Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Moving Mountains!

Yesterday at the end of our blog post I added these lyrics:
"But God when You choose to leave mountains unmovable, give me the strength to be able to sing it is well with my soul"
-MercyMe

At the time that I posted the blog post I was sure that God wasn't going to move the mountains we desired for him to move as it wasn't a part of His plan. However, God did move those specific mountains and it is so cool to see how His plan unfolds.

Update:
If you have talked to one of us in the last 24 hours you know that we had a specific prayer request. We prayed that if we heard a no from one situation that God would move mountains and allow us to present to another one we had heard about during our wait. There were a lot of obstacles involved as you can't present to two situations at one time and the sweet birth momma from the first situation had yet to pick a family on the day they were presenting profiles to the birth momma of the second situation! Well God moved those mountains, and even though we heard a no from the first birth momma (I knew in my heart, that we would hear no from this birth momma), he made a way for us to present to the other sweet birth momma. This was an answer to so many prayers.  He has moved mountains to get us this far and and we are asking for peace and guidance for the next few days! Sometimes the adoption world seems so crazy! We hear no for one situation and then God moves mountains to allow us to present to another situation all within 24 hours. It can certainly be an emotional whirlwind! We are asking for prayers for this sweet birth momma as we wait to hear about her decision! We are praying so hard that this sweet birth momma falls in love with our family and desires for us to parent the baby she is carrying. We know that God has a plan and a baby already set for our family!

Even if this doesn't end up being our baby, I want to document this to remember that God was with us through every step moving the mountains to lead us to our little one.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

It is well with my soul!

Adoption Update:
We are still waiting to hear back from the current situation we are presenting to! We are boldly praying that we hear something back in the next couple of hours!

UPDATE: We just found out we weren't chosen by the Birth Mother. We have submitted our profile to present to another birth mother and we hope our information made it in time-They were presenting profiles this afternoon!

Fundraising Update:
Our yard sale raised $1452.55! We have reached 34% of our ultimate goal of $40,000. We still have a ways to go but are so thankful for everyone that has supported us so far. We still have several fundraisers going on and a new fundraiser we are working on. The new ones are listed below in red.
1. LuLaRoe
I was introduced to LuLaRoe about a month ago by Melissa Duckett (https://www.facebook.com/groups/lularoemelissaduckettvip/and quickly fell in love with all of their clothing. It is all so flattering on everyone and I LOVE that it doesn't require ironing :) They have both really fun prints and solids in their products. 
Melissa Duckett will be having a drop in LuLaRoe party on April 1st, 2017 from 2pm-4pm at my house. Email me, delaneydunnam@gmail.com for my address. You can drop in any time from 2-4pm. All profits from the party will be given to us as a donation for the adoption. I'll post a few of the different styles below. 

























2. Auction

We are also gathering donations of items to host an Instagram Auction. This auction will be held APRIL 6th and 7th! If you would like to donate something email me at delaneydunnam@gmail.com. Below will be a few pictures of Items we have received this week! We currently have 50 items donated.










3. 300 for $100
We have a page link that explains this more.  http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/300-for-100.html




















4. Puzzle Fundraiser
We still have puzzle pieces for sale. It is $20 to adopt a piece but you can adopt as many as you want.We also have a page link that describes this in more detail. http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/puzzle-fundraiser.html

Prayer Requests:
1. Pray for the birth mom we are presenting to and that she would have peace about which family to choose.
2. Pray for the Birth families that are making adoption plans. Pray for peace for them as they make these decisions.
3. Pray for us. The waiting is so hard.  

"But God when You choose to leave mountains unmovable, give me the strength to be able to sing it is well with my soul"
-MercyMe

Monday, March 20, 2017

Yard Sale Fundraiser Update!

Our yard sale fundraiser was a huge success! We are so thankful for everyone that donated items and came to help price items, set things up, and help us keep everything under control! 

When we started this fundraiser I thought I had high hopes but God blew my hopes out of the water and the amount we raised exceeded all of my expectations! 

We are still selling a few of the larger items so our grand total will likely increase over the coming days, but I wanted to give everyone an update on where we are at right now! 

We raised $1,432.55 this weekend! 

This brings us to having 34% of our goal of $40,000!

There will likely be 2 blog posts this week, I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on how the yard sale fundraiser turned out! 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

We have been active for 2 months now!

Adoption Update:
This week we have seen three situations. We are going to present to one of the three and are waiting to hear back from it! Waiting is SO hard!

Fundraising Update:
We have reached 30% of our ultimate goal of $40,000. We still have a ways to go but are so thankful for everyone that has supported us so far. We still have several fundraisers going on and a new fundraiser we are working on. The new ones are listed below in red.
1. LuLaRoe
I was introduced to LuLaRoe about a month ago by Melissa Duckett (https://www.facebook.com/groups/lularoemelissaduckettvip/and quickly fell in love with all of their clothing. It is all so flattering on everyone and I LOVE that it doesn't require ironing :) They have both really fun prints and solids in their products. 
Melissa Duckett will be having a drop in LuLaRoe party on April 1st, 2017 from 2pm-4pm at my house. Email me, delaneydunnam@gmail.com for my address. You can drop in any time from 2-4pm. All profits from the party will be given to us as a donation for the adoption. I'll post a few of the different styles below. 

























