Love Makes Families

Love Makes Families
A family of 7 due to the blessing of adoption!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Where we are and Halloween!

I know it has been a while since I updated you all on how our adoption is going.
We have gotten all of our birth and marriage certificates in, we have sent our marriage certificate in to be apostilled, we have sent in our I-800A application, We have our homestudy complete and in hand, we have had our fingerprints taken for our FBI background checks and sent them in, and We got this little beauty in the mail today!!!
 Kev got his passport, but I am waiting on mine. With each thing we get done and with each item we receive in the mail it feels like we are getting closer to our boy. I beyond excited!!!
The only thing that has the potential to slow us down at this point is funding :( With winter coming, it is putting our fundraising efforts on hold. We need about $4000.00 by December to pay our next set of Agency fees. We have not met our $2500 matching grant yet.... If we reach that we will be sooooo close!!! 
Please help in any way you can :)

Now on to Halloween 2012
Brittany's class paraded around in their costumes. That littlest pet shop lady bug is mine :)
 Spidey Man Lyssa (as she calls herself) was running around the hallways.
 Awww there's my Britty bug ;)
 FYI this kid is not mine, but his rodeo clown outfit was awesome!!!
 My little (well she is actually pretty big now) Kaitie Kat
 Kait playing bingo at her class party.
 Daddy helping out at the class party. I think he had fun. He is normally working and misses out on these sorts of things.
 Britt getting ready to participate in a doughnut eating contest.

 She eats like her dad lol

 Next stop.... Walmart for trick or treating :)
 Then off to the mall!!
 Ok seriously I had to snap a pick of this guy in a cheerleading outfit :)



We finished up by going trunk or treating at T & V's ward, then grabbed a bite to eat, then trick or treating around my neighborhood..... And we ended the night with lots of family and friends at my house.
We had Grandma, Poppy, Me, Kevin, Kaitlyn, Brittany, Alyssa, Veronica, Emily, Ian, Michelle, Michelle's mom, Tyson, Ryan, Kevin, and Laurie. We always have a fun time!!!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Less than 3 weeks!!!!

Ok friends here we go. My amazing friend, Amanda, has less than 3 weeks until she travels.
She needs $3,500 to book her flights
$500 for the train to region
$230 for her sons visa
$110 for a medical exam
and $2,224 for hotel and food for the 3-5 weeks she will be staying there.
Total she needs $6,564

We can do it friends!!! Can you find it in your heart to share $10 with a very deserving family this Holiday season.

In case bringing a child home to a family isn't incentive enough...... we have a few things to encourage you.

Just by posting on your blog or FB you will be entered to win this
You will also get an entry into the drawing for the items below. Just comment below or on Amanda's blog.

All of these items were donated by friends and family. 

$6,564 for one boy and for one family.

I am not sure of the value of any of these items. They were all donated with love so to me they are priceless. I will just draw in number order when the time comes, which will hopefully be soon, when we are fully funded. 

$5- 1 chance
$10- 3 chances
$25-10 chances
$50- 30 chances
$100-80 chances

If you share the giveaway (you don't have to donate), leave a comment here, and I will give you one free entry.  
1. Faith Necklace

 2. Chocolate Kate Spade purse



3. Burgundy Coach purse



4. Giraffe print Kate Spade purse
(don't you just love my new purple bracelet "K" made for me)



5. Tupperware set
(In the bags are 4 fluted glasses and a spatula)



6. Winter Scrapbook Set

7. Summer Scrapbook Set

I just wanted to let you know I am not going to ask to see who entered (FSP with Reece's Rainbow) till it it time to draw for names. So if you donate. I thank you!!! I just won't know it till time to choose names. I will use Random.org to decide the winners. 

Donate here until the FSP link is back up
http://reecesrainbow.org/12374/sponsorburlingham




Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Early Christmas shopping

I have plenty of things up for sale. First up are these gorgeous necklaces donated by a friend of mine.
They are $15.00 each including shipping. The charm on each has a tiny handprint.
Please email me with which one you want at Grumpyjax@yahoo.com
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You can also visit my hair bow blog to purchase hair bows.


They are only $5 each shipped and go down the more you buy.

Also we have cute bracelets only $1 each plus 50 cents (total) for shipping no matter how many you buy.


More hair bows coming soon or you can place a special order just email me with color choices or a picture of an outfit you are trying to match. Grumpyjax@yahoo.com

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Please help a friend

My sweet friend is so close to her son.... So close after watching others pass her up in the process. After watching others adopt 4 children during 2 separate trip. After having several children made unavailable to her for one reason or another. Now, she stresses over something WE can finally help with. Getting fully funded!
She can travel any time now. If you have adopted or know anybody that has, you do not get much notice some times. We need her fully funded right away. Please help..... Check out her awesome giveaway.
(I will post below)

Also, I am offering up an item for those willing to spread the word. You will get an entry into a drawing for this....

A beautiful Scentsy plug in warmer and a scent bar of your choice from those I have available.

Please comment below if you have shared and a link that I can see it. Let's plaster the blog and FB world with her FSP and spread the word!!!!!

All That I Have

I wish I had another IPad, Wii, GPS, Kindle, or any of those other fancy things I have offered my other giveaways, but I don't. 

This is like the underdog giveaway. So many families, so many giveaways, so many kids. 

I give you all that I have left. 

All of these items were donated by friends and family. 

$6,564 for one boy and for one family.

I am not sure of the value of any of these items. They were all donated with love so to me they are priceless. I will just draw in number order when the time comes, which will hopefully be soon, when we are fully funded. 

$5- 1 chance
$10- 3 chances
$25-10 chances
$50- 30 chances
$100-80 chances

If you share the giveaway, leave a comment here, and I will give you one free entry. 
1. Faith Necklace

 2. Chocolate Kate Spade purse



3. Burgundy Coach purse



4. Giraffe print Kate Spade purse
(don't you just love my new purple bracelet "K" made for me)



5. Tupperware set
(In the bags are 4 fluted glasses and a spatula)



6. Winter Scrapbook Set

7. Summer Scrapbook Set

I just wanted to let you know I am not going to ask to see who entered (FSP with Reece's Rainbow) till it it time to draw for names. So if you donate. I thank you!!! I just won't know it till time to choose names. I will use Random.org to decide the winners. 

Their FSP/Grant donation box is on the top right!! 

I hope to add her FSP to my blog soon, but in the meantime please visit her blog to donate http://justonemore4us.blogspot.com/2012/10/all-that-i-have.html All donations are tax deductible!