Saturday, April 20, 2013

Growing in my heart photos

I love pictures.  I never used to, until I married into the Matzke family, and it didn't become an option anymore ;).  Michael & I decided to take a few 'maternity' adoption photos.  We're expecting a baby just like other soon-to-be parents, we just don't know when!

Here are ours:






 
 
I love my husband.  Even if he thinks things might be cheesy, he'll do it for me.  Throughout this whole process he has done literally everything he possibly can (and then some more) to make me smile on the hard days, give me hope when I'm full of doubt, and has 100% kept the faith, even on days when I am lacking my own.  THANKS MJ for being so awesome!
 
 
An update on the BABY BOTTLE FUNDRAISER! We are currently at $433.83!!!  And we still know of lots of people who are filling up more! If you returned yours and want it back, please let us know.  OR if you know of anyone else to pass a bottle along to, let us know that too.  This is an ongoing thing, so there's really not a rush to fill them up.  I just can't believe how successful this has been in such a short amount of time.
 
ADOPTION UPDATE: We are STILL waiting to hear back from the CBI.  Can you believe it? Good grief.  Also, I was sad to hear that our social worker, Beth, left Nightlight.  She was very positive about the agency, and said she really hopes to go back but just needs more time with her family right now.  So, I've met who will be taking over our case, Cheri, and she is nice too, but I will really miss Beth.  We just hit it off so well.  In the meantime, we did get a local clearance from our PD so Nightlight can show our profile.  There was a birthmom in CO who was really considering us, but she ended up going with another family who already had a child.  At first, I was a little bummed.  But then I realized those people have been waiting, praying and wishing just like we have, so I am so excited for them and it just gives me hope for when our time comes!
 
One last thing: We are planning/hoping to have our ADOPTIONPALOZZA on Saturday, July 27th.  We need items for the silent auction! It can be something you made, own, etc (like a gift basket of wine & glasses, concert/sports paraphernalia, I mean anything of value) to a service offered (if you're a house cleaner, photographer, etc) that you are willing to DONATE please contact us.  Also-we would love if we could get drinks donated or if we can buy them at a discounted rate.  If you have any connections or can buy some beer and soda in bulk or would be willing to make some desserts, that'd be great.  If you are willing and able to help please let us know!  As of now, we have the location and meat donated-as far as we know.  These next couple of weeks we'd like to get somethings set in stone so we can get the word out.
 
That's all for now!
 
Love,
Sara


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