Thursday, April 25, 2013

Photo Session

I can often be seen in or around our yard searching for good spots to take pictures of our Minus 1 Project (-1) gear.  

Sometimes it pays to be mommy's little helper. :)

Don't forget to order your "got love? adopt." Tervis tumbler soon.
We only have the 16 oz. (with or without handle) left.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Minus 1 Project (-1) Package Disclaimers

We are so excited about how our Minus 1 Project (-1) fundraising site is growing.  We have plans to add several new designs and items over the summer.  The past week our house has been busy trying to ship out our new "adoption is..." t-shirts.  As you can see our living room has turned into the distribution center:

We always enjoy delivery day and a good photobomb, too. :)

When a shipment arrives we do our best to package and ship it out the next day because we know many of you have waited several weeks.  We now have this design in stock and can ship right away, hint, hint. :)

Disclaimer 1:  I enlisted two helpers for this last shipment.  Actually, not sure if they were enlisted or they just insisted to help.  Here they are pictured next to their packages holding a Minus 1 Project (-1) car decal and magnet.  The magnet is free with every purchase, the decal is not.  Can you see where I am going with this?  I placed them side by side on the table.  One of my adorable helpers' jobs were to place a magnet in each package before sealing them up.  And only afterwards was I informed that one or both of the girls had confused the magnets with the car decals.  Therefore if your newest package arrives with a free car decal, thank my helpers. :)

Disclaimer 2:  Packages from Minus 1 Project (-1) do not contain oatmeal, running shoes or items from GameStop.  They do not need to be refrigerated.  We do, however, need to consider purchasing some boxes with "got love? adopt.", "Adopt on!" or "Adoption = (-1) Orphan so we can share the adoption message throughout the postal service and neighborhoods. :)

Reminder:  Mother's day is just around the corner.  Be sure to get your order in soon so we can ensure deliver in time for your special day.

And don't forget your opportunity to support Little Flower Project in China with the purchase of a Mother Teresa quote tee, available with the adoption message or without.

Order from Minus 1 Project (-1) today.

Monday, April 15, 2013

One year ago...

I took the walk of a lifetime from the offices at SWS back to our hotel, with our newest family happily strapped to my front.

It has been a fantastic year for our family.  Carson has brought so much joy and laughter and togetherness into our home.  He is a wild little guy who keeps us on our toes!  We celebrated family style by having homemade pizza on the porch for dinner:
(I stood at the kitchen sink window and just watched.  I was seriously overcome by thankfulness that I get to be a part of this family...what a privilege to be the wife and mom to this crew.)

After dinner we had a fire in the fire pit for s'mores:

We finished the night with a movie on the screened in porch.  The weather was perfect!

Family times like this evening remind me of the true beauty that adoption brings.  Obviously, in order for an adoption to be needed, there has been a tragedy.  There has and always will be that loss but the Lord grants redemption and gain upon gain when we follow His example and grow our family through adoption.  His plan of adoption brings love, belonging, inheritance, redemption and a legacy.

Adopt on!