Thursday, September 30, 2010

love to the 10th degree

So, the Ismert fam is trucking on along...blogging from the romantic and exotic upper Mid-West...Findlay Ohio!  Today is the 10 year anniversary of when Lisa and I got hitched...holla if you were there!!!  Ridglea United Methodist Church, Fort Worth TX 9/30/2000!  When we got to the wedding reception, the marquee sign said "Congratulations Imserts!"  and Lisa laughingly said "hey Izzy, they misspelled your name", and I remarked, "no sweetie, they misspelled your name!"  It was a good party....

So, we are taking our 10 year anniversary trip with Campbell and a 15 year old suburban and seeing the heartland!  We had a fantastic stay with Carolyn (my sister) in Chicago...and now are with  Sarah (Lisa's sister) and her hubby and kiddos in Findlay.  We did catch a Cubs game at Wrigley...they lost.  The Cubs are such total losers and so are all their fans!  (except for you Jonny West :) if your reading)

Quick adoption update!  Our grant application has been received by the CARE agency in Pagosa Springs.  We should know their decision regarding grant money sometime in October.  And folks are still buying coffee so THANK YOU!!  Please keep checking the blog as a couple other small businesses are going to be featured as they are sharing revenues from purchases and supporting our adoption finances.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Colorado Springs?

I realize I might have put the cart before the horse a little bit talking about selling our house without really explaining why.  So...we have received permission to move to Colorado Springs and to move the Wilderness Ranch winter office and manage the WR off-season from the Springs!  So, that's why our house is for sale.  This is going to be a great move for the Ismerts and for Wilderness Ranch!

We are going to wait until our house sells before we make the move, so for now we are still in BV and I am still officing at Frontier Ranch...

that's the scoop!

Lisa publishes books, Izzy pours concrete

Lisa finished our life book (it's like a photo album on steriods) that birth moms look at when they are working on their adoption plan.  It's a big help for prospective parents like us to show what kind of people and family would be caring for and raising the baby being considered for adoption.

Way to go Lisa...the book looks great!!  We also mailed off yesterday our grant application with a group in Pagosa Springs.  It's called "CARE". 

Meanwhile, I set some posts and poured concrete to hold them as the big fence repair project is finally starting to approach being finished.  I really prefer dragging out home projects for many months...over a year is really good!  This fence fell down (thanks Gabe Temple) last November. 

So, dear friends and family...please spread the word about our blog, share any advice or suggestions,
thanks for reading!!  God Bless You!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

house for sale, car for sale, adoption # 2, it'd be a shame to have a boring life

Hi's the Ismert blog....entry # 1.

Well, the title pretty much says it all.  If you haven't got the message, we are starting the adoption process again.  We've emailed everyone about the coffee company that helps raise $$ for adoptions.  But just in case, here's the info again.
"We have waited patiently for God to give us the go ahead and we trust that the time is now.  We are back in the adoption process! It is a bit overwhelming knowing and not knowing what is ahead of us. We are asking for all of you to please pray for us in this journey.  Your prayers are much needed.
 Most of you know that adoption is a huge financial undertaking.  We have decided to partner with JustLove Coffee in an effort to fund-raise.  If anyone shops using this link , JustLove will give us $5 per bag of coffee, towards our adoption.  I think everyone we know drinks coffee (especially our Wilderness Ranch Friends), so we are asking that you would consider purchasing it through this link. We will be partnered with JustLove during the entire process so all proceeds during the next 6 months or so will go towards our adoption. 
 Thank you for loving us so well!!!
 Please pass this on to your friends and family!"
Oh yeah, our house is for you want to live in BV?  Talk to us...
And our Subaru is for sale...wanna get around for cheap?  Talk to us...
hey, just talk to us...we wanna keep in touch and hear from everyone!