Monday, August 23, 2010

trash into treasures.

on saturday, we had the great privilege of helping out with the snyders' yard sale to raise money for their adoption from ethiopia.

it was amazing to see all the STUFF that people donated to sell at the yard sale. it was HUGE! again, such a testament to how how loved evan and stacey (and their little boy) are.

they had a TON of things for sale...quite literally, everything AND the kitchen sink :)
i even found some great treasures of my own! all these cute clothes (some new!) for $5 -- score!
and look, we got something for choi boy, too! a very cute romper he can wear next summer:
peter thinks it's a little femme, but i think the combination of the puppy and choi boy will be ridiculously cute. like, too many kinds of cute to count.

but the best part was that it was all for an incredible cause. to know that every knick knack, every old tv (and there were lots), every random piece of furniture, and every article of clothing sold went to help bring little ezekiel home was so heartwarming. to know that perfect strangers would have a hand in joining this family together was just amazing.

and, we got to hang out with some friends while helping out!

here are evan and peter hanging out on some stools for sale. i think they went for $5 for the pair!
don't you love amy's find?
love this little guy...from this angle, noah's head looks like it's the same size as peter's. in the real life angle, it's not that much smaller. :)
look how cute stacey was at the money table! she has the best laugh ever and i loved hearing it from every corner of the yard sale. it just made me want to giggle along with her with every sale she made. :)

also super cool? we met a couple that recently adopted their son from korea! they came to the yard sale after seeing the huge "adoption yard sale" sign that stacey made. it turns out, we have a lot of bloggy friends in common and after sandra went home, she was able to find me through kelly :). i'll say it again, i love, love, LOVE the blogworld! sandra and i live fairly close to each other and i look forward to meeting up with her and having choi boy play with her little boy, ben, after choi boy is home! how cool is that?! our meeting was just serendipitous! :)

we had so much fun helping out our friends and we are so glad we got to do so. we just found out from the snyders that they made an ASTOUNDING amount -- $5,300 from the yard sale!!! AH-MAZING! God is GOOD indeed.

love you, snyders! can't wait to see our boys together!


  1. cute finds!!! i heart the romper. i'm so sorry that i didn't plan better...i am sure i could've found more things to dig up in my house. i guess you guys will just need to have a yard sale, too!!! :)

  2. Um, the romper is TOTALLY masculine and awesome.

  3. Lots of great finds for an even greater cause! We had a huge garage sale like that, too, and it was just awesome.

    How amazing that you met Sandra! I've been reading her blog for awhile--it will be fun to get Choi boy and Ben together!

  4. I ❤ the little stripey doggie romper! Adorable! And how cool to meet another bloggy adoptive mom! What a small world it is indeed. :)

  5. I was thinking you two lived close together. How awesome!! What a great yard sale :D

  6. Holy moly! $5300 from a garage sale? That has to be a record! How fun that you got to be a part of it.

  7. WHOA. Hold on a second. I need to pick my jaw up off the floor...

    OK, I'm back. That is an *amazing* amount... I am SO thrilled for them, and I don't even know them!!!

    I love your finds... and I really love Choi Boy's find! I actually was eyeing that when it was originally in the stores! Oh, and Doug claimed the plaid pants S was wearing on Saturday were feminine and see how well they were received?! Cute little boys can pull off anything. Especially when the item is adorable to begin with.

  8. I love that you met that couple that also adopted from Korea and that you got some great treasures and i love that you and Peter enjoyed being there! We love you guys so much!! We were so glad you were there!

  9. What an amazing success that was! Oh, and I couldn't be happier to have been the conduit to you meeting Sandra and her adorable Ben. I can't BELIEVE she just happened to be at the same yard sale. This bloggy world is truly something. Congrats to your friends!!

  10. I have so many things to say
    1) Thanks for visiting my blog earlier - I will definitely check out the mo willems' books!
    2) oh my goodness, your little boy is SO cute! I've had pregnant friends talk about how hard it is to wait to meet their little ones -I can't imagine how hard it must be knowing that this adorable little boy is so cute and so ready to be home with you.
    3) I am so jealous that you live close to blogger friends. How awesome is that? I wish that I could find some IF friends in my tiny little rural town - Ha.
    4) What an incredible garage sale fundraiser! I always thought that $50 was a success :) WOW!

    I hope that you have a great week!
    xoxo - Foxy

  11. Oh, and one more thing -
    5) I freakin love Jersey Sh.ore! Its like a train wreck and I can't look away! ML and I watched the whole first season in one sitting, and caught up on season two last night. Reality TV rocks!

  12. Oh, I am so jealous that you got to meet Sandra and Ben!!! How awesome that you two live so close to each other:-)

  13. $5,300!!! That awesome!

    ICLW #147

  14. wow those clothes were such great finds! fun that it went so well! yay for them! that's a great amount of cash for a thing like that huh.

    by the way thanks for thinking of me when you were at the store hahaha... we are actually going to an adoption seminar thing tomo so i'll be thinking of you guys too!!

  15. OH MY GOSH! Evan and I grew up across the street from each other! His sisters Laurie and Stephanie were my best friends when I was little! We went to youth group together too! What a crazy small world! Laurie was just telling me the other day by facebook that Evan and his wife are adopting!!

  16. Wow...that sounds like an awesome yard sale!! I'm glad it was so successful. Some great finds there too.

  17. I've been meaning to comment on this since you posted it, but you know, someone constantly wants my attention. It was so great to meet you! What a small world huh?
    I am so happy that the yard sale was such a huge success for them. They seemed like such a sweet couple (you too, of course).


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