Monday, May 23, 2011

Hi Everyone!
We had a great day at the zoo yesterday! We visited the Memphis zoo with my brother, sister-in-law, and niece and the little girls had a big time! Even in the rainy weather! My sister-in-law works for a company that sponsors the zoo so we got free tickets! The weather was terrible but we decided to go for it & see what happened. Needless to say, we were wet all day! My camera is currently charging but I will get photos up soon- the girls in their zoo ponchos were too cute!

I also want to tell y'all about our new fundraiser! My friend, the wonderfully talented, Kristen Lee King has made us Africa magnets! She makes beautiful pottery and we love her for lending her skills to make these pieces for us! Each one is handmade & unique!
Now, of course I am excited about these because they represent our soon-to-be child but these are not just for those adopting in Africa. My hope is that they will serve as prayer reminders. We will not only be praying for our baby but also for the fatherless, the sick, and the lost. We are also praying for people who we know who are in Africa right now, Melissa, who is desperately trying to bring her baby home, and those are doing what they can to help like SixtyFeet & Restoration Hope

" house will be a house of prayer for all nations." Mark 11:17

Right now I have 50 of these guys...Here are all 50 on my fridge!
The magnets are $10 or $11 if I need to ship it to you. (We prefer check or cash because the paypal fees are so high but if that works best for you, that will be okay.) 
They are each different ...

Thanks y'all! -Hannah

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Day Over

Today has been one long day! We had our fundraiser today: Spin Off 2011! We didn't have a huge turn out but we still raised a lot of money & we learned a lot about how to run this event. In other words, Spin Off 2012 will be awesome, and we can't wait to do it again since next year we want to give all the proceeds to another family that is working on adoption. We want to say thanks again to our sponsors: M&S Auto, Brandon Discount Drugs, Jason Harper: Century 21, Camille Griffith: Guide One Insurance, Studio Hair & Tan, Dozier & Associates, Bryan Bailey for Sheriff, & Mississippi Medical Massage Therapy! We also want to thank our friends who helped us put this thing together & those who came out to visit us today! Our grand total was $716! We were so excited about that! We are getting really close to our goal that will need to send in with our dossier paperwork which will hopefully be soon! And oh yes, I completely forgot to take pictures today! I know, I'm sorry!
Also, we have a few event tshirts left, if anyone would like to buy one!

In adoption news, we heard from our New Beginnings social worker this weekend and our home study should be ready for us to proofread by Monday! This is very exciting, we can't move further with our dossier until the homestudy is finished, and the sooner we are on that waiting list, the better! So, all of our homestudy paperwork is finished and I have completed about half of the dossier paperwork. I feel great that everything so far has gone so quickly and smoothly! God has provided every step of the way. We knew that He would when He called us to this plan, but living by faith is still so hard! He has proved himself even more than we expected!

I wanted to leave you with a few sweet pics of International Families....can't wait for family photos with 4 Wallaces!

Thanks for yall! Love, Hannah

Friday, May 13, 2011

Spin Off 2011 Flyer

Spin Off 2011
Spin discs, support orphans
disc golf fundraiser
for international adoption
may 15, @ the rez
pelahatchie shore park
$20 to play includes player pack & event tshirt for first 50 players.
Beginner & Novice 
Prizes for 1st place in each category
For more information 
email Hannah

 Hey Everyone, this is the info I have been meaning to get out! We are so excited about the fundraiser, its this Sunday!Please come out & join us if you can and send this to anyone who might be interested. There is a facebook event page too with more info.

I picked up the event shirts from Pollchaps yesterday and they look great! I know you will want one!

Thanks y'all!


Monday, May 9, 2011

Fundraiser this Sunday!

Hey Everyone, I only have a minute so I will post more later but I wanted to let yall know about our fundraiser this Sunday. We are having a disc golf fundraiser at the Rez course at Pelahatchie Shore Park. It starts at 3pm. Its $20 to play & the first 50 players receive a player pack and a tshirt. The shirts are really cool, I will post photo soon.
Thanks yall!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Babies, babies...

Well, while we may have to wait quite awhile for our next little one, there always seems to be babies coming in the Shanks family! Baby Sawyer, whom I told yall about a few post ago, got to come home from the hospital today! She is back up to 5lbs, 2oz. and she is the cutest, tiniest little thing. Ivy loved checking out all of her stuff, especially her video monitor! She kept saying, "ivy's on tb!" It was really cute.

I also have another new niece today! I know, right! My sister gave birth around 1am to Sicily Ann, she was 8lbs, 8oz! I haven't gotten a photo yet but Im sure she's precious, as are her two older siblings! We have so much to God for this week, that is for sure!

We have really busy working on our disc golf fundraiser that is coming up on May 15th! We are really excited and we have some awesome friends that are helping us get everything in order. It is going to be a fun day & our hope is that we can do this event every year with the profits going to a different family in the adoption process each year.

For all of you African mommas, I have some special coming stay tuned!

Thanks yall! -Hannah