Friday, July 27, 2012

Pictures are worth a 1000 words!

We were able to get some pictures and a short video of our Son this week! We are still unable to share anything on the web, but just know we think our Son is amazing! We can't wait for him and Carson to be together at home playing the day away! All of this waiting is hard. I keep myself busy by learning as much as I can about the adoption process, reading about attachment and bonding, and fundraising. 

Bringing a toddler home around the same age as Carson seems a little crazy, but we're so excited for them to be close in age. We talk with Carson constantly about his brother and he wants him home now! He talks about playing cars, trains and playing soccer with him. I know Carson is going to be an awesome big brother and I can't wait to share memories about what the two of them do together with all of our family and friends! 

 It was so great to get pictures, but it still makes me sad to see him and not be able to hold him and tell him everything will be okay. I know that attaching isn't easy but I can't wait to have the opportunity to show him our love and that we will be there for him for the rest of his life. 

We have a few more months before we will travel, but that's okay because we still need to continue fundraising and saving money for our trip. We are currently selling puzzle pieces (see the picture below for a sneak peak of how it's coming along.  I don't have all the names on there yet, but there are plenty of spaces left) and we are preparing for another garage sale at the end of August. 

Please contact us personally if you have any questions about our adoption or our current fundraisers. We are currently accepting donations for our next garage sale, let us know if you would like us to come by and pick up your stuff!

Love, April

 **We were also able to make another change to our thermometer. Take a look at the left side of our blog! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Small Change in our Thermometer!!!!

We just wanted to let everyone know we have been able to update our thermometer again! Woohoo!!!! Thanks to everyone who have donated to our puzzle fundraiser so far. ***We are still selling puzzle pieces to help fund our adoption fees.**** Please let us know if you have any questions. We're hoping to get a little more information soon about our little guy, this part of the process we're in, and more about our possible departure month. Thank you for your continued prayers and support! We can't wait to bring our little guy home and share him with you all! Love, April & Aaron

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Another Successful Garage Sale

Here we are at the end of day 4 of our second Adoption Fundraiser Garage Sale this summer. We had an amazing turnout again and couldn't be happier with the results. A big thanks to my sister for letting us use her house for our sale, storage, and for her help this week. She lives in the perfect location; we don't even have to put signs up or advertise and people will just show up as we're taking off the tarps!

Also, a big thanks to our family for helping us put the sale on. Lastly, we are so thankful for all of our friends and family who donated to our sale. We couldn't of done this without you!

Our grand total for this garage sale is........ $3521.00. We still have a few bigger items posted online, so hopefully the total will even go up. We can't wait to bring our son home!

It was a very hot weekend (we don't often get to complain about the heat where we live, haha), but my sunburn is so worth it! (And yes, I put on sunblock multiple times a day. But I probably should have done more.)

Before we began this garage sale we said, this will be our last one. The prep time, the time away from work, and the 4 days we're out there make them exhausting. But after having another amazing sale, we're thinking we must do it again. We have had multiple friends and family members come to us this week and say they have stuff for another sale. So we're planning our next one for the end of August.

Please let us know if you have any items you would like to donate to our garage sale. All proceeds go straight to our savings account for our adoption. We can pick up anything you would like to donate. Just message us or give us a call. We really, really, really appreciate all your support!

Love, April & Aaron