Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Our first fundraiser…

I mentioned in the adoption timeline post that this past Sunday we had our first adoption fundraiser – a concert and dessert with some friends of ours who are also hoping to adopt from Ug*nda.
We are so thankful for the businesses that donated dessert and for Bryan Oleson, the lead singer of Vota, who did an acoustic concert set for us. And for the many friends who served and especially those who gave, getting us started toward adoption. With ticket sales, my etsy sales that night, and donations, we raised our home study costs, which is the first (of many!) large expense in front of us. Praise the Lord for providing, and for sweet friends!
We’re thankful to get started with our fundraising, but it was also a really fun evening. So laid-back, the kids danced and ran around (and ate cupcakes), and (my kid at least) tried to get the microphone away from our guest performer.
My helpers (some of them, at least!)
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At the end of Bryan & Justin’s set, we were supposed to come back up front to talk again, but I was in a great conversation, and didn’t even realized they’d finished until I heard Tobin’s voice over the sound system. As soon as Bryan left his stool, Tobin hopped up there & started singing his heart out. Short stuff thinks he’s big stuff. :)