As a way of raising funds for Isabelle's and Hallie's adoptions, we are selling wristbands imprinted with their names. We are wearing them as a way of reminding us to pray for our girls constantly, and as a way of starting conversations with others about them. I haven't had any luck with that so far, but who knows, maybe someday somebody will ask me why I have a couple of wristbands on my arm. If you'd like to have a pair to wear along with us, then click here to order a pair. We're asking for $5 per pair, and you'll get a receipt for a tax-deductible donation of $4.23, per IRS regulations. They'll be up on the right-hand side of our blog, too, so you'll always be able to find them there.
I'm sorry for the lack of posts this week. Everyone in the family—except for Gabriela—has gotten sick over the past five days, and we're spending our evenings working on grant applications. Over the past two weeks, we've managed to submit two applications and have another just over half-way done. We expect to get an answer on the first grant we applied for in the next 7-10 days, and we are anxious to hear their answer. Thanks for all of your prayers, and we hope to give you a longer update before too long!