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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!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Last day!!!!

Hey everyone,
  Well, we are finally here. Today is the last day to donate to our iPad 2 giveaway! I had to set up a new chip in for those who still want to make a donation because the other ended at around 9ish this morning. I thought it would continue on until midnight. So if you all were wondering why it says zero, that's why. The original chip in ended at $2525 but with personal donations and a couple through our fsp, we have raised $2710.....YAY!!!!!!! Thank you all SO much for all of your donations. You are AMAZING!! Just as promised, we will be picking the winner in just 3 short days. So excited to see who the winners are for the iPad 2 and the two handbags! See you all in a few days :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

iPad2 Giveaway!

Hey everyone!
Our very good friend, Patti, from "A Perfect Lily" is hosting an iPad 2 giveaway to help us bring Autumn home! Please share, donate, and pray! If you want to participate in the giveaway or find out more about it, go HERE.

Love,
The Quinn Family

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Accessory Bags for Autumn and a Purse Giveaway

It is time to add some fun and fashionable handbags and accessory bags into the fundraisers for Autumn!
GIGI HILL bags is a fun, fashionable and fantastic up and coming company based in California. This is a great time to get your first Gigi Hill bag while helping us to bring Autumn home.
For the entire month of August, two amazing women, Lauren Shingleton and Elissa Lindsey, who sell Gigi Hill bags, will be donating ALL COMMISSION that comes in through their website to Autumn's adoption!
These bags are so fashionable and very functional. There is a bag for everyone! PLEASE COME SHOP while helping us to bring Autumn home. Think upcoming birthdays, Christmas and other holidays, or treat yourself to a bag you will LOVE.

Each bag comes in a variety of fabrics: cotton canvas, laminate, faux leather, and microsuade.The Gigi Hill signature pocket design ensures a pocket for anything and everything.

If you have ANY questions about any of the bags, please email Elissa at elissa.lindsey@gmail.com She is more than happy to be sure you are getting exactly what you want and expect from your order.

Here is the important info on how to order.
Follow this link to place your order: http://www.gigihillbags.com/laurenandelissa
(Unfortunately, gift card orders can not count toward the fundraiser.)

Any order under $32.99 will ship for free. Any order over $32.99 will ship at a cost of between $6.95 and $15.00.

*Everyone who makes a purchase of any amount (excluding gift card purchases) will be entered to win one of Gigi Hill's Spring/Summer Line bags- The Liz in English Chocolate. On August 31, all of the names of those who made a purchase will be entered into random.org to select a winner.*


Friday, July 29, 2011

TO AUTUMN....LOVE DADDY. PART 2

HELLO TO MY SWEET AUTUMN. THINGS HERE ARE QUITE BUSY AS WE CONTINUE MAKING STEPS FORWARD TO BRING YOU HOME. I'VE HEARD OF AND NOW REALIZE THE AMOUNT OF PAPERWORK AND DOCUMENTS THAT ARE NECESSARY TO ACQUIRE AND COMPLETE TO MAKE YOU OURS. LEGALLY, YOU ARE NOT OURS YET, BUT IN EVERYONE OF OUR HEARTS WE KNOW YOU ARE. I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I'VE WANTED TO BREAK DOWN AND CRY LATELY WITH THE THOUGHT OF " ARE WE REALLY GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET ALL THE MONEY TOGETHER?" I TRY NOT TO THINK ABOUT IT AND BE CONFIDENT IN MY FAITH THAT GOD HAS BROUGHT YOU TO US AND HE WILL PREVAIL IN HIS PROVISIONS AS HE ALWAYS DOES. WE ARE OFF TO SOMEWHAT OF WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER A SLOW START IN RAISING THE MONEY NEEDED, BUT WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND OTHERS WHO ARE ABLE TO GIVE TO PLEASE JOIN US IN BRINGING AUTUMN HOME. WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR ALOT, BUT ONLY THAT EACH WOULD BE WILLING TO GIVE AS THEY FEEL LEAD TO GIVE. WE WOULD NEVER ASK ANYONE TO DO WHAT WE OURSELVES WOULD NOT BE WILLING TO DO FOR ANOTHER. I'VE HEARD IT SAID THAT GOD DOESN'T ALWAYS PERFORM MIRACLES, BUT SOMETIMES HE WILL USE A REGULAR HUMAN TO BE ONES MIRACLE. WHETHER OR NOT WE RECEIVE SUCH A MIRACLE I WILL HOLD FAST TO MY GOD AND KNOW HE IS IN CONTROL. MOMMY AND I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO MEET YOU. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH...... SO BE SAFE AND GOOD AND KNOW MOMMY AND DADDY ARE COMING TO GET YOU AS SOON AS WE CAN. P.S. REMEMBER SWEETIE THAT NO AMOUNT OF MONEY OR DISTANCE BETWEEN US WILL KEEP APART WHAT GOD HAS DESTINED TO BE TOGETHER, LOVE DADDY.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TO AUTUMN..... LOVE, DADDY!

