Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Back to school for me!

Today is our back to school meeting. I am soooooo excited. I know this much sound crazy, but I love my job. You see, while in college, all I wanted and kept saying is that I wanted to work in the school system with children. Everyone teacher and students told me that it would take a long while, because there were few positions available, and lots of willing people. I didn't care, this was what I wanted, no matter what!!!!! After graduation in Dec, I didn't know where to start for getting a job. I decided one day while waiting in line to pick up the girls from school, that I would call the county that was in charge of their district. One call led to another, and I had a job within that week...........Working with children, in the school system!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooo blessed to have this job. I am so thankful that the Lord put it on my heart, and prepared me ahead of time. It isn't the easiest job, but the most rewarding. I am thankful to have been given the position in the office I work, you see, We are all Christians. I know, that's only 4 of you, but none the less. Thank you Lord for this opportunity! Anyhow, Please Pray that I can continue to get things ready for our dossier. Please pray that I can be patient with my children, as they aren't morning people, and often are running late. Thanks for reading. Love, Sarah

Monday, July 30, 2007

I Love You Babe!

Today is our anniversary!!!!! Happy Anniversary Honey! I Love you So much and Look forward to many more years. Thanks for Loving me the way you do. It dosen't go unnoticed! Hugs and Kisses to you! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

Saturday, July 28, 2007

New Pictures!

We sent a picture page of our family to be attached to his crib, and this is a picture that was take for us! I think he looks so peaceful in this picture.
I love his eyes! He has the most beautiful skin. It is just perfect! Thanks Michelle for all the great pictures!
His profile, what else can I say other than he is just beautiful! We cannot wait for him to be home! I pray nightly that it will be sooner than later. Please pray him home along with us! Thanks again Michelle! I appreciate each and every photo I can get my greedy little hands on!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Curb Side Purchase

This morning in the middle of returning home (from picking up dossier paperwork) I saw a bake sale. It was being ran by several young girls. I stopped to purchase whatever it was that they were selling. I want to encourage each and everyone who reads this to stop and make a purchase anytime you see a curb side sale being ran by children. I didn't think much about it at the time, but just as I was driving off, I could hear the girls cheering and asking one another how much I bought (.75). This was such a blessing to me to know that these little girls were that excited. The maturity and professionalism they showed was so cute. I have thought about them often today and wondered why they were selling baked goods. I am not sure why they were selling, all I know was the blessing I received hearing them and seeing them jumping up and down was just priceless. Enjoy your day, we have enjoyed chocolate chip cookies:0) Love, Sarah

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


They have grown so fast, it seems like yesterday I was pregnant with them!

I love daddy and kisses pics!

He is the most adorable baby! That smile, cheeks, eyes, well that face just melts me every time!

This was so funny, when we told Emily to smile, this is what she did!

I love my girls, and cannot wait to have Daniel in there with them

We will be celebrating our 8th anniversary very soon!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

We are back

We have been out of town for a few days, and now are back!!! It seems like forever since I was able to blog last! The entire time we were gone, all I could think about was I miss Daniel, I can't wait for him to come home, I sure wish I were at home working on paperwork! I am home, I can post, work on paperwork, but for now, I have to go to bed! Its about 11pm, and I have to work my second day of PRN tomorrow. I cannot wait to finally be paid so that I can send another 1000 to the O for My baby Boy!!! I will post with some pictures in the next day or so. Until then, Love ya, Sarah

Monday, July 16, 2007


God's done it again!! He has provided yet another day to work! I am sooooo excited. It is though bitter sweet, because this is time that I don't get to spend with my children, on the other hand, I do however get to work to help provide the much needed money that we have to have to bring Daniel home! I will work tomorrow and cannot wait. I just hope I remember everything since I now work with children, not elders. It has been a long time since I was with that age group. Most importantly, I pray that God would continue to bring me work so that we can afford that cost of this adoption!!! Thanks to all who continue to pray for our family!!! Love, Sarah

Sunday, July 15, 2007

An Easier Way?

Please tell me there is an easier way to this dossier stuff???? I feel as though I have papers coming from every direction. Then there is the home study papers, the letters from friends that I don't have, that is driving me crazy, the wait on translation, the everything. I am trying my best to focus on one thing at a time, but UGGGGGGGGggggggggg!!!! I feel as though so much has to wait on the home study. Other than a few things, I feel as the Home study is a big part of it. Please if anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it!!! Thanks so much for being there for me, for praying for me, for praying for my child! Love, Sarah

Friday, July 13, 2007

God's Wonderful Way of Making things Work!!!

