Archive for February, 2011

Hey strangers!

Long time, no see.

I know, I know.

Maybe after this week, I will finally figure out a way to fit writing back into my schedule.

I blame the puppy.  Wouldn’t you?

Yes, she’s only 15 weeks old… and weighs roughly 35 pounds.  And usually is a total sweetheart.  Usually.  Occasionally, not so much.  😉

In the meantime, we are in fundraising central mode around here, since (in case you haven’t noticed) we are now a whopping #36 on the waiting list for our little Baby E.  We are hoping and praying that we get to see her beautiful face by the end of this year.

And while — thanks to certain folks’ amazing generosity and my husband’s ridiculously full work schedule (he took on a second job to help us get back on our feet after more than two years of pay cuts) — we have raised the first $8,500 in expenses, we still have a long way to go… about $20K to be exact.

Or approximate.  You get what I mean.

So when our dear cousin Krissy (who is also adopting a baby girl from ET!) sent this idea to me, I had to jump on it!

Without further adieu, I introduce to you:  our Just Love Coffee Store.

Here’s a little about what they do:

“In the summer of 2008, Rob Webb and his wife Emily were called to adopt from Ethiopia. After much prayer and discussion with their first two children they started their adoption journey in August 2008. During the flurry of paperwork and preparation, Rob & Emily read books not only on adoption in general, but specifically on Ethiopia. Learning that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee caught Rob’s attention, and after reading about the living conditions and wages of the average coffee farmer, he was compelled to take action. What developed through his reading and his trip to Ethiopia to unite with his daughters was a realization that he could combine his expertise and longstanding desire to roast his own coffees with his desire to help others.  Just Love Coffee Roasters was born!  Roasting Fair Trade Specialty coffees, Just Love uses proceeds to help an Ethiopian orphanage and families adopting not just from Ethiopia, but from anywhere in the world.”

Now get this:  Every bag of coffee you buy puts $5 in our adoption fund. It’s as simple as that!

You buy coffee anyway, right?  So get some great Fair Trade coffee delivered to your door and you can help us bring E home at the same time!

You can either click on the above link or the icon in my sidebar to be redirected to the store.  Thanks in advance!



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