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Friday, August 24, 2012

So close! Only $770 to go!

Hey everyone!
I have 9 hours to raise around $770! Like I posted before, I am trying to reach $2,000 because if I do, an anonymous giver will donate an extra $1,000 to our adoption fund! Please help me!!!! If you would like to donate, please donate through the blue chip-in at the bottom of this post! If you can not donate through the chip-in, please message me on Facebook and I will give you my parents paypal account email address so you can donate through there! We are SO close, and I would hate to miss this opportunity! Any donation amount helps :) Thank you so much!

Love,
Ashley


Sunday, August 19, 2012

$1,000 donation!

Hey friends!
Ashley here! So, I have a VERY special request! An anonymous person has given me an amazing opportunity and challenge! This person offered to give me a $1,000 donation towards our adoption if I could raise $2,000 by FRIDAY at midnight! Yes, I have FIVE days to raise $2,000! I know that we can do it though! With God all things are possible :) I have already raised $140 in the past couple of days, so that means that technically I only have to raise $1,860 in five days! I know we can do this :)
If you feel led to donate to help me reach my goal, please donate to the blue chip-in below! My parents would be so excited to come back and see that $3,000 has been raised for the adoption while they were gone. Please share, donate, and pray! Love to you all! Let's bring my baby sister home :)

Love,
Ashley


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A little update

Hey everyone!  I just wanted to give you all a little update on where we are with the adoption. So here is what is going on:
-Our homestudy is complete.
- We are USCIS approved! For those of you who don't know, USCIS approval is a BIG deal in the adoption world. It's referred to as the "golden ticket" from America to adopt. We had a little trouble with getting the approval at first because of a little mess up in the paper work. So, we had to clarify a few little things for them, and now everything is good.
- Our registration dossier has been notarized, apostilled, and sent off to our adoption agency. It should be received today! Once you send the registration dossier off, you could get the "OK" to travel at anytime so traveling is somewhere in the very near future!
- We are one paper away from completing our court dossier! We need to get our FBI clearances redone in a month before we can send it off, as well.
- We have been in the adoption process for about 10 months now.
- We are really struggling for funds, but we are trusting in the Lord to provide for us!

Thank you all so much for your prayers, support, and donations! They mean so much to us :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Flapjack Fundraiser!!!

We are having a Flapjack Fundraiser to help us bring Autumn home!


We need to sell a minimum of 100 tickets. We get 50% of all profits made from the ticket sales. The tickets are $10 a person (If you are local, you must purchase tickets ahead of time from us....We have the tickets). All children 7 years old and under are free. Breakfast includes: pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, and a drink (coffee, orange juice, etc.). If you do not live close to where we are holding the fundraiser, you can still donate $10 to help us out. You can do so by donating to the chip-in on the side of this blog titled "Flapjack Fundraiser Donations."



Hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Traveling T-shirt Fundraiser

Hey everyone,
I've been away for a while. So, so busy with the kids being sick and all for the last month and a half. Also, we were just waiting for an okay from our adoption agency to go ahead and submit the rest of our paperwork to our homestudy agency. They gave us that okay, so we sent the paperwork off at the end of last week! Now, it's time to get serious about trying to find ways to raise some money so we can get our little girl home. So, about 4 months ago, I had this really crazy idea..or so I thought! I woke up one morning and this idea just popped into my head. I layed there with the thought going around and around in my mind. I was thinking...people will think I'm crazy, so I wrote the idea down and for the most part forgot about it until now. I have decided to just go for it. I honestly believe that God had me think of this for a reason (So, it must not be crazy after all)!! Here's how it will work.....I will be buying Autumn a pink t-shirt. Next, my hope is that you will donate $5 or more to her chip in and leave a comment stating that you have done so. I will then mail the t-shirt and a marker to you so that you can sign your family's name (not individual signatures unless there is just one of you) on it. Just let me know in a seperate comment where you want me to send it along with your email address. I will not publish that comment so that it stays private. Then your family can send the t-shirt and marker to the next family that donates, etc. I would also love it if each family could please take a picture of themselves with the t-shirt and email it to me. When there isn't anymore room for signatures, then it will be sent back to us where we will frame it and have it ready to hang up as a reminder to Autumn of how many people love her :) Well, there it is? So, leave me a comment and let's get this thing rolling!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

And the winners are....

First off, we want to sincerely thank all of you for taking part in our iPad 2 giveaway! There were almost 1,000 entries!!! You all will forever be a part of Autumn's story :) Now, since I know you are all dying to find out, here are the winners which were picked randomly through random.org:
The winner of the iPad 2 is.....
Mary Oliver (#586)!

The winner of the Gigi Hill handbag is.....
Cathy Hedrich (#660)!

The winner of the Coach wristlet is.....
Kaleigh Anderson (#145)!

Congratulations to the winners! We will be sending an email out to you to get your addresses so we can ship your prizes to you. Because of all of you, we are $3,070 closer to bringing Autumn home!

We love you all :)



P.S. We want to extend a special thank you to the Katsma family for providing the iPad 2 for this giveaway!  Also, a special thank you to Elissa for providing the Gigi Hill handbag and, last but not least, Andrea for providing the Coach wristlet!
We are so very thankful to you all for blessing us in this way :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ipad 2 giveaway update!

Our giveaway has officially ended as of about 30 minutes ago! We set a goal to raise at least $3000 total before midnight. Did we do it?? Oh yeah!! We have been so blessed by all of those friends that made it happen :) Thank you again for all of your love and support. Our family will always be truly grateful to each and every one of you!