Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nursery Preparation :) (Pictures coming)

Lots of commotion around the Dalton household over the last day or so, and probably the next several. We have officially began putting together the nursery :) Yesterday consisted of lots of heavy lifting; we swapped furniture from the office to the guest bedroom, and what was the office, is now being transformed into the nursery. Then we headed over to our nearest Lowe's and starting looking at paint colors.

Leslie has had some great ideas for color, decor, etc. and from the looks of it, it's going to be awesome! As I type this, she is at home painting (say a little prayer for her). She's doing giraffe spots on the one wall, and green on the other three. Then she's going to spell out his name real big in orange over the crib. I can't wait to see the end result!!

We should be going to meet the birth mother for the first time in the coming weeks, and I'm really hoping we can show her some pictures of the little guy's room! Out attorneys are in the process of working that out. Given her situation, there are a couple extra steps, involved, but we should be nearing the end of it. Next Tuesday we have to sign some documents, and following that, we should be good to go.

Please continue to keep Amber (birth mother) and our precious little boy in your prayers. Pray there kept warm at night, and there tummies are full, and more than anything, someone is sharing the gospel with her (or at least reminding her). We'll know more about her after our meeting, but for now, just be in continual prayer. We love you all so much!!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

QODA Golf Bag - Scramble Item


Hey all you golfers out there, I just the golf bag of your dreams! The wonderful people from QODA golf donated one of their awesome Quan bags for our event. This thing is a beauty. Amazon has them listed at $175, and I can see why. I honestly think they could charge more. (I'm debating on keeping it for myself :) just kidding of course) This will be one of our silent auction items. To participate, sign up for the scramble, come on out to Tanglewood golf course on September 29th, and place your winning bid. Love you guys!!

QODA Quan Black Scot


Monday, August 20, 2012

Spreading The Word - Adoption Support Day

Hey guys, in light of the inappropriate comments from the soon-to-be unemployed Pat Robertson, Kelly from the Minus 1 Project had this to say, and I share in her sentiments:

"Adoption support day
In response to Pat Robertson's ridiculous adoption comments, I propose that everyone who disagrees with his statements show their support of adoption by making at least one purchase from Minus 1 Project store, www.gotloveadopt.com, this Wednesday.

Spread the word!


(Super smart move by Chick Fil A, so I thought we would give it a try... ;)


And that is all, as some of you have asked, you will get as to my thoughts on Mr. Robertson's comments.   I think it was obvious that it was his personal feelings and not the feelings of our Heavenly Father toward the fatherless.  Just a shame that he has such a large platform and broad spectrum of followers that he has the opportunity to influence."

Time to stand up for what we believe in and support the adoption community. Love you all.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Our Little Xmas Miracle!

Well, if you saw yesterday's Wordless Wednesday post, you may have some lingering questions.... The answer is, YES!!!! We're having a baby boy!!!!! A local birth mother has chosen us and she is due on Christmas day! I guess that's good and bad because, yes, we want him to come ASAP, but then again, we do have a lot to do in preparation of his arrival. This will allow us plenty of time to prepare his very masculine nursery, as well as hold a few more fundraising events (golf scramble, softball tournament, Gold Canyon candle sales).

Honestly, as God's timing always is, it will work out perfectly. I'll even be able to complete my bachelor's degree before he get's here. Thanks to Leslie's research regarding Jefferson Community College, I've switched over as a visiting student so I can complete my last four classes by the beginning of December. As I said before, His timing is always so perfect.

Now we're on the hunt for a crib, baby furniture, etc. We had some great friends donate a room full of baby toys which has already filled the room we plan on using for the nursery. That's such a good problem to have though :)

Right now, more than anything, I am requesting your prayers. Not for me, but for the birth mother, and that precious little baby boy growing inside her. Pray for their continued health; that their every need be provided; that God will somehow work His way into her life; and that He be glorified. It's very easy to succumb to the stresses of domestic and international adoption, but right now, we have to lean on Him. We love you all so much, and we look forward to sharing every detail of this with you!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Why I Am I Continually Surprised?!?!

