Thursday, March 24, 2011

Aren't these shirts AMAZING???  I think so!  And please make special note of the middle (Heathered Teal) one.  THAT IS MINE!  *Adoption Rocks-Taiwan*  This is a fundraiser that our best friends are doing to raise money for their adoption from Ethiopia!  Check it out here and support this amazing couple!!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sneak Peek #4

This is SOO exciting!  I cannot wait to get this auction started!  So many amazing things!  Check these out!

A custom Appliqued T-shirt in country/state, size, color, and fabric of your choice.....

This hat is great for any woman or get to pick the size!!!

Two words......GIFT CARD.....amount will be revealed at the time of my auction!!!

Still looking for donations!  So if you would like to donate to our auction so that we can bring our baby girl home AND you want some free publicity for your business contact me at!
I am so blessed,

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sneak Peek #3

Check it out.....more fun items in our auction!!!

You get to pick ANY piece of jewelry up to $100 from....

Keep your little "sweety" warm with this fun hat!

Custom design your own cape for your little warrior....Superman, Batman....

Continue to check back to see what other goodies we will have up for grabs!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sneak Peek #2.....

Yesterday you got to see some super cute items that are going to be in our adoption auction on April wont be able to resist these items either....check it out!

Custom Tank Top....YOU pick the size and the colors of the flower and tank

8 x 10 Nature Print (we have 3 different prints that will be available)

Just in time for Easter...this headband and bow is a great accessory to any outfit!

Continue to check back for more "sneak peeks"!!!

Sneak Peek...

As many of you know we are trying to raise funds to start the adoption process for another baby! We are so excited about this journey and cannot wait to get it started. The first thing we have to do in the process is a in order to raise funds so that we can begin our homestudy we are holding an online blog auction from April 5-11! I want to give you a "sneak peek" at a few of the items that will be up for auction!!!

18 x 24 hand-painted print of Revelation 4:8

Adjustable tie size 3T-6 years old

"Where He Leads, I Will Follow" Necklace

There are so many more items that will be up for auction...check back tomorrow for another "sneak peek"!!!

*NOTE: If you would like to donate something to be auctioned off in our auction please contact me at would appreciate any donations!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Today the sun came out.....glorious! It was still a bit chilly but I was able to enjoy a nice run through the neighborhood. Tomorrow (and for the rest of the week) it is supposed to be in the 70s....that makes me smile. So in honor of the beautiful weather that is quickly approaching (and that I hope stays for a while) I decided to post my spring and summer must haves for here goes....

1. I love manicures and pedicures.....but since the budget doesn't allow for me to get them done by a professional I have learned to give them to myself...check out these fun colors!!

2. When the weather gets nice I love to take my workouts outdoors. My knees can't live with out these!

3. I love tank tops and Old Navy (Tall) tanks are my favorite!!

4. One word.....JEWELRY!!!

4. I have never been a big fan of shorts so a great alternative I have found is dresses! Pair the short ones with leggings for a different look!

5. If you take the time to give yourself a pedicure...make sure you have a cute sandal to show it off!

Well there you have it friends! Those are a few of my favorite items! You don't have to spend a ton of money to have a fun wardrobe. Make sure you check out those clearance sections, shop off season, TJ Maxx, Marshall's and for you Joplin gals....Name Brand Clothing is fabulous!!

Love you all....

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Each night I sit at my computer and I read the comments....I read the blogs....and my heart aches. So many of our friends are in the midst of the craziness that we call adoption. Man it is a hard journey and honestly the thought of going through it again brings me great anxiety....but when you hold that baby for the first time in your arms you KNOW it was ALL WORTH IT! The paperwork....the courtdates....the long awaited emails....the silence....the waiting....the waiting....the waiting......yep it is all worth it!
We have friends that are all on various journey's. Each of them having a different reason for choosing to adopt. But the one thing they (we) all have in come is that somewhere in a land very far away there is a young woman who is going to carry our child. She is going to make one of the most selfless decisions that can ever be made. She is going to bring our babies into this world. I am thankful for those women. Not because they have to make those heart wrenching decisions. Not because they have to go through the shame, embarrassment, and pain of carrying a child they will never see grow up. No I am thankful for them because they choose life for their baby and they are giving us mommies and daddies in the US hope. They are blessing us with a life that we can nurture, love, and care for. I will probably never get to thank Kyler's biological mom in person......oh how I would love to be able to do that.....and she will probably never see his face......oh how we would welcome that opportunity......but I love her. I love her with a love that only those who have adopted or are going to adopt will ever know. She holds a special place in my heart and I am so thankful for her life and her sacrifice.
So as you read this blog will join with me in praying for the women that are bringing our babies into this world? Will you pray for their protection....for there faith....for there lives?
After you pray for these women will you also pray for our various friends who are in various stages of adopting. Pray for comfort, strength, and patience for these husbands and wives.

*Trevor and Jennifer Chase-Ethiopia (no gender preference....on waiting list now)

*Wade and Danielle Gysen-Taiwan (boy)

*TC and Danielle Fantigrossi-Taiwan

*Jason and Kate Clayton-Taiwan

*Adam and Hannah Montee-Taiwan (girl...should be leaving the country within the next several months to go bring her home)

*Chris and Amber Strickland-Ethiopia (girl...getting on the list in May)

*Brian and Bekah Wadell-Taiwan (twin boys...should be leaving the country within the next several month to bring their boys home)

*Jeff and Joyce Denson-Taiwan (boy...should be leaving the country VERY SOON to bring their baby boy home)

*Tim and Kelly Bogard-Taiwan

*Of course Richard and I would also welcome your prayers as we adopt a little girl from Taiwan*

I know that their are many more that I am if you have someone to add to this list please comment!

Love you all....
One Less,