2. Auction

We are also gathering donations of items to host an Instagram Auction. This auction will be held APRIL 6th and 7th! If you would like to donate something email me at delaneydunnam@gmail.com. Below will be a few pictures of Items we have received this week! We currently have 50 items donated.








3. Yard Sale

We are planning to have a large yard sale.  All proceeds will go towards our adoption fund. We had planned to have the yard sale on March 11, but due to the weather forecast we have moved the yard sale to MARCH 18 from 6am-1pm. We have hopes that this will be a huge success. If you have stuff that you would like to donate to this please let us know.

4. 300 for $100
We have a page link that explains this more.  http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/300-for-100.html




















5. Puzzle Fundraiser
We still have puzzle pieces for sale. It is $20 to adopt a piece but you can adopt as many as you want.We also have a page link that describes this in more detail. http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/puzzle-fundraiser.html

Prayer Requests:
1. Pray for the birth mom we are presenting to and that she would have peace about which family to choose.
2. Pray for the Birth families that are making adoption plans. Pray for peace for them as they make these decisions.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Update

Adoption Update:
We have seen one situation since hearing back that we weren't chosen the last time we presented. We have decided not to present to this situation.

Fundraising Update:
We have reached 30% of our ultimate goal of $40,000. We still have a ways to go but are so thankful for everyone that has supported us so far. We still have several fundraisers going on and a new fundraiser we are working on. The new ones are listed below in red.
1. LuLaRoe
I was introduced to LuLaRoe about a month ago by Melissa Duckett (https://www.facebook.com/groups/lularoemelissaduckettvip/and quickly fell in love with all of their clothing. It is all so flattering on everyone and I LOVE that it doesn't require ironing :) They have both really fun prints and solids in their products. 
Melissa Duckett will be having a drop in LuLaRoe party on April 1st, 2017 from 2pm-4pm at my house. Email me, delaneydunnam@gmail.com for my address. You can drop in any time from 2-4pm. All profits from the party will be given to us as a donation for the adoption. I'll post a few of the different styles below. 

























2. Auction

We are also gathering donations of items to host an Instagram Auction. This auction will be held APRIL 6th and 7th! If you would like to donate something email me at delaneydunnam@gmail.com. Below will be a few pictures of Items we have received this week! We currently have 38 items donated.






3. Yard Sale

We are planning to have a large yard sale. We are taking donations from people who would be willing to let us put their unwanted items in our yard sale. All proceeds will go towards our adoption fund. We are taking donations through the first weekend in March. We had planned to have the yard sale on March 11, but due to the weather forecast we have moved the yard sale to MARCH 18 from 6am-1pm. We have hopes that this will be a huge success. If you have stuff that you would like to donate to this please let us know.

4. 300 for $100
We have a page link that explains this more.  http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/300-for-100.html




















5. Puzzle Fundraiser
We still have puzzle pieces for sale. It is $20 to adopt a piece but you can adopt as many as you want.We also have a page link that describes this in more detail. http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/puzzle-fundraiser.html

Prayer Requests:
1. Pray that we would continue to receive situations and that we would have discernment about which situations to present to.
2. Pray for the Birth families that are making adoption plans. Pray for peace for them as they make these decisions.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Updates & Fundraisers...OH MY!


Adoption Update:
We heard back from our consultant about the last situation we presented to today. The expectant mother chose another family. Although those words are never easy to hear, we know that God has a plan for our family and we know that he already knows which baby will be joining our family.

Fundraising Update:
We have reached 29% of our ultimate goal of $40,000. We still have a ways to go but are so thankful for everyone that has supported us so far. We still have several fundraisers going on and a new fundraiser we are working on. The new ones are listed below in red.

1. Auction

We are also gathering donations of items to host a Facebook or Instagram Auction. This auction will be held APRIL 6th and 7th! If you would like to donate something email me at delaneydunnam@gmail.com. Below will be a few pictures of Items we have received this week!






2. Yard Sale

We are planning to have a large yard sale. We are taking donations from people who would be willing to let us put their unwanted items in our yard sale. All proceeds will go towards our adoption fund. We are taking donations through the first weekend in March. We plan to have the yard sale on March 11. We have hopes that this will be a huge success. If you have stuff that you would like to donate to this please let us know.

3. 300 for $100
We have a page link that explains this more.  http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/300-for-100.html




















4. Puzzle Fundraiser
We still have puzzle pieces for sale. It is $20 to adopt a piece but you can adopt as many as you want.We also have a page link that describes this in more detail. http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/puzzle-fundraiser.html

Prayer Requests:
1. Pray that we would continue to receive situations and that we would have discernment about which situations to present to.
2. Pray for the Birth families that are making adoption plans.