Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Playing Catch-Up and a GIVE-A-WAY

Well hello there, lovelies! 
Sorry if it appears I've been MIA. I was not missing. However, I was in fact out of town and oober busy. I try not to post in advance when I know we're headed out of town because I feel like that is not the safest thing I can do for my family. 
But, I'm back now after a wonderful weekend working a retreat for high school girls, and I have much to share. 

First, Libby spent the better part of last week at summer camp. 

She had a great time, got very little sleep, and lost a tooth. Bless her sweet counselor. 

I came home to one excited little girl and a plethora of t-shirt orders to fill. 
Seriously, you guy are blessing my socks off. I received three large donations last week from people I have either never met in real life or don't know well. And I cried over each of them. God is so good, and He is confirming every day that I am supposed to be right here right now preparing to go to Uganda in TWENTY-FIVE DAYS! 

Also, my friend JILL began a new phase in her adoption journey!

(Jill is the super cute one in the middle with the cream and green shirt. Cute, right? Yup. I thought so.)

Jill and her precious family are in the midst of adopting and are selling t-shirts to help raise their next set of funds.  The shirts are super cute, and THEY ARE GIVING ONE AWAY! The giveaway ends on Friday. Check out her blog here, and tell her I said hello! :) 

Speaking of t-shirts......

Our shirts now have homes in TEN states, and I could not be more excited. 

They will only be on sale THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY, 
June 12th. 

So if you're planning on ordering one, you can simply use the paypal button to the right, or you can e-mail me for my mailing address. Just be sure to include your mailing address and the size shirt you'll be needing. 

And, in my final attempt to meet our goal,  how about a little giveaway? 

You all know I LOVE to read, so today I want to offer two great reads for summer to one of you. 

First, Radical Together by David Platt. 

I bought two copies of this one; one for me, and one for one of you. Radical, the prequel to this one, is one of the best books I've ever read in terms of recognizing God's plans for me. I love, love, loved it. And I'm saving this one to read on the plane on the way to Uganda. 

And Life, in Spite of Me by Kristen Jane Anderson. 

Kristen came and spoke to our school recently, and her story is amazing, heart-breaking, and truly inspiring. She suffered from severe depression at a young age and attempted suicide, which resulted in her losing both of her legs. I am so looking forward to sharing her story with one of you. 

Here's how you can enter to win: 

1. Share about our shirts. You can do this via facebook, your blog, twitter, or instagram. Leave one comment for each way you share and please include that our sale ends on June 12th. 

2. Follow my blog or remind me that you already do. 

3. Like my blog on facebook

The end. Easy peasy. I will be so grateful for every entry, because I view each entry as you helping us to help others. THANK YOU in ADVANCE!

Libby will choose a winner Sunday night. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you, and happy Wednesday to YOU and YOU and YOU!


  1. So... I've shouted this from the roof tops, does that count as an entry to the giveaway !? I've facebooked and shared it on twitter!

  2. Oh yeah!,and I like your facebook page!

  3. So... I've shouted this from the roof tops, does that count as an entry to the giveaway !? I've facebooked and shared it on twitter!

  4. I follow your blog!!

  5. I liked your blog on FB.

  6. I posted about your t-shirts on FB.

  7. I shared your blog on facebook!!

  8. I follow your blog!!

  9. I like your blog on Facebook!!

  10. I tweeted about your blog too!!

  11. Posting to facebook now and I follow your blog. So proud of you!

  12. Sharing about your shirts on Twitter telling everyone how cute they are and you are! :)
    -Molly McWhatwhat

  13. M. Wilkes follows your blog cause that's what BFFs do.

  14. M. Wilkes also liked you on Facebook :)

  15. Ok... Here I go again... Pick me!!! Proud for yall... love you... Shonna

  16. I follow your blog :). So excited with you about what God is doing! Praying for you as you embark on this journey


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