Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cookbooks are HERE!!

The cookbooks are here and I am working on getting them packaged and ready to be sent out this Friday.  However, we do have about 25 extra right now that are up for sale.  If you get your order in soon, you could still receive your cookbooks by Christmas - and they will make a fantastic Christmas gift!!  Here are a few previews...

The order button is still located on the left side of the blog and we will be taking orders until they are all gone.  Please let me know if you have any quesitons and Thank YOU to everyone who has helped us.  The love and support is overwhelming and so very appreciated!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

He's Here!!

After twelve weeks of waiting, and lots of ups and downs, our sweet baby boy is here!!  Born at 8:55pm on 11/9/10 at 7lbs 4 oz and 20" long, our sweet Bug came into our arms about an hour and a half later - and hasn't left since!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The finished rooms

I know its taken quite a while to get the finished pictures up, but here are the pictures of the boys' bedroom and playroom.

We are very happy with the way they turned out, but have had our painting fill for a while!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

We did it!

So sorry for the delay in updating - we've had a sick boy around here for a few days, but thankfully he is much better now!  We did make it to 100 and we actually ordered a few extra books for anyone wanting last minute orders.  The order is in, and we are expecting them in about 2 weeks before Christmas.  We cannot begin to express our thankfulness and appreciation to each and every person who has helped us!  As for the total funds for adopting - we still have a long way to go, but we now have a good start. Thank you again!

We have been working on the boys' room and are starting a list for the things we want to get done before the new baby gets here - 4 weeks from tomorrow!  Here are a few teasers for the boys' room....what we started with and us trying to figure out what paint we want.

I'll try to get better at updating on a more regular basis, but we'll see what happens!

Thanks again and God Bless!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


God is SOOO amazing!!!  We went from 23 orders yesterday morning to 94 today!!  PRAISE GOD!!

Please contact me TODAY if you still want to order your cookbook - it is not too late.

Thank you to each and every person who has ordered a cookbook, submitted recipes, or said some prayers - it means more than words can express!  Hope everyone has a super night!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Not giving up!

We are trusting God and not giving up that this will work out.  We currently have 41 paid pre-orders, and one day left to get up to 100.  We are working on alternative ideas if we do not hit the 100 mark so that everyone will get their cookbooks in time for Christmas (they just may look a little different)!

As for the nursery, we did put some paint samples on the walls, but decided they were not right.  Back to the drawing board paint store.  We are hoping to get a good start this weekend since we are less than 5 weeks away from the due date.  I'll try to get some pictures up once it is done!

Thanks again to each and every one of you who is helping us bring our baby boy home!  And a huge, special thank you to a very good friend who has pulled in about 1/3 of the orders so far!! :)

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. -Philipians 4:19

Sunday, October 3, 2010

God is Great

We are up to 23 orders!!  Only 77 more to go in 3 days - and we know that we can get there because God is great!

We were not able to get to the nursery this weekend, but we did get a few paint samples.  The hope is to start taping off through the week and be ready to go once we have time and finalize the exact colors.  I did spend the evening yesterday going through clothes and pulling out the next size/season's wardrobe out for our older son.  Pretty soon, I'll be pulling out all the newborn clothes again and getting them ready for the new baby - only 5 more weeks from tomorrow!  OK - now I'm going to start sorting through a big container of socks to pull out the smaller ones for Baby Boy #2.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

We're rolling now!

Thank you for the orders - we are up to 18 paid orders.  Only 82 more to go to meet our minimum order quantity!! 

Time is running short (4 more days) - please help us bring our baby boy home!

I know that You can do all things, no plan of Yours can be thwarted. -Job 42:2

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cookbook Orders

Now that we have all the orders - the big focus is on the orders.  Thank you to the new orders today!!  Your order must be paid up front to be official.

We have just under six weeks until the baby's due date.  We are hoping to start getting the nursery together this weekend and going through the clothes.  Its crazy that time is starting to tick down so quickly!!  We are so excited and thankful that God has blessed us once again with a baby boy!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

WE MADE IT (with recipe donations)

Just in time - we made it!!  We have all the recipes we need! Praise God and a big, huge, warm, humble thank you to each and every person who has donated recipes - we really could not do it without you.

Appetizer & Beverages: 5
Soups & Salads: 6
Veggies & Sides: 6
Main Dishes: 32
Breads: 13
Desserts: 45
Canning: 1
Odds & Ends: 11

Total Recipes on hand: 118 (plus 50+ uncategorized recipes) = 168+

There is now 7 days left to order a cook book.  We are still almost 100 orders below our 100 minimum order quantity.  We really want to get these orders by October 6th so we can get them back and shipped in time for Christmas.  The current count (a single digit number) are the only paid orders. 

We are only ordering based on the PAID pre-orders.

Again, thank you to each and every person that donated recipes.  Please continue to join us in prayer for our son and his birth mom as well as God's provision.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

10 days left

Sorry for the lapse in posting - its been a busy weekend (with intermittent internet).  We are planning on painting the nursery next weekend, so there may be a lapse in posting then too ;-).  No new adoption news, just continuing the prayers for the birth mom and baby boy.

Appetizer & Beverages: 5
Soups & Salads: 6
Veggies & Sides: 4
Main Dishes: 22
Breads: 13
Desserts: 33
Canning: 1
Odds & Ends: 8

Total Recipes on hand: 92

With 5 days left to gather recipes, I'm very confident that we will hit our goal of 150 - a HUGE thank you to everyone that has been submitting recipes!!

