Faith to Move a Mountain

In November of 2011, I started this blog as a sort of journal to chronicle the events of our son Quinton's adoption. Quinton is a little boy who was born with an extra special something. Quinton has down syndrome and was given up at birth by his parents because he has down syndrome. His birth parents must not have had any idea what a blessing he would be or I am sure they would not have given him up. Unfortunately in Eastern Europe (Quinton is from Ukraine) people with disabilities are not accepted in society and at the age of 4-6, they are sent to adult mental institutions where most of them die :( Although it breaks my heart that his parents have missed out on such a joyful little boy, God has used this unfortunate situation to bless us with a gift greater than I could have ever imagined: the gift of our first child. If you ever considered adoption-do it! Don't let money deter you. God provided over $20,000 for us to adopt Quinton. We were not fully funded until 50 minutes before we boarded our plane to Ukraine. If you have never considered adoption, go back to the beginning of this blog and read. You will see what a blessing adoption really is. Many people tell us that we are angels for rescuing Quinton, but the honest truth is this: Quinton has given me far more that I will ever be able to give him. He is my little miracle, my silly bug, my baby boy, my love. HE IS MY LIFE!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Our final fundraiser ended at 9:00 last night. Some people had a hard time leaving comments on the blog for some reason, so I had a list of people who donated, sent to me. Every person was assigned numbers based on their donation. Here is the list:

Melanie J (#’s 1-11)
Jeff J (#’s 12-22)
Amy A (#’s 23-33)
Angie Mc (#’s 34-44)
Steven B  (#’s 45-55)
Stacie O (#’s 56-67)
Amanda G (#’s 68-78)
Lee Q (#’s 79-89)
Anne Q (#’s 90-100)
Leah H (#’s 101-155)
Whitney Pa (#’s 156-167)
Whitney Pl (#’s 168-173)
Aeryn W (#’s 174)
Tara A (#’s 175-230)
Catie P (#’s 231)
Becca (#’s 232-234)
Traci W (#’s 235)
Cindy B (#’s 236-237)
Julie W (#’s 238-265)
Cheri from RR (#’s 266-276)
Christina S  (#’s 277-282)
Heather S (# 283)
Taylor S (# 284)
Crystal B (#’s 285-295)
Christy B (#’s 296-312)
Ristow family (#’s 313-315)
Wheatons (#’s 316-370)
Matthew M. (#’s 371-426)
Beth H (#’s 427-431)           
Heather M (#’s 432-436)
Debbie K (#’s 437-438)
Shante (#’s 439-445)
Desiree  (#’s 446-450)
Mischel Z (#’s 451-461)

I used to generate 14 winning numbers (I added 3 stationary sets made by Anna Gregg that are not pictured-thanks Anna!) Here are the winning numbers:

For the Target gift card:
#409-Matthew Markland

For the Best Buy gift card:
#226-Tara Austin

For the Father's Day package:
#210-Tara Austin

For the 31 purse/pouch/key ring:
#359-Kathy Wheaton

For the 3 prints:
#134-Leah Hardwick

For a pink baby blanket:
#35-Angie McGee

For the 2nd pink baby blanket:
#311-Christy Brown

For the blue baby blanket:
#186 Tara Austin

For the picnic basket:
#22-Jeff Jarvis

For the Bob Timberlake print:
#202-Tara Austin

For the Pizza Hut coupons:
#325-Kathy Wheaton

For stationary set #1
#165-Whitney Parchment

For stationary set #2:
#145-Leah Hardwick

For stationary set #3:
#332-Kathy Wheaton

Congratulations to all of the winners and a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated! We raised enough for one of our plane tickets back to the United States! You guys are the best! Winners will be contacted via facebook and/or email :)

Oh, and by the way...we leave tomorrow!!!


  1. Christy-do you have Brian's email? I need an address so I can send you your prize. You can either leave me your email address so I can get it or Brian can bring it to guard next time you all meet. Whatever works is fine with me. Thanks so much!

  2. Just have Brian take it to drill. I am super excited for you guys!