Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Two Great Things

I have two great things to share with everyone! First, our friends Jason and Summer Cox are having a huge Garage Sale this weekend and all the proceeds are going to help bring their sweet baby girl home from Ethiopia! So exciting! So, if you live in the Fort Worth area and want to hit up a fantastic sale this weekend and help out the Cox's contact Summer at the email address below if you need directions to their home or more details. They also have other ways that you can help out too so check out their coffee fundraiser at as well as their t-shirt sales at!

Garage Sale Adoption Fundraiser for the Cox Family
All proceeds are to help bring our daughter home from Ethiopia
Friday, October 15th and Saturday, October 16th
At their home
Contact Summer for details at
*also will be selling baked goods*

Ongoing coffee fundraiser: : $5 from every bag purchased goes directly to our family - makes great Christmas or birthday presents!

For the month of October only: visit to purchase t-shirts - 100% of the proceeds go directly to our family!

The other great news is that Derran, Ann, Brynn and Meg are back home in Texas from Thailand this month! Yippee! They got back a week and a half ago and it's been nonstop fun for all of us. We have had the best time just being together and letting the cousins play. I meant to post these pictures from the airport last week but got a little sidetracked. Too busy carting Ann around to Happy Hour at Sonic everyday, going to Target, etc. And I'm not kidding. :) Better late than never so here are some fun pics to enjoy!

Waiting for the big arrival



Still waiting...

More waiting...

FINALLY! The moment we've all waited for for the last see their smiling faces and hug their necks!

Ella isn't quite sure yet about Uncle Derran

Brothers don't shake hands...brothers gotta hug! Yes, I'm still always looking for opportunities to throw in a Tommy Boy quote even at the age of 32.

The happy little cousins

Eva and Brynn were SO excited to see each other! They had to be together and holding hands at all times. Even on the ride home from the airport with my mom squished in between the carseats they were reaching their hands ACROSS her so they could be touching each other! Awwwww, so sweet!

Mama and her chicks, happy together again!

Well now, what does one do when you are fresh off the plane from Thailand? That's right, Sonic baby! Within the first hour Ann and Derran were here we went to Sonic, Chick-fil-a AND Taco Bueno! Yes, you read that right, I did say in the first hour. Doesn't that sound like a dream? Three of my favorite places. I wish everyday started out like this one right? :) How does one do that you ask? Simple. First stop was Sonic for drinks for us girls.

Then a stop at Chick-fil-a for nuggets for the kids

And the last stop was Taco Bueno to-go for the adults

Aaahhh, perfection isn't it? We are loving having them back for a little while and we're so proud of them and the work they are doing in Phayao. Welcome home Derran, Ann, Brynn and Meg!!


Christiana said...

It was so good to see all of you last weekend. So sweet that Brynn and Eva were holding hands the whole time!
Wish we had more time to visit.

Ashley said...

SO SO SO good to see you both this weekend. LOVE you and your sweet fam

Jennifer said...

I'm SO glad you posted pictures about the visit! You all look like you're about to burst with happiness!

Jodi said...

Awwwww... seeing all those pictures made me SO HAPPY!!!!!! As did the Tommy Boy quote.

Love y'all!!!

Specks said...

I am soooooooooo happy for you guys and hope you are having as much Sonic, Bueno and Chick that your bodies can inhale...the cousin pics especially just melt my heart. Love an miss you all SO MUCH!!!

Nancy Giurlanda said...

I am so happy you are all together and I can tell by all of your faces you are ecstatic too !! I love all of the pictures what beautiful girls you ALL are !! I love you all, have a GREAT time together !! xxoo

Cox Family said...

Those are the stops I would be making too! I miss you girls! I so wish I could of seen you in Abilene! I can't imagine how grateful you were when you saw Ann!