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Seth and Jenn McQuate
waiting for our Savior to return
Interests: family, parenting, God, snowboarding, reading, junking, lounging
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we recently took the kids to a rockies baseball game and we had a BLAST! Lilah loved the cheering and the music. Job actually followed the plays in the game. It was a great time! yes, we had the very top row of seats in the stadium. the view from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at worth the wait
I am BIG like my brother! I love PINK! I like my nails painted! I love jewelry! I like presents! Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at worth the wait
it is officially summer and we LOVE it! Job is playing baseball 2 days a week and we ride our bikes to the ball field! Both kids started gymnastics and it is good times! (promise I will post some pics soon). We are also in swim lessons and that equals... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2011 at worth the wait
Update! Our homestudy has been sent to the uscis-FINALLY! This approval will allow us to bring our son into the US as a citizen. Usually, the process takes 8-10 weeks but we need everyone to be praying that our approval is (somehow) expedited. We will be checking the mailbox everyday... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at worth the wait
This is a really hard post for me (Jenn). Yes, I know it's only preschool but many of you know the rest of the story and life as we know it is about to change. Along with the kindergarten schedule next year many other complicated things will change for our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at worth the wait
Romans 2b-5 2...And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at worth the wait
We knew this adoption process was going to be long and going to be hard but it hurts when unexpected things happen that cause our adoption to be longer and harder than necessary. Please don't think that this post is a lack of trust in our God and his timing... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at worth the wait
1 perfect family picture That is all we needed but we didn't get it! What is worse than family pictures? Getting up early on a Saturday morning to get the kids primped and loaded in the car on the way to get family pictures and you find out the photographer... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at worth the wait
Wish we had anything or something to report on the adoption but we are still waiting. The definition of wait is: Stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens. So I guess that sums up what we are doing and plan on... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at worth the wait
One by one we all shared it. Of course we shared we are family but somethings should not be shared. YUCK, YUCK AND MORE YUCK! We all got the flu bug-infact we are such nice people we even shared with the neighbors! On the adoption side of things we would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at worth the wait
EGGS! Well, considering who reads our blog (hi Hayden) I don't need to preach to the choir. As parents we feel pressured into meeting the "egg"spectations of the consumer side of the holiday. And I will admit we do the whole basket and eggs but we are intentional about teaching... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at worth the wait
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at worth the wait
THANK YOU-THANK YOU-THANK YOU We are so incredibly thankful for all the donations and the great success at the garage sale! It was really HARD work. We meet dozens of amazing people. A new bible study was formed (with us and several other neighbors). Our adoption story was shared with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at worth the wait
okay, not 1oo mph wind gusts but it did feel like it! Praising God for a great day #1 of the garage sale fundraiser. We were so busy from 8:30 to 11:3o and it was great. We were blessed with the opportunity to share our adoption story numerous times! Atleast... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at worth the wait
Friday and Saturday April 15th and 16th 8-12 If your in our area stop on by... the kids are having a bake/kool aid sale Thanks so much to everyone for all the generous donations! We are trusting for great results Amazed at the big picture of how we can sell... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at worth the wait
Have you ever seen that bumper sticker. I laugh every time I see it and wonder what those think who see it who do not have a knowledge of Jesus Christ. Like what would I think if I'm driving down the road and see a sticker, "Real Men Love Buddha."... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at worth the wait
It's been awhile...yet not alot to update. We are all doing great and healthy! Today Seth and I are headed to 8 hours of adoption education classes-1 class of many, many that are required. Once we receive our referral for our son we will attend a class called "African hair... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2011 at worth the wait
Q&A: Adoption Processing in Ethiopia Q. Is the U.S. Government planning to close the Ethiopian adoption program? A. The U.S. Government supports the intercountry adoption program in Ethiopia. We will work closely with the Government of Ethiopia and other stakeholders to preserve and protect this valuable program, while also seeking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at worth the wait
Praise God! We received positive and encouraging news today: (sounds like promo for KLOVE) Dear current Gladney Ethiopia Program families: We want to provide you with an update of confirmed information that we have received regarding MOWA’s general processing. As of this week, MOWA has been issuing approximately 40 opinions... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at worth the wait
wishing we had news to update but we don't really. at this point everything we have read is rumor and speculation (but is looking postive). we are thankful for your prayers and waiting for our God to move the mountain from Castle Rock to Ethiopia so we can hold our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2011 at worth the wait
We started a new sermon series Sunday called, Really Radical. I like the idea of being radical about something. When I hear that word I think of an old movie I used to love called "Rad." It was about a kid who wanted to race bmx and his perseverance to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at worth the wait
weekend adventure for 4! Includes 250 mile round trip, 3 pukes, 1 potty stop and a lot of "when are we going to be there"? 2 grande coffees and 10 hours later we survived our 1st family snowboarding trip! Seth is having some severe chest pain next to me while... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at worth the wait
Hi Friends~ Just wanted to share some love! I love this ladies designs and she is giving away 1 free custome pckg (just click the logo above) I figured since we (and you) will be looking at this blog ALOT we should find a way to fancy it up! Good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at worth the wait
You might have read Jenn's last post. The wait time will most likely be significantly impacted by this decision. Interesting that my wife chose to characterize this whole process with the "worth the wait" motto...and here we are...waiting. She is a pretty smart cookie. I'm guessing God had his finger... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at worth the wait
the rumors are confirmed. We are feeling content in knowing our God is in total control and He was not surprised with this information. We hurt for the orphans that will wait even longer to be matched to loving families. We also feel that if there is any amount of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at worth the wait