Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone; but, still miraculously, my own.
Never forget, for a single minute you didn't grow under my heart, but in it.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bake Sale Flop Candy Sale Hop

So today we had our bake sale and candy sale for Jeremiah! :) The Bake Sale was basically a flop. I mean we sold some things but not very well. I have LEARNED quite a bit about having a bake sale in May in Louisiana HEAT! NO FROSTING! The cookies sold great, the fruit breads (blueberry, strawberry, etc. sold wonderfully) and the brownies and brownie cakes were scooped up in a flash but the frosted cakes did not do so well after about an hour into it. We sold a few but not too many. I had many asking for pumpkin bread, pound cake and regular bread. SOOOO, we will have another bake sale at some point but it will be fruit breads, nut breads, brownies and brownie cakes, cookies, and non sweet breads. (HENCE I have to learn to make some from scratch without my bread machine. I fear those would not sell as the bread machine makes them very hard on the oustide. WHY does it do that? humm anyway... the bake sale part did not do well, But OH MY the candy sales were HOPPIN! :) We had 2 different fundraising packs, one had snickers, M & M's peanut, M & M's plain, skittles, and something else, and then the other was wonka candies, like nerds, nerd ropes, fun dips, and a couple other things. We sold both of those out and Bobby had to run back in and buy a box of M & M's to sell for the last hour! Anyway, AFTER all expenses were paid, we had a profit of $165.56!!!! :) Not bad from 9:15 am till 4 pm! :) On top of our lovely profit I have a Lobster look to sport for Mother's Day! I burn so easy and FORGOT sunscreen cuz I wasn't goin swimming did not think about it! Here are some pictures for your enjoyment!

Here is a shot of the table and the banner we have! :)

Here is Noah workin hard to get his brother home! See Mama had to buy a bag of brownies for Noah! :) He worked hard eating them :)

And here we are with our FIRST ever pretzel from the Sam's concession! LOL He did not want what I brought for him! Don't know know it is so clean to then put in his mouth as he has it against his clothes! heehee

So cute sittin in his stroller eatin and playin with a car!

Finally passed out! Mama feels like she needs to pass out!

It was a long hard day with lots of the good work!!!!!! :) And we raised ALOT of money for my boy!!!!!

Jeremiah sweetie I love you so much. Honey we are working sooo hard to get all the money we need so we can come get you sweetheart! Hang on and catch my kisses in the wind as you wait frogie boy! :) Love Mama!


The Family K. said...

Yay! I can tell that a lot of love and hard work are going into bringing your little boy home.

Jill said...

Congrats guys!!
Happy Mother's Day!!!

lorabelle said...

Congrats on your sales!
Thinking of you. Happy Mother's Day!

Shannon R (Room for More) said...

Happy Mother's Day! Isn't this TX/LA heat unusually hot already for May or WHAT?? Praise God for nearly $200! Noah is so grown up looking with that haircut! My he is handsome! We are having a garage sale Th-Fr. We need to raise $500 before we send off everything to USCIS. This fundrasising keeps us clsoer to the Lord doesn't it? I am grateful for these struggles. Now I am truly understanding what James means when he says to be joyful during all trials! God is our TRUE provider : ) Thanks for sharing your journey. Oh, and I got an AWFUL sunburn our 1st garage sale. I didn't even think about it b/c I was in the shade! BIG mistake!!

From the Heart said...

Congratulations and Happy Mother's Day.

Ruth said...

Sounds like a good day! Happy Mother's Day!!

Observer of Life said...

A suggestion for your bake sale. You mentioned that the bread machine makes the loaves too hard. You can use the bread machine to make your dough, then take it out before it starts baking. (Mine has a setting for just dough-making). Then, shape the loaf, put it in a greased loaf pan & bake it in your oven. That way, you can use a recipe you're used to, get the ease of the bread machine, but the "yumminess" of oven baked bread.

Hope your fundraising goes great so you can bring him home soon!

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THE WAIT FOR NOAH IS OVER!!!! November 3, 2007~September 8, 2008 First heard about Noah~Noah in our Arms!
April 1, 2009~ June 7, 2010 First committed to Jeremiah~Jeremiah in our Arms!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!
Noah WesLee 5 months old

The First Picture we ever saw of:

The First Picture  we ever saw of:
Jeremiah Harold Sisemore ~1 year

Kisses in the Wind

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I sent to you each night.

When Love Takes You In!