God has been with us every step of the way, and yet, every time we have some kind of event/ fundraiser thing coming up, I fear it won't be successful. Unfortunately there might be lots of issues there, but on the bright side, God is good! We had our Haircut/Yard sale/Bake sale thing at Leslie's work this past weekend and we doubled my goal :)

I would like to thank all of Leslie's coworkers who so graciously allowed us to have this event on their busiest day, as well as donating yard sale stuff, bake sale stuff, and more importantly, their time. You all are so awesome, and I am so glad Leslie gets to spend her days with people like you (And no wonder she's in such a good mood when she gets home). Thank you to all of our volunteers who gave up their free time to hang in the hot sun with us (it was actually more fun than work, I think). A big thank you to all of you who came and supported us as well. Without your generosity we wouldn't be where we are. And last but certainly not least:

Thank you Father God. 
Thank you for being all that we need.
Thank you for our every provision.
And thank you, thank you, thank you for Jesus!!

Also, don't forget to get signed up for the golf scramble!!! We have a limited number of spots (12 teams total). So if you haven't already, mail us a check, or send the money through PayPal, along with the team members and team name to ensure your spot. I'm really praying we fill all twelve spots, so keep spreading the word. Love you guys.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Praying For God's Blessing!

Tomorrow is our Haircut-a-thon/Parking-lot yard sale/Bake sale at Leslie's work, and we are praying that it will be a success. They are supposed to have a pretty busy Saturday on top of our fundraiser, so hopefully we'll see a great turnout. God has continued to show up when we needed Him, and right now, we need Him. Please pray with us, asking God for yet another successful fundraiser. We thank you all for the love and support you have continued to provide, and we thank God for each and every one of you :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

More Golf Scramble Stuff :)

Hey guys, hope you're all doing well :) Judging by the donation list below, this golf scramble could be a huge success! I am blown away by the support we are getting. This is what we have so far, and I'm not even close to being done. Keep checking back to see the updated list. And don't forget to sign up for the event. Shoot me an email, call me, or leave a comment below. From the looks of it, we'll have more raffle items than participants so you're bound to win something!!
 

Raffle and Silent Auction items:
1.) Actors Theater Tickets
2.) Texas Roadhouse Gift certificate
3.) Louisville Bats tickets
4.) Fitness 19 membership/personal training visits
5.) Makers Mark Gift basket
6.) Qdoba gift certificate
7.) McAlister's gift certificate
8.) Olive Garden gift certificate
9.) Tumbleweed gift certificate
10.) Pizza Hut gift certificates (and golf tees)
11.) Golf Balls
12.) Woodhaven Country Club Foursome
13.) Oxmoor Country Club Foursome
14.) QODA Golf bag
15.) Trion-Z Bracelets
16.) Innova Disc Golf set
17.) Double Duty Putter
18.) Positive Putter (Silver anniversary model)
19.) Rory Mcilroy signed golf ball
20.) Ball Markers from Funmarkers.com
21.) TwisTee Golf tees
22.) AuraForm golf gloves (Quantity of 30) 
23.) Polar Bear Cooler (24-pack)

Coffee provided by 6th and Main Coffee.

I'd like to give a special thanks to all of our wonderful donors!!!!! This wouldn't be a success without you!
 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Haircut/Yardsale/Bakesale Fundraiser 8/11!

 Absolute Skin Med Spa and Salon
8603 Citadel Way
Louisville, Ky 40220
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August 11th, 2012 from 9am to 4pm

Hey everybody, come on out to Absolute Skin Med Spa and Salon and support our international and domestic adoptions. We'll be doing kids back-to-school haircuts for just $10 as well as having a yard sale/bake sale. All of the money raised will be going towards our adoptions, so please come out and support us. We'll also be selling our adoption shirts and bracelets. We hope to see you all there... Love you guys!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Golf Scramble Donations :)

God is good!!! The favorable responses from local business owners, as well as large corporations, continue to amaze me. It seems like daily I'm getting a response from someone wanting to donate to it. Our recent donations include Qdoba, McAlister's, Pizza Hut, Tumbleweed, Golfsmith.com, and Makers Mark Lounge. I would like to personally thank all of you wonderful individuals out there that have chosen to help with this scramble. Your generosity means so much to us, and we will do whatever it takes to repay you.

If you're wanting to help but you don't know how, no problem. This is what we need, GOLFERS!!  :)  One of the best things you can do for us is to spread the word about the event. All the donations won't mean anything if we don't have any golfers to give them to.

WAYS TO HELP - Put something on your Facebook page about it; send an email to your friends and family; monetary or raffle item contribution; see if your work will allow some kind of office-wide communication regarding the event. If you can't help out in any of these ways, could you please pray for us. More than anything, we need prayer.

God bless you all!