Friday, July 26, 2013

Fun Night

We had such a fun night hanging out with everyone last night!  We just want to thank everyone who came out to support our adoption at Chick-fil-A!  We are so blessed to have so many friends who care about us.  We had another friend who contacted us and offered to watch our kids for us for the evening.  Such a blessing!  The total raised for the night was $117.00!  This brings us up to $2,300 raised so far!   
Here are a few pictures of the night!  Sorry, I didn't get pictures of everyone who showed up!

 This was the crowd of friends that came in late for the evening!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Chicken Anyone?!?!

We are so blessed to live in a community that is so giving!  God has truly blessed us!  We are really excited for this Thursday!!  We are doing our next fundraiser at Chick-fil-A.  I love Chick-fil-A!

 So far, we have raised about $2100 towards our adoption.  We had some furniture donated this past week that I sold on FB & Craigslist.  We are really excited to reach our first goal ($5325) so we can get the process moving!  I am so eager to hold our little girl and kiss her sweet face!!  This image is what keeps me going through all this fundraising.  We are also doing one more garage sale on August 2, 3, &4!!  Be sure to come check it out.  We have had lots more donated and still accepting more if anyone has anything they want to get rid of.

If you are available and want to be apart of us bringing our little girl home, come join us this Thursday, July 25 at Chick-fil-A in Noblesville between 5pm-9pm.  Just tell them you are there for the Fresh Adoption or print out the flyer.  They donate 20% towards our adoption.  They are such a generous company to do this for us.  I hope we see you there!!  God Bless!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Back to school

I can't believe there is only 34 more days until school starts!  This summer is flying by!  Preparing for kids going back to school has so much involved.  I registered them this week back in HSE schools.  Tyler will be attending FJH and will be in the 8th grade.  Jacob will be attending SCI and will be in the 6th grade.  Zachary and Logan will be at SCE and will be in the 3rd and 2nd grade.  Mason will be Pre K this year, but I am going to teach him at home.  Kyndal has another 3 years home with me, luckily!  They are all growing up way too fast!  I hate going shopping for back to school supplies.  Four kids in school with a list of things they "need", can be frustrating, especially when you can't find everything on their list.  I love buying clothes for back to school, except the amount of money it costs.  The kids favorite thing about school starting is seeing who their teachers are and the ice cream social.   
It is going to be weird only having 2 kids home.  Of course, I will still have daycare kids here too, but it's weird only having little kids here.  As of right now, I will have 4 daycare kids when school starts.  I am hoping to add 2 more kids so we can save more for our adoption.  I am getting excited to start our new curriculum with the little kids!  I love doing preschool with the kids!!  It is exciting teaching little ones and seeing them learn new things!     


Sunday, July 7, 2013

The garage sale was a Huge success!!

We feel overwhelmed by all the generosity we saw over the days of our garage sale.  We are so very thankful to everyone who helped make it happen.  Thank you so much to everyone who donated items to us and everyone who helped us set it up and put it away.  I want to say an extra thank you to Mendie who helped me all 3 days with so much!  We are so blessed to have such amazing friends supporting us in our adoption.
Here are some pictures of what our sale looked like all setup.  There was so much!!  Some called it a flea market!

      There were so many generous people that came to our sale.  The total we raised at our garage sale towards our adoption is:         $2109!!!
We still have a lot of items left, so we have decided to do one more sale on August 2 & 3!  We will be accepting more donations of items if anyone has anything they didn't have time to give to us before this last sale!  Praise God for all His blessing!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

First Fundraiser!!!!

I can't believe it's almost time to do our very first fundraiser!!!  Our garage sale is this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!!  I feel so blessed by all the donations we have received.  We have filled a 10x20 storage unit, our garage and our office.  We still have more donations that are going to be dropped off on the first day of the sale.  I never thought we would have this many donations.  Chris didn't even think the garage sale was a good idea, until he saw how may donations I've been receiving from other people.  God is so good!  I have been so busy this week getting ready for the sale.  We still have to go get everything out of storage tomorrow evening and get it all set up Thursday morning.  It's going to take a few hours to get everything set up on Thursday morning!  I am so very thankful to have friends that are willing to come over and help us set up and help with the garage sale!  Thank you Anna for the flyer you made for us!!  I will update everyone on how we do with the garage sale when it's over!!  Let's see how much we can make the thermometer rise!!  This is all so exciting to me because these are all steps in bringing home our daughter from Ethiopia.   I look forward to seeing everyone at the garage sale!!!