The cookbook sales, on the other hand, are not growing as quickly - 10 days left to get your paid order in!  Please contact me if you have any questions or comments - recipesneeded (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Orders Needed

With the recipes coming in a steady stream, now we need the orders!  We are hoping to place the order on October 6th so we can have them back and distributed by Christmas (plus we need to pay the agency).  There is a minimum order quantity (100) and we are very far from that.  We will only be buying for paid pre-orders.

All of the profits will be going to help us pay the adoption fees for our second child.  Thankfully, it is another boy so we have most everything we need - just not the adoption fee.  We truly appreciate each and every person and the support they provide!  We would not be able to make it through this without you!!

We are still collecting recipes (think we can hit 150?) - here is the latest:

Appetizer & Beverages: 5
Soups & Salads: 6
Veggies & Sides: 4
Main Dishes: 20
Breads: 8
Desserts: 30
Canning: 1
Odds & Ends: 6

Total Recipes on hand: 80

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Keep it coming!

We got six more recipes!  Here is the updated list:

Appetizer & Beverages: 3
Soups & Salads: 6
Veggies & Sides: 4
Main Dishes: 17
Breads: 4
Desserts: 24
Canning: 1
Odds & Ends: 6

Total Recipes on hand: 65
We are still looking for at least 85 more recipes for the cookbook - only 8 days left to submit recipes and 13 days to order your cookbook!  Remember: we are only buying the books that are pre-ordered and paid.

Thanks for all your help and support!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Recipe Breakout

Here is the current breakout of the recipes for the cookbook for each category.

Appetizer & Beverages: 2
Soups & Salads: 6
Veggies & Sides: 4
Main Dishes: 16
Breads: 4
Desserts: 21
Canning: 1
Odds & Ends: 5

Total Recipes on hand: 59

My goal is to have 150-200 recipes for the cookbook - so keep the recipes coming!!  I appreciate each and every person who is helping us bring our baby boy home!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sample Cookbook

17 days and counting to order cookbooks - we are still VERY short of our 100 minimum order quantity!  If you do not have a paypal account, please contact me at and we can work something out.

I received a super idea today - provide an updated recipe count per category.  I will try to get the up tomorrow!  As for now, I did get some pictures of the sample cookbook.  Ours will be the same size (6" x 9") with the spiral binding, but will have a different cover/divider design.  The recipes will not be broken onto different pages - which I think is awesome!

As for the adoption front - we are still waiting.  We are working on getting the room set up and raise the funds we need to proceed - fully trusting the Lord will provide everything we need!

Thank you again to those who have, and continue, to donate recipes, as well as those who have ordered the cookbooks!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Update and Needs

Currently, we have 37 recipes.  We are hoping to have at least 150-200 recipes to include in our cookbook.  I do not have the break out of types of recipes we have, but we need to cover all categories (appetizers, beverages, soups, salads, vegetables, sides, entrees, breads, desserts, etc) so keep sending in the recipes to

I did get sample a sample cookbook and am planning to post pictures soon.  We are only going to order the number of cookbooks that have paid pre-orders!!

Remember - recipes are being collected until October 1st (2 weeks) and we are planning on placing the cookbook order (we need at least 100!) by October 6th so we can get them back in by Christmas (and our payment to the agency).

Thank you again for each and every recipe and cookbook order!!

Monday, September 13, 2010


Thank you to everyone who has donated recipes so far, but we still need A LOT more to make a cookbook!!

current recipe count = 19

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Prep time!

We started cleaning out our extra room today.  We have decided to put both boys in that room and make D's current room the play room.  The catch is we have to paint the extra room before we move them in - its currently a peach color (borderline pinkish).  We LOVE the color, but not for 2 boys.  This will work out well because the walls in D's room the play room need to be painted too.  The count down has begun - 8 weeks from tomorrow our son is due to make his grand entrance!!

Thank you to the people who have sent recipes in!  Please send any and all recipes you have - without recipes, we don't have a cookbook!!!

Also a big thanks to the people that have placed orders.  We are ordering cookbooks based on orders we have - so place your order now!

Friday, September 10, 2010

We are matched!

Yesterday we met with the birth mom and it went delightfully well!  We walked out officially matched, and are now waiting until she goes into labor.  That gives us just 2 short months to raise funds for the adoption.  Thankfully, we are blessed to have another little boy so we have most of what we need.

We really need recipes to create the cookbook - and you are not obligated to purchase a cookbook if you want to donate a recipe.  We are planning on placing our cookbook order (hopefully the first of several) on October 6th to get them shipped in time for Christmas (what a perfect gift!), but there is a minimum order quantity.

We really appreciate all the help, love, and support from all our friends and family in our desire to grow our family!!

If you have any questions or want to donate recipes:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

PayPal Info

If you had an issue trying to order a cookbook with the previous PayPal button, try this one!

If you still have problems, please contact me at recipesneeded (at) gmail (dot) com.  And don't forget to send your recipes!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Here we go!!

We are working towards our second adoption, but we need your help!!  We are selling cookbooks for $15 each, please add $2 for each book to be shipped within the US.  We are willing to ship outside the US, please comment or email for prices.

Important information...

We will be collecting donated recipes for use until October

We will be collecting orders until October 6th.
Placing the order then should give us enough time to get them shipped to you by Christmas.
We need a minimum of 100 books to place an order.

To place an order, please follow the link below:

Please comment or email ( if you wish to order outside of paypal.

Please join us in prayer for our little boy, his birth family, and God's provision!!