I have mentioned GreenDimes before in my post on junk mail. I am bringing them up again because they now have a referral program ($5 referral bonus). I sent out a bunch of emails from to hopefully get some people to sign up, plus I would love to reduce junk mail for all. All the proceeds from any sign-ups made through my emails will go to helping fund our adoption. For only $15 you can help the environment, yourself (less mail to sort), and our adoption (thanks).Here is what greendimes does:For a $15 one-time fee, the GreenDimes Junk Mail Reduction Kit reduces your home’s junk mail by up to 90% and includes:

  • Automatic removal from major direct marketing lists
  • A simple online tool to manage catalog and non-profit mailings
  • Monthly monitoring of your DMA registration
  • A set of personalized postcards to sign and send to more junk mail companies
  • Ten trees planted with one of our non-profit tree-planting partners

For more info visit greendimes.comIf you didn’t receive an email from greendimes today and would like to sign-up,Email Me , I may not have your correct email address, or check your junk/spam folder.  

What's up with all these ads everwhere?

Hey Matt & Stephanie, what’s the deal with all these ads?

Well blog reader, I’m glad you asked.

Because the cost of adoption is rather high, and funds are tight, extra income is a must. Also as some of you know, we only have 1 vehicle, and stephanie would like a minivan soon after we have our children. So basically we are trying to see how much change we can shake out of the couch cushions.

We have placed some google ads on our posts and side bar, hopefully all items relevant to the post nearby. Our hope is that some of our readers will see an interesting ad, and click through. Each advertiser pays google so much, and we get a cut for each click. We are not asking for you to sit there and click on everything (this means you Cindy I.), just if you see something of interest, go for it. No, you dont have to buy anything for us to get credit, just visit the site.

To date, we have made $0.37. This is a great start to our minivan!

Exciting News!

We have decided to adopt!

We are adopting from the beautiful country of Ethiopia and are very excited. We are in the beginning stages and it will be about nine months to a year before we have our children. Yes, you read that right I typed children. We have chosen to adopt siblings and are hoping for an infant and a toddler. We chose not to decide if we should get boys or girls we will see what we get blessed with.We will try and keep everyone up to date here on the blog. So check back often, or subscribe and get email updates.Matt & Stephanie