I’ll be doing this Friday at Barista’s Daily Grind!
First day of production with our friends Tory and Annie from Red Orchid Productions!
We can hardly wait to see how they combine their amazing abilities and skills with our adoption story!
Wow, so many updates and announcements for you! I hardly know where to begin. But, we’ll start with this exciting news:
We’ll be hosting our first fundraising event April 26th, at Barista’s Daily Grind in Kearney, from 6:30-8:30pm! This event is special because it incorporates two longtime loves of mine: songwriting and relationships!
“…I bit my lip as I flung open our front door in panic and delicately grasped the envelope’s contents. When we opened it, our hearts sank. The papers were soaked! I’m not talking kind of damp, just shake it out wet, I’m talking SOAKED, like, lift a corner as the documents fall apart soaked…”