WELL, IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT I'M A DADDY AGAIN, BUT I CAN TRULY SAY I AM QUITE EXCITED TO KNOW THAT GOD HAS PICKED YOU FOR US AND US FOR YOU. I ONLY WISH I COULD TELL YOU IN WORDS WHAT FEELINGS COME TO MY HEART AND MIND WHEN I THINK OF HAVING YOU HERE AS PART OF OUR FAMILY. AS THE DAYS PASS, I GET MORE ANXIOUS, AND I MUST ADMIT A LITTLE NERVOUS, BELIEVING AND TRUSTING THAT GOD WILL PROVIDE ALL THE MONEY TO BRING YOU HOME. YOUR MOMMY THAT I THINK IT'S ABOUT THE MONEY, BUT BETWEEN ME AND YOU, I JUST COULDN'T HANDLE THE DISAPPOINTMENT I WOULD BRING UPON YOUR MOMMY, SISTERS, AND BROTHERS IF FOR ANY REASON THINGS DIDN'T WORK OUT AS PLANNED. YOU ARE LOVED AND WANTED MORE THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY KNOW. AND AS ODD AS IT MAY SOUND, "YOU ARE MISSED". YOU SHOULD BE HERE WITH US ALL RIGHT NOW, AND I WOULDN'T HAVE TO WAIT ANY LONGER TO HOLD YOU SAFE IN MY ARMS. GOD IS GOOD, AND HE HAS A GREAT PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE. I DON'T DOUBT HE IS ABLE TO DO ALL THINGS, BUT THE MAN IN ME IS WEAK. I AM PRAYING THAT THIS VENTURE GOD HAS US ON, THAT HE IS DOING A WORK IN ALL OF US BECAUSE I KNOW HE IS IN ME. I PROMISE YOU, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE, PROTECT, PROVIDE, AND LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR YOU JUST AS IF YOU WERE MY OWN FLESH AND BLOOD. AS ANY LOVING FATHER, I WILL BE STERN AT TIMES, BUT ALWAYS QUICK TO FORGIVE. IF ANYONE MIGHT EVER SAY YOU ARE NOT MINE, I WILL TELL THEM THAT YOU WERE BORN FOR ME, MOMMY, SISTERS, AND BROTHERS, AND LOVE IS GREATER THAN ANY DNA. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU REAL SOON WITH GOD'S SPEED AND PROVISIONS. LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART, DADDY.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Our Adoption Bug store is now open!






Our family now has an Adoption Bug store! When you purchase a t-shirt from our store, a percentage of your purchase will go towards Auttie's adoption :) This is what you will find there:























So, what are you waiting for?!?!?! Start shopping HERE ;)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Puzzle Fundraiser

Autumn's Puzzle Pieces

So, we're excited to be doing our very first online fundraiser! As you might have guessed from the title above, our family will be putting together a puzzle for Autumn. Once it is completed, it will be framed and hung up in her bedroom. Next, is where all of you come in! Each person that donates to our "puzzle fundraiser" chip in, our family will add one puzzle piece for every $5 donated. With every piece that is added, we will put the family's name on the back of the piece or pieces that they donated for. That way, one day, Autumn will be able to see the names of all the special people that loved her enough to help bring her home to us! After it is completed, we will post a picture for all of you to see. Thank you in advance for helping our family complete Autumn's puzzle!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Freedom

Well, I promised I'd write my first blog soon, so here it goes. I have never written one before, but I'm very excited and a little nervous about it. Today, as I sit here with my family, waiting to watch fireworks and celebrating the FREEDOM we have as Americans, I am so thankful!! I am blessed beyond words to be where I am. We have a God who loves us so very much and has given us much more than we deserve.....a wonderful family, great friends, good health, money to buy the things we need and even want, a home where we feel safe and comfortable with warm, cozy beds to lie down in each night. Even though we have all of that, there is one thing missing in our lives. That one thing is a little girl. A little girl who is living in an orphanage in Eastern Europe right now. A little girl who is waiting for a family to go and FREE her and who we want to name Autumn. Even though she doesn't know it yet, we are that family. We want to bring her here where we will show her what it feels like to have a family who loves and cares for her so very much! Our hearts ache for her.... knowing that she has no mommy or daddy or sisters or brothers to hold her, sing to her, cuddle with her and make her feel safe and secure. We want her to have all of that! It's going to be a long journey, but one that is so worth it! Thank you all for your love and support as we travel on this journey together to bring our little girl home <3

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Coming soon....

We are sorry that we have not posted an official blog post yet. We are currently in the process of preparing for a fundraiser yard sale that we are having that will take place tomorrow and Saturday. We promise that we will put up our first "real" post within the next few days :)
~The Quinn Family