Archive for November, 2013

Scentsy Raffle – Last Chance!

Today is the last day to enter our Scentsy Raffle Fundraiser!  Tickets are $5 for one entry and $9 for two.  You can enter by visiting our Support Page and donating $5 or $9. The winner will receive the Scentsy Candle Warmer and Scent Bar of their choice, and will have a great Christmas gift […]

Black Friday Fundraiser Sales!

If you are like me, you have been in your pajamas since 5:00 and can’t think of anywhere you would like to be LEAST than being jostled around some jam-packed store.  I don’t really enjoy shopping on a regular day, and I plan my grocery trips around when I think there will be the fewest […]

Orphan Care

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” – James 1:27 Adoption & Orphan Awareness Month may be almost over, but the need for those who will care for orphans is not!  Not everyone is […]

Thirty-One Gifts Fundraiser!

Just in time for the holiday season and the holiday shopping, we’ve had another wonderfully generous friend offer to sponsor a fundraiser for us!  My high swim team coach is a Thirty-One Gifts representative, and she has decided to do a holiday shopping sale and graciously donate to us her 25% commission. Thirty-One Gifts is […]

The “What If?” Game

It’s 5:30 in the morning, and today we have our first home study visit.  And strangely enough, the reason I am wide awake so early is not because I’m nervous about it.  Sure, I’m anxious to complete this next step in the process, but I’m no longer incredibly nervous about trying to say the right […]

News Update (FINALLY) & Fundraising Friday!

News Update! This week has given us one crazy ride on the adoption roller coaster.  At this point last week, we were exactly where we had been the week before that … and the week before that … and the week before that.  Rinse and repeat. Then, early this week, we got the news we […]

7 Myths About Adoption

November is both Orphan Awareness Month and Adoption Awareness Month, which means that it is one of my new favorite times of the year.  Once you open your eyes to the orphan crisis of the world and the need for adoptive families, it’s hard not to be reminded everywhere you look.  November only amplifies this. […]

Scentsy Raffle!

Since November is our Scentsy fundraiser month, we thought we’d make it even more fun by adding a raffle!  Here is how it works … On the last day of the month, which is also the last day of our Scentsy fundraiser, we will raffle off a Scentsy prize!  The winner will receive a Scentsy […]

Fundraising Update!

Well, things are certainly never boring in the Laird house, and this past week has been no exception.  So, I today I have for you three updates in the financial department, and one exciting new fundraiser!   Update #1 Today, Alex is starting a new job!  This isn’t exactly adoption-related, though our adoption was a […]

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