Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Our final fundraiser: Food and Fire

Nina P. and family!! Congrats!!

There are 163 million orphans worldwide - here is your chance to help two of them!!

We have reached the final step in our adoption process! We are waiting for our TA (the phone call telling us to make plans to go get our daughter).  This is great news as we expect our TA in 2-3 weeks. It also means that we need to get the rest of our funds in order soon. We are so close to being fully funded, we need just $5000 more. I know this may seem like a lot but we serve a big God who can make it happen!!

I know we have done a few fundraisers and it is our hope that we have not "burned" any of you out. If we have, please accept our apologies. Fundraising is not easy for us. Asking for money is even harder. It is a very humbling experience. By giving you have helped a beautiful girl to be soon united with her forever family...she will be orphan no more!!

Our final fundraiser is fast approaching. We will be doing a benefit dinner with our very dear friends, Ethan and Jami. They are in the middle stage of their adoption and in need of several thousand more dollars. The dinner will be on Friday, June 1st from 5-8pm at our church. Since we are doing this dinner with our friends it gives you the chance to help not one, but two children be united with their forever families!!! If you need more details on our dinner let me know. Or if you cannot make it to the dinner but still want to help you can donate via the ChipIn on my blog, it is on the upper right. No dollar amount is too small!! Help us bring our children home $1 at a time!!

We have also been blessed with a brand new Kindle Fire to giveaway!!

Tickets are:
  • $5 for 1 ticket
  • $10 for 3 tickets
  • $25 for 10 tickets
  • $50 for 25 tickets
We will be doing the drawing on Friday, June 1st at 7:45 pm.

Again, if you want to enter to win you can use the ChipIn on the upper right of my blog. If you are not comfortable using the ChipIn please let me know.

We know that some of you may not be able to help financially and that is alright, we just ask that you please remember us and our friends in your prayers.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Livi!!

Well, I am way behind on posting this....

Livi loves animals & wanted gma's puppies on her cake this year. So gma took a special pic of the dogs just for her!

 We celebrated Alivia's birthday on the 18th.

Alivia, my dear, you are so incredibly special. I cannot imagine life without you! You are seriously funny. You live life to the fullest. You are sweet and so sensitive. You always speak your mind. You keep us laughing with your crazy sense of style. You are a free spirited child with a huge heart! I love you baby!! Happy 5th birthday my love!!
"Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you... For I am the Lord your God..
~Isiah 43:1-3