Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ipad Mini Giveaway!!!

We are getting to a place with our adoption where we really need to start kicking our fundraising into high gear. Our HS is just about finished which means the next step will be to send our USCIS application in (once the homestudy is complete). Once we get our USCIS approval we will have to get more fingerprints done. When we have final approval we can send our dossier to Danny and Riley's country. (These are not their real names).

In order to raise funds we decided that perhaps an Ipad Mini Giveaway might be fun. I have a brand new unopened Ipad mini (white) 16 gb with wifi  just waiting to be sent to the lucky winner.

Here's how you can enter. Simply go to our fsp or click the picture of Danny at the top right of this blog. It will bring you directly to our fsp. Your donations made through our fsp are tax deductible.

You will receive the following number of entries:





$500 = 200

$1000 = 500

Sharing=FREE entry!!! The more you share, the more entries you will receive!!

Sharing on FB, Twitter or your blog will get you an entry. Just leave a comment below telling where you shared this fundraiser and your name will be entered.

This giveaway will end on May 4, 2013.

Thank you so much for your support! We really appreciate it! 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Today Was A Good Day

Today was a really fun day. We went to the mall to meet Lauren Potter from Glee. While there we figured we had to go to the Disney Store because...well we were at the mall and the Disney Store is fun. So we get to the Disney Store just as they are opening it up. The two women working there come up to us and ask the girls if they want to open the store.
 It was really cute! The ladies asked the girls if they knew any magic words. They tried all the magic words they could think of Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, Please, Thank you, etc. Finally they tried "Let the magic begin" and the store opened up. They all really loved it. They gave Milana a lanyard with Mickey Mouse on it.
 When we first got to the mall we waited patiently to meet Lauren Potter from Glee. Milana of course upon hearing that we were meeting someone from Glee started signing "Glee!" She kept asking to sing kareoke. (Milana is the only one in the house who will play Glee Kareoke with me. If Karissa stops by she will play it with me too).
 While waiting our turn to meet Lauren a really sweet woman told me that Milana reminded her of Lauren when she was little. Turns out that sweet woman was Lauren's Mom. I got to tell her a little bit of Milana's story - that she was adopted from Ukraine 2 1/2 years ago. I told her about our upcoming adoption. It was pretty neat. I really wished I could have talked with her more.
 When Milana walked towards Lauren the first thing she said was "Ohhhh!!!! She is so adorable!!" I love the way Milana and Lauren would look at each other. Lauren's mother told us to remember this moment when Milana is on tv! Milana certainly has the personality for all of that!
It truly was an amazing day. It was great to get to meet a tv star. It was even greater to meet at tv star who just happens to rock the same extra designer gene as my little Mila! Makes me realize that all the advocating that we have done for her in the 2 1/2 years since she has been home is more than worth it. She can and will do whatever she puts her mind to - oh wait...she already does that :)

On another note...we are working on the details of our ipad mini give away. Hoping to have a post up on that in the next couple of days. We would love your prayers and any support you are able to give - whether it be donating, sharing, etc. Thank you so much!