How Awesome is God???? Let me tell you, that in just 1 month, we have been blessed to come up with 1000 dollars for our adoption! In addition to all this, I (Sarah) have been trying to do some on call therapy work. I have had no luck, I was however hired with a company, but no work had been offered as of yet. I had been really bummed about this. Noticed the past tense in this story!!! I got a call yesterday from the company asking if I could fill in any day during a specific week. I said YES YES YES!!! I am now going to be working 3 full time days this month!!! This is Awesome, because it pays a ton more than I get from my regular job. I am sooooo excited. This will give us 1/2 of our second deposit of 1000 dollars!!! God is continuing to bless us! The next fundraiser will be a Mary Kay party. My best friend is selling Mary Kay and will offer 30 % of the profit to go toward Daniel!!! I am so happy and blessed to have such wonderful friends in my life. Thanks to all who are praying for me, my family, our children etc!!! With Love, Sarah

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Tonight's the Night

Tonight is the Pool Party. Again, If anyone out there did not get a mail invitation, you are very welcome to attend!!! We would be so happy to have you there. We will have soda's, water, chips and candy bars available for .50 each. We are looking forward to a great night with friends and family.

Onto another note, We got a call back from the home study people. They are sending us the paperwork to get started. I was also told that they have to do fingerprints and Cps checks that could take an additional 60 days to complete. I am praying that it is complete by August!!! Please pray with me. At this point in Aug, I can have it translated and then send off for the I600a? Then finally send everything to the Consulate in Chicago. I cannot wait. Also, by Husband has been researching flights and such. Please pray that if it is the Lords will, we would be able to have money or someone donate frequent flier miles to me so that I can visit our son and do any paperwork needed in Haiti. I am not sure at what point I have to file I600? in Haiti, but hopefully it would work out that I would already be there at that time!!!

Until later, Love, Sarah

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Head count

Just trying to get a head count for who all may be coming to the Pool Party. If you are coming, Please let me know. I know I didn't get invites out to everyone, but everyone is invited!!!! Please let me know if you can make it so that I can make sure that the pool has staffed enough life guards. Hope to talk to you soon!!! Love, Sarah

Sunday, July 8, 2007


Come one-Come all!!!
This Thursday Night
Newburgh Community Pool
$5 per person or $20 per Family

Friday, July 6, 2007

Quick Update

Just a quick update and a Huge thank you. Today was the first day of our yard sale. We made just over $150.00!!!! We feel so blessed to be able to clear out our things, live more simply, and make some much needed money. Thank you again for your prayers! Please continue to pray for tomorrow, which is our last day for the sale. Also please pray that Satan would not attack our feeling or anything else involved with our adoption process of our beautiful baby boy!!! God has given him to us, and We are so thankful for this. We are so excited to be getting all we need money wise for him!!! Until later, Love Always, Sarah

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

He's OURS!!!!!!!!!

I am sooooo excited to announce that................
Isaiah Daniel James Olson is ours !!!
I will be sending a check to the Orphanage the first part of next week! I cannot wait to hold him, smell him, touch him, feed him, love him, and all the other mommy things to be done!

Isaiah, baby I know you cannot read this, or even begin to understand what is going on, but I love you and promise to do my best to be with you soon! Be a good boy and remember that Daddy and I love you so much! You have 4 wonderful sisters who also cannot wait to be with you! Love you, Mommy

To all out there in blog land, We are having a huge yard sale this weekend. I advertised it and everything. All will be priced to sell. We are also having a fundraising pool party on July 12. Price is 5 per person or 20 per family. If you are interested, Please let me know. All the support and help we can get will be a gigantic blessing! Thanks to all who is and has prayed/ing. I am blessed through you all! Thanks again, Love Sarah

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A leap of Faith

Lord Willing, This is who we will be adopting!!!! I Love this baby. In our hearts, he is our son. We think he is so perfect, and cute. We have to start our process. We are working very hard to get together our O fee. We currently have $550. By Friday, we should have another 500 at least, and this doesn't count the yard sale money that we will make this weekend. I cannot wait to officially make him ours! The love I have for him is no different than for my girls. I have never seen him in person, held him, touched him, fed him, smelled him or anything else, and it doesn't matter. I love him! He is just so precious! Please pray with me that the money will come in somehow. I cannot imagine him not being my child!