Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Here it is....More Precious Than Gold!!

We have decided to start another fundraiser. This fundraiser will continue until we bring Brian home.  There are companies that are looking for GOLD to buy, you know the stuff most of us have laying around, broken chains and other damaged pieces...or simply stuff we don't care for any more. We are asking friends and family and those that are following our journey to bring Brian home, to look for those items and send them to us, we then will send them in to one a company that will mail us a check and those funds we recieve will be used to help us bring Brian home. So if you have any items that you would like to donate, please send me a message and I will give you our address so you can send them to us. Thank you to all who have helped us so far and to those willing to help and where would we be without our prayer warriors, we praise God for all of you. Brian is More Precious than Gold!

Monday, December 20, 2010

More Precious Than Gold~~~~

   Well, I have not posted much lately other than Auction stuff, so it seems like I have been on here a lot, but I know that it has been awhile since I have posted anything. Our Homestudy is just about finished, and we are well on our way working on our Dossier. We are on pace to have our Dossier finished and ready to go in Feb!! Christmas has been somewhat difficult....having a little boy that we all love dearly in an orphanage in Eastern Europe...makes it hard for all. We are enjoying family and Christmas is a wonderful time of celebrating the birth of Christ, it is a time with family and friends.... but part of our hearts are in Eastern Europe. My children realized recently...that there is no tree for little Brian, no gifts...he is not with his forever family and it was touching and hard. We love him so much!! We pray for him often and pray that we will be able to get there to bring him home. God is so good and He is faithful! God has changed each member of this family, through this adoption journey. It has been good to see God working in our lives...each day we are reminded that God is in control.
   Our first blog auction has ended, we learned a lot... we know how to do things better next time around, actually...we were trying to decide if we were going to do another one...but Items are starting to be promised to us for our next auction, so we probably will do one more. We are still selling Lasagna...and that is going well, we will be adding other items as well, BBQ beef and dessert item/s hopfully. I have a friend who will be making necklaces for us to sell and...we are doing a "MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD" fundraiser. I will add a blog post about that tomorrow. A friend from Reece's Rainbow is doing the same fundraiser and shared the we are doing the same. We think that it will be several different fundraisers that will help us raise the money to bring Brian it means more work and one busy mom.....and that is okay...our little BRIAN is WORTH IT!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Winners are...........

Blanket------Kristy L. $20-
Joy Picture-----WV. $5-
JOY Letters---Becky H. $5-
Hooded Towels---Charrissa B. $26-
"The Open Door"  Book---Mary M. $35-
Baby Hat----Marlene $5-
Necklace---R.N. $10-
Merry Christmas book set---Brady B. $1-
1st Set of Flowers---V.B. $3-
Hair Bows----Tammy $5-
2nd Set of Flowers---Maribeth $10-
Chinese Trinket---V.B. $5-
Photo Shoot---V.B. $20-
Gift Wrapping Service---Bryan B. $25-
Bracelet---Maribeth $20-
3rd Set of Flowers--- W.V. $10-
4th Set of Flowers--- Jenn A. $10-
Mickey Mouse Glasses---Mary M. $20-
Flatware--- Sheridan $ 280-
Eagle Plate---Becky H. $10-
Remember Plate---Brady $1-
Yellow Tigger---Maribeth $15-
Lg. Orange Tigger---B.V. $10-
Sm. Orange Tigger--- *** $5-
Starbucks Bear---Sarah $2.54-
Blue Tigger---Daniel S. $5-
If you choose to pay the chip-in please put on there that it is for the Burger family. Let me know you have paid and I will get your items to you. If you are paying me...just contact me and we can make arrangements to get your items to you. Thank you all for Bidding and helping us to earn money to bring Brian home!! We are so excited!!

It is done......Will post winners soon.

We have laerned a lot with this blog auction. Next time if we do another, We need to post starting bids, also I set it so comments would go directly on here, but for some reason it kept going back to moderation which made it tough for bidders. I will get the winners and then put up the list. Thank you to all of you!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Items and 4 More Days To Go!!

Well, it is finally here, our first Blog Auction. It started Thursday the 9th of Dec. night and will run until Friday December 17th at 11:00pm. Add your bid in the comment box of the item you're bidding on. We will anounce the winners shortly after the auction ends. We have two ways winners can pay for thier item. You can pay the chip-in on my blog, that money will be fore use when we travel to bring BRIAN home, or you can pay us directly which would help us pay for the paperwork that we are working on right now to bring him home. Remember, this is all to help us bring BRIAN home .  Have fun!!
Remember, this will help us BRING BRIAN HOME!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Baby Hooded Bath Towel
I make these hooded bath towels for babies. They are big, but perfect for keeping an infant or toddler warm after a bath, and it is somtthing they can use for several years.
I will customize TWO hooded bath towels for the winner. You pick the colors you would like.
I might even try adding some embellishments!
Book "The Open Door" Donated By Charrissa B.
New Baby Hat donated by Luba B.
New Necklace Donated by Luba B.
More hair Pretties made by Melissa F.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Painted by: Molly A.  Brian captured her heart.
If you would like to see more Molly would be willing to donate something else. You can go to her website:
A Portrait Session Provided by: Daniel S.
This Bracelet was made by Rachel R.
These Hair Pretties are made by Melissa F.
These Hair Pretties made by: Melissa F.

