Incredible Handmade One of A Kind Journal

Now available as a SILENT AUCTION item on this blog only!! This journal is amazing. It was donated by a friend here at IHOP, Janet Asbury. The proceeds from this auction will go to our adoption fund. The highest bidder wins, so let the fun begin. Rules below!








1. DO NOT post your bid as a comment. Though you may post comment or questions on the journal.

2. Email your bid to me at No starting bid (you all get the ball rolling!)

3. I will post comments keeping everyone updated on the bidding progress. (Your bid will be anonymous).

4. Keep checking back for the high bid amount so that if you are outbid, you can still bid again.

BIDDING WILL CLOSE ON DECEMBER 15th, so that if the bidder is out of town, I can ship it in time for them to use it as a Christmas gift if they choose!

The highest bidder will be notified on December 16th, and payment is expected immediately on the 16th, via paypal or check. Contact me for details.

Adoption Fundraising

So you don’t have to scroll through lots of posts, all of our fundraising ventures are listed under the NEWS AND UPDATES tab at the top of the page!

There is also a link to our Etsy store in the sidebar!

Thank you so much to all of you who are praying and giving to help bring Aiden home!


Two new artists have stepped up to join us in helping to bring Aiden home with their artwork.

Our dear friend Aaron James has donated some of his photography! Here are just a few samples, more of his work is on our Etsy Website.

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Another artist Dorean Beattie from my home state of Pennsylvania also contacted me to donate some of her photography to help bring our son home. I was incredibly encouraged by her email and by her heart to help with adoption. Here are some samples of Dorean’s work, much more is on our Etsy site.

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To see more of these artists work visit our ETSY STORE, and remember all profits go directly to our adoption fund. What a great way to buy some Christmas gifts that have real meaning!

Artist and Friend Pam Levenick

Our dear friend Pam Levenick joins the cause “ART FOR ADOPTION”.
She has a store HERE featuring her artwork, and from now til Dec.20th will be donating all of her profits to Aiden’s Adoption Fund! You can buy her artwork as greeting cards or as full sized prints. Check out Pam’s store for more details! Here are two samples of her work. Though some of it is featured in our Etsy store, Pam has many more to choose from in her own store!


This photo features our son Nick holding his sister Elia’s hand.

Art for Adoption

Our second fund raising venture is underway! If you’re looking for some great ideas for Christmas gifts or just a tangible reminder that you have partnered with us in Aiden’s adoption, please support our Art for Adoption online sale. “click below”


My guess after estimating printing and shipping costs is that if we can sell 200 prints of the 8×10 photos we’re listing, we can make around $5000!!! That’s my goal. You can help by spreading the word and linking to our blog please!

Please give me feedback to on how the ordering process works. We’ve never used this site before, so let me know if there are any problems.

ONE ANOTHER NOTE: If you are an artisan of any kind and would like to donate an art work or hand crafted item to our sale, please email me a photo of the item and a little information about it. I can post it, take the payment, and ship it for your if your local. If you aren’t local, please consider what it would cost for you to ship it to the purchaser and add shipping cost to the item, and we will the reimburse you.