Wednesday, May 19

Keeping Busy. Getting Crafty. Raising Money.

With the beautiful spring weather (and while waiting of course!) I have been spending a lot of time in my studio getting crafty.  I have fired up my sewing machine and have been sewing up a storm!

I am adding new items to my online store DAILY and have big plans in the coming days and weeks for some really neat items for babies, toddlers and grown-ups too!

Please visit my online store and take a peek....(and feel free to share ie: facebook, blog, email....)

ALL proceeds benefit our travel expenses to Ethiopia (we will travel TWICE) and humanitarian aid items.

I LOVE special orders, so if you have something unique in mind just shoot me an email  (info AT newlifeartworks DOT COM) or comment.


New Life Artworks

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Saturday, May 15

Seven Months {NO WAY!}

Seven {7} months and still waiting...

No Way! Right?! 

That's what I said.  A few months ago I was going through the calendar "planning" our upcoming meetings, birthdays, parties, trips and such...When I hit March I marked; "5 months waiting" ...( thinking...oh I hope not...)
And then skipped to April 15th  and wrote "TAX DAY and 6 months waiting" (Thinking to myself...NO WAY!...We won't see 6 months waiting!...) .
Then ..I quickly flipped to May and there it was. May 15th- staring back at me nestled between Jeff's birthday, Mother's Day and Kyle's BIG 20th....and I thought's never going happen...I HAVE FAITH. And so....I didn't even mark it.
NO WAY in my wildest dreams (or worst nightmares) would I have thought we would wait for 7 months to see our precious girl's little face.  Surely not after all the drama we've gone through during this process....(the average wait for a toddler age child has been 4-5.5 months)
Think again. Wrong. ouch.

But....Here we are. 7 months! and we wait....(pushing in and pressing on!!!!)
And No.  I have not marked June 15th "8 months waiting"... June 15th is our oldest Son's 25th birthday (yes, you read that correctly....and yes...we are a little bit crazy!)  That day is officially let's just hope we have made it through the waiting before then!

Sending up prayers, crossing my fingers and my my toes!

Monday, May 3

Cookies 4 Kids!

For a limited time (May 3-16), all Pei Wei restaurants in AZ and TX will be selling Cookies4Kids (Double Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie for $1.00).    All proceeds from this promotion will benefit Gladney’s (Our adoption agency!)  humanitarian aid efforts around the world.