Saturday, January 14, 2012


I have so much going on in my heart and my head right now this post will probably be all over the place, so I apologize in advance! I just had to take a few minutes to update everyone because we have hit SUCH a big milestone!!!


How crazy awesome is that???? We're so excited, and I am so overwhelmed with joy because we have truly seen over the past few months and especially these past few days how much God has blessed us with. We have had our friends and family step up so much and go above and beyond to bless us. We are so thankful for you!!!

Today was our Adoption Benefit Yard Sale and WOW it was awesome! We have been accepting donations for quite awhile, but the past few days our garage was packed to the BRIM! I worked all week and had absolutely no time to even give it a second glance, and just prayed to God that somehow He would work it out!

Last night two angels disguised as my oldest and dearest friends stayed for HOURS helping me sort and price and post signs all over the neighborhood. I love you girls more than you know and cannot thank you enough for your help! My sister, her boyfriend, a dear friend and her husband also came last night and helped us SO much sorting and rummaging and they even brought us brownies and ice cream! Yum! Just the pick-me-up we needed. ;)

This morning we had both of our families helping sort and move stuff and helped run the sale all day! It was a VERY big job, exhausting and overwhelming, but everyone helped so happily and willingly. Thank you so very much Mom (who also made the cookies that sold out completely!), Dad, Lisa, Brian, Stephanie, Mike, Nicole, Robin, and Jeff. We could absolutely never have attempted this without your help donating and picking up and helping all day!!! We have been blessed with the most amazing family and it is days like today when I really feel that!

So many of you guys came out to shop, give us a hug, and buy cookies and lemonade from the kids! They felt so special getting to be a big part of raising the money for the adoption, and you all really made them feel good! I was also really blessed to get to talk to people I haven't seen in so long, and finally met one amazing woman that I feel like I have known forever! Jaime, I am amazed and encouraged by you every day, and I am so thankful God brought us together through Miss Becky! I cannot WAIT til our babies are home!!!

To those who gave stuff...THANK YOU!!! It was an amazing selection and I got all kinds of comments on the great stuff we had! Thank you so much for giving to us in so many ways.

Thank you all for getting the word out about this yard sale and making it the success that it was! In total we raised over $1700 today, officially putting us over the half way mark!!! A good chunk of that was cookie/lemonade money, so thank you to my sweet babies for having that idea and working so hard with grandma to make and sell your treats!!! I love you so so much!!!

If you donated stuff, helped in any way, showed up to shop and say hi, or prayed for this day from a distance, we are SO thankful. Please know it is so very appreciated by our family!

Check back later for pics of the event today! Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We love you guys!!!


  1. Happy half-a-baby! (See, if you get twins, you've got one paid for, already... ;P )

    I was so disappointed our day's activities didn't allow me to get by to at least buy cookies & lemonade. Good to hear you had such a fine turn-out. Yea for loving, industrious family & friends to come by to help you & Josh "make a baby"! ♥

  2. YAY!!!!!! Over half way there~ I am so excited for your family, I absolutely cannot wait until your baby is home!! You looked so radiant today, I would have never guessed you had just put together a huge yard sale, girl!! Congratulations on this milestone~ we're smiling for ear to ear for you <3

  3. Woo hoo! I'm so glad that it went so well today. I'm sad that i couldn't make it and be apart of it with you guys. I hope the rest of your weekend is restful. : )

  4. Ok, so I don't remember creating a Google acct with the name Asia but it's me Bo. Haha! I need to figure out how to change that.


    And Bo, Don't change it! HA! :) That is just awesome!