Thursday, April 8, 2010

This is it, we are taking the plunge!

Ok friends, this is it! We have decided to go through Reece's Rainbow to get our girl.
We did not get the baby in New York. They have it narrowed to a few families, and we weren't one of those selected. But they had over 500 applicants! That is crazy. I'm kind of glad, I was really wanting this baby on Reeces Rainbow, but couldn't put our name on her until we knew about the New York baby. And now I know for sure that these kids need us much more than DS kids here in the US. They are well taken care of here!

So this is our baby girl that we are hoping to bring home! Baby Joy! She is not even a year yet, and we are hoping to go get her by her first birthday in September.!


Yes this is going to be much harder, but it can be done. We do have plenty of people to watch Jax, its getting them all coordinated that will be the problem! And it will be heartwrenching to leave them for so long, especially after Carter called me last weekend at 1:00 in the morning from my moms wanting to come home because he missed me. But I think leaving them in their own house and having someone come stay with them will make it easier!
Of course financially this also is going to be much harder. So I am begging for fundraising help. I will change the donation button specifically for Joy, and do a whole adoption page this weekend. And we will be changing her name, we just haven't picked it yet. If you feel more comfortable, go to Reeces Rainbow and donate directly to Joy, then you know for sure she's getting the money!
I've never been so excited and scared in my whole life! We really need everyones help now to make this happen!!
So please, if you can donate something to our auction, please email me at laceyrugg@hotmail.com!

28 comments:

ABandCsMom said...

YAY! I think the name Joy, just fits. The little girl you long for, who will bring you all so much joy!! See?? The name fits!

sturpin said...

WAHOO!!!

Rochelle said...

Awesome, we will begin praying specifically for "Joy".

The VW's said...

NO WAY! I am so jealous! But, SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU! How exciting! Praying everything works out great! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness!! I was just looking at the sweeties on RR yesterday and I saw your Joy on there and thought that she was so beautiful. I'm so thankful that you are adopting her. I look forward to reading more about your journey to her. God's blessings to all of you!!!

Groettum Family said...

CONGRATS LACEY!

Emily said...

She's beautiful!

Junior said...

she is precious, we will be praying for Joy.

Tiffany said...

How wonderful and exciting. I have heard a few people talk about Reece's Rainbow, but had not checked it out for myself. Well, I did 2 days ago and I was practically in tears looking at all the beautiful children who just need love more than anything else in the whole world. I wish I was at a different spot in my life because I would be so tempted to look into the adoption thing myself. I pray that God will be with you in the waiting period and that things go as smoothly as possible.
I know you really don't know me that well, but if there is anything I can do to help please let me know. What an exciting time in your life!

Michelle Z said...

I'm so happy for you! Congrats! I can't wait to see Joy go home with you!

Anonymous said...

hope everything goes excellent cause you deserve it! you're a beautifull person and since i began following your journey (a year and a half now) i instantly fall in love with jax and with all your family, i'm praying for you and for your beautifull joy!
hugs from mexico city!

Team Carter Jay said...

She is absolutely beautiful! I <3 her already! Praying for little Joy!!

kecia said...

YEah! HOw exciting! It is crazy how much she looks like Jax! I have a vinyl decor business so I would be happy to donate vinyl sayings/gift certificates to your auction...
email me if you want me to....keciajcox@msn.com

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Oh Lacey, she is BEAUTIFUL. I am so happy that you have a plan and are setting it in action. How exciting!!

Becky said...

HAPPY for you. :) Good luck.

Alison said...

Wow Lacey - how exciting. She is lovely - and Joy is definitely an appropriate name for her seeing as that is what she will be bringing!

Runningmama said...

AWESOME! She is adorable and will be so blessed to be in your family!

stephanie said...

OH Lacey how awesome!!! And what a perfect name! She's beautiful! I'm so happy you made this big decision! we're all here with you. Can you make us honorary Aunties?
Right now I'm qualified to pray! So I'm on it! Praying for a smooth adoption!

TUC said...

Lacey, I am so excited for you. She is beautiful and will be an amazing blessing to all of you. I will pray for you and do anything I can to help you with this. xxoo.

Tina said...

Oh Lacey this is such happy news, I was so hoping deep in my heart you would choose RR, but didn't dare say a thing, I knew you had so many issues to work out before considering RR but these children all seem to be calling out for someone to come and love them. Joy is a lucky little girl, just imagine how much happiness she is going to bring you and the entire family. I had goose bumps just reading your post. This is definitely your little girl. Can't wait to read more...btw how much do you still need to raise?

Tina said...

and btw in the excitment of the hearing this news I forgot to mention that she has the most angelic little face...she's beautiful

Anderson Family said...

She's beautiful and I am glad she is going to come to a wonderful family. I will think of something to donate for an auction - don't know what yet - but I will come up with something! Congratulations!

Heather said...

Your girl.I knew she would come to you.When the time was right.Amazing and so exciting for you all.And so excited for Joy,to be coming into your incredible family.I'll call tomorrow.Love to you all.

Loren Stow said...

Way to go Lacey! I am so glad that you've found your little one! She is going to be lucky to have such a dedicated and amazing family to call her own!

Colleen said...

She's adorable! I'm so glad you found your girl!

Kele@ said...

Oh Lacey, I am sooooo excited for you. On my way now to email you!

Michelle said...

oh my goodness! how exciting for your family! Can't wait to follow this new journey in your lives...she's beautiful!

Becca said...

This is so exciting!! What a beautiful little girl!!!! I hope all goes smoothly for you.