Tuesday, September 27, 2011

To bring you home....

I am soooooooooooooooooooo excited about these shirts!  This is our official Patterson Family adoption fundraising t-shirt.  I love them because it was Mandy's idea.  From the second we told the kids we were moving forward with adoption (and to be honest...they were ready before we were :o), Mandy got busy.  She drew the picture of Africa that is featured on the back of the shirt and said "let's make t-shirts with this!".  On the front are her words....in her writing "to bring you home".  Insert melting heart here.  The scripture we chose for our shirts is Mark 9:37 "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me."  This scripture spoke so powerfully to my husband John as we prayed through our decision to adopt.

The shirts will be $23.00 (which includes shipping).  We will be pre-selling them and will make "bulk" orders so we can get the best price on the shirts.  To order, please use the Paypal button on the upper right side of our blog.  In the description field, please enter your shirt style(s) & size(s).  Here is what will be available:

Junior Fit available sizes:  XS S M L XL 2X
These run 1 to 2 sizes smaller than normal fit.  So, if you normally wear a medium, I would recommend a Large or Extra Large.  I comfortably wear a large.

Unisex Fit available sizes:  XXS XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Runs fairly true to size

Mens Premium fit available sizes:  XXS XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Runs just a little bit small

Paypal ordering instructions:

The shirts are a 100% cotton fine jersey....and feel wonderful!  Super soft!

Buy a shirt and be part of the journey to bring a child home to their Forever Family.  Please share this with your friends.  There is something incredibly humbling about asking people for money.  But there is something even greater....letting others share in the joy of this journey.  Thank you for being part of this adventure with us!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Our first official fundraiser!

I'm so excited about this item.  Although we just recently announced our plans...in my heart I knew we'd be going down this path.  So, I began stockpiling these beautiful sterling silver rectangles and started saving my nickles and dimes so that I could purchase a new, smaller Africa stamp that would fit these charms perfectly.

Well, my stamp arrived just this week!  I love these necklaces.  Perfectly simple....but they say so much.  And they will do so much.  Every necklace purchased benefits our adoption!  Every necklace purchased puts us one step closer to meeting the newest member of our family.

Each necklaces includes a sterling silver charm hand stamped with Africa.  The charm measures 6/8" x 7/8" and hangs from a sterling silver ball chain in your choice of 16" or 18".

To purchase a necklace, simply make a $30.00 donation to our adoption fund using the link in the upper right hand corner.

Please consider sharing this on your blogs & facebook pages.  Thank you so much for your support through this journey.  I have so much comfort knowing we are not doing this alone.  God is so good and I believe He's been preparing us for this journey long before we ever knew.