Thursday, September 29, 2011

I-600 Approval!?!?

Well, it's just a little hiccup.  Good news we got approval on our I-600 documents, but bad news, they misspelled my name.  Yes, that is correct, all documents with this process were checked, double checked and still ended up being spelled incorrectly upon approval.  They are changing my name to the correct spelling and resending the documents as we speak.  Good thing I thought to check the spelling - not sure what kind of hold up that could have caused. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

T-shirts and Totes

T-shirts are ready to order!  Please let me know if you would like one and if so which style and size (and I will provide you with how to pay).  They should arrive by or on Nov. 3.  If I cannot personally deliver your product to you, please include $3 and be sure to give me your address so I can ship it directly to you.  
The fabric is amazing on these shirts - they are so soft and comfy.  The classic ladies and men's is only $20, and the Baseball Burnout is awesome and is $30.  We are praying we will sell bunches of these items.  They are amazing!  Thanks so much for considering helping us in this way.  Deadline on orders is Oct. 14.  This is such an awesome way to share with the world what we view adoption is all about (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Yard Sale was a Success

The yard sale was a success!  We had 12 families donate items to sale and everything we had .25 cent items, $1 items, and then a make us a deal pile filled with the bigger stuff (couch, entertainment systems, game systems, etc).  It was amazing to see our church body and family assist us with this sale.  Thank you so much.  The exciting thing is we sold enough stuff to pay for the USCIS charges plus all the shipping we have had to do to this point.  Yippy!  Thanks to all those who helped!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Just Love Coffee

Well, our coffee shop is open for business.  If you love coffee, then be sure to check out our store's web address:
The sale of each bag of coffee not only benefits our adoption ($5 per bag sold) but Just Love uses the proceeds to help an Ethiopian orphanage.  The coffee is Fair Trade and it is very good.  This is such a neat concept and we are looking forward to teaming up with Just Love Coffee.
I also meet with the t-shirt designer on Thursday and cannot tell you how excited I am about the adoption t-shirts.  We should have a design sometime next week.  The fabric is high quality and the design will be very nice (I wanted something nice for people to wear and that symbolizes Jacob's birth country).  The designer's facebook site is:
More to come soon...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Let the fund raising begin (t-shirts, coffee, and yard sales oh my...)

I am going sometime this week to meet with a lady who does some really awesome t-shirts to see what we can create for an adoption t-shirt together for Jacob.  Yes, we had an earlier design, but she should be able to help us get the shirts at a cheaper rate plus her fabric and designs are amazing.  Can't wait for everyone to see them.

Also, we are setting up a coffee website with Just Love Coffee so those who want to help out by buying coffee can.  Hopefully they will set us up sometime in the next few days so orders can start coming in.

And last but not least, we are having a huge Adoption yard sale on Sat. September 17 from 6:30am-noon at 2505 Raquet Court in Murfreesboro.  Everything will be $5 or less and we have lots and lots of stuff (jewelry, kitchen aids, clothing - kids and adults, and much much more - even some furniture).
That are some ways you can help.