We are traveling for the holidays,
so I wanted to wish y'all (the 2 friends that read my blog) a EARLY....
Christmas card by: Brooke Designs

And pardon the blog construction, a sweet friend is re-doing it for me, go and check her out
She is in Hawaii right now, Be jealous!!!




Wow! Andy and I were beyond overwhelmed by everyone reaching
out to us and helping us get to our goal of
bringing another little baby into our home.
We were truly blessed by all the emails we received.

To answer a few questions that I got:

When is the Garage sale?
We are going to have it in February, toward the end or beginning of March
We are hoping to collect enough items by then and hoping the
weather has warmed up a little by then.

Where is the sale going to be?
A sweet friend in Houston has offered her home or should I say driveway,
so we will be having it there

Will we be in Dallas? Austin? to pick up items?
Yes! Yes! Yes! We will be in Austin on Christmas Eve and Day and would be happy to pick anything up then. And I am 100% we will be in Dallas at some point, we cant stay away from there for that long :)

Do we want items now or later?
We will take them when ever you want to give them, I would love to pick them up and hug your neck to thank you. We are hoping to price items as they are donated so we don't have to do it all the night before the sale.

If we don't have anything to sell can we just donate financially?
Yes, you can...
I put a button on my right side bar and you can
donate through pay pal. It is super simple, click on the donate button.

Again we have been truly blessed by y'all and totally overwhelmed by God's power and grace over our family.

Here are a few pictures of my little stud,
I just cant help but show y'all him in his new winter hat.



I will not leave you as Orphans.

So here goes nothing. I say that because I am really nervous about posting this but at the same time feel a peace because I know that I am suppose to. I know that God is working in my heart and breaking down my walls and allowing me to see that it is ok to ask for help, something that is a constant struggle for me.

As many of you may already know, Andy and I are in the process of adopting. We are also getting licensed to foster, which we are almost done with and are trying to get our home study scheduled before the Christmas holiday.

So this is where my walls come down and I ask you for help. Andy and I will be hosting a garage sale to raise money for the cost of the adoption, if that happens through foster care, it will pay for our home study, lawyers costs, inspections, etc., and if it happens through private adoption it will go to the large amount that they ask you to pay in fees.

Here is how you can help!


We need the donations of items for our garage sale. Clothes, baby stuff, home stuff, furniture, homemade goods…anything!!!! So as you are cleaning or making room for your Christmas gifts, please don’t throw anything away. Give.it.to.us.to.sell! We have some stuff of our own that will be in the sale but not a ton. If you have anything you no longer need and are willing to give away for a great cause, just email me and I will schedule a time to come and pick it up.


Come to the garage Sale and buy your own treasures! (We will let everyone know the dates as soon as we know but it will definitely be after the holidays) Since winter is approaching, I am sure we will serve some warm snuggly drink to try to lure you in. Even if you choose to donate, still come. Somebody’s trash is another’s treasure!


Please spread the word through email, facebook, tweeter, word of mouth and blogs about donating and the sale itself! We can use all the help that we can get.

We are so excited and feel blessed with this journey that God is taking us on and are excited to learn along the way. God is already breaking down my walls and is humbling me, so that is fruit already being bared from this journey and for that I am thankful!

Here is my contact info if you are interested in giving: blackwoodc@sbcglobal.net

Hope everyone has a GREAT week!!!!


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(*all pics from iPhone)

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