Monday, June 1, 2009

And the winner is. . . . .







TIANA FRAZE!!!




Tiana has been a good friend of ours since our college days and she has been one of our biggest cheerleaders over the past few years. Her love, support and encouragement has lifted us up and carried us through so many of our adventures. We are so excited that we are finally able to give something back! Congratulations Tiana!

To say that we are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support that we have received over the past few weeks would be an understatement. We are truly humbled by the number of people who have reached out in support of our efforts to bring our girls home and we appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. For those who have been through the process of adoption, you know just how long and difficult the road to bringing a child home can be. If it were not for the love and support of our amazing family and friends I cannot even begin to imagine how much longer and more difficult the road would seem. We thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts.

Our goal for this giveaway was to raise enough money to file our immigration approval paperwork (I-800A). The total cost to file that paperwork and complete the required fingerprinting is $830. We are humbled to announce that we not only met that goal, but exceeded it, raising $950. Again, we thank each and every one of you who contributed to our adoption fund and who helped to spread the word and we give thanks to our loving Father in Heaven for blessing us with such wonderful and supportive family and friends!

11 comments:

Charity Brown said...

I am so glad you guys were able to exceed your goal! Your family is so deserving of this! Congrats!

Tracy said...

Whoo hoo! Love the video of the drawing. It was like watching the Ohio Lottery drawings!! :)

Valerie said...

I personally enjoy the look on my face in the first frame of the video. It makes me laugh every time I see it!

We had so much fun doing this drawing! You could almost taste the anticipation today and Maren was so excited to pick a winner!

Manda said...

Hurray for Tiana and Hurray for you all!!

Jill said...

Great give-away! Best of luck on this journey!

mom 2 many said...

YAY! Glad you were able to raise the funds needed for that pesky immigration approval!!

Blessings,
Carla

Stacey Kirchner said...

That's AWESOME! Totally didn't see the Ipod post until just now. Go me! Congrats on raising all the money you need!

DeAnna said...

Yay! Congratulations guys! And Congratulations, Tiana! I think it's especially cool because I know Tiana, too. :) Good luck with everything. We're praying for you. :)

~DeAnna

Loya said...

Glad we could be apart of this. It was fun. If you ever want to do another drawing I would love to donate some Arbonne stuff. Maybe a few baby sets or gift cert. Happy to hear you exceeded your goal! We love you guys!

Tiana said...

Wahoo for winning but it's so more important that you got so many people to donate and exceeded your goal! I am so happy for you guys!!

Molly C said...

Hey, I was wondering if there were any online groups related to arthrogryposis. I know one of your boys has it. I'm advocating for Aaron from reeces rainbow to find his forever family, and he has arthrogryposis. He's such a gorgeous one, and I really think he has his family out there! I was wondering how I could spread the word, and hoping there were some online communities.

Thanks!! and feel free to email me at roneydapony@aol.com