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Hi everyone! Our updates have been scarce over the past month or so simply because we have been mired in paperwork, document approvals, county approvals, state approvals, on and on…Plainly put, we have been working hard, but on things that are entirely too boring and tedious to make you read about. So, you’re welcome. 🙂 Joking aside, we are hopeful and prayerful the end of the paperwork is near, and we will have more substantial news to share soon.

Along with the finalizing of documents comes another fundraising event we are putting together. The huge yard sale our friends organized and ran for us in late August was such a success we have decided to give it another go next weekend. Through the amazing donations we received for the last sale (including couches, desks, computers and light fixtures!) we raised just under $2200! We were exhausted, but elated by the end of it all. So elated (and punchy) we all some how ended up “placing our bets” on how much we had raised prior to the final count, deciding the winner would be the lucky recipient of a lovely maternity dress  our hosts had donated. The picture below will speak for itself as to who was had the closest estimate of our earnings (We love you Lee!). Our next sale is coming up on Friday and Saturday, October 22nd and 23rd (7a-12p) on Bratton Place Drive in Franklin, TN. We have already been receiving more item donations – y’all are so incredible! If you are cleaning out closets, garages, kid’s toy rooms, etc. and would be willing to contribute to the sale, let us know. We are happy to arrange a time to have you drop items off to us or we can come to you to pick them up. THANK YOU in advance – I keep thinking about all the people who have already showered our Ethiopian daughter with so much love, and she doesn’t even know it yet!

Love to you friends!

-Sarah and Rob

August Yard Sale recap:

Tired, but all smiles. Our amazing friends and yard sale experts: Carol, Lee and Kristy with Rob and me

the Winner! gingham never looked so good

  • Sarah Underhill - Hi Richmonds! Just saying hi! We’re an adopting family from Ethiopia too and randomly found your blog. We’re in the Hendersonville area! We’re with Gladney and been on waitlist about 7.5 months for siblings 0-4. Anyway, just saying hello!!ReplyCancel

    • sarahrichmond - hi Sarah – thanks so much for connecting! I look forward to reading more about your adoption story – take care!ReplyCancel

Hi everyone – thank you again for all of those who were able to make it out for frozen yogurt last weekend. We had the best time seeing old friends and even made a few new ones, all while being overwhelmed by the support of our community. We will post photos from the event soon! For now, we are working hard to prepare for another wonderful fundraiser coming up in just a couple of days. Our kind friends are hosting a very large yard sale Friday and Saturday, and all the details are below. If you are local come on out and find a treasure or two – or just share a lemonade with us! Oh, and yes, the flyer below will look familiar – but the info. is updated from last week’s event. thank you thank you!

hi friends! Thank YOU for the t-shirt orders that have been coming in, we expect them to arrive to us the beginning of this week. We will also be selling the shirts at our first event fundraiser next weekend, fun! The owners of the new local frozen yogurt shop, naticreme, are sponsoring an amazing day for us on Saturday, August 21. We are super humbled and excited that they are being so gracious to help our one little family become one little bit bigger family by supporting our adoption. The event is open to the public, so tweet, facebook, blog away! Invite your friends, other parents in school pick-up line, the kind soul who wheels your groceries to your car- we can’t wait to see you all there! It will be a beautiful day to celebrate not only our journey, but the gift of adoption and orphan care worldwide. Check out all the details on the flyer below (and if you’d like the electronic copy to send out let us know in comments or via the contact form on the site and we’ll send it to you ).