February 21, 2011


My lovely children just drew the winners of the vacation raffle.  We tried to figure out how to do a live broadcast, but we are just not that cool.  They chose... (drum roll, please...)

GRAND PRIZE:  Jessica Hanson - from Idaho, gets to choose vacation
RUNNER UP:  Kelley Ferrand - from Florida, gets the unchosen vacation

I just emailed both of you- check your inboxes!

I just can't thank each and every one of you enough.  Because of you, our little ol' vacation raffle raised over $9000.  Holy moly!  You all shared the link to the raffle in countless emails, posted it all over facebook, your blogs, and to the far corners of the Internet.  Truly- you made this such a success.  I saw people give because they believed in what we were doing and in the charities receiving your donations.  I saw single moms give. I saw people saving for their own adoptions give. I saw a whole community of people come together to help pregnant teens and women in Haiti and orphans in Congo. It is a beautiful thing. Your generosity has touched me so deeply.  From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

Thanks also to the donors of our fabulous trips- condo owners Veronica Caldwell and Caroline Neale and to all of our entertainment package donors.  Without you all- this never would have been possible! 

We taped the raffle drawing so that we could be all on the up and up.  If you want to take a peek at it, you can click on the video.  As always- Miles steals the show!

Now forgive me- but this girl is a little tired and will be taking a few days off.  My kids need me and I'm excited to devote myself to them entirely for a few days.  We have many games of Super Mario Brothers that need to be played.  Thanks again to everyone for all that you did to make this raffle a huge victory for the kids in DRC and Haiti!  Let's do it again next year!  Much love!

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