Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Fundraiser

For the past several days I have been researching good fundraising ideas. I've found a few that I thought were interesting and that might work, so I sent off for more information on a couple.

One that caught my attention was for lip balm. Not just any old lip balm but s lip balm that was customized for our adoption. The one they showed online was called "Baby Kisses" and said "Lip balm benefiting and celebrating the Jones Family Adoption." Now how cute is that? Cute right? Maybe I'm a cheapskate, but will anyone really pay $3.00 for a tube of chapstick? I hope so.

In the meantime, I went to Sam's and bought a box of fundraiser candy bars for us to sell. I brought them home and printed out little labels thanking those who buy them for donating to our cause. I put one on each bar, so that everyone know how thankful we are for their support.

Here's a few pics of the candy:

I took them to James' work midday and he's already sold $20 worth! Although, one candy bar went for $10, I think this might just work! Thanks to that person for their donation! With that kind of response maybe someone will buy lipbalm for $3!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Date Is Set

The date is set! Our final interviews and home inspection will be done on Monday, and we will be done with this phase of the process! The next step is to make a profile book which they will give out to the birthmothers that are making adoption plans. The birthmother looks through several and picks a family for her unborn child from those. Since I heard about this at our initial meeting I have been dreaming of the day when we would get to this point! But now I am pretty nervous. I was so excited to be able to make a scrapbook about us, but I'm thinking what if they don't like us after they read it? We're not extravagant people, just normal (or at least I like to think we are). What if we forget some major thing that the birthmother thinks is the deciding factor? From the beginning we felt this was God's will for our lives, so I am resigned to the fact that He will see it through, but I just can't shake these doubts. Will we ever get picked?

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!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ideas Needed

Ok, so I'm looking for fundraising ideas, so help me out. I wanna make something and sell it. I thought about making soaps and putting a label on it about our adoption, but I just don't know how well that would go over. Anyone got any good ideas?