Monday, April 18, 2011

WOWEE!!!! POUR On The GREAT News!!!!!

There are SOOOOOOOO many things to be grateful for right now, I don't even know WHERE to start.  I guess I'll start here!!!

TODAY marks the ONE MONTH count down until we hop on that plane to meet our sweetie!  (I don't know why our count down on the top of the page doesn't agree...  Whatevs!!  We leave on May 18th which is one month from TODAY!)  I can't tell you how elated we are to have that trip coming on so quickly (and yet SOO far away..don't get me started on that).  Fortunately, this past weekend was our LAST free weekend until we leave.  Next week we have Easter plans, then I have a baby shower, then it's Mother's Day weekend (and possibly ANOTHER baby shower), and then that last weekend is only 3 days before we leave...so I think we'll be PACKING!!!!  Ahhhh!!!!!!  Even though a month from now FEELS like an eternity, I know time will pass quickly.  So YAY!!!

SECOND piece of good news is that our friends Chad and Tarah are in Ethiopia RIGHT NOW picking up their little L & M to bring them HOME!  Last night, Tarah got to meet OUR little T and send lots of love her way....so of course NOW I am looking forward to pictures and video of our little sweetie once Tarah makes it home. =D  You should DEFINITELY go check out their blog and congratulate them =)

THIRD piece of good news is that I have tallied up all the entries for my Ordinary Hero GIVEAWAY and picked a WINNER!!!!  There were 32 total entries (WOW!) for this awesome freebie....THANK YOU to everyone who entered!!!  So fun to be able to give something back - you all give SO much to me in prayers and encouragement and even in fundraising!!!  Love it!!!!  So I cut paper into evenly sized little pieces (and threw away any crooked or torn ones...just to make it EXTRA fair!!!) and wrote each entry person's name on them...and MONKEY was SUPER DUPER excited to help me choose a winner!!!  (Just ask Brittney, who was on the phone with me as Monks was pulling the bowl off the counter and tossing names on the floor just for fun!!! =)
Monkey mixin' up the names (after I did a bazillion times, of course)!

Pickin', pickin'!

"This one mama!"


Congratulations Rhaut @ Just Love Orphans!!!!  
I will be contacting you shortly to get your address!!! =)

Our winner is a HUGE supporter of Ordinary Hero and has even met the founder herself!  I think that's pretty awesome that after all she's given to help raise awareness for this amazing ministry (and even served in Africa with Project 61 and visiting orphanges) that she gets an amazing freebie like this!!!  Go check out her blog and be blessed!  

Thank you "Rhaut" for what you do =)  (P.S. I feel lame that I still don't know you're REAL name =)

And THEN of course Monkey wanted to get a little CRAAAAAAZY!!!!!!  He started diggin' his hands in that bowl and picked out three more names for me (but sorry, I have no more merchandise to give away =) before throwing them all over the ground!!!


Using a cloth to pick up his mess ;)  What a SILLY BOY!

One-by-one


And last but DEFINITELY not least piece of AMAZING news......................................................
.................................................IS...............................................THAT....................................................................................................................................................................
...........THANKS TO YOU.........
WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE WON THE ORDINARY HERO GRANT!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU made us the #1 SELLER!!!!!

From Wednesday through Sunday you bought $1199.04 of merchandise, in which we received a commission (towards our adoption) of $479.62!!!!  That put us in the #1 spot (only $60 in sales above the next affiliate) earning us the $500 grant!!!!!  

I am BLOWN AWAY you guys!!!!!  I never actually thought it was possible for us to win that.  I thought I had already pestered the poo outta you with my shirts and headbands and that YOU had felt has "done" with this whole fundraising thing as I was.  But you guys responded in an INCREDIBLE way and lit a FIRE under my butt!!!!

Our goal before this weekend was to raise another $2000 so that we can be DONE fundraising...and you guys got us almost halfway there....IN JUST ONE WEEKEND!!!  So after you get all your fun new Ordinary Hero gear...come back for MORE - because O.H. is coming out with a new SPRING LINE!!!   (And I just KNOW you are going to love their comfy clothes as much as we do!)

AHHHHHH!!!!!
THANK YOU THANK YOU
THANK YOU!!!!!

.....PHEW!  That is a lot of great news for one email.  =D


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17 comments:

Alison said...

YAY!!! Love all this GREAT NEWS!!! So excited for ya'll! And LOVE how God is providing!!

Mindy said...

Soooo awesome!!! A BIG congrats on being #1!!! So happy for you that you have almost met you goal!!!

Darcee said...

WEHOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I am TOTALLY celebrating all of your AMAZING news with yaaaaa!! I will give ya A BIG OLD SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE on Friday when I see ya! YAY Megs!!! SUPER COOL News! SOOO Happy for the Rossi Fam! ♥

Laura said...

Love good news...glad I can get some from your house today :) Congrats! So thrilled for you!

My Bigg Family said...

YAY!!!!!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!! All of it!!!!

My Bigg Family said...

YAY!!! GREAT NEWS!!!!! All of it!!!

Elle J said...

YAY!!!! So excited for all your great news!!! I have clothes for Hannah's Hope to give you before you leave - we'll need to find a way to chat offline cuz our mutual friend said she'd like to get together with us too. Maybe we can squeeze in some coffee time before you fly to ET!!! =)

4 Blessings said...

That is awesome! So happy ya'll won!
Blessings,
Amy

Leigh said...

AHHH! THAT IS AWESOME!!!! Oh my, I am so beyond excited that you won! That is great!

And I know how you feel about being so close yet so far! Come on time, huuuurrrrryyyyyy uuuppppppp! At this point I feel like the minutes are dragging.

Kristi J said...

yayyyyyy, congrats..so happy for you all...I was so excited when kelly told me who WON!! congrats again, kristi

Future Mama said...

Congrats on EVERYTHING!!!

Much love,
Future Mama
http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

Erika Reiner said...

God IS amazing!
Much to be thankful for!
Congrats on the 1 month count down!

Erika

G said...

That is AWESOME!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! LOVE all of this news. :)
~Gini :)
Oh, and super-whoo-hoo on just 1 more go-by-quickly month!!!! :)

Janet said...

YAY!!! Congratulations!

rhaut said...

Congrats on winning! That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!
Did I really win the shirt!?!?:)
I'm so excited! :)
My e-mail is hauter13@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

So happy for you guys!! Way to go!!!

Sarah said...

So happy for you!