Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night!!

Monday night was such a FUN night at Chick-Fil-A!! Us, along with the Carpenters, had a spirit night, and we received 15% of the profits from 5 to 9 pm!  We had a huge turnout, and I am so thankful for all of our family and friends that showed up!


Myla sporting her new 147 Million Orphans shirt!  She loved it and wants to wear it all the time now!


Of course, little sister couldn’t be left out!  She had a 147 Million Orphans shirt too!


Sweet girls!  I love the expression on Selah’s face….it is SO “her”!


Even the back of the shirts are cute!!  If you want one too, you can order one from my friend, Jill!


My sweet friend, Christina and her kiddos were already at the restaurant when we got there!  Selah loves Ashtin, so she immediately hopped up in her lap!


I tried to get pictures of everyone there, but after just a few pictures, my camera battery died!  So, thankfully, my mom had her camera, but after just a few pictures, her camera died too!  UGH!!  I was so upset!   The Holleys are in the picture above!  They are a sweet family in our church.  My mom taught Rodney in first grade!! 


Marni, Carter and Thomas Herrington – sweet friends with a tremendous testimony of God’s faithfulness in VERY difficult times


The Hopsons – Will, Heatherlea, Liz and Jamie…love these sweet friends!  They are such encouragers to us!


The Shaws – we were in a newlywed Sunday School class with them many moons ago at FBC Jackson.  J.D. was an attorney but went back to seminary and is now a pastor here in Oxford at Grace Bible Church.  They adopted sweet James (from here in MS) last year!  Can’t wait to spend more time with Mimi this weekend at Created for Care…a conference for adopting moms!


Anna & Brody Burns – Anna is a former athletic trainer at Ole Miss and worked with Michael, but they moved to Birmingham for 2 years for Anna to go to PA school.  Well, she graduated and they are back in Oxford!  YAY!!!


Our sweet friends, the Booths – August, Blake, Sage, Jamie and Montana.  I love this family and am so thankful for new friendships!


The Bains – Hilarie, McCord, Sam and Kevin – Thanks to Hilarie we had BEAUTIFUL posters and fliers to advertise for this night.  She is a very gifted graphic artist that is always willing to help with these projects!


More families from our church….the Moores and the Hightowers


The Boones – Laurel, Pharis, Morgan and Taylor – Laurel is my “boss” at MMO, and I am so thankful for her friendship!


The Hankins – John David, Janet, Emily, Eric and Jake – this is our pastor and his sweet family.  I am SO thankful for them! They have been so supportive and encouraging the entire time we have been in Oxford!


The Quarles and the Fields


This is Hope..she is a MIRACLE baby!  I could do a whole other post about this sweet baby, but her life is a product of God’s faithfulness to answer prayers.  She has face more medical issues than most grown people and has faced death several times.  She is doing great now and is the happiest little thing you have ever seen!


The Carpenters – Jill, Joe Hudson, Joey and Mady – this is the other family adopting that had the spirit night too!  They are adopting from South Korea.


Jill and her dad


The Williams – Ashley, Piper, Hannah, and Gunner


Our family!


Daddy and Selah (with her wild hair!)


The Turners – Molly, Caroline and Anna.  I have Caroline in my MMO class, and I just love her!

Again, I am so thankful for so much support!  After it was all said and done, we made right at $1,000!!! Praise the LORD!!!

An update is coming soon about Selah’s glasses.  They were here last night when we got home from church.  Y’all, she put them on and LOVED them!  She didn’t want to take them off to go to bed.  She kept staring at herself in the mirror and just laughing hysterically!  I am so SICK that my camera was dead because I would give anything to have her reaction on video to share with y’all.  It was PRECIOUS!!  I just hope her fondness with them continues!  Pictures to come…


Meaghan said...

Love the recap! So excited that y'all had such a great turnout and a great total! Yea, God!! :) See you in the morning!!!!!!!!!

leemeandthegirls said...

Yay! So thankful for a good turn-out for you! Praise God and see you VERY soon. :) :) :)

Colin and Jess said...

Hey! I found your blog through Meaghan's. My husband and I are adopting from Ethipia as well but are at the very beginning of the journey--JUST starting the application process. I am so excited! Can't wait to see your precious little one!