The road you must take is not an easy one, but the Treasure is worth it!
God is the one who saves me. I trust him. I am not afraid. Isaiah 12:2

The Rein Family

Thursday, July 21, 2011

2 steps closer

It seems like forever until we will be able to hold sweet "BB" (that is our nickname for our baby girl)!! The good news it that we are 2 steps closer. Our paperwork was submitted for a court date on July 18th AND we received our I-171H form today for immigration clearance. We will still have to wait atleast 4 months to meet her and go to court but it makes me feel better that we are taking baby steps.
Please pray for patience and peace during this long waiting process. We truly appreciate all of your prayers and support!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Several months ago when God began tugging on our hearts to adopt a baby our biggest fear was how would we afford international adoption. After lots of prayer and advice from friends who had been down this same road we decided God was really calling us to adopt even though we didn't have any money. We trusted He would provide. At the time we didn't know what that was going to look like but we started all of the paperwork and began the adoption process. In the last few weeks we have had over 40 families donate money. We feel so thankful and blessed by all of the support from our family and friends. Even families who don't even know Clay and I personally have sent us donations to help us bring our baby girl home. Although we have a long way to go to reach our goal it is amazing how quickly God can move if we just take the first step and trust His plan is much bigger. I feel so thankful to serve such a mighty God!!!

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Hebrews 11:6

Big boy bed

Tate started climbing out of his crib a few weeks ago so we decided to make the transition to a big bed. This was his first night in his big boy bed. Hope this was the right decision!!! I have a feeling there is alot less sleep in my future!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Little Stinker!!

This cute little boy is full of mischief!!! I heard him talking on his monitor when he woke up this morning. Before I could get him he had climbed out of his crib and began walking down the stairs!!! Guess it is time for a tent on his crib or move him to a big bed...not ready for this transition!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day on "the compound"

My sister in laws sweet parents invited us to "the compound" to play and swim. "The compound" is about an hour south of Nashville where her parents and siblings live. They have built an awesome pool for all of the families.  

 Lyla Grace loved riding the tractor. Her cousin Teddy rode with her most of the time and showed her how to drive.
 The slide was a hit too! Tate even slid down...once was enough for him.
Mr. Gobble took Tate and Emma Claire on a ride on the ranger. He was a little scared at first but loved it. The other kids loved riding too. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Paw Paw

We met my dad at the park tonight for pizza and playtime. The kids love being with Paw Paw and so do I!! Such a sweet kind grandfather!!!