Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I'm really looking forward to the drawing on Christmas Day!    Thank you to all of you who have emailed, left a comment, became a follower, or reposted our blog!  Keep it up!  Please let your friends know about the drawing!

We do have a lot of soap left to sell (there are many bars curing!), so if you would like to help support us by purchasing a few just send me an email (  The bars make great unique Christmas gifts for friends, family and coworkers.  And if you know someone who has dry skin or even eczema, they should give this soap a try.  We have had many people tell us how much it has improved their skin, plus each bar is really soft and silky on your skin.  No need for shaving cream either!  And the best part, I think, is that all the proceeds go to help give five children a home and family.

A couple of nights ago we spent hours researching online and talking on the phone to figure out the best way to purchase our plane tickets.  We ended up getting them through Spirit Airlines, and we are flying out from Fort Lauderdale.  We still need to get to Ft. Lauderdale from Indy and back home again from Ft. Lauderdale after we have our children, but for the price we knew we could figure something out.

We have not flown with Spirit before, so I can't comment about their service, but if you do decide to look into them (for those who are also adopting from Colombia), watch their extra fees.  Their prices are low, but then you need to add in any luggage you are bringing, seat changes...  Still, we were able to get all 6 of us from Ft. Lauderdale to Bogota, and all 11 of from Bogota to Ft Lauderdale for $4,500 plus luggage (probably end up being around $5,000).  We were quoted around $10,000 round trip for all of us from Indy to Bogota from multiple travel agencies and from watching airfares like Skywatch and Cheapoair. 

We figure for that $5,000 we haven't spent yet we will get one-way tickets to Ft. Lauderdale and then rent a van and drive all 11 of us home from Ft. Lauderdale.  Crazy?  Maybe.  But we like a little craziness :)

Pretty soon I'm going to start a private blog for our travel to Colombia.  We don't want the world to know exactly when we will be gone, so if you would like to follow along with us please email me at, and let me know how you know me or what your link is to adoption so I can approve you.  After we are home, I'll add all the posts from the private blog to this one, like I did when we brought our daughter home from China.  I am still keeping this blog open because of the soap sales.  I'm hoping to find someone willing to ship any soap orders we get while we are in Colombia.

We are getting our passport-size pics for our Visas today and tomorrow we get to apply for the Visas themselves!  Everything is starting to look a lot more "official", and on occasion when I think to closely about what we are doing little butterflies start fluttering around in my stomach!

The picture to the right is of the paper-chains we put up for our official "Countdown to Colombia"!  Each day one of us gets to rip off one of the links.  It has been great watching it grow shorter!

Thank you so much for all the support and prayers we have been receiving!  May God bless you and your family this Christmas season.


1 comment:

  1. Just a quick suggestion that you may want to check on allegiant air. It's exactly like spirit. They have flights from Lexington to ft Lauderdale and I found one ways around $60 going down and a lot of hotels in Lexington would let you park and fly if you stay one night. Also make sure you check around on the one way rentals. Sometimes they have deals where it is practically free to take a car out of Florida(since so many end up there).