07 February 2009

It has been a wildly busy weekend (lots of paperwork, organization, phone calls, emails and food prep!), but tomorrow is finally almost here. By 1:00 tomorrow afternoon we will open the doors of the fundraising lunch and silent auction for the Faires' adoption.

When those boys finally get here we'll be able to tell them that Auntie Rae cooked more than 15 quarts of mushrooms (which totally gross me out, by the way) and Uncle Ryan brewed 19 gallons of iced tea to help get them here.

Not only that, but their future community has donated just short of $6,000(!!) worth of goods and services to be auctioned at the lunch. It has been so exciting to see everyone rally around the Faires family (even some people who don't even know them!) and donate what they can to help. It's neat that so many people in our community have invested in these boys. I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow!

I thought y'all might think it would be fun to see the final list of goodies we'll be auctioning tomorrow, so I'm posting them tonight for your perusing pleasure:

Good/Service Donated By Value
16 oz. Pure Raw Honey Hilltop Haven Honey $10
16 oz. Pure Raw Honey Hilltop Haven Honey $10
1 lb. Casi Cielo Coffee Starbucks $13
Magnetic Flap Journal Penman Paper $16
Amura 2005 Pinotage Mallory Lane Wine $17
Castello DiMonastero 2005 Chianti Classico Mallory Lane Wine $17
Men's Haircut Dave's Barber Shop $18
Men's Haircut Dave's Barber Shop $18
Woven Leather Deluxe Journal Penman Paper $24
Embossed Leather Journal Penman Paper $24
Luxury Bath Items Bathos $25
$25 Gift Certificate Mellow Mushroom $25
Necklace Whats-In-Store $25
Leather Laptop Bag Becky Walton $30
Leather Bible Cover Penman Paper $30
Manicure LaBella Salon & Spa $30
Oil Change Gateway Tire $32
Oil Change Gateway Tire $32
Oil Change Gateway Tire $32
5 Burritos Baja Fresh $35
5 Burritos Baja Fresh $35
Handmade Tutu Tracy Abney (woot!) $35
Women's Haircut Kari Russell $45
Babysitting (up to 5 hours) Lizzie Goddard $50
Babysitting (up to 5 hours) Audrey Anderson $50
2 Tickets Boiler Room Theatre $50
Routinely Sleeping Basket I Slept Great $65
50-Minute Relaxation Massage Hand and Stone $70
Movie Basket Beth Beard $75
1-Hour Massage Serendipidy $75
I Slept Great Kit I Slept Great $78
5 CDs & Tshirt Seeds Family Worship $79
Bumble & Bumble and Haircut Dion's South $89
Bumble & Bumble and Haircut Dion's South $98
Piano Tuning On Key Piano Tuning $100
CAbi Gift Certificate Alexa Ketchum $100
7-day Kennel Stay High Meadow Kennels $105
1-night Weekend Hotel Stay Embassy Suites $120
Haircut and Color Rodney Mitchell Salon $120
Bird Portrait Vicki Sawyer $125
Bird Portrait Vicki Sawyer $125
Dinner for Two Capitol Grille $150
2 tutoring sessions Knowledge Points $196
Vintage Blue Fox Coat Alexa Ketchum $200
Photography Session Claire Wise $225
1-hour Voice Lesson Singing Success $250
Teeth Whitening Grant Hensley DDS $300
Exam & $200 in eyewear The Spectacle Shoppe $300
Illustration Commission Caleb Faires $300
Photography Session Leslee Mitchell $395
Website Design Ryan Myers $1,500

Pray for us tomorrow as we work hard to actually pull this meal and auction off. I'll try to post some photos tomorrow once it's all said and done (and once I can finally put my feet up!)

Goodnight, friends!


The Morrisons said...

We're looking forward to it. Hope all goes well! Thanks for making the mushrooms- we'll enjoy them.

Tracy said...

yay! I hope it went well. I was thinking of you guys all day today!

Christine said...

So excited to hear how it went!