Baby Chenille Hat
This hat is made of baby chenille yarn and fits size 6-12 months.
I can’t tell you how cute this hat is. What baby wouldn’t look cute with feathers on top of her head? Joel said that it wouldn’t be cute on Levi. Bummer. I guess it is not “boyish” enough. Lesli, if we ever have another girl I think she is going to need a hat just like this!
If you want to bid on this adorable hat…leave a comment.
You can outbid each other by leaving your amount in your comment.
You have to bid at least a dollar higher than the comment before yours.
The bidding will close Sunday, February 28 at midnight (central standard time).
The winner of giveaway #4 is…
Kristin Berghold (February 26 @ 3:50pm)
Please e-mail me at email@example.com.
Thank you for being so patient with me as I sort everything out. Thank you also for joining me in praying for Calla. It sounds like little Calla should be coming home today or tomorrow. What a blessing! Ian and Julie are so excited to have their family all together again. And Ori will finally get to meet his little sister. What a sweet time that will be. I know the Johnsons would appreciate your continued prayers as they have a big transition ahead of them.
The original plan was to be done with Cora’s for Calla when Calla came home. But with the hold-up last week, I will continue to do the giveaways and auctions until all the donated items are gone. Even though Calla is coming home, the Johnsons still have a long road ahead. Calla will come home with monitors and oxygen. Julie and Ian will still be making lots of trips to Wichita for doctor appointments. I know your donations are such a blessing to them. Thank you!
Remember this cute pillow from the giveaway?
Micah from A Cherry On Top is donating 20% of her Etsy sales to Cora’s for Calla. Her pillows are ADORABLE. Just mention “The Macs” in the comments to seller section when you are checking out. Thanks so much Micah!
I am working on the auction posts right now. Check back in a little bit!
Levi and I thought there were way too many girlie things lately.
This one is for the boys…
Here is what you will win:
Pirate Wipe Case and Onesie
Giveaway participation is free. Anyone can enter by leaving a comment on this post. As you leave your comment please remember to pray for Calla and her family! Comments will close at midnight (central standard time). The winner will be posted tomorrow morning.
If you are interested in donating to support the Johnson family you can use the donate button on the sidebar.
I am thinking I will auction off a few items this weekend. Check back tomorrow.
Sorry about my absence.
I am going to try a combination of giveaways and auctions. I will also be putting up the donations button again. This time we will just be taking donations from anyone who feels led to give, any amount. Even a few dollars, when added up with everyone else, goes a long way. The giveaways WILL NOT be tied to a donation. Although if you want to give and enter the giveaway that would be awesome…but you don’t have to. Anyone can enter the giveaways. All I ask is that you would pray for Calla and her family and maybe even hop over to their blog and encourage them. The giveaways will be smaller and more frequent. And then every once in a while I will auction something off too, with the item going to the highest bidder. Believe me, I have looked into a lot of things, and this just seemed like the least time consuming and best way to finish off Cora’s for Calla. I have okayed everything with PayPal, so I think we are good. I know this is different than the original plan, so if you donated an item for Cora’s for Calla and have a problem with what I am doing, please e-mail me. Otherwise, Cora’s for Calla will resume tomorrow. Yeah! I am so relieved and excited to have this all figured out. I can’t wait to see the Lord continue to work through this fundraiser. I am praying that this will be a huge blessing to the Johnsons.
I know that a lot of you think that I have it all together. I don’t. My life is…well…a mess sometimes. But I am so thankful that my God can still use the messes in my life to accomplish His purposes. All that He asks is that I draw near to Him and He promises to draw near to me (James 4:8). I am so thankful for the hope and grace we find in Jesus. I am thankful that I don’t have to live in fear of failure because of all of my messes.
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me and work with Me–watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with Me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.
I read this translation of Matthew at my Bible study a few days ago. I just love it! See you all tomorrow!
The Lord has blessed me with great friends both near and far.
I mean really great friends.
The kind that stick with you through the tough stuff.
They see you at your worst.
They let you cry and even cry with you.
And they still love you through it all.
These are three of my “near” friends
who have been there for me through a very tough year.
And, even now, they are still blessing me.
This time with a shower for Mr. Levi.
Everything was perfect.
Blue and green pom-poms hanging from the ceiling.
Fabric bunting with Levi’s name on it.
Cupcakes with sarah + abraham toppers.
They were so cute.
Sara made the invitations too.
She is one of my “far” friends.
And she has just launched a great new website–
They even featured my baby shower on it this week!
More cute decorations.
These lollipops were made with washcloths
and baby spoons by the very talented Heather.
She is another one of my “far” friends.
And she is the queen of party planning!
Silhouettes of my sweet family of four.
Heather made these too.
Thankfully, they told me to come early–
before everyone arrived–to get my tears out.
Oh, how I wish my family could all be together like in that picture.
Lots of great gifts too.
Levi is one spoiled little guy.
He is going to look quite handsome in all of his new clothes too!
The whole shower was so sweet.
Here were a few of them:
Let Levi sing of your great love forever; let him make known your faithfulness through all generations.
Fill Levi with the knowledge of your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding, that he might live a life worthy of you, Lord, and please you in every way.
I love the idea of praying scripture for your kids.
I have all the verses printed out
and will continue to use them to pray for Levi.
And in case you want to do the same for your kids,
here are some verses to start you off:
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
1 Kings 3:9, 12
1 Peter 4:8-11
If you have other methods that you use to pray for your kids,
I would love to hear them.
And thank you Heather and Sara too!
I know you girls did tons of work and it meant so much to me.
I think that I am getting close to figuring something out for Cora’s for Calla.
Sorry about the delay this week.
Please continue to pray for the Calla and her family!