Sunday, April 29, 2012

Help Sweet Caroline Come Home!

I have finally added Sweet Caroline's Reece's Rainbow donation box onto my blog. It is at the top left hand side.

This is a picture of Caroline. Isn't she just adorable? I can't believe how big this precious girl has gotten. Her family has watched her grow up in pictures over the last couple of years. It has truly been a roller coaster ride for them. They have worked so hard to bring her home and they are FINALLY getting closer. They really could use our help.

If you are able to make a donation to their adoption I would appreciate it, they would appreciate it, Sweet Caroline would appreciate it, and Milana would too!

 Caroline is in the same orphanage that Milana lived in for the first 3 years of her life. I know she would love for yet another one of her little friends to come home!
All donations made through the donation box are tax deductible. No donation is too big or too small! Please consider helping an orphan come home to her forever family!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Crazy Hair Day & Wacky Tacky Day

Milana's school is having Spirit Week this week. So far they have had pajama day, crazy hair day, and wacky tacky day. I LOVE when my school has these kinds of fun days so I have enjoyed getting Milana ready for school!

Milana actually kept her hair in all of these pony tails the ENTIRE day! This is a miracle!

 Don't you just love the purple and black zebra pants? I have been trying to figure out when she can where them and with what. Gotta love a day where its okay to not match. (Truth be told I really don't know how to match).

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

31 Fundraiser for Sweet Caroline

Through Reece's Rainbow and the adoption process I not only got a beautiful little girl with designer jeans, but I also got a lot more! I have these new amazing friends who are really much more like family to me. One of those amazing friends is Sarah.

Sarah and I became friends in the summer of 2010 as I was heading over the Atlantic Ocean to meet Milana. We chatted while I was in Ukraine, we chatted when I got home from Ukraine, and we chat pretty much every day of the week.

If you don't know Sarah's story I am going to try to give you the short version. Sarah and her husband were in process to adopt Sweet Caroline in the Summer of 2010. They had a long process as they also had to wait for their little girl to become available. In the Summer of 2011 their dossier was in Ukraine and waiting. Unfortunately they never received their travel date because the laws changed and Caroline was no longer available for adoption.

To say that this was a difficult and sad time for Sarah and her family isn't really covering just how awful this was. I know I felt awful and I wasn't adopting Caroline. I just hurt for my sweet friend!

About 3 weeks ago (7 months after finding out they could not adopt Caroline as she was no longer available for international adoption) Sarah received a phone call from the amazing State Side Helper Nancy who told her that the laws had changed and Caroline WAS available yet again!!! So Sarah got her paperwork updated and/or redone. She had it done in an amazing 8 days - and I thought getting my stuff done in 2 months was good - JEESH!!!

Sarah is now waiting for her documents to be approved, submitted, and to get a travel date. I really want more than anything to help her raise the money she needs for her adoption. In order to do that I am having a 31 fundraiser (I am a consultant) and am going to donate the proceeds to Sarah's adoption fund.

I would love it if you would help out by ordering something. You can go to and click on place an order and you can begin shopping. Or if you would like to donate directly to their FSP you can go to Either way I would greatly appreciate any help you can give them.

Oh and if you like purses for every $31 you spend all purses are 1/2 off. Thank you so much for your help!