Wednesday, December 18, 2013


For those of you who have been checking this blog time and again with no updates, I apologize. I really will try to do better. I never realized that people really read this thing until I got to church last Sunday and someone saw me and said that they've been checking for updates and haven't seen any lately! So, thank you to those of you who are reading and following along with us on this crazy journey! 

Also, some of you were asking what ever happened with Celine and her family and their house. I'm so thankful that I can tell you all that in just four days, God provided the money for her family - through YOU - to move into their new place. Morgan and I went over to see their new home and they were so proud to show us. They went from a huge place on the beach to a small one room home, but they couldn't be happier.  The joy in their eyes was so apparent.  When I asked Celine if she liked her new home, she said, "Wi! Mwen domi byen kounye a." (Yes! I sleep well now.) She was so crippled by fear at the old place that it was really taking a toll on her physically, emotionally and spiritually. To see their joy with such was humbling. I just want to say thank you again, from the bottom of my heart. I know that Celine would say the same. We all just said - "Mesi Jezi!" (Thank you Jesus!!)

So, a couple weeks ago, Craig found out that he would need to return to Indiana for a couple weeks for work. We were not expecting to be coming back to Indiana quite so soon, but I was very happy for the unexpected blessing!  We arrived in Indiana last Thursday night to a VERY cold 1 degree. MUCH different than the 93 degrees we left earlier that day! Needless to say, it was a shock to our system and we were all dry and chapped within 24 hours. The kids have both already gotten colds and Morgan has managed to pick up pink eye. Along with all these negatives come the positives. We have been able to spend time with family and have also been able to welcome a new little cousin/nephew into the world!! What a blessing!!! 

Meet Jackson Robert Lash!!

We are planning to be heading back home in another week or so. We are missing the warmth and our friends and all of the kids at the orphanage. We are also missing our slower pace of life and having daddy home every day :) I think we've been spoiled!

For those of you who check back pretty regularly, I'm also updating a blog with the Co-op that we're working with. If you would like to follow more of what is going on with the Children's Village, you can visit that site directly at -

Also, I update facebook a lot more frequently and add pictures regularly. Please feel free to add us as a friend if we aren't already!

Thank you so much for all of your love and support!  We appreciate you!