Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Crazy days. Homeschooling. Adoption. Fundraising. Whew.

So I just spent 30 minutes writing a lovely post about how crazy it's been. Stressful crazy, not a lot of kids live here crazy. And lost it. I'm not sure how, as this thing auto saves. Anyway,about homeschooling and portfolios and about how I'm a terrible procrastinator. How our very last document is in Houston, TX being expedited at the consulate today so we can be DTC (dossier to Ch*na) this week. Which is a big deal. That we've been inching our way to ever so slowly and painfully. About me teaching our first two weeks of Science co-op which starts, tomorrow. And about our fundraising projects. Just imagine all that above written in lovely, interesting detail, lol. The basics are, we are planning to host our bbq dinner on the 30th of this month. It will be after church. Michael makes a mean smoked pulled pork and we'll have all the fixins, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, brownies. It will be donation only and we hope you'll all come and bring your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, well you get the idea ;) It will help if we have a head count to plan so either let us know if you are planning to come, or call the church office. I've been working on our cookbook of favorites all summer, and hope to have it ready in the next week or so. I'll post about that as soon as it's ready. I'm hoping though that a cookbook is something everyone enjoys, and that you'll share it with your friends, co-workers etc. It's a small thing that multiplied by many will make a huge difference in the lives of two precious children. And lastly, this is the t-shirt we are thinking of. It's simple. And I love the truth of it. It's that we are all adopted, if we are children of God. The verse on the back reads, But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, He gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12
Earthly adoption is such a picture of what God did for us. When I think about what I would do for my children. Whatever it takes to bring them home, and I really realize the depth of God's love for me....even before I was his. Well, it takes me to my knees. Literally. So this shirt is simple, but oh so meaningful. I hope you love it too! I think it's good for men/women/children. It's chocolate brown, and we are hoping to sell it for around $20. It will be easiest if you order so we can be sure of the number of sizes to order, but we will probably have some of the basics on hand, I hope. Of course, the more we order at a time the better the price, so better fundraiser. Let us know what you think, and please know it means so very much to us. Really and truly.

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