Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Puzzle Update Week 9

Sorry the update is a little late this week, but we were on vacation in San Diego! So, anyway this week we added 24 more pieces to the puzzle. That brings the total number of pieces up to 342 pieces. Now we are 68% done with our puzzle! We are getting close to finishing! We only have 158 pieces left, so sponsor your pieces now!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SCENTSY Fundraiser

Our Scentsy fundraiser is going on now and the party here in WA is on Friday! Don't forget to place your Scentsy orders! We get 25% of all online sales!!!!!

You get a great new smell that fills your house and we get money to go towards our adoption!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WE are LIVE!!!

It is official! We are waiting for our baby! Our profiles are live on four different websites for birthmoms to look at. If you would like to view our profiles we are on the following websites. 

Adoption Network Law Center
Adoption Spacebook
Courageous Choice
The Adoption Foundation

We are so excited!!!!!!!!!! :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Puzzle Update Week 8

This week was a great week for the puzzle. We added 56 pieces to the puzzle this week making the total number of pieces in the puzzle 318! So that means we are 64% done with the puzzle! 

We would also like to thank and recognize everyone who has contributed to the puzzle so far. 

Thank You to:

Mark Rantal
Kenny & Ashlea Toms
Mark & Andrea Micci
Paul & Janice Bennett
Bryan & Amber Mullins
Jim & Helen Johnson
Lauren Henry
Lance Eich
Lyle VanHorn
Joel & Silvia VanHorn
Mark & Debbie Billingslea
Anne Branson
Andy Lopez
Brian & Elise Kubo
Dan Maulsby
Dick & Rhoda Bennett
Howard & Joan Mayer
Laura Schwab
Rhianna Combs
Christian Sjostrom
Phil Langness
Bob & Julie Gilbert
Megan Johnson
Jay & Laura VanHorn
Greg & Tina Halterman
John & Peggy VanHorn
Donnelly & Janet Johnson
Missy Snyder
Bob & Mignon Zylstra
Jerry VanHorn & Fabiola Hunt
Jeff & Lori VanHorn
Craig & Cherie VanHorn
Dan & April Myers

Thanks to everyone above for sponsoring puzzle pieces! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

SCENTSY Fundraiser

We have a NEW FUNDRAISER! Nikki Paino, a local Scentsy Consultant, offered to do a Scentsy fundraiser for us! You can order from our online fundraiser & we will also be having a party at my house here in WA on April 1st! To order online use the link, below find my name under "Open Parties" on the homepage & click "Buy from Party" next to my name. Scentsy is a safer alternative to candles; no wick, no flame, no lead, non-toxic, & safe around children and pets! I really think you will love it!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Photos Reviewed!

We got the email today that we had been waiting for. The email said: 

"Your photos have been reviewed, and it looks like we have enough to build all three of your Webpages. I will contact you once they are live with instructions to view the pages. It should take about a week to have all three pages completed."

We were so excited to receive this email! We are so excited that we will be LIVE in about a week! In about a week real birthmoms will be looking at OUR profiles! So crazy!!!

Puzzle Update Week 7

We added another 36 pieces to the puzzle this week. That brings the total number of pieces that have been put into the puzzle up to 262 pieces. We are now over half way done! Yay!!! We are 52% done with the puzzle! We are getting very excited about the finished product! We can't wait to see it done! If you haven't yet, be sure to sponsor your pieces soon!

Baby Bottles!!!

Some of the baby bottles have been filled and given back to us. As you can see below we have a lot of change to count!

After looking at all the change we decide it would be a good idea to go to a coin counting machine instead of take the time to count it ourselves. We had 10 full bottles as well as a bag of coins that probably weighed 15 pounds or more, so we decided to take this batch in and get it counted, so that is what we did!

When it was all said and done it added up to $339 and we left with $306!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Successful Garage Sale!!!

The garage sale was a huge success yesterday! Thank you so much to everyone who came out and supported us and everyone who donated items to the sale! We made $473 to be added to our adoption fund! It was very cold and windy but we still had a great turnout. Thanks for braving the crazy weather!

Here were 2 of our signs!

CJ at his grill!
Scham by her baked goods.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bump in the Training Road

So I have hit a bump in my training for the half marathon. I have been battling shin splints for about 5 weeks now. They get really bad to the point I have to stop running for a week or 2 at a time. I have been icing them and stretching and doing everything you are supposed to do for shin splints. I went to the doctor last week and she said the only thing that will take the pain away is to stop running for about 2 months and let them heal. Well since I am not going to do that I am just trying to manage the pain and listen to my body. I am currently on a break from running, but hope to start back next Tuesday. I know that my legs are going to be in pain, but I just want to finish the 13.1 miles and then I will work on getting them healed. Please pray that I will be able to keep in shape and be ready for the race on April 10th and please pray that I will be able to finish the race and not get permanently injured! Thanks!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Puzzle Update - Week 6

This week we added 16 more pieces to the puzzle bringing the total to 226 pieces! We are getting there! We are 45% done with the puzzle and it is looking good! Don't forget to sponsor your pieces today and be a part of our puzzle forever! Remember it is $12 for every 2 pieces!

Pictures and Letters sent to Media Department

Last Thursday we talked with the media department at ANLC to make sure we understood what they needed from us to get our profiles LIVE. Then this weekend we worked hard at getting all of our letters written and getting all of our pictures picked out. We also had to take a few additional ones. Then today we emailed all our letters and mailed out the CD of all our pictures. They should receive it on Wednesday, so we are hoping to be live sometime next week! We will keep you posted!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Oak Harbor Garage Sale Info!!!

Our Oak Harbor garage sale is next Saturday. We are hoping that all of you in the Oak Harbor area will come out to the garage sale to support us. It will be on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 9am till 3pm and it will be at 1850 SW Scenic Heights St., Oak Harbor, WA 98277. If you have donations for the sale you can drop them off at the above address on Friday, March 11, 2011 between 11am and 2pm. Call or text when you arrive so we can come down and meet you. If that time doesn't work for you just let us know and we can find another time for you to drop off your donations or we can find a time for us to come by and pick them up. Please also let all your friends and family in the area know about the sale as well. Below is our flyer. Please try to get the word out so we can have a great turn out. If you would like the PDF file of the flyer to email out or to print out and hand out just email us at and we will send it to you. Hope to see you next Saturday!