Saturday, April 30, 2011

FIVE TIMES THE ENTRIES

With only 7 hours remaining on our amazon.com giveaway, we are upping the ante.

All donations will receive five times the entries.

$10 = 5 entries
$25 = 15 entries
$50 = 40 entries
$100 = 100 entries




These ARE tax deductible

Friday, April 29, 2011

A Few More Yard Sale Prep Pictures

MORE Donations --- My garage is FULL
Praise God!
We really cannot fit anything else in the garage without it falling  back out.







Organizing last Saturday

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

YARD SALE TIME!!!!!!!

OH MY, OH MY!!!!

I prayed that God would fill my garage to overflowing ... and guess what ... he answered YES!!!!




WOW WOW WOW WOW ... that is A LOT of stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




The Entry Way ... saying goodbye to all our baby goodies to make room for Elliot goodies!!!!






My dear friend came today and helped me make signs. 
She hung them on the outside of our fence!






A few other signs to display during the sale.

This one still needs glued - excuse the letters that are all askew.





I placed our ad on Craigslist and already have people emailing! 

This is our ad ...

HUGE ADOPTION FUNDRAISER GARAGE SALE

10 + families have donated items to help us raise money for our adoption to bring home our little boy from Eastern Europe.

Location ~ My House!
When ~ Saturday, April 30 ~ 8AM – 2PM

SOME OF OUR MANY MANY ITEMS FOR SALE:
Over 10,000 Scrapbooking items – scrapbook paper, velum, stickers by the roll, scrapbooks, embossers, embellishments and more!
Sofa
Chair
Office Chair
Printer / Printer/Fax All in one
Weight bench and Weights

Recumbent Bike
Wedding Dress
Compact Refrigerator
Microwave
DVDs, Videos, Comp. software and games Baby Clothes
Boy Clothes
Girl Clothes
Women’s Clothes
Men’s Clothes
Shoes for all
Toys
Kid's books
Adult books & Cooking Magazines
2Wire Modem
Vtech Vsmile + 10 games
Single Stroller
Double Stroller
Crib Set – Cream - Comforter, Dust Ruffle, Mobile, Lamp Shade
Giant Play Castle Blocks
Littlest Pet Shop Play Set
Car Seats and Auto Booster Seat Cuisinart Pots and Pans Set
2 gas powered string trimmers – both need repair
Edger attachment for string trimmer
Set of 29 Champagne Flutes
Decorative Lamps
Magic Bullet
Baby Bike Seat Child Carrier
Portable Exersaucer
Baby Jumpers – Johnny Jumper
Women’s Gulf Clubs
Men’s Golf Clubs
Golf Club Cart
Women’s Golf Shoes
Household items
Kitchen Items
D├ęcor
Handmade Soap and Bath SaltsWe also have dining room table in need of repair for sale
Donations towards our adoption are gladly accepted. :) 

Each donation of ten dollars will give you an entry to win a $500.00 amazon.com giftcard.



Now we are praying that God will send the buyers!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Fun!!!

He is risen!!!!

Happy Easter


All dressed up in our Easter Best!


Baby Boy found a football egg.


Then they went one at a time from youngest to oldest ....






They found their "BIG" baskets of candy and proceded to chow down!





Prime tatoo placement ;)


Thursday, April 21, 2011

$500.00 amazon.com Giveaway!!! Happy Birthday Elliot! - Triple Giveaway Entries!

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!
Mommy and Daddy love you and we are celebrating you today!
On your seventh birthday, we will throw you a real party.
Today we are celebrating your birthday virtually!






 In honor of Elliot's SIXTH birthday, we are tripling all entries received today and tomorrow for the $500.00 amazon.com giveaway.


$10 = 3 entry
$25 =  9 entries
$50 = 24 entries
$100 = 60 entries

You can see the full details of the giveaway here at my original blog post. http://letsfillthevan.blogspot.com/p/50000-amazon-gift-card-giveaway.html



 


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How can you love a child you have never met in person?

I mean really, the questions some people ask. 

Christians at that ...

...........How can you love a child you have never met in person?.............  Really >>>> ????? >>>>

So, I ask you ...

How can you love a God you have never met in person? 

Do you love Him only for what He has done for you or do you love Him because that is what you are called to do? 

Do you love Him because you want to serve Him or only love Him because He sent His Son to save you?

I understand doubt and cynicism from unbelievers, but I am dumbfounded at what comes from believers.

Tonight, it is my prayer that hearts will be changed in the name of Jesus.

Psalm 68 4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
   extol him who rides on the clouds[b];
   rejoice before him—his name is the LORD.
5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
   is God in his holy dwelling.
6 God sets the lonely in families,[c]
   he leads out the prisoners with singing;
   but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

God is really awesome

I love God! 
I love how He works! 
I love what He is doing in our lives.
I love that He is equipping us for this adoption.
I love that He is sending people to walk beside us in this adoption.

In the past days we have met people from all over the world that are touching us and  helping us bring Elliot home. 

We met a family from Italy that posted many videos on YouTube from Elliot's orphanage.

We met a woman whose father lives in Elliot's town.  Her sister lives in another town in Elliot's country, but has offered to come to the towns we will be in and help us any way she can.

We met people who run a school that will help us teach Elliot's his home country's culture.

Then today, we met another woman.  She is a mother through birth and adoption to over a dozen children.  She is a warrior for her special needs children.  She gets me and there are not many who understand the call.



We have doubts, everyday, as to whether or not we can do this.



We have heard form God and He has told us. 

"You need Me to do this and I am going to place people in your path to help you in this journey.  Trust me, I am God."


Thank you God.
Thank you God for loving us.
Thank you God for caing about the little details.
Thank you God for giving us strength when we are weak.
Thank you for making our path clear when we are wandering in circles.


I think of this scripture when I reflect on the events of the past few days.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~Jer 29:11

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Festival Fun


Today, we had went to the
31st Annual Ukrainian Easter Bazaar.

It was a nice little festival. 
During the course of the day we met lots of people.  
Today, once again proved that our world is small and our God is great. 
I would love to share the exact details with you all but that will have to wait ... just awhile :)

Welcome!

Lots to eat!!!!

These breads were so pretty.
 

 There we many sweet treats.

The entree ...
cabbage rolls, sauerkraut and sausage, kielbasa, perogis and bread


A few decorations for the house



Dancing!! This was FUN to watch!!!!





Easter Eggs


The baby girls made two new friends.

 

 Cloth and clothing with beautiful needlework

A traditional necklace - so pretty




This was a beautiful linen.  I wish we could have purchased it!
Next Sunday, in celebration of Easter, we will proclaim
He is Risen