Monday, November 26, 2007

Weekend Update!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday weekend! Spending time with the family was great as usual, and the food seemed to be extra good! We especially enjoyed playing with the kids, as we thought about what it would be like to have Caleb home with us. This year's favorite game was locking Zack & I in "the dungeon" (my grandpa's closet).

Friday and Saturday, we worked at Sights and Sounds of Christmas, an annual craft show that is held at the community center where I work. This year, we were given the opportunity to host the concession stand and take Santa photos, with all the proceeds going toward the adoption and the adoption ministry we are trying to start! This was an unbelievable opportunity, and we really could not say "thank you" enough to our good friend Debbie for giving us the opportunity! Also, thanks to Doug for being Santa (he was an awesome Santa, as you can see from the pic), to my parents for all their hard work and willingness to help however they were needed, to the Hampton family for their delicious chili and for spending all day Friday in the concession stand, to my cousin Kelly for the awesome home made pies, to sweet little LaDara, who just loves to serve others, and for my great friends who stopped by for moral support (thanks Tiffany, Tennille and Lori)! And of course, thanks to everyone who contributed to the event by buying food or having a picture with Santa! It was a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun! In the end, we raised around $800!!

We can take a break from fundraising for a while now (until January), and hopefully concentrate on paperwork. We are still waiting for AWAA's Kentucky Office homestudy license renewal to come in, so we can get our homestudy sent to, for now, we are just waiting and praying. Keep praying with us, and for baby Caleb!


Carpenters said...

Congratulations on the successful fundraiser! We're continuing to pray for you and Caleb!

With love,

Anonymous said...

How incredible! What a blessing you are for all of us. To adopt a child from Ethiopia, or any location for that matter, is incredible. I have spent time in North Africa as a missionary and KNOW what children in some of these countries go through. True, I now help out a company that provides goods for fundraising, (, BUT that doesn't have ANYTHING to do with the inspiration you provide me a single guy who no longer has the PERMISSION of the Lord to be a missionary (read funds not forthcoming), Praise BE

JillCoen said...

Rebecca, I love the santa pic with your pup! Congrats on the fundraising too!
love, jill :)

E said...

What a great Santa picture! Congratulations on your success with the fundraiser! What a great idea!


shawn and tisha said...

I'm glad to hear your fundraiser went so well! You guys are doing a great job!!
Tisha (awaa yg)