We’ve been under a bit of a crazy time crunch with getting our addition completed so we can refinance our house in April. You see, we started this addition on the back of our home two years ago this month. Josh is doing all of the work himself and we vowed to pay for the entire thing with cash (no debt). It is a 400 sqft. addition which will be our new family room so we can turn our current living room into our gym/school room and reclaim our spare bedroom for Zoe. However, about six months into the renovation, we went through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and got on the fast track to getting completely out of debt. As a result, we put the entire home renovation plan on the back burner. Needless to say, we’re finally finishing the addition and are hoping to refi to a much lower interest rate next month which will allow us to put more money away each month for Zoe’s adoption.
I feel like as soon as the addition is finished, we close on the refinance, and finish up co-op for this school year, I’ll finally be able to breathe and start planning some bigger fundraisers. We will certainly be doing a big yard sale sometime in April, I have three Bows for Life parties planned for next month, and we’ll be getting six new chicks soon, so when they start laying, we’ll be able to sell the extra eggs as well. Bet you’ve never seen a sign that reads: “Selling Fresh Eggs for our Adoption” Haha!
Our friends, the Digsbys, are in China RIGHT NOW and had their little girl placed in their arms just 24 hours ago. I can hardly wait to meet her and kiss her sweet face, knowing all the miracles that occurred on their 467 day journey to China. I cannot wait for our day to come, when I post our Gotcha Day video at Hannah’s Hope orphanage with sweet, little Zoe in our arms at last. Oh I can’t even begin to imagine what that day will be like.
I can’t thank you enough for all that continue to donate, buy puzzle pieces and bows, and send notes of encouragement and prayer. God has blessed Josh and me with the most incredibly amazing friends and family and we love you more than you’ll ever know.