Tonight is our first adoption fundraiser! We have been so blessed by all the support we have received. We are looking forward to seeing friends we haven't seen in years and meeting new people! We have had so many people help make this night possible that we can't really name them all.

We want to thank all the businesses and friends who have put a basket together for the silent auction. We at first considered not even having a silent auction because we were worried we wouldn't be able to get enough donations, but we have almost 30 baskets/items to auction off tonight! We could not have done this without the help of so many people coming together for our cause.

We also want to thank all of you who reserved a table and invited people to come. Without you, this night would be nothing. We believe that we will still have a few walk-in tables, but as of right now, we have a total of 28 tables! We are in awe! It means so much to us to know that you took time and effort to find people to come and be a part of your table. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

We have to GIVE A HUGE THANK YOU to our sister, Leah, who has serisously put so much time and effort into making this night a success! Between working a full time job, house hunting, and going to school, she managed to spend a lot of her free time visiting local businesses and asking for donations. She also organized the majority of the night getting the venue, coming up with questions, and inviting so many people! THANK YOU, LEAH! WE LOVE YOU! SHE WILL ALSO BE YOUR AWESOME MC TONIGHT!

We want to thank our friends and family who are helping us put on this night. Clearly without you, we would not have the ability to put this large fundraiser on. Thank you for helping us with set up, clean up, grading papers, running papers, selling sodas, and working the computer! You are all such a big part of this night.

This past Wednesday, we were sharing with our small group from church just how amazed we are by the amount of people who are standing behind us. As we were talking, we mentioned how we truly feel so loved and supported. Yes, it is a great thing, but beyond us we really feel like many of you are doing this for the cause outside of the fact that you love us. We truly believe you are doing it for the same reason we are adopting. You know that there are many children all of the world who are in desperate need for a mommy and daddy, and you want to help make an impact. Thank you for helping us in the cause to make one less orphan in the world.

We love you.


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