I'm a married mother of "3 1/2" ;) and the loves of my life are my faith and my family. I've grown in my faith over the last two years since my daughter's adoption, she is the reason why I started this blog in the first place, and I'm so looking forward to watching God move in my heart, and the hearts of others who follow along on our journey towards bringing home one of "the least of these". Special needs adoption is my mission field, whether I'm adopting a child myself, or helping other families get funded, or shouting for waiting children who need families to find them, and I hope you'll come along for the ride and watch what God can accomplish when we say yes to His command to care for the orphan, and go out into the world to be His hands and feet.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

The end of an auction, the beginning of a rainbow

WOW!!!! The amazing auction (brought to you by the amazing Christina Scott) ended tonight with bids totaling...


...wait for it....


$937!!!! WOW!!! I was hoping we would hit that $1000 mark but hey, $937 is absolutely AMAZING!! Here is proof of how amazing it is:


$937 will cover one of the following:


*the required orphanage donation
*Kenzi's visa, medical, and more
*our entire hotel stay for one trip
*our driver fees for BOTH of our remaining trips
*one of our in country medicals, and part of the other
*all the rubles/spending money for food, etc we need for BOTH of our remaining trips
*the remaining portion of our agency fees


and the list goes on! I know $8,000 seems like a really daunting figure, and it is a HUGE amount of money, but when broken down into chunks, it is TOTALLY doable, and we are so grateful for all the help that is being poured out! 


If everyone pays for their auction winnings, we will be roughly $7500 short of being fully funded!!


We have our yard sale coming up next weekend, Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th and omg you should see how much stuff we have! We're literally going to have to ask our neighbor if we can use his yard too, it's CRAZY!!! We're going to have a bake sale, a craft sale, and what I'm most excited about is the balloon sale! Our goal is to bring Kenzi home, but what fun would that be if she didn't get to see her friends from her region come home too?! So, we're going to sell balloons to raise money for families adopting kiddo's from Kenzi's region. I'm so excited!


Thank you to my sweet friend Gentry for designing this flyer! I tweaked it to make it a yard sale flyer for the general idea was hers! It REALLY pays to have smart, creative friends!!! :)

So, like I mentioned above, we are still $7500 short of being fully funded, so I just want to remind people of a couple ways to help bring our girl home.

1. Our puzzle still needs to sell 66 pieces! If we can sell all 66 pieces, we'll be $330 closer to our goal!

2. I'm still making bows and other crafty stuff! Check my previous posts for details, or check out THIS link! 

Now, I would like to launch our latest, and in my opinion, our greatest fundraiser yet. The reason why I think it's the greatest? My 9 year old son created it all by himself. It was his idea, he added the text in paint, he used his little glue stick to put his sister's picture on it, he scanned it, he did EVERYTHING. This little boy has been so selfless during this entire process, everything, and I mean *everything* he was capable of doing to help bring his sister home, he did willingly, with no hesitation. He even let his 2 year old brother move into his room so his sister could have a room of her own...and he TOTALLY gets it, which is amazing, he said to me "Kenzi has never had anything of her own, she deserves to have her own room and her own stuff". I'm raising a wonderful little man, and I couldn't be more proud of him. So, without further ado, here is the launch of our latest (and greatest) fundraising effort.

I'm not as talented as my kid, so it scanned a little crooked, but for a donation of $5 or more, we will send you a 5x7 glossy print picture of this design made by my sweet Dylan. Please consider donating, and if nothing else, please consider leaving a comment letting him know what an awesome big brother he is...it would make his day. ;)

Thanks, and God Bless!

11 comments:

  1. I just donated thru Paypal and think the money went to Reeces and not you because after I did it, the home page for Reeces popped up. Can you please check to see if it was added to your funds somehow?
    Thanks, Tedi

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  2. I want that picture. Im donating $5 right now!!! Nice job Dylan!!!!

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  3. Marlene ThompsonJune 24, 2012 at 5:11 AM

    Love Dylan's picture. I so blessed to read your story :) May God continue to shower his blessings upon you and your family!

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  5. He truly is an awesome big brother! My $5 is on the way.

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  6. I have wrote this for times. I want 1 also.

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  7. Dylan you rock!!! You are a great big brother and a great kid! There are millions of adults who don't get it, but you do! You are so right, orphans like your little sister have never had anything of their own so your gifts to her like being willing to share your room with your little brother so that she can have her own room are really special. You are helping save a life! God bless you!!!

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