Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Ideas... #1

Well, how are you doing with your Christmas shopping??? Since I'm done, see, I told you I'd be done by Thanksgiving :), I thought I'd take some time to share one or two GREAT ideas for Christmas gifts. These gifts will not only give your loved ones a gorgoeus, special, wonderful, precious gift, but will also incredibly benefit others as well.

For today, why not start with an organization near and dear to my heart... Project Hopeful. Project Hopeful does many many things to try to unite HIV+ children from around the world with forever families. One day, hopefully they'll be helping me as well! :) You never know! And as I've had the opportunity to meet many of the people behind Project Hopeful in real life, on facebook, and through our blogs, I know this is an extremely worthy cause and a great way to spend money this holiday season! check out some of the wonderful items at their store which will help this strong organization do even more than they are already doing!



Wouldn't you or your loved ones on your Christmas list look stunning in this tshirt!? I think so! (Hint hint - I'd LOVE one!)

1 comments:

Sara said...

I just got caught up on all your posts. I have been a bad bloggy buddy lately to everyone! I love this shirt, by the way. Way cool.

I also love your new cute. It rocks!

I just had to comment on Braeden's preoccupation with death. I was preoccupied with death from about the time I was 5 until I was around 10 or 11. When I was five, I used to think about how I was the youngest of 5 kids, so my parents would die and then my siblings, and then I'd be all alone. I would cry and worry about everything--right down to the house catching on fire.

My Noah seems to be slightly on that track, as well. It's hard because I think I still have some issues with death, and so answering Noah's questions without giving my own fears away can be tricky. I feel for you.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!


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