Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy Family Day!

hard to believe it's been 4 years already. 

I want to thank everyone for helping us with the Thirty-One Fundraiser.  I am still making the bow ties and hair clips!  I am sure we will be doing more to raise funds to help with the adoption expenses.  check back often to find out what we're up to!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Thirty-One Fundraiser!

In an effort to raise funds for our adoption, I am having a Thirty-One fundraiser party online.  A portion of your purchase will go towards bringing our child home. The sale goes live August 1st and goes until August 12th.  There are some great deals and new styles!

A large hurdle to overcome is the financial aspect of international adoption; insurance does not offer any assistance. As you may or may not know international adoption is very expensive. With a lot of saving, we have been able to cover the costs up to now. However, when our referral comes, the largest amount of money will be due (think cost of a new car) which will go directly from our adoption agency to Holt International in Seoul. Holt is the agency that takes care of the mothers and babies and will match us with our child.

Why the need to fund-raise  The adoption process has changed dramatically since we brought Parker home. We are now required to make 2 trips to Korea in about a month’s time, or we will possibly need to stay in Korea for a full month.  Also with the changes, the children are older by the time they come home. This means a longer stay in foster care and the expense of raising that child for up to a year and a half instead of 9 months. Either way you figure it, this is a HUGE added expense that we had not planned on.

I am still making the hair bows and bow ties that are available to order at jami.bugs2bows@gmail.com We have also set up a PayPal account on the blog if you would like to make a donation.

We could not do this without the generosity of our family, friends and even strangers. Please know that we are forever grateful for the outpouring of love that we have received. Every person is helping to make a difference.

Thank you all so much for your support.

Monday, June 17, 2013

June update

since I don't have anything new to report I thought I'd just share some pictures from Father's Day.

 helping daddy with the sprinklers

Monday, March 4, 2013

March on

Well it's March 2013 and I STILL have nothing new to report on the referral end of things, so I guess I'll just update with whatever else is going on.

My birthday has come and gone. Whew, I made it another year! I was really hoping to have been in Korea by now... oh well, a goal for next year. Parker is doing great in school. He sang in church last month, and yes he actually SANG! I am so proud of him and how far he has come in a year. Last year he wouldn't even go up to the front. Ethan is having a great time being a dad to a boy. They are having fun "fixing" things and doing "guy stuff". I love watching them together!

We really haven't had much going on. I've been working hard on making bow ties and fleece monsters for fundraising. I will post pictures and a link for those who want to buy some! I am hooked on bow ties and have to say that Parker is so darn cute in them! I want him to wear one every day. He actually likes to wear them too!

We had a garage sale fundraiser last weekend and we did pretty good with that. There is stuff leftover so we will start planning the next one very soon. We are all looking forward to spring and getting out of the house. I feel like we've just been in hibernation all Winter. It's so nice to see the sun shining and hearing the birds sing.

As far as fundraisers, I am selling the bow ties, fleece monsters and still have hair clips! We are working hard on a t-shirt design and hope to have that done and in production soon so stay tuned!