Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Nervous Nelly Kind Of Day!!

   Nervous is the only word I can use to describe today. Today was the day we had our first home visit with our social worker, and both David and I had no clue what to expect, which made us both nervous nellys!! So as one o’clock rolled around our social worker arrived and was the most wonderful and easy going person!! She made us at ease instantly and the visit was wonderful. We went through the paper work I have finished and the paper work I need to finish, which surprisingly isn’t to much!!:) Our next visit with her is in 3 weeks and I will have everything put together and ready to go. Which means our home-study will be completed within the next month and then it’s onto the next step in getting our little boy home!!!! So as I look at the checklist we have to get done I see I am going to have a very busy three weeks to make sure everything is finished in time!! Please send your prayers our way that I can get everything completed in time!!:)
   Now onto some exciting news…..I posted about our fundraisers on Wednesday  July 13 for Aaron’s Lucky Stars and for our candle fundraiser. In just 4 short days we have raised $120 dollars for Aaron’s Stars and have sold 12 candles so far!! So I have to make 60 stars tonight and will post a picture of them in the jar once I am done making the stars. This fundraiser is going to keep going until we have to leave to get Aaron. And we need to sell at least 98 more jars of candles by  July 29th!!! Sooo please keep spreading the word, I know we can meet our goal with the candles and would LOVE to exceed it. So please share with anybody and everybody you know! We are truly grateful for all the help and support so far and can’t wait to see our little boy home with us!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Give me a F…U…N…D…R…A…I…S…E…R…what does it spell??? FUNDRAISER!!!!!

Who’s ready for some fundraisers??? I sure hope you are! We have two different fundraisers planned to start tomorrow! And we couldn’t be more excited about them!!

The first is “Aaron’s Lucky Stars” we have a jar to fill with Chinese lucky stars that I will make every time someone buys a star. Each start costs $2 dollars and there are different patterns to make stars from. You can donate through the chip-in on our blog or through the Reece’s Rainbow link on the blog and then email me at with how many stars you bought and which patterns you would like your stars to be. This will be an ongoing fundraiser. We want to fill the jar up and keep it in Aaron’s room for us to remember all the wonderful people who helped us bring him home!!:)
Here is the different paper patterns and our jar we hope to fill!
This is what the stars will look like when the are done!!:)

The second fundraiser starts Thursday July 15th and runs through Friday July 29th. David and I have a dear friend who sells Gold Canyon Candles and they are simply wonderful! There are 3 different sizes (26oz/16oz/8oz) to purchase and 15 scents to choose from!! We own a number of these candles and we LOVE them. They last forever and make you house smell amazing!! Our goal is raise $1000 dollars and to sell about 110 candles. I am postting a picture of the candle sizes, scents you can choose from as well as who to make the checks out to. For this fundraiser you CAN NOT use the chip-in or donate through the Reece's Rainbow link. The money come directly to us and when the fundraiser is over David and I will write one large check to Gold Caanyon Candles when we order the candles. For more information about scents and cost please email me at

Thank you in advance for your support and helping bring our little boy home!!