Saturday, April 28, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Family Fun Day!


This Memorial Day weekend come down to a local family farm and have a day of family friendly fun while helping to bring our daughter home to her family!
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There will be horse rides, games, pie eating contest, bake sale, goats, chickens, award winning BBQ, fishing, and more!  You can bring your own picnic lunch or 8th Deadly Sin BBQ will be there tempting you with their deliciousness.  Sales of the BBQ will also benefit our adoption.  If you would like to fish you can bring your own pole or rent one.  This is going to be a really wonderful day and I hope you can come be a part of it.  I promise it will be worth the drive!!  Can't wait to see you there!!

Date:Saturday May 26th.
Time: 10:00-3:00 
Place:Green Eggs and Goats Farm
          1947 Sand Valley Rd.
          Remlap, AL 35133
Cost: $10.00 per adult
         $5.00 per child
         $30.00 Maximum donation per family


Here is the schedule!! Look how much fun we will have!

10:00 - Begin. general games, horse rides, fishing

10:30 - sack race

11:00 - bbq sales start, 3-legged race

11:30 - Egg spoon race

12:00 - PIE EATING CONTEST! Horse Rides end (or take a break, at least)

12:30 - Egg toss

1:00 - Dizzy Bat Relay

1:15 - Sponge Relay Race

1:30 - Redneck Slip n Slide/Water Balloons

2:00 - Any butts not sold as sandwiches will be offered for sale.

There will be water games optional so bring a change of clothes or a swimsuit! I can't wait!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Photo Session Fundraiser!



Kristy Pruet has been so generous to offer to help us bring our girl home! This is an excellent deal and would make the perfect Fathers Day gift.  Hurry and reserve your session today!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Art Auction for Adoption!

I have been stewing on something for a long time, and then a comment from a friend today brought everything together for me.  I want to do an art show to raise money for our adoption. But beyond that, I want to do this annually to raise money for adoption, mother care, and orphan care in the future.  I need help to do this. I am going to make a list of the needs we have and if you can help, know someone who can help, or can spread the word, please do!

1. We need art!!  If you have adopted, are adopted, are in the process of adopting please donate some art!  I would love for the bulk of the art to be from children who have been adopted.  But I would also love for siblings and some parents to contribute.  If you are an adult adoptee, I would love your contribution as well.  Any kind of art-sculpture, paintings,wood work, poems, etc.  If you are in Birmingham I can pick it up.  But we will be happy to include art from anywhere!  We just want your art!  We can't have an art auction without art.

2. We need a venue!!  Do you have space or know of someone who does who might generously donate some art for a night or even a weekend?  We can't have an art auction without a place to have it.

3. We need help spreading the word!! Can you tell your family, friends, and share on social media sites asking for help?  We can't have an art auction if no one knows about it!

V turns 5 in July. So we need to hurry with this.  I am hoping to do this in June sometime.   So let's get to creating and sharing!

I would LOVE for this to be a yearly event to help other families, mothers, and orphans.  I hope so much this turns into something BIG!!

Note-the art can be adoption related but totally doesn't have to be!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Blendtec/Vitamix Giveaway!

I said I wasn't going to do a lot of giveaways this time around.  But I was just thinking about how badly I want a Vitamix or a Blendtec and I decided that I probably was not alone in this. These things are so cool!  The winner will get to choose which they prefer (people seem pretty loyal to one brand or the other, so we thought we would let the winner choose).

The Vitamix


It's not a blender - it's a Vitamix. The Vitamix TurboBlend Two Speed is designed to render the full bioavailability of whole foods such as apples, strawberries, greens and more. This includes the leaves, peel, stem - where you find all the valuable fiber. The TurboBlend Two Speed breaks down whole foods, releasing phytonutrients that help build the immune system, fight disease and improve overall health. The super-efficient 2-peak horsepower motor runs substantially cooler when mixing thicker ingredients like nut butters and frozen treats. It also processes fresh, whole foods in seconds to deliver superior taste and texture. The container is oversized, 64-ounce capacity made of Eastman Tritan Copolyester material that is virtually unbreakable, more chemical resistant and is BPA free. Unit features a locking lid design for easy removal. A recipe book containing over 160 step-by-step recipes in full color in included. Vitamix Two Speed is covered by a full 5-year warranty from the most trusted brand in high performance blending equipment.

Worth $379.00.  Check it out.

The Blendtec

 Replace up to nine other kitchen appliances with this easy-to-use countertop blender--no need for a separate grain mill, juicer, bread machine, ice-cream maker, smoothie maker, blender, milkshake maker, coffee grinder, or ice crusher. With its powerful commercial-quality, 1,500-watt 3-horsepower direct-drive motor, the blender can handle almost any kitchen task. The all-in-one appliance makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milkshakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, breads, dressings, salsas, and more. It can even turn ice to snow and comes with an ice-crushing guarantee.  Blendtec’s Total Blender isn’t just a blender. It’s an all-in-one appliance that makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milkshakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, breads, dressings, salsas, and more. With the Total Blender, you can blend, chop, grind, freeze, cook, hash, crush, mince, dice, mill, purée, and more, replacing up to nine other appliances with one fast, easy-to-use machine at a fraction of the cost. You can really bring the professional experience home, starting with the patented two-prong stainless-steel blade with lifetime warranty and the unique 64-ounce-capacity square jar, which you’ve probably seen before. For years, blending professionals have used Blendtec machines in the best coffee shops, juice bars, gyms, and restaurants around the world. The reason for this popularity is simple: Blendtec machines are known for producing the best, most consistent results in taste and texture. With the Total Blender, you'll enjoy the same great results in your home.

Worth $399.00.  Check it out.



I am buying this with money we raise, so we need to raise at least enough to cover the cost of the blender in order to draw for it.  We will draw on May 9th as this would make a great Mother's Day present.   I really wish I had thought of this sooner so we had more time, but these would just make such great presents for mom!!  Entries will work as follows:

$5 = 1 entry

$25 = 6 entries

$50 = 15 entries

$75 = 25 entries

$100 = 40 entries 
You get an extra entry when you share on your blog, facebook, or twitter.  Please comment below letting me know that you have shared. Simply go HERE

Good luck everyone and thank you so much!

Friday, April 6, 2012

6 for our 6th!

It is no surprise that after being home for only 6 weeks from our last adoption that I am overwhelmed at the thought of starting over.  And the $20,000+ that we need is truly paralyzing me right now.  I don't know how to even begin this time.

So I am beginning with asking (begging) everyone who reads this to do two things.

1. Go to www.paypal.com and donate $6.00 to kateh@bellsouth.net.

2. Share this link and ask your friends to do the same. This step is truly the key to making this work.

If everyone who  reads this sends only $6.00 and shares it, and then those people read this, donate $6.00 and share it, and so on, V could be funded so quickly. $6.00 and spreading the word (spreading the word really is so important) could so simply change the life of a little girl. Almost everyone can afford $6.00 Can you possibly donate 6 for our 6th?

Thank you so much for helping us yet again!  Our whole family, but especially V appreciate you guys so very very much.

Note-I am trying to figure out the best way to do a tax deductible way to donate again for this adoption.  However, so far the only ways to do it I lose a pretty large % of donations.  I am still trying to find the best option.  Will keep you posted.

And for those who don't know us who fear this is a scam, please go back to Hope for Sharon to see that we are real people, bringing home real PRECIOUS children to our family.  Thank you!.