Monday, December 27, 2010

No news and waiting


Well we hope that everyone had a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

We sure did! The littles had a blast on Christmas morning for sure!

We thought we would give a little update on our adoption and that is, there's not really much to tell.

We had our fingerprints taken on Dec 15th and we are waiting to be assigned an officer at USCIS so they can go over our paperwork that we filed with them. So we are waiting for that and then their approval. 

Once we receive approval, we can move onto the next step and that is to get everything authenticated at State level and then authenticated by the Chinese Embassy.  Once that is all done we can send our dossier to China!  Hopefully, Prayerfully it will go to China in January.

Let me tell you nothing ever moves quickly in an adoption, it's all hurry up and and then wait.  Which we are good at, since this is #3.  :)

So in the meantime, we sent a Christmas package to Michael and a letter along with a camera, so hopefully we will get some photos back and soon. :) Here's a picture of what we sent. Hope he likes it. :)



So now onto the New Year!  Wishing everyone a Happy and blessed one!


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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

May we all know the Love of Jesus this Christmas.

Blessings from all of us!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Look at what we have...Again!




We are so excited to announce the Adoption Car Vinyls are back!!  Thank you to Remarkable Walls for doing this for us!

They may be a little different then the last ones but love them just as much!  We put it on our mini-van the day we got them in the mail.  Yep, that's it in the picture.  :)

These are a perfect gift for someone you may know that has adopted or even one for yourself or both!  :)

Cost is $6 / includes shipping.

*** Please use the Brown Chipin on the top right hand side bar.  

When ordering it will show 1 in the Quantity.  Please ignore that number and only put in the dollar amount of what you want to order.  Such as $6, $12, $18, etc. and I'll know how many you are ordering.  If you would like to then add a comment before submitting your order, you can put the number of vinyl's you want there.

We apologize for the inconvenience.  It's something that Chipin has done and can't get around it. 

Thank you for your understanding. 



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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Kindle Giveaway Winner!

Well before we find out who the winner is.

We want to say a great big THANK YOU to everyone who entered and spread the word about our giveaway!  We raised $471!  Oh my goodness, we are blessed beyond words!

We have been so blessed by everyone that came forward to help us bring our precious boy home!! We appreciate it more than you know!

We need to God all the glory for providing once again for our adoption and without Him none of this would even be possible. He truly keeps showing us that Michael is to come home and have us as his Forever Family!!  We are in awe and so excited!

And now...

The winner is!!

Don't forget to scroll to the bottom to pause the music player

Also, check back on Monday to see what our next exciting post will be!!  



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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Giveaway time!!

UPDATE:

We need to push drawing the winner's name for the Kindle to a couple of extra days.  So instead of tomorrow, Dec 1st, we will draw a name on Saturday Dec  4th.

Sorry for the extra time needed, but appreciate your understanding and thank you!

You may have noticed that the Chipin shows very little, that's because the original one expired and I had to create a new Chipin. 




Okay so we are having a new giveaway and just in time for Christmas!!  Check it out!!

A 3G Wireless Kindle from Amazon!

Here's how it works:

For every $10 donation you will get one entry. 

You can also have a chance to receive additional entries by:

Posting an entry to your blog about our giveaway - 1 additional entry
OR
Change your wall status on Facebook with a link to our giveaway - 1 additional entry
OR
If you do both - 3 additional entries

You will need to leave a comment here or on our Facebook group Help Bring Michael Home (click here) with a link to your blog or Facebook entry.

There is a Brown Chipin (on the top right hand side bar) you can use to submit your donation or if you want to mail us a check, please email us at: minnie dot goofy at comcast dot net or leave a comment and we will send you our address.

We will announce the winner on Wednesday, December 1st. 


Here are some of the features the Kindle has:

  • All-New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen – 50% better contrast
  • Read in Bright Sunlight – No glare
  • New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts
  • New Sleek Design – 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6" size reading area
  • 15% Lighter – Only 8.7 ounces, weighs less than a paperback
  • Battery Life of One Month – A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off
  • Double the Storage – Up to 3,500 books
  • Books in 60 Seconds – Download books anytime, anywhere
  • Free 3G Wireless – No monthly payments, no annual contracts
  • Built-In Wi-Fi – In addition to the 3G wireless, you can connect to Wi-Fi hotspots
  • 20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading
  • Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights
  • New WebKit-Based Browser – Free 3G web browsing (experimental)



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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hand knitted hats!!!!!!

