Sunday, October 2, 2011

Our First Fundraising Event!

Hi All!

I feel like I have so much to say and just not enough time to say it! First of all, I can't wait to share with everyone our story. A look into why Colin and I are going to be adopting from Ethiopia and how we are so excited that God designed our years together so perfectly that in His timing we have been led into this journey--a journey that just has me so giddy inside I can't express fully the excitement!

The story will be coming soon! Please ask any questions you may have and I will answer them.

Colin and I have been busy bees'll see!

Saturday, October 1st, we held our first fundraiser. Our apartment complex had one day that we could do garage sales, so we decided to do it. We just knew this was meant to be in time to dedicate 100% of the profits to our new adoption fund bank account. We rummaged through our things and also had a friend, Colin's coworker--Sherri--donate a lot of children's items to our sale. Bless her heart. She is the sweetest.

Here is a picture of me and some of the many dozens of cookies I baked up the day before. We had some left over, but it gave me a giggle when one customer raved and raved about my glazed lemon cookies. I think I should open a bakery. Wink.

AND, here is what we have been CREATING! This is just a sneak peak of the fun.

My mind has been swarming with fundraising ideas. I have visited craft stores quite a bit recently and always have come out with more than what was on my list. Colin and I have created an etsy site and will share it will you all when we have everyone put up in about a week or so!

My heart is bursting from all of the support from all of you. Infertility has been a long, hard road, and I now feel HOPE. Hope that I will become a momma to one very loved little girl. And Colin will become a dad. In His perfect timing.

We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power so that you will have all the patience and endurance you need. ~Colossians 1:11 NLT


  1. That looks like a lot of fun! I hope it went great! So excited for you!

  2. How exciting! Please keep us updated on the etsy site...I will pass info on to my family and friends! I am just so excited for you and Colin!

  3. So fun!! I wish I lived closer...I would have been alllll over those cookies :) Keep at it..this is all really going to add up. Can't wait to see your etsy site!

  4. What a great idea! I'm sure the food and crafts were a BIG hit. I hope you have a great start to your Adoption Fund!!! :)

  5. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I look forward to following your journey. :)

  6. Looks fabulous!! :) So many great things. Let us know when your etsy site is up! :)