Read-a-Thon 2017 is Right Around the Corner! Register TODAY!

Third time’s a charm…isn’t that what they say?!?! It would be amazing if this year we brought in the (hopefully) last bit of money we need to raise, wouldn’t it? Praise the Lord, we had much success with our 2015 and 2016 Read-a-Thons and we’re excited to kick off again! We have so much fun with this and we hope you can join us!

Dear Family, Friends and Fellow Book Lovers,

In honor of Read Across America Day and in support of adoption, let’s get reading! By participating in this Read-a-Thon during the month of March, your family will help give the gift of a forever family to an orphan. Proceeds raised through this Read-a-Thon will enable us to pay for fees and travel expenses for our upcoming adoption.

Read-a-Thons are a fantastic way to reinforce good reading habits in your family. Start them young and never stop! Young and old alike are encouraged to take part!

Please use the form below to register. Then, click the link below to download the Read-A-Thon Kit which contains everything you need to know as well as the forms necessary to begin acquiring pledges. Let me know if you have any questions! Please feel free to share this post. The more the merrier. Happy Reading!

If you don’t want to participate as a reader, we’d love for you to consider sponsoring our children. They love doing something to help raise money for adoption and they are crazy-amazing readers!  Contact me if you’d like to help in this way!

Here’s everything you need to know: download and print this Read-A-Thon Kit.

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Thanks for joining us!

 

Read-a-Thon 2016 is Right Around the Corner!

We’re doing this again!! We had much success with our Read-a-Thon last March and we’re excited to kick off again!

Dear Family, Friends and Fellow Book Lovers,

In honor of Read Across America Day and in support of adoption, let’s get reading! By participating in this Read-a-Thon during the month of March, your family will help give the gift of a forever family to an orphan. Proceeds raised through this Read-a-Thon will enable us to pay for fees and travel expenses for our upcoming adoption.

Read-a-Thons are a fantastic way to reinforce good reading habits in your family. Start them young and never stop! Young and old alike are encouraged to take part!

BW Cody and LillyannaBW AllieBW EthanPlease register below to participate. Then, click the link below to download the Read-A-Thon Kit which contains everything you need to know as well as the forms necessary to begin acquiring pledges. Let me know if you have any questions! Please feel free to share this post. The more the merrier. Happy Reading!

If you don’t want to participate as a reader, we’d love for you to consider sponsoring our children. They are so excited about doing something to help raise money for adoption! Contact me if you’d like to help in this way!

Here’s everything you need to know!
Download and print this Read-A-Thon Kit.

BW Lillyanna Reading

Read-A-Thon UPDATE!

We had so much fun with the Read-A-Thon in March! Thank you so much to all who participated…both sponsors and readers. You guys blew us away!

Photo May 01, 11 49 59 AMNothing thrills my heart like children with their noses in books! That, combined with supporting adoption, has me over the moon.

Photo Mar 29, 9 37 39 PMWe are excited to announce that the Read-A-Thon raised $3,025.05!! Isn’t God so good to provide for this adoption in this super fun way?!?!

Celebrate Read Across America Day and Join Our Read-A-Thon Fundraiser!

Dear Family, Friends and Fellow Book Lovers,

In honor of Read Across America Day and in support of adoption, let’s get reading! By participating in this Read-a-Thon during the month of March, your family will help give the gift of a forever family to an orphan. Proceeds raised through this Read-a-Thon will enable us to pay for fees and travel expenses for our upcoming adoption.

Read-a-Thons are a fantastic way to reinforce good reading habits in your family. Start them young and never stop! Young and old alike are encouraged to take part!

BW Cody and LillyannaBW AllieBW EthanPlease register below to participate. Then, click the link below to download the Read-A-Thon Kit which contains everything you need to know as well as the forms necessary to begin acquiring pledges. Let me know if you have any questions! Please feel free to share this post. The more the merrier. Happy Reading!

Here’s everything you need to know!
Download and print this Read-A-Thon Kit.

BW Lillyanna Reading

Week In Review ~ February 1

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The weather was really mild at the beginning of the week so Ben and the boys worked on their backyard  fort. A friend of ours generously gave the boys several boards to use and they were thrilled!

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Lately this girl has been LOVING listening to her Beginner’s Bible on CD. Since she can’t read very well yet, she spends a lot of time just sitting on her bed, looking at the pictures and listening.

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My sweet husband has worked very diligently on adoption paperwork this week. Things are progressing faster than we thought and we should be able to submit our dossier VERY soon! Praise God!

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Cody wanted to make pumpkin bread this week. He did and it was delicious!

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For date day, these two went ice skating. I’m not sure who loved it more. 🙂

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I think her love language is “Reading Aloud” and I think Cody is her favorite. 🙂

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Hehe! Farm animal sounds. 🙂

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It takes a lot to get this guy down. He’s fighting a bad cold.

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Daddy and the girls stayed home from church Wednesday night. The boys were excited to visit the James General Store where Mr. Stache gave them mustaches!

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Ugh. This was taken early Thursday morning after I found her in her bed with her diaper off. I’ll spare you the details. She sure does make it pretty difficult to stay mad at her though. 🙂

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Since we were all tired from rough nights of sleep and fighting colds, we took Thursday off school and spent time with stickers, baby dolls and our new game, Bohnanza. We’ve borrowed it, and it’s a family favorite, so we were excited to get our own!

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Her other favorite thing to play with besides books. 🙂 She LOVES her babies!

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They discovered the concordance!

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Science was taught by my lovely sister this week. Our experiment had us measuring lung capacity.

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The experiment turned out to be a disaster and quite soggy. 😦 We had some good laughs though!

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On Saturday, our kids spent the day with my sister’s family so we could take an all-day membership class at our church. We LOVED the class and are so thankful for our church! We got to go grocery shopping and have dinner together before picking the kids up for bed. It was a wonderful date day!

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On Sunday we woke up to quite a bit of snow and it kept coming!

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The weather didn’t stop us from going to a super bowl party!

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This is what the Super Bowl is all about, right?!?!

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It’s such a joy to have my oldest sister living close by these days. We enjoyed chatting (even though with 8 kids there are LOTS of interruptions), playing Bananagrams and she spoiled me with this delicious latte. So thankful for her!