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

 - Size 18M
 - $10 plus shipping

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



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


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!


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! 


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:

Photo if you want one to be used

All funds will go towards our adoption.

Thank you!


Monday, October 4, 2010

And the Winners are...!

First we want to say THANK YOU to everyone who placed bids on the items for our auction!

We have been so blessed yet again!  We're finding it hard to find the words to convey how God is working to bring Michael home!  But this just may say it for us.

1 Chronicles 29:13
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

So not only are we THANKFUL to God and all of you.  We are also humbled by all of this.  Honestly, we are downright overwhelmed that folks want to help us Bring Michael home.

Below are the winners and here is how much was raised.   $211!!  

So with this and the $500 donated to our Kingdom Kids account by someone we don't even know, (God at work again) we now have enough funds for the next step of our adoption.  Wow!  We are in awe!

Now onto the winners!

#1.  Portrait Innovation Gift Certificate - Diana B.

#2.  Because We Are Led Tote - Amy P.

#3.  Ling and Ting Book - Leda P.

#4.  Satin Blanket - Terry F.

#5.  Adoption Today subscription - Amy P.

#6.  Car Vinyls - Virginia S., Lavonne D., Tammy, Julie

#7.  Thermal Lunch Tote - Tara A.

#8A. Diaper Wipe Case - Amy P.

#9.  Target Gift Card - Amy P.

#12.  Hanging Crochet Towels - Cheri K.

#NI2 - Chinese Painting - Terry F.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Birthday celebration

Don't forget to pause the music at the bottom of the blog

This past Thursday, Sept 30th. was Michael's birthday, he turned 12!  And we celebrated with a making and decorating cupcakes for his special day!

The kids got into decorating them and really enjoyed knowing why we were making the cupcakes.

We also sang Happy Birthday and loved eating them afterwards.

We sent a birthday package with a present, letter, a little photo album with photos of us, a camera and cake for Michael to celebrate with in China.  So if he got our package he now knows about us and we hope, I should pray, we will get an answer back to our letter and some photos!

But in the meantime enjoy watching our little celebration for Michael.  :)