I have met and made a new friend through another adoptive momma friend of mine and my new friend Joleigh L. has knitted these gorgeous hats and has donated them to us to sale to help bring Michael home!

Once again, we are blessed beyond blessed to have her come forward and take time out of her busy schedule to hand knit these.  All to help us raise some more funds!!  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at:  minnie.gooofy@comcast.net





SOLD!
 Lime green with fabulous matching flower. 
 Can be worn with or without the flower. (We love options!!) 
Size 0-3 months.
Cost is $20 plus $3 shipping and handling.





Beautiful rich purple with matching flower. 
Size 0-3 months. 
Cost $20 plus $3 shipping and handling






 

This hat is a very rich plum color -- no flower. 
$18 plus shipping and handling.






This is can be a little boy hat, in spite of the model's little pink dress. Left off the flower and the pom-poms in the interest of gender neutrality. 
Size is 0-3 months
Cost is $18 plus $3 shipping.







Beautiful autumn red had WITH a flower if you so desire. This one has pom poms, as well.
Size 0-3 months.
Cost $20 plus $3 shipping.







This beautiful pink yarn is, believe it or not, 100% merino wool -- the softest thing you can imagine and not at all itchy. 
Does need to be hand-washed, but is so worth it in terms of warmth and the fabulous feel. 
Size 6-12 months 
Cost $22 plus $3 shipping.






It's the same fabulous non-itchy merino wool as the pink one so it, too has to be hand-washed. Toddler hat that I guesstimate at about a size 18-24 months
Cost is $22 plus $3 shipping.



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Paperwork Update



I just had to share that we were able to send all our paperwork and home study to the USCIS, which is the US Government, to ask them to please approve us to adopt Michael.

They received the paperwork yesterday and so we now wait for them to send a receipt saying they received it and also for our fingerprint appointments.  We then wait again to say they have approved us!

We're not sure what the time frame is for all of this, but hopefully pray-fully it won't take too long.



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Monday, November 1, 2010

Mary Kay Fundraiser

Nov 10th - Update on Mary Kay

Today is our LAST DAY for our Mary Kay Fundraiser.

What better Christmas gift than say one of their hand lotion sets!  So please take a look (click on the link below) and type in Michael W. in the comments section so we can get the credit for your sale,

Thank you for helping us bring Michael home!!




Who likes Mary Kay?  I know I sure do and just in time for Christmas!

Mary Kay Consultant, Carrie R. has come forward to help us bring Michael home!

She has offered to donate 100% of her profits to us!

The fundraiser will start today Nov 1st and run through Wednesday Nov 10th.

Here is the link to her site:


Please note Michael W. when checking out so she will know your purchase is for us.

Thank you for checking out her site and thank you for wanting to help bring Michael home!

Happy shopping!!




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Monday, October 18, 2010

Christmas Frenzy!

So another adoptive Momma and friend of mine, thanks to the adoption community is having a Christmas Frenzy to help families that are fund raising for their adoptions.

Here's how it works.  Adoptive families post what they are selling and link to Stacy's blog My Cup Overfloweth and then anyone can go to their blogs and shop for Christmas!

So here's a what we are selling to help raise funds to bring Michael home.  Happy shopping!

Dutchman Tree Farms -  It's that time of year again!  Christmas time!  We have a fund raiser with this wonderful company!  You can buy Christmas Trees and wreaths on-line using our code HBMHWA and we will receive $10 per tree and $5 per wreath sold!  You will receive a PREMIUM tree or wreath delivered DIRECTLY to your door and there is FREE SHIPPING!  And when you place your order you can select the date you want it shipped!  Can it be any easier than that!  They deliver to all 48 contiguous states.  Please click on the photo on the left hand sidebar to take you directly to our store.

Just Love Coffee - A wonderful organization that sells awesome coffee and other items.  Click on the photo on the left hand side bar to take you to our store.  We receive $5 per bag of coffee sold.

