I am also making bandana dresses with matching bows.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
This is my sister Emily. We made her compete in the 18+ category. I think she let that cardboard crown go to her head!
This is my neice hamming it up for the camera. Don't let her innocent face fool you!
This is Abbi trying on one of the tu-tu's I made. Wrong end Abbi!!
This is a pic of all the contestants. It's not the best quality.....never let a man handle the camera!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Can wait to hear all your ideas!!!!!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Speaking of good ideas.......someone else mentioned maybe a fireworks tent. Still thinking on that one. Would love to do it but I think it takes more manpower than we have. Anyone know anything about the fireworks fundraising business?
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I've been working on our scrapbooks for some time now. I never knew it could be so time consuming. I decided that since I considered myself a crafty person that I would handmake them rather than use Snapfish or anything. Boy am I wishing I would've used an online program!!! After approximately 12 lengthy visits to Hobby Lobby and a large chunk of change, I am almost done with the first one..................................only 2 more to go! Thankfully, they can all be the same so I'm gonna copy the first one word for word.
We've also sent off for several grants and loans to help cover the major chunk of the adoption that we will have to pay once a baby is placed with us. We hope to hear back on those within the next month or so.
In my spare time (what spare time with 3 scrapbooks to complete?) I have managed to redo the whole nursery. It was polka dots until we went to Babies R Us and I found the most adorable bedding set with farm animals on it. So we painted over my hours of polka dots, added chair rail, painted a fence around the entire room, and added farm animals. James painted little canvases to hang on the wall........a pig, horse, barn, and tree. And I bought chipboard letters and painted them that spelled E-I-E-I-O. Our baby bed is white and I didn't like it so today we hand sanded it and are going to paint it red. After all this the child better like farm animals for the first 5 years of its life!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
With the money we got back from taxes, we have almost enough to pay for the next phase of our adoption!!!! Woo hoo! We are still working on our profile books.......well, at least I've bought the scrapbooks and paper. That's a start right? Still not sure what to put in them. Been looking through pics and pics and pics. Hopefully it will come together soon!! Can't wait to get to the waiting stage!
Monday, February 1, 2010
1. James' work organized a benefit company luncheon for Friday to help us. It's a "Soup'er Bowl" lunch.
2. We are still selling candy bars. So far James has sold several at work. Even sold a few for $10 a piece!! My cousin, Courtney, is selling too. She sold almost her whole box already!
3. I rented a booth at a new flea market in town, and got several donations to help fill my booth. Hope to get it set up and going tomorrow.
4. A few of our friends have donated to our cause, and had a few anonymous donations as well.
5. We are in the process of applying for grants and covenant loans.
Thanks to James' work for doing all they can to help us out! All of them have been so generous! Thanks to Courtney for selling candy bars even when she was snowed in! And a BIG thanks to all our friends and family who have helped our cause! You know who you are and how much you mean to us!
Monday, January 25, 2010
She got here at about 9:45 and started James' individual interview. She asked all about his family, his childhood, his relationship with his siblings, and his faith in God. After that there were several questions about us as a couple, like how we met, what we like to do together, what our strengths and weaknesses were, and about our finances. James left at that point and she asked me the same questions she had asked him about his family life and childhood years. The thought of that was very intimidating but it actually went very smooth. Sarah, our social worker, was very nice and we seem to have a lot in common.
Then came the walk through. I was expecting the white glove test, or at least an inspection of the living conditions in every room. That is not what happened in the least bit. (I really should be thankful, I guess, but I was so prepared!) What really happened is she wanted to see that the fire extinguisher was 10 feet from every bedroom. That's it!
All in all, it was a good meeting. She should have our home study wrote up in a couple weeks. In the meantime, we will be making profile books. This is the part I have been waiting for! We will write a "Letter to the Birthmother", and make a book all about us. We have about a month to get that all done, and then we have another $3,000 to pay.
We are not sure at this point where that money is going to come from, but as I was reading this morning I came across a verse that says: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." That reminds me that God has it all worked out, if we just trust in Him. So for now we will be selling candy bars..........A LOT of candy bars!! LOL
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
In the meantime, I have been cleaning up a storm, and, thankfully, I have finished the painting in our future Baby's Room. We don't have furniture for it really yet, but I did set up what we do have to make a makeshift nursery. Now all we need is the main ingredient!
During all of this commotion, my friend Nancee had her first baby. Welcome BIG baby Brayden! 10 lbs 5 oz!