July 1, 2016 – You are a Miracle

July 1, 2016 My Dear Pickles, So many things have happened this week to bring us closer to you. I’m writing it down so years from now I can tell you about how much you were wanted and how it feels like God worked miracles for it to all come…

June 4, 2016 – Dear Pickles

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June 4, 2016 Dear Pickles, We had another fundraiser today… we talked to so many people in our community who are so happy for us (and you!) Dad made these great purses, I made fairy doors and Liam made Perler bead key chains and sold snacks and water. This was…

What’s so GREAT about Adoption? (Part 1)

May 7, 2016 Our family was blessed to receive an adoption grant, and part of accepting is that we went to Ohio to meet the organization and the other featured families. As we left a very inspiring day with these folks, we started talking about the merits of adoption… You…

This home study worker approves this family for adoption – March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016 Today we received our home study approval!!!! God is good! “After a thorough study of the Pemberton/Balzer family, it is concluded that they are emotionally, physically, and mentally stable and will provide a loving home for any child placed in this family. They are prepared and suitable…

January 31 – Spending Freeze

January 31, 2016 We decided to go on a spending freeze this month, for several reasons. One, it would help us save up money for the adoption but we felt like we needed a reset on our thinking and spending. We were getting loosey goosey with our spending choices, too…

Philippians 4:19

December 31, 2015   Enough said!

December 28, 2015 – Practice Round

This week we have a special visitor. Our Goddaughter Annie, (age 4) is staying with us for a few days while her folks go away to celebrate their anniversary. They are part of our family of choice, and we vacation together every summer in these sweet little cabins up in…