July 27, 2011


Well our t-shirt orders are in and we sold 207 shirts for Grace!!  I absolutely can't wait to see them!  They will be appearing on so many of our friends and family all over the country - from our town of Montgomery, AL to Milan, TN to Knoxville, TN to Fort Collins, CO to Arlington, TX and even all the way up to Sylvania, OH.  We are so thankful for your love and support!

We are heading out tomorrow for our last summer youth trip to ....! (it's a mystery trip for our teens so I can't disclose it just yet, but it is going to be ALOT of fun)
Then we get back just in time for Wes' 31st birthday and in less than 2 weeks school is back in session.  WOW!  Summer has absolutely flown by!  We have had a blast and seen God move in mighty ways, but I am very ready for some normalcy around here.  I am looking foward to routine, getting back to the gym, riding bikes after dinner, sitting down at the table for dinner, and some laid-back nights with NOTHING to do!! That sounds so good.  And of course, paperwork as we start applying and completing our homestudy - fun times.  

July 17, 2011

Grace's First Dress!

Wes and I bought Grace her very first dress!


I can't wait to hug her, kiss her, cuddle with her, and of course dress her in many many cute dresses!

July 7, 2011

Come get your T-shirts!

 Our Grace t-shirt fundraiser is off and running!  We are so excited to start selling them and ALL the money will go directly to our adoption fund.  



Ordering Instructions:

We are taking PRE-ORDERS through July 22nd!
If you are live in any of the cities below then you can order directly from the contact person and won't have to pay shipping.  If you don't, then please feel free to order a shirt through our order form on the right of the blog. 

Montgomery, AL - Cristal Kohring
Knoxville, TN - Marsha Kohring
Milan, TN - Peggy Beasley
Arlington, TX - Lacey Franklin
Ft. Collins, CO - Shelli Walker
Nashville, TN - Ryan White

Here is some more information on the shirts:
Adult: 100% preshrunk combed ringspun cotton. Taped shoulder-to-shoulder. Double-needle stitching on sleeves and bottom hem. Fashion fit
Youth:  regular t-shirt fit

Adult sizes S-XXL $20
Youth sizes XS-XL  $15

July 5, 2011

The Kick Off!

Greetings to you in the name of the Lord! We would like to take an opportunity to tell you about God’s movement in our family. Over the past several years, God has impressed on our hearts a spirit of compassion for children in need of adoption as well as a conviction to do something about this great need both in our country and abroad. In the past twelve months, our desire to grow our family through adoption has become something we can no longer ignore or put off. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that we are launching into the adoption process!
We feel confident that God has spoken clearly and has confirmed his desire for us to adopt a little girl into our family. Her name will be “Grace,” a reminder of the undeserved favor of our Lord. When we began getting serious about investigating adoption, we were excited about pursuing an international adoption. However, as we continued to pray and seek the guidance of the Spirit, we came upon the overwhelming need for the adoption of minority children right here in our own United States. The Lord has completely shattered our original picture of what our family would look like and we now joyfully anticipate the arrival of Grace into our home. 
The grace we read of in scripture is an undeserved gift. God showers his favor and mercy on us, his children, when we deserve anything but favor and mercy. As we pursue this adoption, we know that Grace will come to us as an undeserved offering. As we begin the fundraising endeavor, we know that one day we will have a wonderful story to share with Grace about how she came to us through undeserved gifts. We would like to humbly call on you to pray over our continued journey to see Grace here with us.
From this blog you can follow our story as it unfolds. We will do our best to chronicle our journey, update you on our progress, and eventually share pictures. We cannot thank you enough for your prayers and support!
Wes and Cristal