Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cheesecake Anyone?!

This is a last minute fundraiser I put together for locals. It's a cheesecake fundraiser from Grand Rapids Cheesecake (check out their website here).

Grand Rapids Cheesecakes' cakes are made from scratch daily right here in Grand Rapids. Their ingredients are always local, all natural ingredients from local suppliers. Each cheesecake is 8" in diameter and weights 2 lbs.

Fudge Sundae: A chocolate crust with chocolate mixed in the cheesecake and topped with chocolate. If you love chocolate, this cheesecake is for you.
Turtle: A delicious mix of chocolate, caramel, and pecans in rich cheesecake with a chocolate crust. Then also topped with a mix of chocolate, caramel, and pecans. A customer favorite!
Raspberry Bash: A delicious combination of raspberry and brownie pieces mixed in and then topped with chocolate and raspberry.
Strawberry: With a graham cracker crust, strawberry swirled int he rich flavored cheesecake, topped with strawberry and whipped topping, it is one of our best selling cheesecakes.
Oreo: Our famous cheesecake filled with Oreo cookies and then topped with whipped topping and more Oreo cookies. A cookie lover's dream.
Pumpkin: Our creamy delicious pumpkin flavored cheesecake is perfect for fall.
New York: Our traditional flavored New York Cheesecake that is great plain or topped with your favorite topping.
Heath: Heath candy bar in cake in a chocolate crust, topped with chocolate and bits of heath candy bar. It's ridiculously good.
Peanut Butter Cup: A peanut butter flavored cheesecake with pieces of peanut butter cup mixed in and bits of pieces on top.
Mint Chocolate Chip: Just the right touch of mint flavor in our cheesecake with chocolate chips mixed in and with chocolate cookie crust.

Each cheesecake is just $17.50 and will be delivered to you Friday, May 8 or Saturday, May 9, just in time for Mother's Day! Your order must be placed with me before this Friday (May 1) at noon. Please contact me (here's my e-mail if you don't have a method to contact me). I am only taking orders for those in the West Michigan area. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


If you remember my last blog post, I mentioned that I had reviewed the files of a few children and had to decide which child to pursue. I am pursuing a 5-month-old girl who has Down syndrome. Please "meet" Peaches!

I'm sorry that I cannot show a picture of her face but doesn't she have the cutest little hand?!

I am hoping to travel on trip one some time in May. This trip will last about a week. If I travel in May, I am hoping that Peaches will be home in time for her first birthday!

PS: No, Peaches is not her name nor is it what I will call her personally. It is the name I will use for advocacy purposes and is also what I will call her on my blog. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Four Fast Facts for Saturday

I know I don't update enough but I try, I really do!

First -- I have reviewed the files of 6 children and am currently mulling over my options. I am hoping to make a decision within the next week or two.

Second -- My placement agency received an update from the team in-country and said that my file was not reviews in the most recent batch before the Prime Minister but they're hopeful that it will be reviewed next month. So, it's possible that I will travel in May to meet the child I have decided to adopt!

Third -- The flower bulb fundraiser I did last fall was pretty successful so I decided to do another this spring. These bulbs are planted in the spring and flower late summer to fall. The link is here. These Sarah Bernhardt Peonies are my personal favorite.

Fourth -- My birthday is tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow as in Easter, Resurrection Sunday. In all my years, I've never gotten the chance to celebrate my birthday on Easter. I'm excited! In honor of my birthday tomorrow, please consider donating $9, $29, $45, or any amount you'd like to my Reece's Rainbow FSP (here). I could use the pick me up. Thanks.

I look forward to updating once I have more information on the child I will be adopting. I cannot wait to share!