Tea District -  Same ideas as the coffee but with Tea!  Click on the photo on the left hand side bar to take you to our store.  We receive 10% of all sales

Healthy Legacy -  This is a friends (and fellow adoptive parents) of ours store and they sell everything from bath and beauty to home and even Green items!  Click on the photo on the left hand side bar to take you to their store.  We receive all proceeds of sales made at their store.

Thirty-One - My friend Trisha and fellow adoptive momma is a Thirty-One consultant and she is donating 20% of all sales made for us all they way up until we travel to bring home Michael!  Click HERE to see what awesome things she has for sale!  Also, when you place order please note:  For Cathy and Cecil W.

T-shirts and Totes - Because We Are Led shirts and totes.  Click on the tab above

Miss C's Jewelry - Michael's sister, she's 4 yrs old. makes beaded necklaces and bracelets.  Check it out HERE To donate for this product there is a Chipin on the right hand side bar.

Koolzees - These are fun neck bandannas that help keep you cool in the heat.  Michael's papa makes these.  Go HERE and check it out!  To donate for this product there is a Chipin on the right hand side bar.

Also check out these adorable gently worn dresses for little ones!  The first two are just in time for Christmas!

Perfectly Dressed

 - Size:  3T
 - $12 plus shipping

Jona Michelle
 - Size 24M
 - $10 plus shipping






Biscotti
 - Size 18M
 - $10 plus shipping









These next 3 dresses are all Size 2T.
Price $10 each plus shipping

A.
B.

C.

NOTE:  This is not a stain on the dress just a discoloration on the photo itself.




Now onto some items still left from our auction.

Reusable Large Snack Bag - Green polka dots  $9
Reusable Small Snack Bag - Flowered $8


    

Crochet blanket donated by our friend Cheryl of CBJ Creations.
       - multi-color green with cream and black
       - Size 35 x 35
       - $15



Handmade Glycerin Massage soaps also from Cheryl at CBJ Creations.
     
  - Natural pure vegetable glycerin soap with one third humectants moisturizers
  - Some are enriched with Coconut Oil and some are enriched with Aloe and Vitamin E
  - $3.50 each or 4 for $12


4 piece - Decorative Crochet Hanging Towel Set
        - Includes 2 dish towels, pot holder and oven mitt
        - $20



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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Look at what we got!

Look at that cake and food!

Maybe lunch?
Hope he's making a wish
Looks like he's enjoying his cake.  :)
The Birthday Boy!


Opened our email this morning to find 5, count them 5 NEW pictures of Michael!!!

As you can see they are his birthday pictures that he celebrated on Sept 30th.  He turned 12.

We used Ladybugs-n-love to send the cake and a little present and some photos of all of us and even a picture of a map of the United States so he can see what state we live in.

I can't imagine what he must be thinking about all of this, being adopted, coming to America.  I hope pray he is happy that he is being adopted and have us as his Forever Family.  Because I know we are so excited to have him home with us!




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Tuesday, October 12, 2010



I had completely forgotten how much I said we needed to raise in order for our paperwork to go to USCIS. 

So I went to our Adoption Update and much to my AMAZEMENT here is what I wrote...

'So now we are needing only $212 and then we can send our paperwork off.'

$212 needed and we raised $211 from the auction!  Can you believe it!?

There's even a little more because the winners gave little extra and others have been so kind in making a donation or purchasing coffee.  

Now tell me God isn't providing every penny we need, exactly when we need it!

Singing praises to God!

Once again we are blessed! 



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Friday, October 8, 2010

Grab Buttons

Well I have found a fun little way to help other families adopting and that is making Grab Buttons!

They are those thingy (love my technical wording here?  Lol) on peoples blog to show they are adopting and it helps bring traffic to their blogs.

So far I have made 2 grab buttons for friends of mine that are adopting and I'm getting ready to make another one also a fellow adoptive momma.




For a $5 suggested donation, if you would like me to make one for you, I would love to! 

Please send me the following information:  minnie.goofy@comcast.net

Wording
Colors
Photo if you want one to be used

All funds will go towards our adoption.

Thank you!



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