Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We have a WINNER of the 200th POPPY DIP dress!!

We have a winner!! Mrs. Janet Yancey!! She ordered 2 dresses -- one in 'apple flower brown' and one in 'targets'!! and so will get another of her choice free---she is still deciding on her fabric choice for the 200th dress!! I hope to get pictures of her and her 2 little granddaughters as soon as they are wearing their POPPY DIPS!! thank you Mrs. Yancey!!

Off to do more PAPERWORK!!


Off to do paperwork for the county and state level certifications!! Have the handy dandy YELLOW folder...the same one that I used to cart everything around with Esther's and Solomon's adoption paper chasing!! Almost done!! Hope to send our dossier to our agency by the end of this week..........then of course more waiting!! Our Father knows and is preparing the perfect little one for our family!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

All present with the HEART for ADOPTION!!


What a night!! Our family attended the benefit concert by Point of Grace for this family--the Oatsvall Family!! It was such fun to see SO many children in forever families from ALL over the world.... and many on that journey to bring a child home!!
Point of Grace with their powerful voices and message of truth through song!
Montie got a quick chance to hold sweet Lucy Lane!! home with her forever family a little over one week!! Her story has been one I've so enjoyed following.... and getting to know through our African Fellowship Group....
Little Levi had a slip in the 'muck' and had to strip his pants!! Another sweet family we are getting to know through our African Fellowship Group...
'Blogger' friends!! this was such fun to put a face with the many blogs that I follow!! All with a HEART for ADOPTION!!
Adeline with our friends' China Doll!!
Our Solly loves 'Cam-Cam'!!
Adeline modeling one of the cute hats sold to help with the Oatsvall Adoption Fund !!

not sure why it was there----but Esther had fun posing with "her 'e' "!!
my brother Tim ...Uncle Tim gets to help entertain Solomon (and Esther!!)
our family with our dear friends Marilyn and Cambre!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Matching POPPY DIP dresses

"We LOVE our Poppy Dip dresses! They are beautifully made and were shipped so quickly. My three year old said, "Mommy, it's beautiful!" when I showed it to her. Thank you!!! "

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Firefly Fine Arts Festival

Firefly Fine Arts Festival
(click on for more info as it is today and tomorrow too!)

walking in...
listening and dancing to Farmer Jason!!
a little boy was there with his guitar... Esther and Solomon 'wanted' it and did manage to talk him into letting them hold it!! I had to intervene so he could have it back!!
colored tongues!!
A cool treat!!
some more dancin'
sliding fun
tunes on the way home!

It was VERY HOT and sweat a lot we did!! But a family that sweats together, stays together --right!?!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

New Beds--Silly Glasses--New Shirts!!

We are in the process of 'fixing' Esther's room and finishing up our addition........so I made a request to the most AMAZING carpenter in the world- Montie-my very own!!-- who can build ANYTHING!!--- to make Esther a dolly bed..... He brought this cute crib home today....... Esther promptly lined her babies up in the crib... 'just like the orphanage' she said!!
I can't wait to show photos of ALL the furniture in her room (once it's painted and finished) that HER DADDY has made (well he's made almost ALL of our furniture in our house!!)..... We're SO blessed!!


He also made Tink a bed!! He builds the most fun furniture out of junk!! take a look... Silo Studios sells his creations on Studio Thursdays --open to the public!! Shawn is a very talented artist as well that has her art for sale and also adding/creating touches to the furniture.... (and is a dear friend!!)........ This is an adventure in itself--visiting the amazing silo house that Montie built!! Remember I said he is "the most AMAZING carpenter in the world"!!
click on Silo Studios and click on Studio Thursdays up above

on a different note....

Our boys in their silly glasses....... When Montie and I had the privilege of going to Ethiopia in 2004 to help on a medical mission team with some of our friends there in Addis Ababa--- Montie was busy building the 'shintabet' (outhouse/bathroom) and I helped to entertain the children while they waited for literally hours with their mamas to be seen by the medical team --as neither Montie or myself are in the category of 'medical'!! I made hundreds of these silly glasses as the children just LOVED them!! What a blessed memory this stirred in me, when we pulled out the pipe cleaners today for some fun!!

Esther and Solomon love their name shirts!! 'Rebekah' is sewing them for their adoption (and I can't do applique sewing!!) click on 'Rebekah' above and click on 'shop'!!
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Remember the contest !! POPPY DIP dress #'s are climbing!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wearing POPPY DIP while sewing POPPY DIP with Mommy!!

