Sunday, September 30, 2012

It's GIVE1SAVE1 Time!!!!!!!!!

It's FINALLY HERE!!!!  

Our Give1 Save1 Africa MOMENT!

So here is how Give1 Save1 works.....


1. Our family video gets featured on Give1Save1 for ONE WEEK 

October 1-7, 2012

MONDAY- SUNDAY










2.  WATCH our video and HEAR our story (Click HERE


3.  Donate $1 with Paypal...or however much God leads you to donate :)

(You can use any credit card through paypal even if you do not have an account...or see our sidebar for another option to donate directly to our adoption through our agency for a potential tax deduction)

Your donations through Give1Save1 only go to our family Oct 1-7, BUT if you donate at any other time, it still goes to another family who is adopting so we encourage continued support even if it isn't to us!

4.  SHARE...SHARE....SHARE

How does donating $1 help in the enormous costs of adoptions??  Well....during that week, we ask everyone we know to spread the link like CRAZY...seriously with.everyone.you.know.  You may think "that person isn't into that kind of thing" and be tempted not to share it but you would be SOOOO surprised who the Holy Spirit uses and touches.  We have found those who we thought would be the least receptive have come through as our biggest advocates!  Make it go viral.  If everyone who sees it donates $1, that's how it adds up.
How can you share???  
- put it on your Facebook wall...every. day. that. week.
- send it out to your email list
- pin it to your Pinterest board
- Tweet it
- put it on your blog
- share it with your church or sunday school class or bible study group

Don't forget to tell everyone YOU share it with to also do the same thing...SHARE SHARE SHARE!


5.  TUNE IN for daily totals!

We will be posting totals each day!  You all are a huge part of this so we of course want to share with you how God is at work!!!!!  He continues to AMAZE me every day.  Plus, there may or may not be another video or two involved including quite a few bloopers from our video involved in daily totals.....so consider it free daily entertainment to laugh at the Cash Crew! LOL

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wild Olive Tee Fundraiser

We have been selected to fundraise through Wild Olive Tees!!!  They have some of the most awesome t-shirts!!!!!


How adorable is this "Fear Not" tshirt????
 And I LOVE this "redeemed" tshirt
And because this is our "adoption verse", of course I LOOOOOVE the "run the race" tee!

Ok so how this works....


  1. you go to the fundraising page (the link is in my sidebar or go here..  http://store.wildolivetees.com/adoption-fundraiser-tees-c6.aspx )
  2. place your order for one of the ADORABLE t-shirts with a great message
  3. Add CASH927 in the code section at check out (this is the only way they know you are buying it as part of our fundraiser)
  4. Then $7-10 of the cost of each tshirt goes to our adoption!  
  5. You wear your tshirt everywhere and all your friends go crazy and want one too because it's sooooo adorable! ;)


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Friday, September 28, 2012

THREE MORE DAYS until Give1Save1!

It all begins MONDAY....this coming MONDAY

So here is how Give1 Save1 works.....


1. Our family video gets featured on Give1Save1 for 

ONE WEEK - October 1-7, 2012









2.  Donate $1 with Paypal...or however much God leads you to donate :)


(You can use any credit card through paypal even if you do not have an account...or see our sidebar for another option to donate directly to our adoption through our agency for a potential tax deduction)

Your donations through Give1Save1 only go to our family Oct 1-7, BUT if you donate at any other time, it still goes to another family who is adopting so we encourage continued support even if it isn't to us!

3.  SHARE...SHARE....SHARE

How does donating $1 help in the enormous costs of adoptions??  Well....during that week, we ask everyone we know to spread the link like CRAZY...seriously with.everyone.you.know.  You may think "that person isn't into that kind of thing" and be tempted not to share it but you would be SOOOO surprised who the Holy Spirit uses and touches.  We have found those who we thought would be the least receptive have come through as our biggest advocates!  Make it go viral.  If everyone who sees it donates $1, that's how it adds up.
How can you share???  
- put it on your Facebook wall...every day that week
- send it out to your email list
- pin it to your Pinterest board
- Tweet it
- put it on your blog
- share it with your church or sunday school class or bible study group

Don't forget to tell everyone YOU share it with to also do the same thing...SHARE SHARE SHARE!

4.  TUNE IN for daily totals!

We will be posting totals each day!  You all are a huge part of this so we of course want to share with you how God is at work!!!!!  He continues to AMAZE me every day.  Plus, there may or may not be another video or two involved including quite a few bloopers from our video involved in daily totals.....so consider it free daily entertainment to laugh at the Cash Crew! LOL

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Give1Save1 - TUNE IN Oct 1 for our week!


This was a crazy busy week for us but also EXCITING.  It was Kemry and Kollin's birthdays (they turned 6 and 17 AHHH), my sister announced she is having another BAAAAABY, and we got new pictures of our kiddos.  The busy parts.... a couple of things were wrong in our paperwork and had to be changed, we had two volleyball games out of town, John had his co-workers over for a BBQ, this week is the big consignment sale we are part of, and we I have been working on an adoption video featuring our family.

We got chosen to be one of the featured families on give1save1africa.blogspot.com for the week of October1!  Beth, the owner of this site, is a fantastic lady who has worked so hard helping families fundraise for their adoptions.  Please consider committing to donate a couple dollars a week to the family of the week.  It really adds up and helps tremendously.  All the donations donated the week of October 1 will go to our adoption....So we had to make the video.  WHEW...first of all it was harder than I expected because I have ZERO creativity and even less "tech" knowledge.  John and I were complete DORKS on camera, and most of the time we were just laughing or ruining the shot with some silly SNL quote.  Then once we got it finished, you can barely hear us!  We have tried every way possible to fix the volume, but it just isn't happening.  Hopefully it will work though.  We have $8340 to raise to finish our adoption before travel.

So here is our video!  

TUNE IN OCTOBER 1 at give1save1africa.blogspot.com!!!!


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