Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Goal reached!

A very heartfelt thank you to all who donated towards Lada's surgery! We have reached our goal and Lada will have surgery by the end of the year. Check back for updates!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Latte for Lada

Would you consider giving your morning coffee to save a life? Please consider donating $5 tomorrow, Monday August 23rd to help us reach our goal of providing Lada with a life saving heart surgery.

Our goal is to collect the funds by September 15th so she can have late fall/early winter surgery.

To read about her story, please click here!

We are only $670 away from our goal, help us reach it TODAY!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Sunday is the last day to send in those family recipes for our cookbook!

If you are interested in being included please send ONE or TWO of your favorite family recipes with the following information by August 15th!

- Name
- State you live in
- Name of children
- Region your Kazakh cutie was adopted from
- The date your adoption was finalized

Please send recipe(s) to

Our 2nd edition will feature more Kazakh recipes along with great family recipes!

Thank you for your support!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mission Trip 2011

Those who are interested and willing to make a difference in the lives of orphans by carrying out God’s will. All members of the team should have a flexible attitude and be ready for some good old fashion hard work while also understanding that this will be a very emotional trip. We only have 8 spots for this trip and will not hold any. Members will be taken on a “first come, first serve” basis.

A mission trip to Taraz, Kazakhstan to build and replace 100 beds and mattresses.

Friday, September 23, 2011 – Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ulan Children’s Home in Taraz, Kazakhstan. The orphanage is home to 100 kids, ages 4-16

We were asked to complete this project because most of the bed frames are broken and the mattresses are falling apart. They are very old and have not been replaced in many years. The orphanage has been trying to replace them since 2006.

In order to get to Kazakhstan, we need to supply the beds. Please consider making a donation towards our "100 beds for sleepyheads" campaign.

The cost of the trip will be $3500 per person. The cost includes airfare from your nearest international* airport, train ticket from Almaty to Taraz, lodging, driver/translator, insurance, food within Kazakhstan, and travel visas. All donations made towards your trip are tax-deductible within the guidelines given by the IRS.

Schedule of fees
A $1000 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot and is due by February 1, 2011.

Your balance will be due by June 1, 2011.
A person is not considered a part of the trip until the deposit has been made.

*You are responsible for purchasing a ticket on any domestic flight you would need to reach the International airport.
To request an information packet or if you have any questions, please email Kim at