Friday, May 22

Confirmation and Give Away

We're confirmed! Justin and I leave to get our little guy Next Thursday! We're flying Emirates for 14 hours and 55 minutes to Dubai, having dinner and staying the night, then flying the last 3 hour leg of our journey to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Eeek! We're excited. And crazy. Crazy Excited.

In order to share our happiness and celebration I am doing a give away. I've been making some baby things and selling them on etsy. One of my most popular items is an Africa Tagsie. I sell these and promise the total sale goes to orphan care in Ethiopia. I figure since we're taking 150 lbs and we've already sent 150 lbs to another family (Yes, you read that right. We have over 300 lbs. of donations!) that I could do a little give away in honor of our little guy's homecoming -- which will be Friday, June 5, 2009. (See? Really excited here!)

Please leave a comment if you're interested in winning a fancy Africa Tagsie! 
And thanks for celebrating along with us!!!

(I'll post a picture of the selected Tagsie when my camera charges back up! Or perhaps it will remain a mystery...)

28 comments:

Eryn said...

I am interested in winning...I love africa, I love cute baby things...but what is a Tagsie? Whatever it is, count me in! Eryn erynkesler@gmail.com

Tisha said...

Nell Ann... this is so nice of you!!! I would love to be in the drawing.

Renee said...

ohh WE would love to win a africa tagsie..
Have a safe and uneventful trip..you rock girl so glad its your turn

Mandy said...

Wow! Your countdown is in DAYS now, instead of months or weeks! wahoooo!

Josh and Kristi said...

CONGRATS!!! Start packing and re-packing! Sign me up, Eli would love it!
Kristi A

Dan and Tara said...

We would love a chance to get one of your tagsies. We've been following your blog for a few months now and are so excited for you. We are hoping to be on the wait list in the next 3 weeks... Congrats on traveling!!! Tara

Troy said...

if I win, can we get nursery pictures on the next post? :)

The B Family said...

Have no idea what a tagsie is but it sounds like something cute and would love to be in your drawing. Your donations already--very impressive. 300 lbs?!? AWESOME! Can't wait to hear about your trip watch the FUN unfold as you return home and start your life as a family together.

missy said...

so excited that you will be on your way very soon!

i definitely want in on the africa tagsie action. i have promised myself not to buy anything for our baby until we have a referral, but i have intended to get her some kind of tagsie at some point.

so i remember when i first started blogging, people would mention getting adorable gifts made by nell ann. that's how i found your blog. i was like "i have to know who nell ann is!!!"

now it's your turn, baby! so happy for you!

Elizabeth Lyons said...

Nell Ann -

Nina still LOVES her tagsie!

I'm doing a giveaway on GotCrazyTwins.com starting Sunday. Since you're doing a giveaway of your own, would you like to donate one (or two - for twins!) for my giveaway?

It would be great publicity for the product, too. All I ask is that you mail it to the winner. I know any mom of twins would LOVE these!!! Exactly which tagsie you send could be at your discretion.

Let me know what you think! I can't WAIT to read about your journey to your little guy - it's finally here! So very exciting - congratulations!

-elizabeth
author (at) elizabethlyons (dot) com.

Eastiopians said...

Of course! I am AMAZED at how many donations you have sent and are sending....that is fantastic!

Brian and Autumn said...

Super excited for all THREE of you! Count me in for the giveaway.

Stephanie said...

We would love to be entered!

And what a great thing to celebrate!! SO excited for you!!

Dawn said...

ummm miss nell ann... do you remember a certain green & brown tagsie that you were gonna whip up???? mmmhmmm. :)

Paul and DeeDee said...

Well you know I am in! I am so excited for you guys! Give lots of kisses to our sweet girl while you are there!!!!

Stacie said...

Yay! June 5th! That's SOON Mama!!!

And, YES I'd love to be entered to win a Nell Ann original! :)

Blog Shmog said...

congratulations on traveling so soon nell ann!! that is super exciting!! can't wait to see you guys together...

Melissa said...

what's your etsy store name? or, i guess the real question is - how can i find your stuff on etsy? sorry if you posted this already and i missed it. i'm a blog stalker, but not always a real observant one. ;)

Melissa said...

k i'm SUPER lame and see that on your blog you show your store name. (i usually read your blog on google reader so i don't see that.) but i still couldn't find you on etsy. if you know what i might be doing wrong, just let me know :)

Sara said...

I don't know what an African tagsie is, but I want one! :) (I've been lurking, and was so excited to see you guys are leaving for Ethiopia next week!!!!)

jody said...

you will LOVE the emirates flight and the overnight stay was a great thing-totally helpful in getting adjusted to time zone craziness. except be prepared, they feed you a LOT on the plane so don't eat before you get on!! unless you hate middle eastern type food, then maybe snack it up ;) i am not sure if i want to be in the drawing for the tagsie b/c zoe barfs on EVERYTHING so i would hate to runi it-haha! but if you feel compelled to give it to her anyway....

Andrew and Amber said...

Sounds nice. If I win, maybe you could give it to my son at HH. I would love to know he is getting loved on while we are in court limbo...still searching for the momma.

Cindy said...

Would love to be in your drawing! I am over the moon excited for you to go!!!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

SOOO happy for you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure you are over the moon!!! How exciting for you and praying for a smooth travel and fun time while you are there. The minute you meet your precious little one....I am sure you will melt. It is God's way of reminding us of what He does when we come to HIM! WOW so happy!!

Jana said...

Yay, I am really excited for you guys. And ummm, yes, I would totally love to have that tagsie!!! Too cute!

Julie said...

Want wonderful things you are doing!! Can't wait for your new family to arrive home! Julie & Adam

Single PAP said...

i don't know what a tagsie is (a luggage tag?) but since i am adopting from ethiopia as well it sounds like something i would like so i'll enter.
thanks!
and safe travels.

i did the dubai ethiopia trip last year and both places are amazing.

Amber said...

Please have the most wonderful time ever and kiss our girls B and M for us!!

We are coming very soon for them.

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