"Take an action each day that alleviates suffering in the world. Bring light into darkness."
-Angeles Arrien

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
--- Richard Bach

I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be shunned by everybody, to be just nobody [to no one]
--Mother Teresa

We were not separated at your birth.
It was the moment at which we began our journey toward each other
-Nancy McGuire Roche

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I know times are tight right now so I have decided to sweeten the deal on my fundraiser Double Stroller Giveaway. If you donate and refer five people, who donate at least $10.00 each, I will in return give you TWO ADDITIONAL FREE referral entries in the stroller giveaway (For every five referrals). When these people donate they must leave a comment and list you as a referral in order for you to get credit. Feel free to post my giveaway on any boards or groups you feel would be interested in the possibility of winning a stroller and helping a needy family; That would be Mommy groups, Adoption groups (China,Nepal,Russia,Vietnam,etc), birthing groups, etc; Send it to your relatives and friends. Also remember if you donate and blog about it with a link back to my giveaway post you will get your original entries for your donation and 1 free entry for your blog post. Please help me build this house for a needy family; I know we can do it if we work together. Please,Please,Please pass this along. Here is the original link to post: http://wwwjourneytoourdestiny.blogspot.com/2009/03/double-stroller-giveaway.html

I test drove this stroller at babies r us the other day. It is one of the most versatile strollers I have ever seen. The twins loved it and I loved I could turn the seats around if they were bothering each other;) It has many different seating configurations and the bucket seats can both be removed entirely. Remember this stroller can also be used as a SINGLE stroller with a place for shopping bags when you remove one of the seats. It can be used with an infant seat(or two infant seats for twins) and a toddler. It can be used for two toddlers. It could be given as a baby shower gift or donated to charity. You could sell it on ebay or craigs list. It got a four out of five star rating on Amazon. Personally I feel this stroller should appeal to anyone who has a child or knows someone with a child. It is a win, win situation when you donate.

Watch this utube video to see the stroller in action:

Friday, March 13, 2009

Double Stroller Giveaway

Edited: Stroller Giveaway Ending May 31, 2009

I have decided what my next fund raising cause will be; I told you I had an idea brewing and I have come to a decision. This one feels really good. I have always wanted to do something big like this in Vietnam; Change the life of a WHOLE family. When I traveled to Vietnam in 2007, to bring home my children, I could not believe what I saw. Families (Not 1 but thousands) living in conditions I would not consider adequate for my dog to live in (The average ANNUAL household income in Vietnam is less then $300 US per year); Shacks with dirt floors, no windows or doors and a tarp or cardboard boxes for a roof. I could not leave these people behind, come home to my cushy life in the US and forget what I had seen. I vowed to myself I would try and make a difference. Together WE are going to build a house (or hopefully two) for a very poor family in Vietnam. For every $10 donated you get one entry; Each $25.00 donation will get you three entries (Entries with US addresses ONLY; Anybody can donate to cause-I just can't afford to ship it overseas). If you DONATE AND Blog (with Link back to this blog post) and post my widget about my giveaway you will get an extra entry. Leave a comment here with the link to your blog post to get your extra entry. Even if you don't need a double stroller this can turn into a SINGLE stroller, it would make a awesome baby shower gift, donate it or sell it on craigs list or ebay. It's just 10 bucks so take a chance you just might win the stroller but the true prize is what you will have done to improve another human beings life. Random number generator will be used to pick the winner. Please pass this along it is for a very worthy cause. I need at least 175 donations to make this dream a reality. You can donate by paypal OR credit card through the chip in widget. If you have a paypal account I would prefer you use this because they charge me a fee for the credit card. Credit card payments are fine if you do not have a paypal account.

The giveaway is for a brand new Contours Options Tandem stroller in Red (Retail Value $249.99).

The Contours® Options® Tandem is the perfect stroller to give you the flexibility needed as a parent. For 1 or 2 kids, infant or toddlers, everyone has a great view in any direction with its reversible seats! It is the ultimate stroller with lots of options for your ever changing life style!

  • • Seats Easily Reverse to Create 6 Different Stroller Options. Children Can Both Face Parent, Face Each Other, Face Forward or Back to Back. The Options Tandem Can Also Be Used with Only the Front Seat so There's Lots of Storage in Back.
  • • Infant Car Seat Attachment Fits Most Car Seat Brands on the Market. Additional Car Seat Attachment is Sold Separately to Accommodate Twins!
  • • Both Seats Recline for Infant's Comfort
  • • Ultra Smooth Ride & Steering with Two 8" Front Single Swivel & 10" Rear Never Flat Wheels
  • • Easy Trigger Fold and Convenient Free-Stand™ Allows the Stroller to Stand on its Own! And if You Remove Both Seats, This Stroller Will Become More Compact When Storing in Small

  • Edited: Stroller Giveaway Ending May 31, 2009

    You can also donate to this cause by ordering magazines from my fundraiser. 40% off cover list price. Just click on banner below.

    Potty time #2

    Well they love the potty time movies and ask for potty movie all day long. They can both say potty clear as day. After first attempt at potty training (http://wwwjourneytoourdestiny.blogspot.com/2009/01/potty-time.html) they both refused to take their diapers off to sit on their potties; I mean screaming hysterically fits when I tried to take off the diaper. I just decide not to push it and let them go at their own pace. They would go in and sit on the potties (with their diapers on) about 5 times a day. I figured at least they were getting used to it and not scared of the potty. Well today they both wanted to take their diapers off. Khai was the first to pee in the potty. He had a great time with the toilet paper and his favorite was washing his hands. Well Meliah did the same as last time and would not stay on the potty. She kept squatting in front of the potty playing with it. When I was sitting on the floor helping Khai, I realize Meliah is peeing on my foot and the floor in front of the potty. An exact repeat of last time, minus the foot. I grab her and put her back on the potty hoping to get some in it so she can understand the concept. They both got rewarded with potty treats (M&M's) that they finished up by feeding them to Mommy. All in all a success. I am going to keep asking them but let them work at their own pace. I am really not looking forward to going out and dealing with two potty trained toddlers; I will be glad to get rid of the 450+ diapers a month.

    Thursday, March 05, 2009

    Cutest Baby on the Block post

    I have entered this picture of Meliah into the Cutest Baby on the Block contest. Follow the link and comment on how cute the picture is so she can win and be the Cutest Baby on the Block.

    Baies first time in snow

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    Babies first time in snow

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    We got our first big snow storm of the winter this week. Who would of ever thought it would happen on the first day of March?

    This is the first time the babies have been out in snow. They just kept saying snow over and over when it was coming down. They did not know what to make of it once we got them out in it. Meliah wanted her Daddy to carry her everywhere; Of course Princess won that one. Khai liked it a little better then Meliah. Saige was disappointed that the snow would not pack good to make a snowman.

    Tuesday, March 03, 2009


    A blogger I follow just opened a Etsy store with her homemade baby stuff. She is a Mother of Twins adopted from Korea. Her new store is great and has the cutest Tutu's. Go check it out and follow this link to sign up for a giveaway http://cutestbabyontheblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/welcome-to-cutest-baby-on-blog.html

    I wish her the best of luck with her new store.

    Sunday, March 01, 2009

    Spa Day 2

    These pictures are not the greatest but they show you what happened at our house today;Spa Day 2. Saige did Meliah's makeup. How does it look? What you can't see is the bottle of blue glitter in her hair. Saige used Halloween paint on her own face and turned every inch of it bright red. She tried to wash it off before she showed me but couldn't get it to come off. I couldn't get a picture but you can imagine.