Sunday, April 25, 2010

Garage Sale Weekend

What a successful weekend! I am exhausted but I am happy to report that we made $1,423.88 this weekend for the adoption!

Church friends, school friends and family donated TONS of items and baked goods for us to sell! We had the cutest lemonade/baked goods stand with the yummiest treats you could imagine. My Cross Training girls manned the stand. One lady came and bought a lemonade and left us $20 for the adoption. Another man from our church bought 75 cents worth of stuff and gave us $100 that he got from selling some fish tanks. One friend took time to bring me coffee-bless her heart because we got rained on pretty good on Saturday!

We want to thank everyone that donated their time, items or baked goods. You guys are helping make this adoption dream a reality! We especially want to thank the Huguenins who so graciously let us use their home for the sale. This would not have been the success it was without you guys. Hugs to all!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Not So New News

Hello Friends,
So we heard this week that Ethiopia IS indeed requiring two trips and both parents have to go on the first one. However, they are saying that if one parent is not able to travel, that absent parent needs to be represented by a Power of Attorney. I take this as great news! However, now we are in a holding pattern yet again as we wait for more to be released on situations that are deemed acceptable reasons for that one parent to not being in court on the first trip. My gut feeling is that a medical condition will make the list but if I've learned one thing from this adoption process it is DON'T COUNT ON ANYTHING! So we wait some more.
We have come so far and are so close to sending our stuff off to Ethiopia! Prayers for clarification in the Ethiopian government and decision making on Amos and my parts are appreciated:)
Also, our Adoption Garage Sale Fundraiser is this coming weekend, April 24th in Mukilteo! We will be at the Huguenin's home selling lots of really neat stuff that people have donated and baked! Come check us out! And if you have any items you would like to donate to our sale, email or call me! I still have room for more! Thanks to everyone who has supported us through this:)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

We are doing a FUNDRAISER! The Mukilteo Neighborhood Garage Sale is Saturday, April 24th! If you have any household items you don't need anymore please contact me about a pick up or a drop off! Also, if you are willing to donate some baked goods, I will take those on Friday, April 23rd or the morning of the Sale! Anything you can donate will help. Thanks so much for your support!