Monday, May 27, 2013

Home study and fundraising update!

Hello all!!

It has been a very busy month for the Nicely family.  We have celebrated three of our princesses birthdays this month!!  Mother's Day was in there of course and just this last week we hosted the bake/food sale at our local home school used curriculum sale.  Thank you Mrs. Burgess for allowing us the opportunity to run the booth this year!  Also, thank you to all of the wonderful people who donated treats for the sale.  We are very grateful for your support!

It was a huge success and we all had a great time doing it.  Everyone was so supportive of our adoption!  We want to send a special thank you out to the Murray Family who once again always go above and beyond in their efforts to help us.  Our Plainfield Chick-Fil-A donated some chicken sandwiches and chips for us to sell.  So, along with hot dogs we had a pretty good menu.  Here is another shot of the awesome treat selection we had:


We had a blast!!

That same morning just as we were about to leave to get set up, Kim's phone rang and it was our social worker calling to set up our first home study visit!!  Woo Hoo, that's one step closer to the finish line!  We are very eager to start our lives with these children and our new expanded family.  We know that God is in charge and we just need to pray, relax and let go.

We are also getting ready for our next big fundraiser which is a huge garage sale on June 8th.  Folks from the curriculum sale donated some of their things so we could sell them at the garage sale.  Our garage is overflowing with books!!  Our summer is full with fun events and in between we will continue to ready the house for all of our new additions ;)

Until next time......

Sunday, May 5, 2013

An overdue update.....

It's finally Spring!!  With the changing of seasons we are continuing to make progress in our adventure.  All of our pre-home study paperwork is finished and turned in and now we wait for them to schedule our first interview.  It was quite interesting to sit down and have to write an autobiography.  You don't want to be too long or too short either in telling your story to this point.  I thought some of the questions we had to answer were pretty in depth.  I wonder what it would be like if all parents had to answer these questions before they even considered conceiving?

On the home front we are re-organizing and moving rooms around.  Our good friend Jami helped us score another set of bunk beds so we now have beds for all the new additions to the family :)  This will keep us busy as we move through May.  Our twin daughters have a birthday coming up very soon, and I can't believe they are going to be 8!!  Where has the time gone???  One of the children we are adopting had a birthday recently so we had a little party here.  Even though they are not with us physically we  already consider them part of the family.  Only distance separates us now, soon we will be together!!

The girls had a big dance recital recently and were awesome!!  They worked really hard throughout the year and it showed.  They have a music performance this week and they are really hoping Grandma and Grandpa can make it!  This summer is starting to fill up with summer camps, VBS, and a reunion of adoptive families that we are really looking forward to. 

As for fundraising we are running the food booth at our home school used book sale this month, we have our community garage sale in early June and of course we are continuing to sale these gorgeous hand made bracelets:

If you are interested in ordering one of these bracelets please email us at  The bracelets are $15 +SH.  We can do almost any color combination.

Until next time.....