Monday, March 1, 2010

Giving A Shout Out....(and another GREAT Gotcha Day video)

**Tonight I'm gonna give a SHOUT OUT to a few GREAT THINGS comin into my "in box" these days!! So...lets get to it:

1. My fellow adopting Atlanta friend Andrea has her HEART in She first fell in love with Zambia, Africa which led her then to adopt from Ethiopia...they are currently on the waitlist, but in her spare time, they are still runnning WIPHAN and traveling back and forth to Zambia (all while having 3 young kiddos too :) So, I couldn't resist another fabulous shirt to support their school and organization in Zambia:

I love the back of this says it all! I'm thinking the colors will make a GREAT 4th of July shirt this year :) So, you can visit Andrea at or go straight to her site

2. I also want to give a shout out to the INDIA program by supporting my friend Jennifer's Shirt: You can find it HERE: I tried to right click and get the image to show you all...but...we're all fancy on our blogs now and I don't know HOW to get around the "Right click disable" thing!! :)'ll have to actually click on the ABOVE link to see it! It is WAY cute!! :)

3. I also want to give a shout out to my friend Betsy who is having a GIVE AWAY on her blog to raise money to sponsor ANOTHER child from Amazima aka Katie Davis!! So, visit to read all about her contest she is having!!

4. My sister has posted TWO NEW SIBLING groups on her site!! One is a set of 4 girls..the other is a sibling set of 5!! Go read all about it by visiting These children are beautiful children of God that deserve a CHANCE at life!!

5. Also, my friend Maria at is AT IT AGAIN!! She has a precious boy on her site "LOOKING FOR HIS MOMMA!!" Are you his mommy?? Go check it out!!

6. My neighbor brought this to my attention and requested a SHOUT OUT to anyone that might be interested in helping this local charity:

"Please help make some special prom dreams come true with The Fairy Godmother Project of Music City! The Fairy Godmother Project of Music City began in 2010 as a grass-roots organization to assist students in the Nashville area who are unable to purchase their own prom attire. Students must bring proof of enrollment to receive prom attire that will make their dreams come true. This is the organization's first year and they hope to continue to grow this project through the support of community members and businesses who can donate their time and resources by cleaning out their closets, spearheading dress drives, and assisting students on 'shopping' day. The young women this organization serves are between 16 and 18 years old, and the group is committed to making sure that the clothing and accessories provided are appropriate for their age and style. It’s the founders' wish to make them feel like Cinderella in her carriage going to the ball on their special night. In order to help The Fairy Godmother's help these special girls, here is their wishlist & donation guidelines:

Wishlist:• formal gowns, bridesmaids dresses & cocktail dresses• jewelry• evening bags & handbags• evening shoes• shawls and wraps• cosmetics (unopened)• boxes & hangers• clothing racks• full-length mirrors• plastic garment bags
The Fairy Godmother Project of Music City Donation Guidelines:• Formal Gowns should be fewer than 5 years old• Dresses and shoes should be cleaned prior to sending• Dresses and shoes should be in good condition• Dresses can be long or short in length • For health and safety reasons, makeup, perfume, and lotion must be unused

Items can be mailed to:

The Fairy Godmother Project of Music City
c/o Beth Glascock
1737 Red Jacket Drive
Antioch, TN 37013

7. I've lost count this week on HOW MANY emails i've gotten requesting to know WHERE I got my HOPE t-shirt I had on at the airport in my last post:

So, here you go...It came from: They are an agci family from Florida selling their tshirts to raise money for their adoption...go check it out...I LOVE IT!!!

8. I also have a sweet reader that has been following along on our journey for quite a while!! She has a huge heart for adoption and I can't wait to see WHERE God takes her!! She doesn't quite know WHERE she is going to adopt from (domestically or internationally), but she is starting to raise the funds either way!! I just received her shirt in the mail:
And the back of the shirt has "I will not leave you as orphans..I will come to you. John 14:18" You can find this shirt, if interested, at Thank you Tara for my shirt and THANK YOU for your sweet card too...there really are a lot of nice people in this world!!

9. is another GREAT Gotcha Day moment from a local AGCI family I follow...This video is out to celebrate their ONE YEAR HOME!!! Enjoy!!!

Ok, so that's all the energy I have for the night....Stay tuned for my next post as we WELCOME the Mihnovich Family home with their new sibling group of 4 from Ethiopia!! And, in case you've missed Tracy's awesome can check them out at I love this family and can't wait to welcome them home tomorrow night!! :) Happy Monday to you all!! kj

MARCH 1, 2010*
“It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade." Mark 4:31-32

Do your Hear His Hope? What barriers do you experience that keep you from growing spiritually? How can those barriers be removed so that growth can freely take place?

O God, you are the Father of all humanity and the creator of all that exists. Stretch our faith and trust in you that we may branch out and become all you hope for us to be. AMEN

-Greg Weyrauch, Journeying Through Lent with Mark


  1. i LOVE all the products you tell us about! Thanks so much! I love how we can all help each other through our adoptions!

    If you would like to sometime in your blog...would you mind mentioning our t-shirt we just made. we are just now taking orders for our adoption t-shirts! They can go to my blog to see what they look like and here is a link to a post on them

    Thanks so much girl!

  2. Awesome Kristi! Love me some adoption t-shirts!!!! I will have to check out those sites.....Oooohhh and we are selling coffee on my blog to fund our adoption - coffee lovers can go check it out!

  3. Thanks so much for posting all the info!!!

  4. You are the t-shirt queen!!! Someday you will have to hang them all up and take a picture for us to see your collection! Thanks for sharing so many awesome links with us. The ripple effect is what's changing the world! :)

  5. So many amazing people doing AMAZING things for children. It is soooooo wonderful to see. Thanks for the shout out ;) Helping children and babies find their families one kiddo at a time is what makes us tick. Its a good thing :)

  6. LOVE the shout outs! And i think I told you about Heath a while back - young girl in tanzania. Well, will you check out
    the events page has shirts for sale to help her ministry to the orphans that she works with.

  7. I will have to check out some of those really neat tshirts. :)
    I just love adoption anything. :) Thanks for sharing!

  8. thanks for taking the time to blog. I really enjoy your blog and all that you are doing for orphans everywhere!!!!

  9. Thanks for the info on the t-shirts, I'll have to get me one. I really enjoy your blog, I've watched your gotcha day video seperately with my kids and I cry every time. Your little Ethiopian princess is gorgeous, all your kiddos are.

  10. This is great stuff! thanks for taking the time to share!

  11. Hi Kristi,
    You don't know me, but I have been following your blog since you were on the wait list to bring LL home! A dear friend of mine is adopting two girls with Down Syndrome from the Ukraine. She already has 7 children (some with special needs) of her own. She has been trying very hard to raise funds for her girls' adoptions & is putting it all the hands of God. I shared your site with her for encouragement and I wanted to share her site with you and your readers in case there was anyone that would be willing to offer her advice and/or guidance.

    God Bless!


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