Monday, November 23, 2009

Again, this is a time when I do not have the words to describe what God is speaking in my heart. Fortunately, there are some wonderful Christian women whom God has given the gift of speaking(blogging). Please read these post and allow God to speak to your heart . . .

A Place Called Simplicity

Building the Blocks

Kisses From Katie

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sweet Jacob

This is my sweet Jacob. He looks like a healthy two year old but Jacob actually has significant needs. Jacob has Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy. He is nonverbal(has started making some sounds) and has limited control of his arms and legs. He is unable to sit unassisted but has gained pretty good head control.

Jacob is an absolute joy to be around. He is always happy and laughs with his whole body. Jacob is very intelligent for a child with his significant needs. Jacob came home about a year and a half ago and I have never been away from over night.

I will be leaving to pick up our two new daughters in the next 6-8 weeks, I hope. I don't even know how to begin to prepare Jacob for me being gone for a whole week. If anyone out there has any advice or suggestions for preparing a special child for being apart the first time I would appreciate any assistance. Another concern I have is how Jacob will respond when I return home. Anyone have experience in this area?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fall Update

I said I would do better about posting BUT I have not!! So, here are some fall pictures.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

We had an AWESOME weekend!! Saturday was our Both Hands/Lifesong work day. If you have not read about our Both Hands/Lifesong Fundraiser follow this link to find out more.

Here are some BEFORE pictures of Mrs. Fuller's home.

Here is a rundown from the days work . . .

We met at Ms. Fuller’s home at 10:00a.m., got organized, and went straight to work. We were able to clean up the massive amount of leaves, mow the lawn, and add new landscaping to her yard. We also put a fresh coat of paint on her patio, front door and mailbox. There were a few items around Ms. Fuller’s home that needed to be replaced. A garage door was hung and storm door was replaced in the garage. There will be someone coming out this week to replace some broken storm windows and gutters. Inside her home we were also able to do some repairs to her refrigerator and add a remote to her ceiling fan. The joy on Ms. Fuller’s face was priceless!

We were so grateful to have the Lexington Herald-Leader come out and do an article about our project. You can read the article at Lexington Herald-Leader.

There is still time to donate to the adoption fund. You can follow the directions on the fundraising letter you were sent or to donate electronically follow this link and look for the Maas Family's donate button.

We will be posting a video of the work day very soon. So stay tuned!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Hi to all my blogger friends! Sorry we have been so quite recently. Trust me it is not quite at our house!

We are in serious fundraising mode for our adoption. There are a few opportunities for you to get involved and help us raise the remaining funds needed to pick up our girls.

1. This coming Saturday we will be completing our Both Hands Fundraising project. We, along with our friends, will be spending the day working on a local widow's home. She is a wonderful Christian lady and also an adoptive mom. We are asking friends and family to sponsor us as we spend the day working(same concept as a walk-a-thon). If you would like to know more about this project follow the link on the left sidebar.

2. Also on the left sidebar is a link to our Just Love Coffee Store. This organization sets families up with an online coffee shop. $5.00 of each purchase will go to our adoption fund. Lots of great international coffees which would be great Christmas presents!

Hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Adoption Fair

Southland Christian Church, Building F, Room 116 A (The Atrium)

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, 1-4pm.

Southland's Adoptive Families Support group is hosting an Adoption Fair with adoption professionals, financial institutions, and Orphan Care groups.
We will see you there!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Coming for ONE night only on November 4th. Follow this link to see where it is playing near you. Hillsong United: We're all in this together