Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Puzzle Is Finished!

Back in June, we started an adoption puzzle fundraiser after having many family and friends asking how they could help with our adoption.  One BIG obstacle with adoption can be finances.  So, we purchased a 300 piece puzzle and asked that each piece be sponsored for $5 per piece.  On each puzzle piece, we'd write the name of the person who sponsored the piece.  After it was completed, the plan was to frame the puzzle and hang it in our future son or daughter's room.  Remember, we started this puzzle fundraiser before we even knew about Kate!

We have been overwhelmed at the amount of support from family, friends, and even people that we didn't know!  We weren't sure how this would go and really just hoped that one day we'd be able to finish the puzzle.  Well, it was finished a few months ago and we finally got it framed and hung in Kate's room!! 



And, because I never posted any pictures of Kate's finished nursery, here are a couple more...




And the cutie who the adoption puzzle fundraiser was for...



15 comments:

  1. I love the puzzle idea! And it looks super cute hanging in her room.
    I have that same verse over our baby's bed too! It is so very fitting!

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  2. That is such an awesome idea! I love it :-)

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  3. Couldn't help but comment and say I'm in the process of making two new bows for her. You have also inspired me to try and make a bobby pin/head band board sort of like Kate's and then I'm trying to make a necklace holder by using a peg board. When I actually get them done I'll try to remember to show you. (Don't foresee that being in the near future) Hope y'all have a great weekend!

    -rachel

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    1. Hey Rachel! It's funny that I've inspired YOU to be crafty! You can already do so much. Let me know how it turns out!

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  4. Kelley,

    I came across your blog via Kelly's Korner blog, and I have to tell you that I was captivated when reading about your adoption journey to Kate. She is a precious and very lucky little girl. Also, I saw in your header pictures that you guys went to a Braves game, so I'm assuming that you live in the Atlanta area! We live about 45 minutes north of Atlanta. I love the rarity of coming across blogs of people who live in my area. Just thought I was share what a blessing your blog was to me. God bless!

    Brooke :-)

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    1. Thanks, Brooke! We actually live a few hrs away from Atlanta but we (especially my husband) love the Braves and go to at least one game a year. I'm glad you stopped by my blog. It's nice to meet a fellow southerner! :) We're so blessed that Kate is a part of our family! :)

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  5. LOVE the puzzle! Such a great idea and a wonderful reminder of all the people who supported that sweet little girl and your family! :) Sweet!

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    1. Thank you! We really are blessed with great friends and family who supported our adoption! It was such a fun and meaningful fundraiser.

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  6. I love the idea of an adoption puzzle fundraiser. What a sweet little girl you have there. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Natasha! It was a fun fundraiser and the perfect addition to Kate's nursery. We can't believe she is almost a year old already! Adoption has been such a blessing to our family.

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  7. Such a great idea!! And so happy for you and your beautiful family!

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  8. Hi Kelley, I love your puzzle idea. My husband and I are just getting ready to start the adoption process, we are both very overwhelmed. If you have any good suggestions, I would love to hear them. By the way your baby is beautiful....We can not wait for the day to meet our future child....

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