Our tea party luncheon

18 Aug
We made a new friend through the article in the Flyer.  Kay, who generously invited us to her house to have a tea luncheon and brainstorm fundraising ideas.

Kay by the tea table


Her home and backyard was beautiful, I particularly loved the water garden next to the sun room. 

See the frog on the left of the pool

lovely table setting

Karen brought her daughter along

Kay pouring tea

Yummy cold raspberry tea

A good time was had by all and we’re brainstorming this tea party idea to go big as a fundraiser.  I know all the women in my family would love it.  We’ll be sharing dates and deets once we get it figured out.  Until then, have a cuppa!



5k fund-raiser in the works

15 Aug

We are working with a couple of young ladies who are organizing a 5k because of a commitment card they received at a CIY convention this summer.

Keep your eyes out for more information but I just wanted to let everyone know that this will be coming up in the next month or 2.

Please start training now 🙂

We (the Gerber’s) have a court date!

2 Aug

Sorry to all of you who are trying to follow our journey on our blog – we are not good bloggers!  I do know that at least one person follows it because they told me at the sale!

Speaking of the sale, thanks to EVERYONE who came by and bought items or even just donated to our 3 families! We truly appreciate every bit!

Anyway, I did want to update anyone who is interested that we, the Gerber’s, have a court date.  We’ve actually had one for a couple of weeks (this is where the bad blogging comes in!)  We actually have 2 courts dates, Oct. 12 and Oct. 14.  We officially adopt our 3 children on these dates! We then come home for about 6 weeks and then go back and pick them up to join our family forever!!!!!

If you have a calendar you will notice that 6 weeks later is the week of Thanksgiving. That should be interesting! We might not know that date until 2 weeks prior to going – again, interesting!

Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know.

We are planning a 5k fund-raiser this fall so keep your eye out for more information on that!  Also, if you have any easy fund-raising ideas, we’d love to hear them!

Mini-Van for Sale!

23 Jul

Since we are about to become a family of 8 from a family of 5 we’ve needed to upgrade our mini-van.  We have already bought a 12 passenger van but now we need to sell our other van.

Here is the listing from Craigslist in case anyone might be interested. 



2006 Pontiac Montana SV6


Removable storage bins in the back. Split folding 50/50 rear seats, captain chairs in the middle, DVD player, etc.

There are some additional pictures listed on craigslist or you can contact me for more information.



Our Second Fund-Raiser!

23 Jul

We are in the middle of our second fund-raiser – Woo Hoo!

I’d like to give a special shout out to the Hendricks County Flyer who posted our story on the front page of the Flyer on Wednesday and gave us some GREAT advertising!  We need it because the Town of Avon came through and took down all our signs 😦

We are advertised on Craigslist, Facebook, and The Flyer but signs really help to draw in crowds. So please help spread the word to all your friends about our sale that continues until tomorrow, Saturday, July 24 at 4:00.  The location is 1118 Lexington Woods Drive, Avon, IN.  The subdivision is located just east of Dan Jones off 100 South (Morris Street) and the house is located at the far east entrance to the subdivision.

I did try to take a few pictures this morning right after we opened up.  We have stuff for everyone!


Here is the clothing section!  We have clothes in ALL shapes and sizes ranging from newborn baby to 3XL in both men and women! We have so many clothes that we didn’t even put them all out – it was just a bit over whelming!  However, we’re talking $0.50-$1.00 – way cheaper than Goodwill!


Toys, games, and everything kid!


It’s Christmas in July!


Need shoes?  All but 3 have their matches!


Not crafty?  Home decorations for just about every taste!


Kitchen items, other household items, glassware, books, movies, small kitchen appliances!  Just about everything!

We even have a sink!

Please come support us or even just spread the word about our sale! Thanks so much and God bless you all!

Big Sale this weekend!

21 Jul

Come one come all!  1118 Lexington Woods Drive, Avon, IN.  Hours we finally settled on – Fri 8-7, Sat. 8-4.  Will have clothes, furniture, toys, knick knacks, the usual garage sale fare with airbrush tattooing and drinks as well.  Not sure what the weather’s going to be like but we have tents this time.  See you there!

Article in the flyer!

21 Jul

Link here.  Seems strange to have our private life so public but hey, my blog is pretty open too 🙂  See you at the sale!