I’ve Moved!

December 9, 2009

Just in case you hadn’t heard, I have moved my blog to another address. I am no longer posting on this site! We would love for you to continue following our journey, so make sure you change your bloglines, google readers & blog lists! Thanks so much!!

My new blog is:


ps…we’re traveling to get Jane in 23 days!!!!!!!!!!


I’m Going To Do Something Really Mean….

December 5, 2009

I’m moving blog addresses!  I’ve been tired of wordpress for a very long time, and have been wanting to switch back to blogger.  I’ve been trying to figure out a good time to make the switch & think I’ve finally reached the perfect time!  So…if you ever want to see more pictures of Jane (see…I told you I was going to be mean!!) or if you want to continue to follow our journey to Jane & our life once she’s home (see…mean!) you’ll have to join me over at my new blog!  PLEASE add me to your blogslines, google readers, blog lists, etc b/c I REALLY want to stay connected to all of you! 

And to make the switch more worth your while, I’m headed over to my new blog right now to post our newest pictures of Jane & my very first GIVEAWAY!!  I’ll be giving away my very favorite Christmas cd–Sarah McLachlan’s Wintersong…it is SO good & even those of you who don’t enjoy Christmas music will still love it!  So head on over to my new “home”!  I will no longer be posting here, so I hope to see you over there!

Here’s the new address:  www.ourlifeunabridged.blogspot.com  or just click here!

Hugs to you all!



December 3, 2009

“The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.” (Psalm 126:3)  We are so thrilled to announce that Jane Leilet is finally a Setliffe!!  She is legally our daughter–praise God!!  We are so honored to introduce you to our girl…check out the video below!


Ava “Shakes It Like A Duck”

November 21, 2009

Here’s a video of Ava dancing with her friends at preschool…make sure you see her shake it like a duck…oh my gosh–I keep laughing at it!  Enjoy!



Mom is Out of Surgery

November 18, 2009

Hey again!  I just wanted to let you know that my Mom made it through surgery just fine.  She is in a lot of pain tonight, but they were able to put the stint in one kidney.  He didn’t think that the other kidney needed a stint at this time, so he only did the one.  They made an incision in her back & went into her kidney that way, so obviously she is in a lot of pain in her back.  They are keeping her over night to observe her, and they are hopeful she will go home tomorrow.  The surgeon still has not come to let us know what he found, so we are still waiting on further news.  My guess is she will not hear anything until the morning.  But overall, the surgery went well & she is doing ok.  Thanks for praying & for all your kind words, emails & texts!  You guys are wonderful friends!!



Mom is Going into Surgery Right Now

November 18, 2009

Hey friends…please be praying for my Mom. She had a doctor’s appt this morning to talk about scheduling her surgery to have the 2 tumors removed. When she got there & the doctor saw the results of the tests he decided that she needed to have immediate surgery to put stints into her kidneys. This will relieve the blockages so that the kidneys can function temporarily until surgery can be scheduled. This is an outpatient procedure, but they will be keeping her overnight for observation. We covet your prayers so much. She is going into surgery right now (2pm EST), so please be praying. Thank you so much…I will update later tonight.


Updates All Around

November 17, 2009

  I just wanted to write and give you some updates on things around here as several of you have been asking. 
1. My Mom: In case you didn’t get the last message I sent, Mom’s cancer has returned very aggressively & quickly.  She has been doing lots of research about treatment & found a doctor in Tampa who does a very low-dose chemo program.  He couples the chemo with insulin, and somehow the two combined become more effective with much lower risk of side effects.  She & my Dad have met with the Doctor several times & he has agreed to treat her.  However, after running several scans & tests, he found 2 very large tumors that are blocking each of her kidneys.  One is attached to her bladder & one is attached to her small intestine.  Both kidneys are being severely blocked b/c of these tumors–which he thinks is the reason for all the stomach pain.  So, before he will start treating her, she has to get those tumors surgically removed.  She has an appt this week w/ the surgeon to discuss surgery.  I’m not sure yet when it will be, but they are hoping to get her in very quickly.  Chances are, this will be a very major surgery, so please be praying!  Once the tumors are removed they will readdress the issue of chemo.
2. Our adoption: I wish I could give details but b/c of confidentiality & legal issues I can’t.  But I can say that this next month is going to be critical for our case.  We are SO close to the end, I can see the finish line!  Our agency has let us know that we are approaching the end of the road–what happens in the next month will determine if Jane will ever come home.  I am at such a peace about this, b/c I know that God is working in mighty ways.  I really believe that she will be coming home soon.  I am choosing to trust Him with this!  Please, we ask you to be urgently praying over the next month for the release of our daughter! 


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