Monday, August 13, 2012
We have now been on the waiting list for just over a month! Boy did it seem to take forever to get there, we would just get to the point where we thought we had everything done to find out we had one more thing to do or re do. We had our physicals done 3 maybe 4 times I forget just to make sure everything was just right, and one of our refrence letters done by our good friends that live in Spokane also had to be redone and they went back to the bank 4-5 times just for us! But after all that we made to the waiting list on July 11 and we were 149 in line and at the end of the month were down to 137 which is amazing for one month! We still have around 2 years to wait but atleast the big stuff if done and we are so gratful to everyone who has helped us this far! We are so blessed and are happy to be one step closer to our babies!
Posted by Shambaugh's at 2:18 PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
It has been a good long time since we have updated our blog but many things have been happening. We have had many small miracles and becasue of that we have been able to reach our first goal!! We have now raised 8,015 dollars and we feel so lucky and blessed to have so many people willing to donate and help. Because we were able to turn in the money we got our homestudy binder and all the paper work that comes with it!! It is a bit overwhelming all the things that need to be done but we are taking it one paper at a time! Yesterday we got our finger prints taken so we can send them to the FBI and then they can tell us that we are not criminals!! We will continue to have fundraisers and we are still collecting cans and bottles and any cash donations!! We still have a long ways to go but know with the help from God and others we will get what we need to make our family complete! Thank you to everyone who has helped this far it means more than you know and we are so greatful for your support! Merry Christmas!!
Posted by Shambaugh's at 10:55 AM
Saturday, October 22, 2011
A huge thanks to everyone who bought tickets to our pancake breakfast at Applebees. It was a huge success! We had almost 100 people come and we made over $650 towards our adoption. We are also very grateful for everyone who helped to serve food and bus tables, and of course to Applebees who allowed us to put on this event in the first place.
Posted by Shambaugh's at 5:06 PM
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Things have been pretty slow lately, we have pushed back the garage sale to this upcomming weekend and are still amazed by all the people that have helped us this far! We are also in the process of selling tickets to our pancake breakfast that Applebees is so willing to put on for us! We are selling tickets to an all you can eat pancake breakfast with sausage and drink for $7 and $5 we get to keep and $2 goes to all of the food. We feel very blessed to have so many opprotunities to raise money and hope to make our goal of $10,000 by the end of November! So if you live in Salem and you would like to buy a ticket to a breakfast please let us know!
Posted by Shambaugh's at 11:29 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2011
We had a garage sale fundraiser this past weekend. We are SOOOO grateful for everyone who donated stuff for us to sell. We were able to raise about $500 and we still have a ton of stuff to try and sell. We are thinking of maybe doing one more garage sale in two weeks. We are always deeply impressed by people's generosity. There were several people who gave us extra money, or simply donated to our adoption fund while at the garage sale. Thanks again to everyone who helped!!!
Posted by Shambaugh's at 10:53 PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
So, we have started doing as much as we can to raise money for our adoption. Jeff is working an extra part time job tutoring and we are renting out rooms in our house to international students for extra money to go towards the adoption. We are also asking anyone who is willing to help out in any way to make a donation. We are taking donated items to sell at a garage sale, selling cupcakes and cake pops, collecting bottles and cans, collecting old used cell phones and ink jet cartridges, etc. We will also be hosting a huge all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Applebees in October with all proceeds going to the adoption. If you want to help out in any of these ways, please let us know. You can also simply make a donation through PayPal through the link near the top left of the page. We are soooooo grateful for all who are willing to share with us in this journey and deeply appreciate your help.
Posted by Shambaugh's at 10:32 PM