Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Eatin' Broccoli!

The kids were soooooo cute last night eatin' their broccoli, I just has to share!

It is so great, they go after broccoli like it was candy or something. :>

Saturday, March 24, 2012

God is GOOD!!!!

Can I just say God is GOOD?!?!?!
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support us at Chick-fil-A in Waxahachie on 3/21 World Down Syndrome Awareness Day! Jason and I felt so loved and encouraged by so many of you all taking time out of your schedule to support us in our adoption efforts. One employee shared with me that this was a VERY busy Wednesday night, in fact, they had never seen it so busy :> After the talley...they shared that over $1,000 worth of recipts were contributed to our spirit day. They are mailing in a check to our FSP on Reece's Rainbow for $175!
Also, we had a garage sale today. We did not widley promote it, but so many of our family and friends contributed donations in a flash anyway:> Also we had several friends come and mow our lawn Friday night because with all we had going on and the rain, we had not been able to. What a blessing right there. When the garage sale was all said and done, we made $1035!
So our fundrasing total for this week was $1210!!!!!
I am so truely humbled and greatful that God has chosen to use us and is continuing to bless us as we progress:>

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Chick-fil-A Fundraiser 3/21

Hello there!
If you are local, please consider dining with the Waxahachie Chick-fil-A on 3/21 and leave your recipet. They have been so kind to agree to donate 15% of all recipts turned in toward our adoption! When we coordianted this, we did not even realize that it is World Down Syndrome Day! Please come out to celebrate World Down Syndrone Day with us :>

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Piece of the Puzzle Fundraiser

Hello All!
Today, in children's worship, this verse was shared:
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31:8-9. Have you ever heard a verse and just immediatley identified with it? This is exactly where our family is right now. I am so humbled that God has chosen us to be Sutton's voice and allowed for us to be part of this journey that we pray will bring glory to Christ in each step.
How would you like to be a piece of the puzzle to bring Sutton home? We have purchased this beautiful 1,000 piece puzzle depicting a scene in an American classrom.
For $5, we will place your name on the back of a puzzle piece, which we will put together and hang in Sutton's room. This way, we can show him everyone that was a part of the puzzle in bringing him home.
Please feel free to use the Reece's Rainbow FSP or Chip In on the side of this blog and email me at lorisue777@yahoo.com with how many puzzle pieces you would like to purchase. Also, if we cross paths in our day-to-day, we would be happy to take $ from you then as well:> So far, we have sold 4 pieces....we appreciate your prayers and support.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Wow, what a week!

All I can say is WOW, God is good! This week, we were able to publicly share our formal committment to Sutton not only on the blog, but in our every day lives :>

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has purchased items through our thirty-one fundraiser, bought puzzle pieces and just donated either through the chip in or the RR FSP page. We know that lots more is in store, but I wanted to take time to really reflect and give thanks to you all and to our Father, who gives to us so generously and abundantly!

Wednesday night, I had the opportunity to share our adoption Journey with our Women's Bible Study. This was the very first time that I have had to speak to a room of about 30-40 people and I was a little nervous, but everyone was so open and encouraging!

In my walk, I have found that there are definately times of waiting, where God grows our patience, and then there are times when I feel like I am flying and things are happening so fast. Right now, I feel like we are definatley in the season of FLYING! I would ask that you continue to pray over our family, to cover us with LOVE and if you feel directed, help us bring Sweet Sutton home :>

Just a quick reminder, we have an open thirty-one party:
This party will be open till March 9th and 25% of your purchase will go directly toward our adoption funding!

We have also been sharing with others about our Piece of the Puzzle adoption fundraiser and I am planning to make a specific blog post on that over the weekend :>

Also, please make plans, if you are local, to eat at Chick Fil A in Waxahachie on National Down Syndrome Awareness day 3/21! They have agreed to donate 15% of all reciepts given to our adoption! (I am sure I will be making a separate blog post on this soon too:> )

Thank you guys for all your support!