Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cupcakes & Haircuts!

Alright! So more news on our exciting & busy week...

Last Thursday we had an amazing night! We attended a showing of the documentary Bereaved created by 60feet. There were many families who are involved with adoption and it was great to meet some of them. We also got to finally meet, drumroll, local blog celeb, Allison of Lovinmuch! She is as nice as anyone can be and passionate about orphan care! 

The documentary is very moving and I highly suggest checking it out! It can be hard to watch but it is such an important truth, orphan care is not just for those called to adopt, it is a commandment to all believers.

"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts & keeps our souls, knows that we know, & holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12
One way that 60feet raises funds is through the Cupcake Kids. It is such a cute project, it was started by the children of the creators of 60feet. Last year they decided to have a cupcake stand to raise money for Ugandan children, and last weekend, only one year later, there were cupcake sales in 31 states and 4 countries! Our church had a sale that was headed up by the amazing Jenni of 1in17 blog. She worked so hard & they raised about $650! I had to work on Saturday but Ivy & I made some cupcakes to send.
These supercute tshirts are available on the cupcake kids site, I added there button to the side of the page.

Of course, we had to keep just one to sample!

I also wanted to share a little bit about our haircut fundraiser! Andrea & Leni were troopers! Working nonstop on their day off and for free! It was an amazing blessing! I am still blown away by their generosity! Jeff & Ashley hosted this event so we owe a huge thanks to them for letting us use their home! They have been a great support to us & our adoption in more ways than one! 
Our lovely hosts!

Andrea and our Megan who is also adopting from Ethiopia!

 Thanks to all of friends who participated! We raised over $500! Yay! A little bit closer to our dossier fees!


  1. I am laughing at the "local blog celeb"!! ha! :) I don't know about that! I think I just like to write/talk a lot! :) I LOVED getting to meet ya'll in person last Thursday night! Ya'll are absolutely precious, and I am just thrilled to follow your adoption journey!!! And the cupcakes you made were a hit! They were so cute...everyone loved them! Thanks so much for being there on Thursday night and then making cupcakes too! So sweet!

  2. Congratulations, $500 is awesome!!

  3. Allison, You are a celeb! Everytime I google something on adoption your blog comes up! Amazing.
    It was so great to meet yall too!

    Thanks Kim, I was pleasantly surprised!