Just when we thought that our plate was full in life, God dished us up some dessert!




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Monday, August 29, 2011

Ten Dollar Tuesday for the Taylor

I've been thinking. It's time to turn up the tempo on the fundraising tricks for the Taylors.

First, its time to introduce the Taylor Team:
Meet Shawn and Christie

Oldest son, Jared

The Twins...that's TWO of them.....Joseph and Jackson.

Aren't they breathtakingly attractive?

But time is ticking!



It won't be too long before it's time for their trip...

time for  tickets....

and time for travel.... 



That's terrific.....right?



Well, of course.

But, let me tell you the trouble.



Money...

Funds are trickling in at a tortoise's trot....(that is SLOW!!)

TREASURE is important and time is of the essence!


If only treasure grew on trees :(

They have tried
to tackle this trouble by turning to their trusty trooper-like friends.
They used Twitter and tons of other tricks.
They've tried tricky twists to their tumultuous fundraiser tactics.
Remember the time Christie tried tempting us into telling her the true name of her new tiny tot by posting the letters of his name?


Of course, truth be told, and the Taylors know this too, the true treasure is this tiny little tot named Jadon.
(Talk about CUTE!!)

At the age of two he's too young to know what a turn his life will soon take.

The Taylor's tale has had many twists and turns but the ending will all be terrific.

Let's turn up the heat!!!

It's your turn.
Let me tell you your task.

You might imagine, and you certainly CAN, the Taylors have tons to do to travel. Let's tell them to take time from this tumultuous task and tell them to start packing. There's other such tasks, like trying to decide what tacky gifts to get for their tot's caretakers and tending to the task of who will take care of the twins while they travel....and Jaden too! Heck it will probably take ten or so trips to Target to pack for THIS trip!

How 'bout WE take care of the rest.

Can you give $10 to the Taylors today?
That's all....
10 dollars!

Go  HERE
Click on "donate" and type in "10" in the amount total line (or more is a real treat!!!)

We need 100 people to give 10 dollars!
CAN DO!

If we don't get tons of tens on Tuesday, we'll have to be working on Wednesday at the tiresome task to get Thirty dollars on Thursday, or work furiously fast for FIFTY on Friday...oh....that sounds TERRIBLE.  Let's just try for tons of TENS on TUESDAY...please!
I'll be totally tongue tied if we don't!

This whole "10" thing....

It's not terribly time consuming or troublesome or tedious to help them get to their total. But it is tremendously appreciated. TRULY!

Just type in
"10"
right 
HERE
on their family sponsor page.

What a treat to hear Christie Taylor say "Totally Awesome.....my trusty friends, and even some acquaintances tossed us over the top of the Taylor family grant total!!!"


Wouldn't that be TERRIFIC?????

TADA!
That's all you have to do.


TTFN...ta ta for today...I mean ta ta for now!

TANK YOU!!!

PS: Would you consider Tweeting this too?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My words will do no justice.....

....I BEG you to read the words from this mother...PLEASE! She is talking about this precious girl who is 11 years old and weighs only 10 pounds!!!! Yes, 10 pounds.



http://theblessingofverity.com/2011/08/please-go-get-a-measuring-tape/

Can you do anything?


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Nice article....

 I can't say that I am thrilled about having an article written about us. But, I can say that I am fine doing it if it draws attention to some of my passions: adoptions, special needs, Down syndrome, family, and organizations that I like. This article did it well I think:

http://presspubs.com/articles/2011/08/09/shoreview_press/news/doc4e417c58bc0aa966024837.txt

I suppose I can't put a post w/o a photo or two, so here are a few from the concert that she is referring to. We had a benefit for Healing Haiti and Reece's Rainbow. The money raised, almost 25K will be divided up between the two organizations. Actually, more will go to HH b/c of the number of their attendees. Shawn Mullins performed. He was wonderful. Again, another magical evening. The rain made us move inside, but oh well, you do what you need to do. The kids and Dan and I worked hard to have it outside, but it's just what you do, right?


Shawn Mullins


Rachel and Charlie Meyer, Becky and Alina Wangerin, and Me and Stas (with cake on his face!)




Cutie Pie Stas!  Referred to every so kindly recently as the Stasinator!!!!!

Maggie raised $347 selling bowls that the girls made and some sweet little bottle cap magnets that a friend, Sophie W. donated....THANKS Sophie!