Just a little reminder about the contest.... we're almost there!! as posted before...

"Sewing POPPY DIP dresses is one way we are adding funds to our 'adoption fund'........ So beginning in May, I started sewing....and sewing... and sewing.... and sewing.... and have almost hit the 200th dress!! The Lord has provided abundantly!! A POPPY DIP dress order brings to our fund about 1/2 of the cost after paying for the notions/fabric....but regardless, I am thankful for the orders!!

YES-- I did say almost
200 dresses!!
Right now I have sewn ?#!? dresses... so here is the contest....

Whomever orders dress # 199 will get a second dress FREE!! --- of course your choice of size and fabric!! click on the pages up at the top for options ('home'- 'faq'-fabrics'....)
Start shopping for your little girl...for a friend... a baby gift... for a school uniform... and for FUN!!"

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ladybugs n Flowers!!

"...we LOVE this dress! As you can see, it's great for a walk in town, in the woods, or playing in the creek!"

"Esther was SO thrilled when her dresses arrived! Couldn't believe how quickly they came! They are beautiful, fit perfectly (with a bit of room to grow), and we couldn't be more pleased -- except if you made skirts/shirts for moms!!! We're sure you'll be hearing from us again!"

Monday, June 22, 2009

Adoption Update...POPPY DIP CONTEST!!

Our family of 7--waiting for number 8-- knowing and trusting the Lord for His perfect timing of bringing our new one home from Ethiopia......

Well ONWARD TO ETHIOPIA... to fill you in click on previous post .... We are again on the journey back to Ethiopia... back to the wild paper chase of the many documents for our dossier .... filing our immigration.... and then as many of you know... more waiting, waiting, and waiting. The Lord has His perfect plan and reasons why our path has had 'detours' ... He has chosen just the child to place in our family....

With that said... HOW ABOUT A CONTEST!!! Sewing POPPY DIP dresses is one way we are adding funds to our 'adoption fund'........ So beginning in May, I started sewing....and sewing... and sewing.... and sewing.... and have almost hit the 200th dress!! The Lord has provided abundantly!! A POPPY DIP dress order brings to our fund about 1/2 of the cost after paying for the notions/fabric....but regardless, I am thankful for the orders!!

YES-- I did say almost
200 dresses!!
Right now I have sewn 187 dresses... so here is the contest....

Whomever orders dress # 199 will get a second dress FREE!! --- of course your choice of size and fabric!! click on the pages up at the top for options ('home'- 'faq'-fabrics'....)
Start shopping for your little girl...for a friend... a baby gift... for a school uniform... and for FUN!!

Lucy Lane HOME!!


Little Lucy Lane is home to be with her sissies in their matching POPPY DIPS!! Don't they look adorable!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Solomon loves Owls!!


Solomon (actually all of our kids when they were little!) has this fascination with OWLS!! So his Daddy got a decoy --although it is missing an eye!!-- and little Solomon carries it around like his baby! The funny things kids do!!?!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Mermaid Maribel and Mermaid Marrisa

they LOVE their dresses!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Just Relaxin'


Just a Lazy Summer day!! meet 'Tink' our Boston.... she just loves to kick em up and rest on these HOT and HUMID ones!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Olivia is back!!


Olivia likes to look at the "dress shop on the computer"!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Shaohannah and Stevey Joy!!

Such a blessing to sew for these sweet girls........love their Daddy's music!!..admire their familys' FAITH!! and powerful witness for Jesus Christ... appreciate all the help SHOW HOPE has helped us to bring our Solomon and Esther home!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sea Beauties!!

Annie Mae and Esther!! little mermaid girls!!

Silly Girls!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Chloe in CaRnIVaL BLooM!



"I would also like to thank you for the beautiful dress that you made for Chloe. It looked perfect on my little Guatemalan Princessa. I only wished you made clothes for little boys too."

Monday, June 8, 2009

Today is Esther's 3rd GOTCHA DAY!!!

Meeting our little Esther in Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA on JUNE 8, 2006!!

Home at last--June '06....celebrating 1st BIRTHDAY--Nov '06!!
little love
Celebrating Esther's 2nd BIRTHDAY--Nov '07!!!

Esther's 2nd GOTCHA DAY 2008!!

Esther on her 3rd BIRTHDAY--Nov '08!!


Today, JUNE 8, 2009 we celebrated Esther Yordanos's 3rd GOTCHA DAY!!
We LOVE LOVE LOVE you so much Esther!!