Sunday, October 21, 2012

Update and a change of date

I have a few quick updates. Donations are continuing to come in, and we will be able to make another payment to our adoption agency this month. Although we are still far short of the amount that we owe them, we are thankful for each step, and greatly appreciate all of the people who are helping us bring our daughters home.

In our last update, we mentioned that we had a silent auction fundraiser coming up on November 10th, but we are going to have to move the date. As you might remember, we are hosting this event with our good friends, and they just got news that their paperwork is being processed several weeks ahead of schedule, and they will be in Russia for the first of their three trips during the first half of November. We are overjoyed for them, and quite relieved to have an extra month to plan this event. The new date for this fundraiser is December 8th. We already had a craft sale planned for that week, so we are going to combine the two events. If you are in the Cincinnati area, please stop by. You might be able to find some great Christmas presents there. And for those of you who don't live in the Cincinnati area, the items that don't sell on the 8th will be available online afterward.

My sister-in-law is going to be hosting a Thirty-one party for us in the greater Pittsburgh area. The Thirty-one consultant has agreed to donate her entire commission to Isabelle and Hallie's adoption. That will be 25% of the sales that day. This event will be on November 10th (That is not a mistake. The date really is the same as the original plan for our silent auction), and again there will be a way for people to participate on-line if they don't live near Pittsburgh, so stay tuned for details about that. This could be another way to help our girls while doing some Christmas shopping, so please considering being a part of this.

Thanks for all of your prayers and encouragement. This process is long and tiring at times, but we just keep thinking about how wonderful it will be to have our girls home with us.


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