Wednesday, May 26, 2010

More great news

Didn't I say everything for this adoption has been falling right into place? Well we had more great news today. Our fingerprinting appointment was scheduled for the 8th of June. Well I didn't want to wait until then, plus we'll be out of town to a wedding. So people have been telling us to just walk in and some offices will just do it. So thats what we did. It was this tiny office, and not a soul was in the waiting area. We told the guy that we can't make that appointment and he said "well, we can just do it now" Wahoo! So fingerprinting is done. I called USCIS to tell them it was done so they wouldn't wait until the 8th. I talked to the officer that is handling our paperwork, she was really nice. She said it will take a couple of days to come through, but she'll keep her eyes open.
Now I'm rushing to get the rest of our dossier finished so when this approval arrives, our paperwork is headed out of the country!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Passports finally!!

Our passports finally came!! You can't really see mine, but an 11 year old was taking the picture. A lot of our paperwork is just waiting on our passport numbers to be finished.. We can get so much more accomplished now. Yippee!!

Bows to bring Makayla home!

These bows raise money to help us bring Makayla home soon! There are 8 different ones to choose from. They are $6.00 a pair, or 3 for $15.00, shipping included! To buy them just leave a comment at the bottom, saying how many and which ones you want. be sure to leave your email address so I know how to contact you. Then you can pay with the chipin on her blog, just tell me what you are paying for. I will erase the comments when I fill that order!
Thanks for helping us bring an oprhan with Down syndrome home to her forever family!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fingerprinting appointment!

These are the only pics we have of Makayla, and probably the only ones we will get! They are so funny, they look like she has so many layers on that she can't move her arms! And from what I've seen from friends that have adopted they bundle them up good, even in 70 degree weather!Usually the only way people get updated pics is if another family is traveling to the same orphanage before you. Well no one has been to our orphanage yet, we will be the first! There is one other family in the process of adopting at our orphanage, but they are still doing their home study so we'll be traveling first!
I got fantastic news today. We got our appointment date to get our fingerprints done for our I600a form. For those of you that don't know, that is huge! Sometimes the government wants all this extra paperwork, and I've heard of some major headaches people have had. This form has kept me on edge more than any paperwork so far! I think we may hit our date and travel the first of July like I was hoping!
Oh I've never been so excited, my hubby was laughing because I was doing a little jig. He said he's never seen me more excited for something in my life!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Auction closed

the auction is now closed. I will notify the winners shortly. If you see thst you've won you can pay through the chip in button. Just make sure to leave your name and auction number of the item or items you won. You can also send me a check, just wait until I contact you to get my address. Congrats to the winners!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Auction extended!

The auction has been extended until this Friday the 14th at noon, mountain time!! So go keep bidding!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Auction rules!

Welcome to Makayla's auction! Here are the rules!

1. To bid, simply comment under the item you want to bid with your bid amount. Please bid at least 2.00 higher than the highest bid!

2. The starting bid is under each item, please check the comments to make sure your bidding high enough!

3. If you are outbid, you may bid as many times as you'd like!

4. bid on as many different items as you'd like!

5. Please only bid if you are serious about buying. Our contributors have great items for you to bid on. And please make sure to leave your email or a way for me to contact you in case you win.

6. If you have any questions, please leave it in a comment under the item.

7. The auction will run until Monday May 10, noon, mountain time.

Please feel free to post the auction on your blog and facebook! And check back, new items may pop up at any time!
Sorry they are number backwards from 30 to 1, I don't have the patience to change it around, just remember what number you are bidding on!
Also, no matter how I change the setting, I can't get them all to show on one page, so you'll have to go to older posts to see the rest of the items!

Auction item #40, Ladder to Heaven t-shirt

Donated by Lily, this cute t-shirts show the ladder into heaven. Perfect for our little angels! Comes in sizes 2t up to an adult 2x.

Starting bid $4.00

Auction item #39, Lily's Life is great t-shirt

Donated by Lily, this girls t-shirt is too cute. And you can see it turns you into an instant diva! Pick from size 3 all the way to adult 2x!

Starting bid $4.00

Auction item #38, Ladder to Heaven doggy

Donated by Lily, He comes with a Ladder to Heaven tee-shirt and adoption papers. He comes unstuffed (the stuffing is supplied!) so your child can have the fun stuffing him and adding a special note if they wish.

Starting bid $5.00

Auction item #37, The Rainbow Roll!

Donated by Sharon,The Rainbow Roll is a great way to get your child's art supplies organized and ready to travel. All the colors in the rainbow fit in this handy little roll. It holds 16 regular crayons, twistable crayons, or pipsqueak markers (skinny ones).This little roll is very compact and will fit in your purse, a small backpack, or your coat pocket.It is made from 100% cotton fabric.When rolled up, it is secured with a covered button stretchable band- very easy to manage (crayons and markers not included). This is another perfect gift for any child on your list. You pick the color!

Starting bid $5.00

Auction item #36, more bows

These are so popular that we've added some more! Minnie Mouse and two different butterflies!

Starting bid $3.00

Auction item #35, single bug bows

By Kristen, for those that like just one clip! Too cute!

Starting bid $2.00

Auction item #34, burp cloth and bib, blue flames

Another biker baby item donated by Tera! Includes a burp cloth and bib!

Starting bid $3.00

Auction item #33, burp cloth and bib, dogs

Donated by Tera, this is too cute for your little biker babe! Includes a bib and a burb cloth!

Starting bid $3.00

Auction item #32, key fobs

Donated by Gretchen, These are great for carrying your keys, so you don't lose them or drop them. Comes in a set of 4 so you can keep one for yourself and give the rest as gifts. They are about 7 dollars each retail!

Starting bid $5.00

Auction item #31, bib and burp cloth,orange flames

Donated by Tera, this is a burp cloth, bib set for your biker baby!

Starting bid $3.00

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Auction item #30, $25.00 Mary Kay gift card!

By Jessica, a $25.00 gift card towards Mary Kay makeup. Make yourself look beautiful!

Starting bid $6.00

Auction item #29, boys t-shirt

Jessica makes these cute t-shirts. You pick the size and the picture on the front. You can talk to Jessica to see what other pictures she has. This one was given to Jax on his birthday. She also has a pirate face, and a cute monster face!

Starting bid $3.00

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Auction item #28, burp cloth's

Set of 3 crocheted burp cloth's.

Starting bid $2.00

Auction item #27, bow holder and bows

Donated by Darlena, you get a bow holder, a white crocheted headband, and the bows and flowers you see here! 7 bows altogether.

Starting bid $7.00

Auction item #26, girl t-shirt

Jessica makes these super cute t-shirts. You pick the size and the picture on the front. You can talk to her about what pictures she does, here's a couple of examples!

Starting bid $3.00