Category Archives: Money

Funds for a New ROOF

As you may have read on Tuesday, Andy and I have committed to use our weekly savings for Thadius’ adoption to help others, to turn the Russian adoption ban into a blessing for other families and for children left behind … Continue reading

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Reece’s Rainbow on Sevenly

The Reece’s Rainbow community just found out the most wonderful news today!  Our beloved organization that is helping us bring Thadius home has been offered the donations from a popular organization that sells stylish tees and hoodies.  Sevenly is well … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Giveaway

For 9 years, I have worked every December on a single mission.  To create the perfect gingerbread cookie.  Spicy, but not hot on the tongue.  Dense, but not crunchy.  Soft, but crisp on the edges.  Subtly sweet, without bitterness.  The … Continue reading

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Buying a Child

You know how you have tried to say something gently, but there is just no way that you can stand your ground without ticking someone off?  Well, here I go. I am not buying a child. Period. When a pimp … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Roll Bake Sale

As I have mentioned before, we are so blessed to have a supportive church community behind us on our adoption journey.  For the past two weeks, I have been manning a table at church (with the help of one of … Continue reading

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USCIS approval

We got our USCIS approval!  This means the US government has pre-approved citizenship for our little guy.  We paid for it entirely with YOUR donations to our Chip-in, beloved friends and fellow citizens, who want our little boy one step … Continue reading

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Dotting the ‘i’

My husband and I are complete band nerds.  In the best way possible.  We loved our time in our respective marching bands, and will demand hope that our children will share in this incredible experience themselves some day. I used … Continue reading

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Closer to You

Tomorrow I will share our newest fundraiser project!  Stay tuned! Some days I can’t believe we’re actually making progress on adopting Thadius, but we are. Many people were thinking that once our home study was complete, and we were approved … Continue reading

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Lessons For a Dollar

Every weekend after the offering at Mass, a kids’ offering is collected. That means that our kind priest holds the collection basket and swirls his finger in the air over his head, signaling the round-up. All of the children run … Continue reading

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We have a winner…

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  THANK YOU FOR HELPING US RAISE OVER $3000, AND SECURE AN ADDITIONAL $1000 MATCHING GRANT!  ONLY $11,000 LEFT TO MEET OUR GOAL!  STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE FUNDRAISERS!   Thank you for all of your support: … Continue reading

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