Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Heart of a Child... Baby "Beatrice" Name Reveal!

She did it! I am sooooo very proud of my sweet daughter! She made these beautiful tissue paper "Lily Flowers" as gifts for anyone who donated $5 to our Family Sponsorship Page. She made 10, and guess what? All 10 are now gone! Thank you Jesus! That is $50! She is so happy to have helped add $50 to bring home her brother and sister! 

Thank you all who donated for a flower! I was in tears with true joy when the last ones went. Not just because we are $50 closer to bringing them home, no, that's beautiful but not what really makes me joyful.  What makes me truly joyful is that my 10 year old daughter has seen first hand that when God burdens your heart to help, He is faithful. That is hard to write without getting all blubbery again.  Her heart is strongly burdened for the orphans of this world. She was so happy to hear that we were bringing two sweet babies home to be part of our family. At 10 years old she is always wondering what she can do to help. This was what she came up with. This was all her. The design of the tags and all. She did a wonderful job! I am very proud of her. Lily wants nothing more than to be a missionary, like Gladys Aylward, who goes into the world and puts all of her trust in God to rescue and teach the Gospel. This has been her goal for the past 5 years. Nothing that is going away. Yesterday YOU showed her that God is faithful. When He burdens your heart to action He stirs other hearts to action as well. Thank you! This is something she will remember for the rest of her life. Something that will stick with her where ever God leads her in life.

And as promised, who wants to know baby "Beatrice's" Soon to be name? 

You do, right!? 

Molly-Anne Jennifer Tannehill

Mama cant wait to get to you baby. I'm trying to move as fast as I can. Oh, how I love these babes.  Thank you to all who have helped us. These babies NEED to be out of there. They NEED to be home. Please, watch for our auctions, think about us when you go to Christmas shop. Share us far and wide.  

They are waiting. We are working. Help us get there! 

Please donate if you can! Your Latte Money today could help rescue two orphans!!  If families see the Body of Christ rallying around families that are adopting, more people will step forward and adopt too! the expense is intimidating. It's scary. But you know what? My God is BIGGER that that number!! 


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Adoption Costs... Help us Defend the Cause of the Orphan!

Adoption Costs



"For this child I have prayed, and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of Him.
 1 Samuel 1:27

Social Worker Application Fee $250

Passports $140 each-$280

Home Study Fee $2000

Reece's Rainbow Voice of Hope Fund $250

Reece's Rainbow Application Fee $25

USCIS Fees $890

Marriage Certificates $35

FBI Clearance $80

Various Postage $200

Apostille Fees $650

Travel to Europe $7850

Adoption Fees $9000

Travel in Country $500

Child's Medical Appt for Visa $220

Child's Visa Application $230

Child's Passport and Expedition Fees $500

2nd child fees $5,000 (Sawyer!)

Living in Europe for 5 weeks $3500

Travel Items $250

Emergency Fund $1000

Estimate to bring home Beatrice and Sawyer-$32,710

Amount in Beatrice's Grant-$7883.47

Amount in Sawyer's Grant-$201.50

Current amount raised in our Family Sponsorship Page (FSP)-$1042.75

Amount still needed to bring our babies home-$23,582.28

I will update once a week as we do fundraisers!

Check out some of our current fundraisers here!


Defend the cause of the weak and the fatherless; Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Deliver the weak and needy from the hand of the wicked. 
Psalm 82:3-4

All For Beatrice and Sawyer! Give Away!!

This is the first of many give aways that we will be doing! We need to grow our fund and bring these babies home!

Are you ready for it? It's a good one! Who doesn't love Essential Oils?!

This is the Family Physician's Kit! Check out all that comes in it! Retail:
Look at all the amazing uses!
DoTerra info:
dōTERRA’s Family Physician Kit is a collection of ten nurturing essential oils, including six single oils and four oil blends. The stunning box includes tips for using the oils, as well as an audio CD featuring dōTERRA’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David K. Hill. In this audio presentation, Dr. Hill teaches listeners how to care for their family’s everyday health needs with simple and safe methods using the ten nurturing essential oils. The kit includes 5 ml bottles of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue, Breathe, Digestzen, and On Guard to help families address a multitude of health issues.

I personally have stopped a seizure from progressing for Augustus with Frankincense so I am a FIRM believer in DoTerra oils!  Bergamot, Clary sage, and Frankincense are all anti-convulsive oils! I watched a seizure start and stop within seconds of applying the Frankincense!

So who wants to win this lovely starter kit valued at $150!!

Donate to our Family Sponsorship Page, then email a copy of your paypal receipt to thetannfamily@gmail dot com to be entered in the drawing!
     ** When you donate $15-$20 you will receive ONE entry into the drawing
     ** When you donate $25-49 you will receive TWO entries into the drawing
     ** When you donate $50-$99 you will receive THREE entries into the drawing
     ** When you donate $100+ you will receive FIVE entries into the drawing
CLICK HERE TO DONATE Or click our Sponsorship picture in the top right corner of the side bar.

Share this blog post on Facebook and/or Instagram  with the hashtag - #bringinghomethetannehills - and/or share on your blog!!  Comment on this post which of these you've done for ONE entry into the drawing for each!!  (Include blog links please.)

Cooooome on! Look at those faces and feel good about entering for a chance to win DoTerra Oils!!!We will draw when we have 50 donations of $15 or more!!

We will draw 

Living In His Mercy,


Monday, August 5, 2013

We're Coming Number Six... and SEVEN!

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? 
~1 John 3:17~

Yes! You read right! SEVEN! The Lord has decided to not only bless us with one precious child but TWO! And we can share who! Oh yeah!  I know, I know, it's been a while! All you adoptin' folks know that the Dossier packets make your head spin! Those that aren't adopting; It makes your head spin! Ha! 

Are you ready for introductions? Of course you are!

Meet my sweet baby girl, "Beatrice"!

Oh sweet baby girl, how I long to hold you! We're getting so close and working so hard to come and get you! My sweet precious girl will be two in October. She was born without a nose or eyes, but with this hand given to her, she shines with such beauty! Look at that precious face! Don't you just want to squeeze her!? Oh man! Those cheeks are beggin' for a smooch!

Next comes my newest little man! Oh boy, get ready for some cute! This boys eye lashes and big sweet eyes will make you jealous that he's coming home to us :-D

Meet our sweet boy, "Sawyer"!  
Oh sweet boy! How blessed we are to be adding you to our quest to grow our family! Sweet boy will be 3 in January. Hopefully he will be spending it at home with his family! "Sawyer" has compensated hydrocephalus, fused fingers, and a VERY kissable face! We're coming sweet boy, we're coming!

So, there you have it folks. We're working daily to bring home sweet number six and sweet number seven! Your prayers are coveted! 

Keep watching for fundraisers and auctions! We have some really neat items for our give aways! They are coming up soon! We still need quite a bit of funding, I am working on an itemized list. Christmas is coming up and I hope you will look to adoption fundraisers for your shopping! We plan to do all, or at least most, of our Christmas shopping through adoption fundraisers. What better way to celebrate the birth of our Savior than to give with your shopping instead of falling into the hustle and bustle of it all! If you have ideas for something you would like to see in a fundraiser or auction send me a message! You can come and "like" our Facebook fundraiser page to stay up to date on our latest items! 

I praise the Lord for His mercies and gifts! What a beautiful thing to be bringing home two precious babes! Thank you Jesus! 

Living in His Mercy,