Friday, November 7, 2014

With a little help from my friends!!!!!

Earlier this week I was so lost with trying to shop for Grace, and organize the gifts for the Directors of the orphanage and finish paperwork, that I almost broke down in tears in the middle of Walmart looking at Pajamas!  sigh..

Today I had a wonderful friend and adoptive mom, MaryEllen, join me and helped to keep me from loosing it!  She had wonderful ideas, and kept me organized and on track.  With her help I have all the gifts bought for the 3 nannies, 1 director and his wife and 3 officials! (all for under 60$) bonus!!
Oddly enough I couldn't find any "Canada stuff" anywhere.. so I guess for this trip Canada is going to be represented with snowflake ornaments and polar bears!  oh well!  lol

The puzzle is coming along nicely!  
There is still lots of time to donate..  
just press on the Donate Now button on the right side of the blog!
You can see her eyes now!!  Let's get the rest of her face finished! 

Everyone has been so wonderful, caring, and gracious, from donating to the puzzle, to donating items to sell at the fundraiser, to dropping off clothes for Grace, to donating their musical talents, to helping me get organized!  We really have some of the best friends around!!
Thanks everyone!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Puzzle update

There is still time to buy a puzzle piece!  You can find the donate button on the right side of the page.
Thank you to everyone who has added to the puzzle over the last few days. 

In 12 days there will be 1 less orphan in the world!!
In 12 days I will meet our newest member of our family, Grace!
Join us this Saturday at Kingswood Park, 7:30pm to celebrate, listen to some music and maybe bowl a string or two (Kingswood has arranged a special rate for those who would like to bowl). There will be tables set up to sit and enjoy the music. Bring the kids along, lots of fun for every one!
There will also be some donated items for sale to help with the fundraiser, such as Chinese teas set, prints, bangles and even an autographed copies of a famous children's book!! There is no cover charge, but any donations are greatly appreciated!