Melody Joy

Melody Joy
Melody Joy

Monday, October 31, 2011

Holiday Boutique & Bake Sale

For all you Southern California residents,
you're invited to join us for a 
fun-filled Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale

A great opportunity to get ALL of your 
early Christmas shopping done in one place!

Mark your calendars for
Saturday, November 12th - 10am - 2pm

Vendors that will be joining us:
Feliz Flans * Scentsy * Mary Kay * Solomon Beads
Cookie Lee * More Than Words Photography
Homemade Wooden Candleholders & Birdhouses
Hairbows by MrsBusyLizzy * Holiday Ornaments by Julia
Gloria DeLaCruz Creations * Baby Cocoons, Hats & Gloves
The Still Picture Company * Thirty-one
Thanksgiving & Christmas Perler Bead Ornaments
SCD Posters & Prints * Baked Goods and More!

A portion of ALL sales will go towards Melody's adoption fund.

For directions & other information, please email
Alexis -

Raffle Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our raffle for Melody! You guys are awesome!
Thank you also to those who ordered flans!  You guys are FLAN-TASTIC!!

Here are the raffle winners:

Item #1 Starry Origami Quilt
Winner:  Annette Cox

Item #2 Joy Of Loving Teapot
Winner: Annette Cox

Item #3 $25 Gift Card to JoAnn's Fabrics
Winner: Natalie Zapata

Item #4 The Ministry Of Motherhood Book (not brand new-but really good condition)
Winner: Christine Snyder

Item #11 Regal Cinema Movie Tix (2)
Winner: Annette Cox

Item #12 Starbucks Ground Coffee (20oz. bag)
Winner: Natalie Zapata


Saturday, October 15, 2011

God is in our boat!

Yesterday was a day full of ups and downs and thankfully more ups!!
As we wait for our LOA we have had much time to think and for me that thinking has turned into worrying. I have been paralyzed by fear as of late.  Fear about the future, fear of the unknown, fear for finances, fear for just about everything.  My husband has been encouraging me since day 1 that Jesus is in this boat with us. Jesus can calm the raging storm.  He always tells me to keep my eyes on Jesus and not these waves.  Yesterday I was overwhelmed with worries of what life will look like after Melody is home.  As we were going about our day, I shared with Amador what I was feeling so we prayed a bit.  When we went to go pick up the kids from school, I saw a friend from church.  I was so excited and curious to see her there because her kids don't go to our school.  She too has a heart for adoption so we were catching up on all our adoption news. She ended up introducing me to mom from my kids school who I had been wanting to meet for weeks!!  This mom has a huge heart for adoption and is an incredible resource.  Within just the few minutes that we met she was able to offer help for things that I was literally freaking out about an hour before meeting her.  It was a sweet meeting that I know God orchestrated in His perfect timing.  I was so encouraged by that God appointment!  God is in this boat with us.  He will get us to the other side.   We ended this day with dinner at our friends' home.  They have adopted from China.  They prayed for our family and encouraged us and it was good!  Thank you God! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"God Is Able" by Hillsong

Feeling strengthened by Hillsong's "God Is Able":

God is able
He will never fail
He is almighty God
Greater than all we seek
Greater than all we ask
He has done great things

Lifted up
He defeated the grave
Raised to life
Our God is able
In His name
We overcome
For the Lord
Our God is able

[Verse 2]
God is with us
God is on our side
He will make a way
Far above all we know
Far above all we hope
He has done great things

God is with us
He will go before
He will never leave us
He will never leave us
God is for us
He has open arms
He will never fail us
He will never fail us
Words and Music by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan

(c) 2010 Hillsong

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Raffle Items Added

 Thanks to a gracious donation from a good friend, we now have beautiful Avon jewelry to add to our raffle.

 Item #13 Livvy 3 Necklace Gift Set

Item #14 Milla Gift Set