Beautiful Sunday

It has been a beautiful  2 days here in MS. The cool weather has kicked in–woohoo!!  Sean is gone for a couple of weeks–boooo! I wore my new boots today–love them–thanks, Sean!  Caleb made his wonderful costume today while Jacob and I worked on his school project.  We had a nice, relatively fight-free afternoon.

I’ve had a few questions about our tees that we’re selling. The ladies’ shirts are true to size and a medium red color.  The men’s are lighter and more “washed” in appearance.  You can click the picture to order.  I’ll put our fundraiser link HERE so you don’t have to scroll down to find it.  We appreciate those who have purchased items from us or Zoe Clothing.  We’re still on their site, by the way! Isn’t that nice of them? Seriously, it is;)  If you bought a shirt from them, upload it to their FB page! And mine, for that matter:) Did we tell you that if Caleb had been a girl his name would’ve been Zoe? We love it! (Julianna was close to being a Zoe, too, just so ya know)

While I’m soooo very excited about our baby girl coming home next year (excited is an understatement), I still have a burden in my heart for those children who don’t have families.  It just makes me sad, as a mother. Children need to be in a home where they are loved. So tonight, I’m putting up a link to Reece’s Rainbow for a boy named Felix. He is in Eastern Europe and is waiting on his family. He’s also HIV positive. And he needs a mama. He has been transferred out of the baby house into a mental institution.  That’s where children with special needs go. To a mental institution where they receive no real education and they just live there forever. Felix is 4.  There is a social worker in Oklahoma who has offered free home study services to any OK family who wants to adopt him.  It’s almost more than I can stand to write. I know that I can’t save the world and I know that everyone doesn’t adopt. We all have our own “callings”.  I get it.  But someone may be interested in learning more about Felix, so I’ll spread the word here and you can share this info to others. You can also learn more about adopting and caring for kids with HIV at Project Hopeful. Also, here’s a link for AdoptUs Kids, the US foster system’s registry for children within our country who are eligible for adoption.

Thank you for supporting us on this part of our journey! And believe me, it truly has been a journey that is changing us, hopefully, for the better.

How Many Days ’til Christmas?!?

Fine, thanks for asking! And you??

Along with  Zoe Clothing and our tees and necklaces for sale, a local Thirty-One Gifts rep has very graciously offered to host a fundraising sale for us. We will get a percentage of all sales, online and in person. Your order will be here in plenty of time for Christmas. If you order online, you can have it shipped to your home. So, here’s the 31 Gifts link where you can shop! (Thanks, Karen Crossett!!!)  I’ll have a party at my house, too, so local peeps, you’ll receive an invitation soon.

These are 2 of their products that I have and love…the Cinch Sak (cute backpack or sleep over bag–yes, I have one for Julianna already!)

and the Thermal Tote. (great for gifts, ball games and zoo trips!) Mine are in the Circle Spirals pattern. Basically, big polka dots!

Happy shopping, y’all!!

 

 

Also, we received notice this week that one of our grant applications will be reviewed in November by one organization. You can pray for that, specifically. (pretty please!)

I added a page (at the top) with links to other families’ fundraisers. Feel free to support them, too!!  Share the love!;) I’ll leave it up through the holidays.

We’ve been asked about our own tees. Ladies, they are roomy and we have  a variety of sizes:) Guys….it’s a shirt.

63 days ’til Christmas! I have kids–I have to know these things!! Time to start planning for the holidays….I do tend to procrastinate, though.

In the words of the Walgreens cashier (every single time I come in or go out) “take care and be well!”