Monday, August 29, 2011

New Pics Of the Kids

My friend Jenn Maygren, who I went over to Africa with, just got back from an other short trip to Ghana. She got to see Isaac, Emmanuel, and Rhoda and took a few pictures for me. It is so nice to get some new pictures of them and see their smily faces. They already look older to me, which makes me sad that I am missing more of their lives but I just keep reminding myself of how amazing it will be for our family to spend the rest of our lives with them!

She said they seemed to be doing good and are just so excited to join our family in America. I hope we get to go get the kids soon. I remember how time moves so slow as a child and can't imagine how long these months must seem to children in Africa waiting to come to America to be apart of a family.

When I got to talk to them on the phone a few weeks ago they all just kept asking "Madam Calli, when will you come get us?" I tried to explain that adoption takes some time but we are doing everything we can to get them as fast as possible. I am not sure how much they understood because Isaac just said "Madam...Monday, will you come get us Monday?" Poor boy, I wish I could go get them Monday. It was so great to hear all their sweet little voices and when I was getting off the phone with them Isaac said, "Madam, me du wo pa!" This means I love you so much in Twi, which made my heart melt and of course my tears pour!

Diaper Style: 5% off all our sales this week go to Forever Young...

My good friend Chandice mentioned us on her blog and for the next week 5% of all of her sales are going to help us bring our kids home. Check out her blog to find out more about Diaper Style and the cloth diaper movement.


Diaper Style: 5% off all our sales this week go to Forever Young...:

Forever Young was started by Steve Young and is an amazing organization that we feel deserves our help. So for the week of 8/29/2011-9/4/2011, 5% of all our sales will be donated to the Forever Young Sarpong Adoption Fund, helping 3 young orphans be adopted from Ghana. Visit the website of the family associated with Forever Young Foundation for more information. Thank you for your contributions!

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Benefit Concert

On August 22nd Jenny Oaks Baker preformed a benefit concert at the Wasatch High School to help us raise money to bring the kids home. It was AMAZING!!! She preformed songs from her new Disney CD and even had her daughters preform. They defiantly stole the show by being so adorable and good at playing the violin, piano, and cello. Her Disney music was great so if you haven't heard it you will have to check it out online. My favorite song she played was Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas and Clint's was Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid. It was unbelievable how many people showed up to support us and all of those who have donated. What a great night, thanks to everyone who helped make it possible!!! We are getting closer to reaching our goal and getting these kids home.

For her last song Jenny Oaks Baker played Amazing Grace along to a slide show of pictures from my trip to Ghana. Here is the slide show with her song for those who were not able to make it or those who would like to experience it again :).