It’s been almost a month since I’ve posted anything. Time sure does fly!
It’s been a combination of crazy busyness from the adoption process and all that’s going on with that and a lot of other things that are going on in our lives right now!
We are excited to be moving along pretty quickly in the process! There is really SO MUCH to do! But I wouldn’t change any of it, since it puts us one step closer to being parents!!!
We’ve done most of the required background checks. Thank goodness they didn’t find that one thing from that one time! (Totally just kidding. You should know that by now.) FBI fingerprinting, state background checks, home study. Still LOTS more to do!!
Now, we are into the fun part… FUNDRAISING!!
We had a fundraiser today at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt here in our town and the response that we got from it was absolutely humbling. Orange Leaf has a program in place that allows people who are raising money for causes to choose a certain day, create a flyer and then when friends and family and whoever else comes in and shows the flyer, 25% of all the sales will go to that cause!! Which is seriously generous considering most of the other places that I’d contacted were only allowing 10%!
People at work rallied together to make sure that every one knew about it and had access to a flyer. Friends and family shared it repeatedly on their Facebook pages. People made multiple trips to get FroYo!
Seriously. Humbled. A SINCERE THANK YOU to those of you that went today! Your support means the WORLD!
We have a few more fundraisers in the planning stages at this time (like Yard Sales, Pancake Breakfasts, etc), buuuuuuuut – here’s the next one!
I’ve seen all kinds of awesome ideas on the internet about ways to raise money for adoption, but one really caught my eye!
I’ve always felt like a piece of our family is missing… SO! In an attempt to raise money to FIND our missing piece, I have created a puzzle, had it printed and shipped and it’s just WAITING to be put together!!
The puzzle is 500 pieces and we are going to sell each piece for $5 – for you math whizzes like me, that’s $2,500. When you purchase a piece, we will write your name on the back of the piece and then when all the pieces have been purchased, we will glue it together, frame it and hang it in the nursery!! You can purchase just one piece, more than one piece or even just throw a little extra in for good measure!
You can either go to our YouCaring account and donate, or you can email me at email@example.com and I will give you an address to mail your payment to! (Just make sure if you do it through YouCaring, to mention ‘puzzle’ in the comments!)
Just like we don’t know yet what our child is going to look like, we are going to leave it a mystery as to what the finished puzzle will look like!!
Has your curiosity been peaked yet? Are you excited to see what the end result is?!
SO ARE WE!!!!!!