Monday, October 24, 2011

Fundraiser Updates and Reminders!


 Josh and I got some great news today! Something we thought we'd be waiting on for weeks in order to turn in our adoption paperwork is actually going to be done tomorrow! What does this mean? It means that we will be starting our homestudy a LOT sooner than we had even hoped! We should (God willing) be ready to turn in our packet by November 10th! This is super exciting!

In the interest of full disclosure, this also means that we need to have the initial fundage (that is Josh's made up word that I apparently have taken on) just a tad sooner than we had planned if we want the process to keep rolling. If you will notice on the sidebar, we have already raised about $500! We need to be able to mail a check to the adoption agency in the amount of $1200 for them to start our homestudy. What is REALLY cool is Josh and I did an average of what each baby bottle holds, and it came out to about $23. We happened to pass out 30 baby bottles, equaling...wait for it...almost exactly $700! Wow God totally knew what He was doing there!!! 

If you are collecting change for our Change Drive Fundraiser, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! You are playing an integral part in this adoption, and we are so grateful!!! We are also really excited to count it all up and announce the winner of the $100 Fleming's Steak House Gift Card! This is an awesome prize and we can't wait to see who wins it! Have your change back to us by Thursday, November 10th, and we will get to work counting counting counting!!!

In other news, we have had a GREAT response to the December Mini-Photo Session Marathon! We only have FIVE spots left, and we are praying that God fills them all! We will be working towards our adoption class registration fees, Match Book fee, and final placement fee (that's a lot of fees!). If you are interested in booking a photo session, do it today!

We are really, really thankful for all of the people who have offered their financial and prayer support during this time. We could not move forward in this process without it, and Josh and I hope you realize what a HUGE part you are playing in bringing our baby home. We hope you will have patience with us as we work to raise these funds, and continue to pray that God will provide what we need when we need it!

Thanks guys!


  1. Thinking about you and praying for you!! We know God can do amazing things when people pray and share their change! I don't know what bank you use but our bank has the option of dropping all the change off in bags that they provide...then they count it all and deposit it immediately into your account as a courtesy w/o taking out any fees or percentages it. We did that instead of using coin star which takes a percentage. Praying for you and your fund raising!!

  2. Oh wow thank you for the tip! I was planning on rolling everything myself but after you said that I looked into our bank and they allow coin drop offs in bags too! So cool! :)

  3. My bank also just has a change machine they let customers use. You put in the change and it prints out a slip, just like a Coinstar. On the slip, it shows the "percentage taken out" printed on it, but if you have an account there, they don't take it out. That would be an easy way to keep track of who donated what for the prize. But, I'm not sure if every bank does it that way or not.