Thursday, September 30, 2010

It’s the BIG ONE! iPad Giveaway and more!!!


The number one question we get asked about our adoption is “where are you in the process” so I wanted to give you an update. There were some crazy ups and downs last month in our employment/insurance situation but God worked that all out and I can now say that WE ARE FINALLY STARTING OUR HOMESTUDY! It’s exciting to be moving into this phase because from what I understand this is where things really get rolling.

We are also kicking off our BIGGEST fundraiser YET. Anyone want to win an Apple iPad? Yep, that’s what I said. We are raffling off a 16gb wifi iPad! Does this baby have your name on it?

A $10 donation will get you one entry into the drawing, each increment of $10 will get you another, and a $50 donation will get you six!!! Buy 5 get one free. What a deal!!!!!

One more way to enter: If you would like to help us sell the tickets you get an entry for each book of 10 that you sell!


More than one winner here!

We also have some great secondary prizes to offer up

Custom Made Ruffle DSLR Camera Strap courtesy of Shelley at Pink Punk Boutique. I have a custom DSLR bag and strap made by her and I get lots of compliments on it.


Rodan & Fields Micro-Dermabrasion Bar courtesy of Christie Buchanan. To get hooked up with all the great R&F products you can contact Christie at


and last but not least, a Thirty-One Gifts organizing utility tote courtesy of Thirty-One Gifts with Tabitha Butler. You can keep up to date on all my events and sales here :)


Here is the down low on how to get your tickets:

1. Give your money to Danny or I directly and we will give you your raffle ticket. This is for the Tennessee people.


2. See one of our many helpers for an entry into the drawing. Right now those are Brian Bruce (Florida), Heather Banholzer (Alabama), Keith Jones, Lorinda or Charlie Rivers, and Betty Apple but the list is still growing.

3. If you would like to make an online donation to us please contact me via email at

The drawing will be held once 300 tickets have been sold, this is expected to happen fairly quickly with the aid of our seller helpers :) We will post a live video of the drawing on the blog and facebook as well as contact the winner by phone. You can stay tuned to this blog for frequent updates as to when the drawing will be. Please tell all of your friends, post it on your Facebook, Blog, or Tweet it to your heart's content.

Your $10 donation (or whatever you chose) is greatly appreciated and even if you are just doing it for your chance to win you are helping to bring our little girl home from Nicaragua!

Best Wishes!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Catching up…


Thanks again to everyone that participated and helped spread the word about the facebook blitz last month.  We raised $150 above the cost of the iPod itself and every dollar counts towards getting there :)

It’s been a busy last few weeks with lots of things going on in the Butler house.  We found out we needed to buy insurance prior to our home study to show that we are able to meet any medical needs our little girl may have, then we received word that my position at work was being done away with so we were racking our brains for another plan when my job then came back and offered me the opportunity to work full time from home.  What a blessing that turned out to be!  Our insurance needs have been met!

So I’m working on filling out our home study application and off it will go on Monday!  God is soooooo good!

We are working on a few more fundraisers at the moment.  The first one coming up this week is another raffle but this time with a BIG PRIZE.  We will be raffling off a 16gb iPad along with some other secondary prizes.  We will be needing some helpers to get the word out and sell some tickets for us.  Each person that takes a book of 10 tickets to sell will receive an entry into the drawing.  If you sell two books, you get two entries.  Our goal is to sell 300 tickets.  If you are willing to help us in this area leave me a comment or send me an email at

In the next few weeks we will be having another BIG, BIG yard sale here at the house.  If you’d like to do some fall deep cleaning and de-cluttering and donate your no longer used treasures we would appreciate it so much.  We will take everything from books, toys, furniture, dishes, you name it.  I do have to ask that if you are donating clothing please do so lightly.  We still have a ton of clothes to sell from previous donations.  The sale is tentatively scheduled for Friday October 1st and Saturday October 2nd.

And last but certainly not least, Buffalo Wild Wings has offered to let us have a fundraising night at their restaurant.  We are going to select a night for families to dine there and just by turning in your receipts we will receive a % of your meal ticket towards our fundraising.

The little ones also started preschool this week.  They were so adorable all dressed up for the first day

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and a little tired come the end of the day :)


Sean also tried out for the SSTMS soccer team this weekend.  We will find out Monday if he is in or if he is out.  Crossing our fingers!


Have a blessed weekend