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Merry Christmas 2015

We're home for Christmas!  We're together with our new son and we are very grateful for this Christmas time to be a family.  The first Christmas for Tarik and looking back from last Christmas, we have come a very long way! Read about 2014 Christmas here. 







Here are a few photos of just us being us. Although I wish we had matching outfits, cute red scarves and mittens, the real us was balancing tears from a loose tooth, changing poo diapers, keeping sharp clippers from becoming weapons in sword fights, snot sneezing from allergies, and well....memories! 












This blue spruce tree was planted by my father-in-law in 1974 and trimmed ever since to one day be used as a Christmas tree.  What better year to build family memories than when our family is all together at last!  We've always had artificial trees so this was a change for us. The tree cutting adventure was well, an adventure!  

From ours to yours, a very Merry and memorable Christmas from the Vogtmans!! And no, we don't h…

Adoption Fundraiser for India Event

This Fall 2015, One Sought Me and friends were able to organize and lead a community event fundraiser for another local adoptive family. It was a Fall Festival themed indoor event with games, pumpkin designing, face painting, scarecrow stuffing, petting zoo, food, baked goods, raffle baskets, dance company performance, and live music special singer.  The event also featured 3 sections that were themed with each of the countries from which One Sought Me has been blessed to help in different families' adoption journeys around the globe!  Ethiopia, China, andIndia each had a craft and activity tent set up with crafts that represented the beautiful cultures.

In 2013 we held an outdoor fundraiser with a walk around a local park, games, speakers, music, raffle baskets, etc. and were blessed with the support in prayer and financially to help us raise funds for our adoption to Ethiopia. See pics here.  We felt so blessed, that the following year, in 2014, we held the same One Sought Me …