Been Awhile

I have not been good at keeping this updated lately! šŸ˜¦ So this post will be updates.

We received our “official” match with Ruthie last month!!! Our paperwork came October 8, we also signed our “consent to proceed” that morning and sent it back. On October 13 we had all the necessary paperwork together to file our I800 with USCIS. They have received our giant packet of papers/forms and are currently processes it. This should take 2-3 weeks, obviously we are praying and hoping we’re on the quick end of that timeline. This process is so detailed and confusing! I would be lost and probably in a puddle of tears if it weren’t for our awesome agency and Cathy!

So, we are in the “waiting” game again. The good news is that we will be filing paperwork soon to get Ruthie’s Visa started and have a judge assigned!! I love being in the home stretch!!

We have several fundraisers going.

We were chosen this month for a grants through Reece’s Rainbow called 5/5/5 for Families. I will do another posting on what exactly that is, but you can check it out hereĀ 5/5/5Ā and by giving $5 help raise this months grant total to help 5 families!

We are doing a “Can Drive” through November 7. We are asking everyone to save cans for us, we will then collect them all and turn them in on November 7. Cans can be dropped off at our house anytime, we have a bin labeled CANS outside. If you are not local you can still help. Just collect cans on your own, turn them in to your recycling center, and send us a check or deposit into our FSP, there is a link on the side column. You can also share our flyer.Ā CanDrive

I am making monogram ornaments! They are made of wood and are 3in tall. Each ornament can be personalized with your choice of paper overlay, name, and date. I have several paper options available. We can discuss if you want something different. They are $10 each shipped or $8 local. More info can be found hereĀ Monogram Ornaments

There are several hand painted eggs still available. Once all eggs are purchased or we receive travel dates we will draw for the winner of the carved egg from Ruthie’s country. Info about eggs can be found hereĀ Hand Painted Eggs

Pizza Ranch has us on the calendar for Monday, November 16 for a fundraiser. We are waiting for approval from the owner since we are not a business. Please pray with us that they do allow us to hold the fundraiser and that God would bless us through it.

Zack has a few things he is working on too. Keep an eye out for those and remember any donations made to our FSP through Reece’s Rainbow are tax deductable!


Monogram Ornaments

My favorite season is winter and my favorite holiday is Christmas! I just love everything about it. The fresh white snow, Christmas Carols, the glitter, colors, and lights, manger scenes, Santa and elves, finding just the right gift, family gatherings, decorating the tree, hot cocoa, cheesy movies. If it has to do with Christmas, chances are I LOVE it! And for me it can’t start to soon. So, I am thrilled to share this new fundraiser we are doing.

Monogram Christmas Ornaments!

Christmas will be here before we know it! We are still holding out hope that we will be with our Ruthie by then. (please keep praying for that miracle!) But in the meantime, while we wait for paperwork, I am making these Christmas ornaments.

IMG_3986Ā  Ā ornaments

Each wood letter is 3 inches tall and has a ribbon to hang on your tree. I have several Christmas patterns to choose from. If you would like something else please let me know and I will see if it is a possibility. The examples are family name monogram and wedding date, but name and birth date or Gotcha Date would also be cute.

IMG_3988Ā Ā paper option 2

Each ornament is $10 and that includes shipping! Payments can be made to our Reece’s Rainbow FSP or directly to me. Make sure I have your order before making your payment.

Please order early. We are hoping our I800 and travel dates move quickly and I need to make sure I can fulfill your order!

I am so excited to make these for you! And don’t forget they would also make great gifts!