November 26, 2011


Myles and his two cousin's, Charley and Reese! cute lil' turkeys!

mom and her two daughters cooking away on Thanksgiving!

my siblings and 'in-loves', awkward posing with the chandelier!

I am so thankful that my whole family got to come to our house this year for Thanksgiving! We had a blast being together and made many fun memories. I'm thankful for so many things as I've been recollecting this past week: my savior who is passionately pursuing our love relationship and growing and deepening my faith, my devoted and loving husband who is my rock, my sweet son who brings me laughter and love everyday, my supportive family who is never far from my heart, and my dear daughter who is getting closer everyday. This month we stay at number 103 on the waitlist, but God is sovereign and I love trusting Him for His perfect timing in growing our family! Hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving too! 'Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift."

November 19, 2011

Frames for Fundraising! (and t-shirts, and coffee too!)

These are samples of the colors we have left: baby pink, baby blue, and turquoise! I sold all the rest of the colors at work this week ;) but I have 5 turquoise left, 2 baby pink, and one baby blue.

the baby pink in the picture is mine for Marlee's room, and right now it has a picture that my sweet little 6 year old friend, Brylie Hannula, drew of her and Marlee together-she is SO excited for us to adopt her!! And the pine cone turkey that Myles made has feathers with things he is thankful for (sorry my camera can't pick them up) but it says mommy, daddy, and Marlee ;)

ok, if you'd like to order just email me at what color and how many you would like, along with your name and shipping address ($3 for shipping). They are $35 dollars each and hold a 5x7 photo with hangers on two sides for hanging horizontally or vertically. I actually have mine in a stand, so that's an option too! These are beautiful custom made frames by 'Rustic Creations' and are glassed and backed with great quality! Would make great Christmas presents, or baby gifts-enjoy! Just a reminder that we're also fundraising with Just Love Coffee and all you need to do to order is click on the 'just love coffee button' on the right and it will take you to our ordering page. Go check it out because the Christmas blend 'Falalalala' is back and all the products have been updated! Also, we are selling really cool men's, women's, and children's shirts and some african made jewelry at You can also click on the right sidebar that says 'Ordinary Hero'. Just highlight 'Megan Manuel' from the affiliate name drop down menu when you checkout, and we get 40% of your purchase!

THANK YOU for helping bring Marlee one step closer to her forever home!

November 9, 2011

All I want for Christmas is...a T-shirt of course!

The time has arrived for our Christmas fundraiser! We are selling all sorts of T-shirts!! And we are using a wonderful organization called 'Ordinary Hero' who is letting us be a fundraising affiliate. And there's not just T-shirts, but baby onesies, toddler apparel, jewelry, coffee mugs, and hoodies!

ok here's how easy it is: Click on this link to go to the Ordinary Hero Store.
Pick out what ya want, and when you check out choose 'Megan Manuel' (that would be me!) in the drop down menu that says 'affiliates'. boo-ya! Now we make 40% off your purchase, and it goes right to our agency for our next whopping fee :) and now you have a sweet Christmas present to either give or receive!!

If you don't choose my name from the affiliate drop down menu we will not receive any credit from your purchase, so please remember that little step! Sorry I don't have any pictures to post yet, I'm working on it!

Thank you so much for supporting us as we journey to our daughter! I can't wait to see how God provides through T-shirts :)