I said I would just post a note so y'all can see what we need!
First of all, a quick update... We should have all our paperwork in China by the end of the month and then it's more waiting. But I know that God has this all under control! :)
We will need to send in $7,350 with our dossier, but we are taking that money from our grant funds to cover that. We should have about $11,000 (?) left in there and will prob need another $11-12,000 at the end, right before traveling... Again, SO TOTALLY NOT worried about it! God has seriously provided EVERY step of the way, it's amazing! i'm just in AWE!!!! I know, I shouldn't be becasue our God is just THAT awesome! But in my human mind, I am just in awe, but yet i'm not becasue I KNOW our God is just AWESOME!
I also know and remember telling Him that if this is HIS WILL, then He is gonna have to help us because we are NOT rich (money wise! ;)) And He has remained EVER so faithful!
Also, we will be in China for 3 weeks instead of 2... our lil ones are in 2 different providences in Southern China... So please be praying for our 4 here in the states that they handle us being gone THAT long! After about 2 weeks of not bieng at home, they are ready to come back. now, they will be staying here, so that will be good, but 3 weeks without mom and dad.... :) My mom will be here with them for the last 2 weeks for sure, and hopefully Curt's parents will be able to come for the first part, and a friend from MI mentioned that she'd like to come help, and if for some reason they can't, my mom can come for the full 3 weeks. So that's the plan, but since we don't know/have travel dates yet, we can't really "plan" anything! :)
One thing on my list is bunk beds, but I may be going this week-end to go look at a set that has matress'!!! I may need to get new matress', but a friend posted on her facebook page that we are in need of twin size and had quite a few of her friends respond with where the cheapest are, and KMart is the winner! :)
Anywho.... my friend's mom saw on a listing of a sale that she's selling bunk beds and so she asked about them for me! I hardly know my friends mom, I met her once... Anywho.... The frame is $25... So I'm praying that they will work and if so, i'm bringing them home! :)
Just another way that God is providing and if for some reason this set doesn't work, I'm ok with that... We found some online through Wal-mart...
Ok, here's the list of things needed:
Bunk Bed frame (going to go look this week-end and if they don't work, Wal-Mart online has it for $200- that's with shipping to our house!)
2 Twin Matress's- Kmart online has them for $49.99 a piece, so with shipping for 2, it will be about $131 (again, the set I'm going to go look at has matress', but I may just replace them, depending on how old they are, etc....)
3 twin size sheet sets for boys
3-4 new pillows for beds
Sit and Stand Stroller for when we are in China and will prob use it once we get back for Thad and our girl... ;) i found a few on Craiglist, but they were already sold! I'm trying to find one under $50... I'd like it to come from a smoke and pet free home...
And we will prob need clothes, but I have NO idea what their sizes are! I have some clothes for boy and girl put aside, but I have no idea if they are the right season and size! Prob won't know that til we get them home! :) I do have a gift card for a children clothing store that a friend got me for our kids, so I can use that too! :)
I need a few more kids plates, like those plastic ones... We are set on bowls, cups, and silverware, but need a few more kids plates.. maybe 4? :)
But there's the list... For now...
I do need to get 2 more mini blinds for the girls room and boys... But those are like 4 bucks are Target, I just keep forgetting to get them!
I'm also getting 2 drawers (cabinets) from Target, but have been out of stock, but it's to go under Gavin's bed for his clothes.
We have a dresser for both our new lil boy and girl, so we are set!
I think that's it, I almost feel like I'm forgetting to mention something.... It kinda looks like alot, but it really isn't THAT bad! ;) I have 3 sets of sheets right now for boys, but I like one extra per bed, due to bed wetting, or washing sheets, so I can change them right away! :)
Thank you for your prayers and support for us through this! I can't tell you just how much we appreicate it!!! :)