Thursday, December 30, 2010

Adoption Update

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It’s been a little while since I actually updated on the progress of our adoption so I’ve got a little catching up to do :)  We’ve been busy!!

Back at the end of November we had the drawing for the iPad Raffle and the secondary prizes.  The winners were Trudi Aldrich for the iPad, Donna Sumners for the Rodan & Fields Dermabrasion Bar, and Jose (a friend of my brothers so I don’t have a last name) for the Organizing Utility Tote from Thirty One Gifts.

Thank you so much to everyone the donated prizes, bought tickets, and prayed for us.  We raised close to $1500 after the purchase of the iPad with this event!  This amount bumped us over the top so that we were actually able to send in our first payment to MLJ in November and become “official” clients :)

December 11th was our Pancake Breakfast with Santa.  Both the Spring Hill Captain D’s and the Walgreens on Port Royal Road sponsored our event and really showed that they care about their community.  Please remember to patronize these businesses! We were blessed with $1000 for this fundraiser.

This came just in time because we had our homestudy visit on the 17th and we actually had the money to pay for it! LOL.  The visit went well and we hope to have the report finished up in the next few weeks.

So you can see that we really are taking this adoption one step at a time.

In case you are wondering why I am sharing what we raised and what things cost it is because someone may be reading this blog that has considered adoption but is fearful of the amount of money it costs.  I am an open book and I want people to see that God will provide the means if He is calling you to adopt!  Do not be fearful, put your faith in Him and let Him lead the way :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Our blog is going private…

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Our agency has asked us to be very careful as to what information is publicly disclosed regarding our adoption therefore our blog is going private. 

I am an open book and enjoy sharing my experiences because it may help or encourage someone else that is going through the same thing so I don’t hold back much :)

If you’d like to be able to continue viewing our blog make sure to become a follower!  If you haven’t already, you will need to create an account and log in.  Just click the follow button in the far right sidebar.

Thank you for understanding.  We don’t want anything to mess up our progress.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

And the winners are...

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Congratulations to the winner of the Apple iPad. Trudi Aldrich you are the winner! The secondary prizes are as follows: Rodan and Fields Dermabrasion Bar goes to Donna Sumners and the Thirty-One Gifts Organizing Utility Tote goes to Jose Arroyo. Thank you to everyone that bought tickets and helped sell them. We raised $1500 through this event towards bringing our daughter home!

We'd love to have you to continue to follow our blog and to pray for our family as we continue working through this wonderful journey that God has called us on.

Blessings to you all!