Blog Auction is Finally Here

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Our First Blog Auction........Starts on Thursday!!

Here are a few of the items that we will have on our blog auction. Our hope is to raise some funds for our adoption of Brian. We do need some of the funds to use for putting our Dossier together. We also have the chip-in....those funds will be for traveling and fee's when we are there to get Brian. We hope some of you who win items in our auction will be able to pay us. Thank you!!

Our Fist Blog Auction....Starts Thursday!!

Here are a few of the items that we will have on our blog auction. Our hope is to raise some funds for our adoption of Brian. We do need some of the funds to use for putting our Dossier together. We also have the chip-in....those funds will be for traveling and fee's when we are there to get Brian. We hope some of you who win items in our auction will be able to pay us. Thank you!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Today is Brian's Birthday! He is 5 years old now, and at risk for being transfered to an institution. We are praying for God to soften the hearts of those in charge at his orphanage, so that they will keep him until we are able to go get him. We know that God is in control no matter what happens. We are praying for God to Protect him, to keep him safe, while he waits for us. I wish I were there right now to hug him and tell him how much we love him. We are  longing to bring him home and can't wait for the day we will tell him that we love him. This holiday season for my husband and I won't be the same, to have our little boy so far away is hard, we miss him. Next year Thanksgiving and Christmas will be so nice, to have our new blessing home with us! We do have our three children here, they all wish thier new little brother were here also.
We are trying to get all of this fundraising said than done. God put this burden on our hearts to adopt...He then lead us to Brian, we know that God will make a way. I am not sure if all of these families that are there, traveling or getting ready to travel have raised all of the money they need, but they are getting thier children...Yay!! It has been a blessing to read all of these many from Reece's Rainbow families, and to follow thier journeys, it has been an encouragement and a joy! We have been praying for these families. It has been amazing to see God at work for many of these families. Praise the Lord!!
We are still working on our first blog auction, I wanted to start it last week, but we are waiting on a couple of details, hopefully we will be starting it next week. We are also getting ready to start selling Lasangna to raise funds. We are working with a family from our church on a Nativity fundraiser...that should come together soon.
Thank you to Emily, Grace and Charrissa for being such a blessing and encouragement to me...they have been such dear friends to me...I love you all!! Also to Luba, thank you for all your help and encouragement.
Thank you also to my church family for all of your love, support and prayers, we love you all!! Well I have been busy getting things done for later today, I really need to get some rest. Please celebrate Brian's Birthday with us and pray for God to work in all of this for us. We know that our God is faithful and true and that we loves that little boy so much more than we could ever imagine. We thank God for using us to go get Brian and we desire to raise him up for God's glory!!
Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010 bring Little Brian home from E.E.

We are working hard on the paperwork for our Dossier, we are hoping to have our Dossier ready to mail the first week in February 2011. Between Paper chasing, Fundraising, Homeschooling, Taking care of our Home....and.....oh yeah....Thanksgiving and Christmas...well I am becoming one VERY busy lady! Things are going well, I have had so many people offer to help us, God is so good!! We are planning our first blog auction to start soon....We also have several other fundraisers in the works. I will post more about them later. We need to raise some of the funds for use now. I am going Friday to Olympia to get 12 documents will cost $200.00, worth every penny and so much more to bring that little man home! It will cost $100.00 to get 5 copies of our Marriage Certificate, there is definitely a need for some funds now.
The funds we raise from these first few fundraisers we will have for use on compiling our Dossier.
Most of the funds we need to raise will be for traveling to bring him home. We are praying for God's continued blessing in all of this, God is so good to us! We are so thankful that God chose us to be the ones to raise that precious young man, we don't take that lightly, we pray that God be glorified in all that we do!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

This is our little Brian, please pray that he stays at the baby house, he turns 5 this month and is at risk for being sent to an institution. We are working hard on everything so we can go get him!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Whirlwind is about to Begin......

   I feel like a marathon runner, waiting for the gun to go off and the race to begin. We have started our paper chase, but there are a few things that we can not do until the end of November. Our home study is going well, and we are working on our Dossier. I am still waiting for blog help....for Chip-ins and Buttons and a blog design. I know that those at RR who are able to help with all that, have been very busy.
   I am not very good at this blog stuff, but I will try to post more often. I am still trying to figure this out. I will be working on posting pictures and I can get this blog auction going.
   We are so thankful for some dear friends of ours who are in Eastern Europe to bring home thier little ones Matthew and Ivanna, it has been such a joy to my heart to see all of thier pictures. I find myself dreaming of that day when we get to see our little Brian! God is so good!!  Thank you to all who are "following" you are a blessing!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Our Amazing Journey Begins.....

We are in the process of adopting a little boy from EE. We have started this blog to share our amazing journey. I say amazing because we feel led by God to adopt that little boy and our God is amazing! God is good and will be with us every step of the way!! This post is short...I am a beginner at this blogging stuff, but look forward to posting about our journey often. Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, October 8, 2010

We are under construction =)

We have created this blog to share with friends and family our adoption journey, to bring little Brian home. I will write more soon! We just needed to get this going.