Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Garage Sale Date

I posted the wrong date for the garage sale we are having. It's September 5th and 6th. So, if you have donations we'll need them before that weekend. If you love garage sales, like I do, and want to help...let me know. Thanks to the Snyder's for their great donations they brought this weekend! We really appreciate it!

Friday, July 25, 2008

September 12th and 13th we will be having a garage sale at my parent's house to raise money for the adoption. We would greatly appreciate any donations. If you have stuff around that you want to get rid of, we'll take it! If you would be able to help set up, that would be great too. My boys are planning a big lemonade sale as well for the 13th. They are really excited about raising money to help bring their sisters home. They both came to me last week and said they had decided that we should start a restaurant to raise money for the adoption. I tried to nicely explain why that might not work, while thanking them for their thoughtfulness at the same time. They've decided that a lemonade sale will be close enough.

Check back soon for details on a spaghetti dinner at our church in September as well. Our family at St. John's Episcopal have given us their full support and we are so thankful for their encouragement!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It's been a long time since I've updated here. Not much to report, we continue to wait. We've been having a lot of fun this summer and I often what the girls would think if they were with us. Would COSI be incredibly overwhelming? Would they enjoy two weeks at the beach? How crowded will the cottage at the lake seem with five kids running around? What will they think about all of this water we play in and take for granted each day?

It's time to start working seriously again on the financial aspect of all of this. We were really moving along and had relaxed a little about the fundraising. However, we have recently found out the Eric's employer will be giving us half of what we had originally thought we would be receiving. Then we received a letter in the mail from Shaohannah's Hope that we would not be receiving a grant from them. God has still provided an amazing amount of money towards all of this, and we are so grateful. But, it's time to think and pray about how we are going to get the rest of the money we need together. I need to look into more grants, loans, and fundraisers this week. We would ask that you pray with us.