Monday, July 26, 2010

Miss C wants to help!

Miss C. (Michael's sister)  has been wanting to make bead jewelry for a while now, so I finally bought some beads the other day.  

When we sat down today for her to make a bracelet and necklace, she told me she wanted to make some more and sell them to help bring Michael home.  See above for her creations.

Oh our sweet sweet girl and her big heart!  :)

So for every $2 donation, you will receive a one of a kind bracelet or necklace creation by Miss C., age 4.  See Blue Chipin on right hand side bar.

Just leave a comment or email us at and indicate if you want a bracelet or necklace or maybe even both!  :)

Thank you so much for encouraging Miss C. and for your help to bring Michael home!

God Bless.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Happy 1 year Gotcha Day!

Don't forget to scroll down and pause the music player at the bottom of the blog before playing the video.

1 year ago today we were in a hotel in China chasing after the cutest 22 mos old little boy to become a part of our family.

I can hardly believe it's been a year already and yet is seems like he's been with us forever.  Mister has always fit right in with our family from the very beginning.  Our guide in China even said, "he belongs with you."

We are so blessed to have our little mister and continue to raise him up to become a loving independent individual who we pray will love God and follow His lead with his life.

We thank God everyday for this little boy that we call our son and love him with all our hearts!

Happy 1 year Gotcha Day Mister.  Momma, Papa, Jacob and Miss Magoo love you so very much!!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ebay Fund Raiser for us - Check it out!

We are in awe that we have had a family donate a box of items for us to help raise funds for our adoption!

And that another adoptive mom, Donna S. who has an Ebay store will be handling the sales for us! 

So far there are 5 gorgeous (2 are above) 2T dresses up for bid or buy now and I understand there will be more in the coming weeks! 

So check it out: La Di Da Toys n Treasures

Thank you so much to the family and to Donna for your time and effort to help us bring Michael home!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kingdom Kids Adoption Ministry

We were approved for a Kingdom Kids account!

What does that mean?

It means that donations can be made on our behalf and will be tax deductible for you. 

Just be sure to put our names, Cathy and Cecil and our last name in the Designation box.  If you don't know our last name, please email me directly ( and I will give it to you.  

Click here to take you KKAM to make a donation.

I'm just trying to keep this blog somewhat identity safe as we have visitors (some we don't know) from all around the globe.

So PLEASE email me for our last name because without it, Kingdom Kids won't be able to credit our account with your donation.

If you would like to mail a check instead, do not put our names anywhere on the check.  Instead include a note with your check saying you want it to go to Cathy and Cecil and our last name.

Here is their address:

Kingdom Kids Adoption Ministry
8625 N Whitehouse Drive
Spokane, WA 99208

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Get your Koolzees here!

So, are you going to China for an adoption trip? Heading on a mission trip? Or elsewhere where it's hot? Like to work in the garden? Want to stay cool?

Then beat the heat with your very own Koolzees!

These are hand made by Michael's Papa.

Neck bandana's with polymer crystals when activated will keep you cool.  

How it works...
Soak in clean water for 20-30 minutes and tie around your neck. It's that easy!

We even have had orders from folks using these on their dogs to help keep them cool!

Adult and child sizes available.

Adult: $7.50 ea or 2 for $12
Child: $5.00 ea or 2 for $8
Shipping included

To order:
Please email me at ( and indicate if you want adult or child, quantity, color (see color samples in photo below) and your mailing address.

Light Tan is SOLD OUT
1 ADULT Cranberry left 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Help Leda and Todd bring Faith home!

Check out this wonderful family fund raising to bring home their 9 yr old daughter home from China!  See below the picture of their daughter..

In addition to the awesome song that was written just for them, they have this adorable dress available for a donation.  Check it out here. Then click on Custom Clothing to see the dress.

We're Leda & Todd Perry and we're fund raising to bring home our 9 year old daughter, Faith CuiMei, with Thalassemia - waiting in Guangzhou. 

We've created an adoption song fundraiser on our fund raising site We're selling the song "As Big As My Heart" on iTunes, but you can also donate via our chip-In to our adoption fund and we’ll send you the links to the amazing song written and performed by professional singer/songwriter Jaime Fox. 

In return, we will “pay it forward!” When we receive our tax credit after the adoption is final in 2011, Todd & I will be writing a check for the total amount of donated funds we receive. Then, we will donate back to one of Jaime’s favorite charities, We Will Rise ( So, you are not just helping us by donating to our adoption fundraiser, you’re donation will move forward to help another great charity working in local communities as well! 

I also can do blog headers, custom invitations, scrapbook pages and frameable art for a minimal donation, and we have some other small fundraisers including t-shirt sales coming soon! 

This our 2nd special needs adoption from China and we can't wait to bring her home to join her two big brothers, and little sister.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

About the totes

I have just heard from the supplier that is putting together our totes and they are back ordered until August 16th.  See them here.

So in the meantime, I have new totes that are the same natural canvas with the colored handles and they even have an outside pocket.  But they are just a little different in size.

The dimensions are:  14.5"h x 14"w x 5.5"d

They come in the same great colors.  Natural / Black, Forest, Navy and Red.  There is no Royal, but a Light Pink instead.

I will go ahead and add them to the T-shirt and Totes page so you can order either one. Just remember the original tote is back ordered until August 16th.

Here's what the new tote looks like:

Natural / Light Pink
Natural / Black

Natural / Red
Natural / Navy
Natural / Spruce