Saturday, August 28, 2010

Winner is announced


We have drawn the winner of the iPod touch my friends.  Check out the video to see if you were the lucky one!  Thank you so much to every one that donated, posted and prayed for us this week!  We are getting closer $1 at a time my friends :)



The winner of the iPod shuffle will be drawn tomorrow.  I did not have a chance to get it all together this evening.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

An awesome little blog


Our adoption was shared on a very cool blog! Check it out and bookmark it for later. There is always a new family with a new story that needs help making their dream come true!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

It’s Blitz Time Baby!


Now that we have been “officially” accepted by MLJ adoptions it’s time for us to get serious about some fundraising.  We are completely confident that God is going to open the doors needed, close the ones not needed and provide the finances to bring our sweet little girl home to us but we must voice our need in order for others to know how help.

The next step in our process is to submit $7500 to our agency.  This payment covers things like our dossier, translations, some education expenses and postage/mailing fees.  I’ve been told that it is VERY expensive to mail things to and from Nicaragua.

So here are the details:

Wanna win an IPOD TOUCH or IPOD SHUFFLE?? It’s BLITZ time!!! You can win by simply donating $10 or spreading the word on your blog or facebook!! OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $3750, HALF OF THE INITIAL $7500!!

For the next 7 days we are challenging you to HELP us bring our daughter home by raising awareness & spreading the word about our BLITZ event. Oh, did I mention we are GIVING away an IPOD TOUCH & an IPOD SHUFFLE?!?!

To win the IPOD TOUCH: For EVERY $10 you donate to our adoption, you will receive one entry in the Giveway. You will be emailed a giveaway number for each $10 you donate through the Chip-in on our blog. If you want to mail a donation, please email us & we’ll give you our address.

To win the IPOD SHUFFLE:
1. Post a blog entry on your blog about our giveaway & you'll receive one entry
2. Change your wall status on facebook with a link to our event
3. If you do both, then you will receive TWO entries in the shuffle giveaway. IMPORTANT: You must post a comment on our Princess’s facebook group with a link to your facebook or blog entry.

***We will hold the drawing on Sunday August 28th at 6:00pm (CST). It will be done the old fashion way…we will put all the entries name/number in a jar and pull from the jar. We will video the drawing and post it on our blog.***

Oh yeah…we will give away one 8gb IPOD Touch for EVERY $2000 we receive in donations so SPREAD THE WORD and skies the limit!



Thursday, August 12, 2010

A day of beginnings


Today was a day full of new beginnings.  My first born started middle school today.  I can’t believe how these years have flown by.  It’s gone fast for me but he is counting down the days until he can drive, lol.  He’s taking band as an elective this year and plans on playing soccer and baseball for the school too.  We are looking forward to a great year full of new experiences and lots of learning.

DSC_0311 <-------- Doesn’t he just look thrilled. Ha!

We also OFFICIALLY began the adoption process today.  The application was mailed to our agency so now we have actually taken the first step.  We have to find someone to do our home study on our own though because of our agency being out of state so that is the next step for us.  I have a few places to check into but if anyone has a recommendation we’d love to have it.


And here is the sacred envelope.  Yay!!  DSC_0316

Monday, August 2, 2010

VBS 2010


Here are some pics from our fun filled week of VBS.  I had such a blast this year with the sweet little preschoolers.  It was so much fun to see them singing and dancing and learning about Jesus.

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