Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ruthie receiving care package

Ruthie's Care Package!!

Great ending to March Fundraisers!!!

What a great ending to March!! Our adoption fundraisers ended with a huge bang!! The Pampered Chef party was a huge success, over $500.00 in orders, sold 32 "Jesus Told Me To" adoption shirts, 91 pairs of flip flops, seasonal art and a very successful month at Encore Resales in Pelham with Jeri Conger Boyd!! Oh my gravy!! I am so excited and it just adds a few more steps to Ruthie Grace!! Thank you to everyone that purchased and prayed for us!! We are forever grateful for our friends, family and church family that have stood by us through this entire process and trusted in our God to see us through!! The outcome is so much greater and I thank God for this journey!!! To God Be The Glory!!! Ruthie Grace will be home soon!! 

We are currently on day 33 waiting for our LOA (letter of acceptance) from China!! We are hoping to receive our LOA in mid to end April. If that happens, then we could possibly travel in July!! Fingers crossed, we will travel in July!! We are so ready to bring Ruthie home! 

Love and Blessings!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We are just waiting...but still fundraising!!

So, we have had a few fundraisers this month and also have a booth at Encore Resales in Pelham, Al with some great stuff in it. We have had yet another great month with the silent auction and the yard sale! We raised about 1400.00 at the yard sale!! Woohoo!! Now we are selling our tshirts that are below. Adults are $20.00 and Children $18.00. These are the tshirts that we would like for everyone to wear if they purchase one at our "Airport Party" in a few months!! Woohoo!! I can not believe it has been an entire year since we have prayed and decided to take on this journey!! God has truly blessed us!

We are also currently fundraising through Flip Flop 2 Adopt!! Who does not love flip flops?? We most certainly do! I have already picked out several pairs for myself and Hailey. If you are interested, please send me an email or message me with our email address and I will forward to you the flyers.

We will be having a pampered chef party next week as well!! What fun will that be!! Next month brings more fun things to do and sell!!

God bless you all for your thoughts and prayers!! God is so good and we can not wait to bring Ruthie Grace home and share her with you all!!

Blessings and Love,


Silent Auction Winners!!

This was copied from my sweet dear friend Bevin's blog that she created for our silent auction!! What a huge success it was!!! 

First of all, thank you to all who donated and bid! Your generosity is greatly appreciated! Steve and Julie are now a little bit closer to bringing Ruthie home! Praise God! 

Winners are listed below. Please pay for your item through Steve's and Julie's paypal account (button is on the right of the blog), or, if you wish, you can mail a check for the amount. If you would like to mail a check, email jlstv4630(at)bellsouth(dot)net for the addressIf the item is custom made, the item's donor will be contacting you for your preferences for colors, fabrics, sizes, etc. After the payment is received, the item will be shipped to you or hand delivered. 

If we haven't received your payment by Wednesday March 14th, I'll send a reminder. If we don't receive it by March 18th, the item will go to the next highest bidder. Also, if you aren't contacted by the item's donor regarding custom made products, please email me and I'll remind the donor. 

If you didn't win the item of your choice (or didn't bid), a donation to their adoption fund would still be greatly appreciated! 


Salon Services and Products - Donna Keene, $45


Pillowcase Dress 1 - Bevin Tomlin, $20

Monogrammed Pillowcase Dress 2 - Amanda Counts, $30

Monogrammed Pillowcase Dress 3 - Sarah LeBlac, $18

Monogrammed Pillowcase Dress 4 - Katy Wallace, $10

A-line, Reversible Dress - Cindy Short, $20

Smocked Baby Dress - Gina Mason, $25

Bow Holder - Misty Decker, $10


For the Home

Scentsy Basket - Regina Allison, $80

Willow House Door Hanger - Jeri Boyd, $30

Christmas Wreath - Leena Peterson, $25

Hot Pink / Zebra Print Wreath - Regina Allison, $25

Spring Door Hanger, Christy Belue, $18

Picture Frame 1 - Jeanne Collins, $7

Picture Frame 2 - Bevin Tomlin, $5

Alabama Collectibles

1992 Championship Season Magazine - Betty Hardin, $20

Remember Bear Magazine - Betty Hardin, $20

Remembering Bear Newspaper - Going on eBay

Gift Certificates

Shula's - Kimi Gilliland, $35

Photo Session - Maria Reed, $46

Louise's Cake N Things - Sara Schmidtke, $25

HJ Quality Cleaners - Bevin Tomlin, $25

X-Fitness - Kimi Gilliland, $35


Small Pot Luck Cover - Kelli Parsons, $14

Medium Pot Luck Cover - Natalie Cooper, $15

Large Pot Luck Cover - Kelli Parsons, $14

Marilyn Montgomery Cake 1 - Amy Pyper, $30

Marilyn Montgomery Cake 2 - Renee Green, $25

Marilyn Montgomery Cake 3 - Jennifer Slye, $25

Again, thank you to everyone who donated and bid. We raised almost $800 to help bring Ruthie home! I pray between potentially extra donations and selling the rest of the Alabama stuff on eBay, we get well over $1000 for this precious family!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Online Silent Auction!!!

My sweet sweet friend Bevin Keene Tomlin set up this online auction for us to help raise money to bring Ruthie home!! Please check out this silent auction and bid generously!! The auction ends midnight March 10th!!! Also, thanks to everyone that donated!!

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We are super excited about this silent auction and so thankful for everyone that has donated!! God is so good! Let's bring Ruthie Grace home!!