Monday, June 17, 2013

Winner ~ An Update

First I want to say a huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who prayed, shared, and gave to our giveaway! All told between all the entry methods plus the bonus entries for buying our tshirts there were 781 entries! And after factoring in the cost of the giftcard we are $210 closer to bringing our boy home!

Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We should wrap up our homestudy this week so please pray for favor and that we have every thing in order! Please pray that our next step which is submitting our I800 and getting USCIS approval goes smoothly and quickly. We've heard that right now processing time is around 45 days, but, we're praying it happens faster. Please pray for our family and all of the families adopting from Bulgaria as their government goes through this transition period that things will start moving again soon!

Ok, what you really came for....

The winner of the $250 American Girl or Amazon giftcard, or donation to adopting family of their choice is....

Virginia 'Gail' Warner

Congratulations Gail!! We are so thankful to you and all the support you've shown our family and so many adopting families <3


I told yall our friend Gail is awesome didn't I? I know that Gail knows some little girls who would love the American Girl giftcard, that she could use an Amazon giftcard. But, instead when she found out that she was the winner, she asked that we keep the money and put it back towards our adoption fund! We are truly blessed with some of the most supportive, generous and giving friends who have come along side us in this adoption journey.

Thank you again Gail, you are a true blessing to us!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

TShirts Are Ready to Order 2.0

We are so excited to be working with Freedom Prints to bring you a tshirt that we love!

For those that don't know, the concept for the tshirt design came from the Matthew West song, "Hello My Name is Child of the One True King," and if you've never heard it you should take a few minutes and listen to it now!

I love this message, a reminder that we are all children of the King of Kings, saved by grace, redeemed by blood. And, when we begin to get dragged down by the voices in our own heads of guilt, shame, defeat, regret, etc. etc. that we can shut them up by reminding them (and ourselves) whose child we are!

Upate, our first order has been placed and come back so I have a few pictures of the actual shirts to share with you all! We were super pleased with how they came out and get a lot of comments on them! (These are cellphone pics so they're not the best but you get the idea!)

Dark Heather (top) Cardinal Red and Royal Blue

Dark Heather and Safety Orange

Left to Right: Dark Purple, Lilac, Black and Cherry Red

Heliconia (basically hot pink)

Cherry Red and Black in the small print

Nick rocking his safety orange shirt, this is a Youth Medium (Nick is about 44" and wears a size 6 so a little big on him)

The color options for the first type of tshirt, available in Adult S-5X can be seen here along with specifications.

The color options for the second type of tshirt, available in Adult S-3X can be seen here , if you're like me and love the 'heather' type shirts because they're softer and a little stretchier, you will find more of those in this option.

We also have youth shirts available from Youth XS-YXL and you can see those color choices here

*Toddler sizes are no longer available. The Youth XS fits like a 4T*

Keep in mind when picking a color that the screenprint will be white.

We were able to get a great deal on the shirts and are passing the savings on to you! The shirts are just $16 for sizes up to an Adult XL and $18 for 2X-5X. And, if you need to have them shipped shipping is $3 for the first 3 shirts and $6 for 4 or more tshirts.

**Hoodies are heavier than we anticipated, please message me before you pay with your zipcode and I will give you a shipping charge if you would like to add a hoodie to your order**


We now have long sleeve tshirts for men, women and youth and hoodies available!

          Long sleeve tshirts will be $18 and hooded sweatshirts will be $25

Women's long sleeve tshirts are preshunk, more fitted and don't have the cuffed sleeves. Available in Heliconia (hot pink), Navy, Black, Red, and Sapphire. See more details and sizing chart here

Men's/Unisex long sleeve tshirts are classic fit and length with cuffed sleeves. Available in Black, Navy, Sapphire, Red, and Irish Green. See details and sizing chart here

Youth long sleeve tshirts in classic fit available in red, black, navy, sapphire, and Irish green. See details and sizing chart here

Hooded Sweatshirts are available in adult sizes only in a classic fit in Navy, Royal, Cherry, Red, Carolina Blue, and Dark Heather. See details and sizing chart here

To order please send the total amount for your shirt(s) plus shipping if needed as a GIFT via Paypal to then forward your receipt or transaction ID to the same email along with your color choice(s), size(s) and address! Please DO NOT make your payment via our FSP as we have to pay for the tshirts when they're ordered. Please email me at if you need a shipping total for a hoodie or have any questions about your order, international shipping, or our current turnaround time for shipping!

*On average shirts take about 2 weeks to come back to us from the printer. This time could go up as we approach the holiday season. We also need a minimum of 12 to place an order so please message me to see what the turn around time looks like if you need your shirt by a certain date!

Please share on your social networking sites and if you would like a printable order form to take to your work or church email me at and I will send one to you.

As always, thank you all for your love and support, we can never say thank you enough!