Two China Dolls and a Prince!

This blog chronicles the story of 2 of our adoptions, both older children when they came home. It begins in 2008 and will continue in the hopes we can be of encouragement and information to anyone thinking of older child adoption.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hot, Hot, Hot.......

Today we had our garage sale in Warrensburg and I am so happy to say it was successful!  We raised more than I had expected (and i had set my expectations pretty low so as not to be disappointed again!).  What was interesting was that some people would say, "keep the change for your adoption", and others were like, "will you take .50 for this?", when it's marked $1!  Seriously?
Jaz and Judi were real troopers and stayed outside with me til about 11, then went into our friend's house to stay cool.  Jr came around noon and brought me lunch, and then Jessica and James came and helped me break down the sale; that was a job in 105 degree heat!
The first fundraiser I've held that actually worked well!  It's all due to our friends from church who let us use their house and gave so freely of their time and home; they are the true embodiment of Christian service!
Have to say it will be a looooong time before I attempt another sale for ANY reason....or at the very least, no more in July!

Update on the adoption:  we've received the second I-800 approval and are now waiting on the NVC (National Visa Center) to issue their approval letter which leads to Article 5 which leads to TA(travel approval) which leads to CA (Consulate appointment) which leads to TRAVEL.  We are on task to travel by 7/28; so exciting!


Richard and Stacey Sanders said...

I am so happy it was successful. We can't have garage sales at our house either because we live so far out, but have had generous people allow us to use their home or church lot. Congrats!! You know we are counting down the days here :)

Anne said...

That was a hot day wasn't it? Maybe we'll see you in Guangzhou. If not, we'll see you when you get back!