Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2 Week Fund Raiser Blitz! Help bring our Twins home from Ethiopia!

Okay, it's finally here....our very own t-shirt design!  There were many stressful conversations trying to come up with something that truly expressed our hearts.  Who knew a t-shirt design could be so frustrating?!   On road trips and long walks we would talk about what we have gone through and learned this past year.  This adoption process has changed our lives, transformed our hearts, and given us a whole new vision for our future.  It has been hard.  It has been emotional.  It has been trying.  It has hurt.  It has felt amazing.  It has made us cry for joy.  It has taught us about God's faithfulness and provision.  It has blown.  our.  minds.  It has been a journey full of joy and pain all at once.  And as I was sitting at a conference one day, the same phrase kept hitting me over and over again....Worth it.  This process was worth it.  All that joy and pain and everything in between was worth it.  And then came the day when we saw the faces of our little ones for the first time.  Ho-ly cow.  Amazing.  And once again, we knew without a shadow of a doubt, that all these years of waiting to grow our family, it. was. worth it.  Every child is worth it.  Every life is worth it.  About a month ago I asked my adoption buddies to share some words they would use to describe the adoption process, and that is what you will find on the back of the first shirt design...not only our own description of the adoption process, but also that of many other adoptive families.

So without further ado, we want to present you with our adoption t-shirts!  We are going to be selling them for the next 2 weeks in order to raise the last portion of funds for our adoption.  We only have $3,000 left to raise, and then we will be fully funded!  Woohoo!!!  Can you believe it?!  We only need to sell about 130 shirts in order to bring that in!  Amazing!  I know we can do it together!   So please feel free to post about this on your Twitter accounts and Facebook walls.  We can use all the help we can get!  100% of ALL profits will go toward our adoption, and if we end up going over the needed amount, we will donate that to ministries in Ethiopia.  Wouldn't that be amazing to go over?! 

They are super soft Tultex shirts, and we are selling the t-shirts in both unisex and slim fit.  There are two different designs to choose from.  One has the continent of Africa on the front and back.  The other has just the front design, which is a cool grungy design with just the words, Worth It.  The wonderful Karen Billings of Karen Billings Design, designed both shirts.  She took our concepts and brought them to life!  We highly recommend her!
Keep in mind that you will probably want to purchase the slim fit about 2 sizes larger than what you regularly wear. (I wear a  medium in the unisex and an XL in the slim fit).  

Oh, and did I mention we are also selling sweatshirts?!  Yeah...they are crazy awesome!  I am so excited about them!  They are also really cozy soft, and a great buy for the winter season.

All Payment tabs are in the right hand column of this blog.

Happy shopping everyone.  Spread the word!!!

*All prices include shipping.  
Worth It - Africa- Unisex & Slim Fit (Cardinal)

Worth It - Africa- Unisex & Slim Fit (Charcoal)

Closeup of the back of the Africa shirt.
Worth It - Grunge- Unisex & Slim Fit (Charcoal)

Worth It - Grunge- Unisex & Slim Fit (Cardinal)

Worth It - Africa - Hoodie

Worth It - Grunge- Hoodie

*A very kind person has offered to help us with these shirts to reduce our initial costs, so we can't guarantee an exact arrival date, but we are going to do our best to get these done and sent out by Christmas.  We hope you will be patient with us!


  1. WOW! These look fantastic! Well done! Hope you raise so so so much!

  2. I just came over from Jenny's blog and ordered a hoodie!! We just wrapped up our t-shirt sales and I remember how hard it was and sometimes discouraging, so I will pray you have a really successful fundraiser. Can't wait to see that cute hoodie!! Love the message too.

  3. was just led to your blog...was wondering if sweatshirt sizes are mens or womens?

  4. Michelle-the sweatshirts are unisex, so they are a great fit for everyone! They will not be fitted like a junior or slim fit. Hope that helps! :)
    And Lara-thank you SO much for the order! You are right. It can be discouraging at times, but God always comes through, so I'm not going to worry! :)