Saturday, February 19, 2011


We are putting together a puzzle for DANA, and we would like to give you the opportunity to sponsor parts of that puzzle, whether it is one or several pieces. Your name will be written on the back of each piece you sponsor, and our family will have a beautiful reminder of how many people supported us in this incredible journey and leap of faith. Check back often for an updated photo of our progress...
"Nu, pogodi! ("I'll Get You!") is a series of Russian animated shorts directed by Vyacheslav Kotyonochkin, produced at the Soyuzmultfilm studio in Moscow, between 1969 and 1986. The plot of the series follows the mischievous and artistic Wolf (Volk) trying to catch the Hare (Zayats), presumably with the intention to eat him. This was one of my childhood favorite cartoons.

Friday, February 18, 2011

$100.00 Target gift card giveaway for Genevieve.

Grab This!

Please think about donating to our $100 Target gift card fundraiser...
I hope we can reach $1000. Every little bit helps, I know it's hard to believe but it's true. 1 chance to win is $5.00. 5 chances to win is $20.00. 15 chances to win is $50.00. 35 chances to win is $100.00. All of us can give $5 without even noticing it's gone...but your $5 will go so far in helping Anne and James Heirigs bring her sweet baby home. Please leave a comment after you donate. Give away ends June 30, and the winner will be announced July 2. Thank you!
To DONATE please click on Genevieves picture.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Once there were two women who never knew
each other. One you do not remember.
The other you call Mother.
Two different lives shaped to make yours
one. One became your guiding star.
The other became your sun.
The first gave you life, and the second
Taught you to live in it. The first
gave you the need for love, and the
second was there to give it.
One gave you nationality. The other
gave you a name. One gave the seed
of talent. The other gave you aim.
One gave you emotion. The other calmed
your fears. One saw your first sweet
smile. The other dried your tears.
One gave you up, it was all that she could do.
the other prayed for a child, and
God led her straight to you.
And now you ask me through your tears,
the age old question through the years.
Heredity or environment - Which are you
the product of?
Neither my darling neither - Just two
different kinds of love.