Saturday, May 28, 2011

God's Provision and a lot to celebrate!!

I'm a little behind on posting some fun things we've done the past two weeks but wanted to quickly and temporarily post about our 6th and hopefully final HUGE garage sale we had today. (I don't keep fundraising posts up for any length of time so in case our blog gets searched by Ethiopian govt. Better safe than sorry!! I don't want to set my blog to private) We haven't done one since November so although a little rusty, it seems like we've become garage saling pros =) Of course we couldn't do it without all the wonderful people who continue to call us and ask if they can bring stuff over! We accumulated a bunch the past few months and are just so thankful for God bringing stuff to our door! We also couldn't do it with our amazing parents who helped with the girls and for my parents who come sit in the 100 degree weather to help us sell just one more thing. We are SO blessed!

It was a late every night getting it all sorted and priced since everything we were selling was new to us. Over all God blessed us with $982 and we are still working on selling a mattress set that will hopefully knock us over $1,000! All funds raised will go directly to our adoption expenses (right now it's helping us pay for our second trip)I know I say this every time but isn't that amazing? Who ever heard of such a crazy thing? Well God keeps showing up and as it's "God's will, God's bill" He is choosing to pay it with garage sales (and marathons!!) and blessing us through our efforts. I feel like we truly have it down to a bit of a science and it's prompted me to later write a post on garage sale tips. We put a TON of time into it and although exhausting, so worth it!! Just like most things - you get what you put into it.

Thank you for continuing to pray for us!! Something else to celebrate is we are in the 20's!!! We are now unofficially sitting at #29 which seems a little unreal!!

3 comments:

rachel said...

wow - so much progress since we spoke last! the 20s?! YAY!

i would love to get together sometime. we're having dan's sisters and families over next week - 8 people. they are home on furlough for awhile. but maybe the following week? email or call if you can! :)

hugs!

Amy said...

Congrats on making it in to the 20's!!!

Kimberly said...

Oh my goodness! I am so excited for you!!! I can't believe you are in the 20s!! And what a great garage sale!