We are SUPER excited to show you our tanks and t-shirts we are selling for our adoption!!!! ALL proceeds go directly to our adoption fund!!
We LOVE them and hope you like them as much as we do!!
Why the quote about surfing?!?
Although we are BEYOND grateful for adoption, let’s be honest….adoption is HARD. It’s uncomfortable, it’s risky, and it’s scary. It’s about giving up control and just surrendering to the process (the HARDEST part for me personally). We’ve learned that we can be knocked over by these waves of emotions brought on by adoption OR we can learn to adapt, let go, and ride out that wave so we can see the BEAUTY that adoption offers as well.
So now you know :)…..here is how to order!!!
These are VERY soft Bella Triblend unisex t-shirts and ladies flowy tanks!! The t-shirts are offered in Sunset or Blue Tri-Blend, for adults sizes XS-3XL. The flowy racerback tanks are offered in Sunset and Denim Slub for ladies sizes XS-2XL. These are PRE-ORDER only! Order will close on September 24th and all orders will ship or be available for pick up the first 2 weeks of October. Each shirt is $22 and we will ship for $4 for first shirt add $1 per shirt after that (to same address).
Message us to place your order and be sure to state STYLE, COLOR, SIZE, QUANTITY and YOUR EMAIL. I will send you an invoice via PayPal OR if you are local you can pay via cash or check in person!
Sorry it’s been so quite here lately! We’ve been BUSY…like really, super busy! But busy is a good thing right? In addition to our day jobs, we’ve been booked pretty solid with photography (www.mybphotos.com) AND I’ve been pretty busy fulfilling orders and making new designs (coming soon!) at my Etsy Shop (www.etsy.com/shop/HopeStrengthandWine). But like I said, busy is good…it’s helping us pay our medical bills from my last 2 surgeries (2 in 3 months…yikes!) AND it’s also allowing us to go back to Reprofit in the Czech Republic for another round of embryo adoption! IF all goes as planned (I’ll know for sure June 29th when I get my ultrasound), I will be leaving July 2nd for the Czech Republic! We are super excited, but after TWO cycles in a row being cancelled just days before I was to leave, we are a little cautious with our excitement. I will be taking my trip alone this time, so if anyone wants to fly half way across the world with me, just let me know…no, really 🙂
For the past few days, I’ve just had this gut feeling that something good is about to happen. I’m not exactly sure what it is yet, but I’m really hoping and praying that it’s for this next cycle! I will updated everyone after my appointment on the 29th!
Xoxo – Michelle
Three posts in a week…I know, it’s a lot for this busy blogger and is probably why this one is one big pot of randomness! So here it goes…
I had my second surgery on April 20th. All went well with the surgery and we are just patiently (okay, not so patiently) waiting for the pathology reports to come back. The doctor said it didn’t look like a traditional polyp, it was more of a flap, but she’s not ruling polyps out. IF all is well with pathology (and I really truly think it will be), then my hope is to go back to the Czech Republic in June. My doctor has decided to start me on a lower dose of estrogen and slowly bump me up in hopes that I don’t develop any more polyps.
We’ve been presented with an amazing opportunity to share our story and raise infertility awareness…I can’t go into details yet, but it’s pretty cool! But before we can do so, said storytellers are looking for someone who is a surrogate or someone who is working with or getting ready to work with a surrogate. Is that you? Is that someone you know? If so, please contact me and possibly you can help!
We often get asked about what people can do to support us. We would love any support people are able to give us! Here are some ways to help
I’ve been meaning to share this for a while because although painfully truthful, it’s hysterical. Bill and I feel like someone based this video off of us…lol!
XOXO – Michelle & Bill
Come out and see us this Saturday in Tampa at the Resolve Walk of Hope! The Walk of Hope recognizes the many ways in which families are built, supports local support services and programs for the of women and men living with infertility, and raises public understanding of how the disease of infertility impacts families nationwide. For those of you that don’t know our story, my husband and I have struggled with infertility for many years and have now chosen to go down the path of adoption, so this organization is near and dear to our hearts! A portion of the sale from each of our cupcakes will go to Resolve, so come out, and enjoy some amazing cupcakes while helping out a great cause! If you want to take it one step further, you are more than welcome to join our team and walk with us – it’s a just a mile and you’ll be handsomely rewarded with cupcakes at the end 🙂 Contact me for details!