Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hayride For Haiti

A Fundraiser for "Bring Beatrice Home"

Saturday, October 29, 2011

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

130 Pendleton Hill Road, Goodlettsville
Only 2 miles from Beech High School

Hayride, Bonfire, Costume Contest, Food, Family Fun and a Silent Auction (costumes are not required to attend the event)

Bidding begins at 6:00 pm. Winners announced at 8:00 pm. Credit cards, checks and cash accepted.

$10 per person / $50 per family
Children 2 and under free
Save money by purchasing the pre-sale tickets.

A huge thank you to Coca-Cola, Nabisco and Publix for their generous donations!

Trey and Cindy Emerson


Individually-wrapped candy to hand out to those dressed up in costumes. Easy-handling desserts, such as cookies, brownies, etc.

Items and/or services needed for our Silent Auction. A great way to promote businesses!

Looking for someone to repair the toilet inside the trailer that will be used during the event.

Check-In Table, Food and Drink Tables, Parking, Set-Up, Silent Auction Table and Tear-Down

Cindy Emerson

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Bebe Pics

Tyler Hirth emailed us these pictures last night of Dr. Jason giving our little gift to Beatrice (aka "Bebe") - 50 pictures from the Summer with her Long Hollow family, the t-shirt we made her, and a letter from Papa Trey and Momma Cindy.

The last picture must have been when Beatrice was teasing Dr. Jason. See the full story here.

The look on Dr. Jason's face is

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Emails from Dr. Jason!

We received a couple of emails from Dr. Jason, the leader of the medical mission trip currently in Haiti. Simply seeing his name in my inbox brings such joy to us! Here are some of his comments:
  • My first patient of the day was Beatrice!
  • She recognized me but was obviously disappointed when she figured out that Mama and Papa weren't with us. :(
  • She looked actually quite well although still a little thing she had gained some weight and said she was eating well.
  • Oh how I wish you could have seen the joy on her face when I told her I had a surprise from y'all.
  • Funny story...so I took the shirt out and held it up to her. She got very quiet and so I asked her if she liked it. She said NO with a scowl. I gave it a second thinking she didn't understand me. She then smiled and said "just kidding" in Creole. Little stinker!
  • She took her second round of shots like a champ and was bouncing around within minutes. 
  • This smile came after I said something funny trying to speak Creole!!  I tried to fix the shoulder piece on the dress but it didn't hold. I gave her a big hug from you all.
Thank you, Dr. Jason, for keeping us updated and loving on our daughter! You are awesome!

Trey and Cindy


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pictures from Haiti

Gerald Trottman, our Worship Pastor at Long Hollow, is in Haiti right now. Here are some pictures that he just emailed us!

Love that beautiful smile!

I think Gerald and Beatrice are having way too much fun!

What is the person on the left doing? (=

She loves playing the drums.
OH!!!! She is wearing the shirt we made her!!!
Click here to read the story behind the shirt.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Medical Team in Haiti

A medical team arrived at the orphanage today to give the children their second round of immunizations. The leader of this trip is our children's pediatrician, Dr. Jason Kastner. It is amazing that he will be personally assessing Beatrice this week! I only wish that I could be there to comfort her after her shots. We were there with Jason for the first round, and whoa, that child is a fighter!

The last communication we had regarding our adoption process was they had picked up Beatrice's birth certificate from the mayor's office and were forwarding it to the attorney in Port-au-Prince. Please pray that we will have some wonderful news this week, and that our baby girl will be moved to Port-au-Prince.

Speaking of our baby girl, Trey showed me two pictures from his phone on Thursday night that I had never seen. They were taken in Haiti on his last trip.

Picture was taken at the Guest House in Haiti. Let me first say
that it is EXTREMELY hot there. Beatrice wanted to sleep ON TOP
of Papa Trey. She was cold, so she had her thick blanket on top of her.
Trey said that this was the hottest he has ever been in his entire life!

Ton Ton Jonathan took this picture of the sleeping beauties.
Ton Ton in creole means uncle.


 Saturday, October 29, 2011
6 pm - 10 pm
Complete details coming soon

Many blessings this week!
It's going to be FANTASTIC!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I'm Addicted!

Trey told me yesterday that he needed to do an intervention on me. I really don't look at it as an addiction; I see it as being inspired! What are we talking about? Pinterest.com. Oh my goodness! I'm in love with this website!

My friend, Erica Ho, started sewing and giving me the itch to be creative. Then, another friend, Stephanie Passons, came to our recent yard sale. She started talking about a website called Pinterest.com. I was so intrigued! I spent several hours on the site that night (we won't talk about how many hours I've spent in the past week...shhhhh!)

I started and completed my first project over the weekend with Taylor and Kevin. Let's just say that it was a learning process.

We started with three tees from Wal-Mart
at $3.88 each (Yes! The roll-back prices!).
One each for Taylor, Kevin and Beatrice.

Next, we took cut-out letters and sprayed
adhesive on the back of the letters.

We attached the letters to the tee.

We put non-diluted bleach in an old Windex bottle
and then sprayed the tee. Ok. I have a confession.
I had thrown this bottle in the trash can earlier in the day.
I had to go digging (felt like dumpster diving) to get it out.
But hey! It's free!

We peeled off the letters and "wah-lah!"
Looks really great, huh? Well, maybe not...

If you spray too much bleach, you get HOLES!

Obviously, we used less bleach (just TWO sprays)
with Taylor and Beatrice's tees. We are sending this
picture and tee to Beatrice. She'll love it! 

I'll be making Kevin a new tee this week.
He requested orange.

Now, onto my next project!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Computer Death

Sad, but true...We had a funeral over the weekend to bury my hard drive. :( Boo hoo hoo! I managed to back-up everything except my address book - UGH! So basically, I do not have anyone's email address now. This includes the group email to send updates on Beatrice.

If you would like to receive an email when there is a new post, please enter your email address at the top right.

Friends and Family: Please send me your email address to cynthiaemerson@comcast.net so my address book will be happy again. :)

Don't forget to watch the below video: Beatrice's Summer  

Thanks everyone!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sale Results & Beatrice Update

We are thankful for everyone who donated items to our yard sale. All three families came together and worked so hard setting up, pricing and advertising.

Picture taken at 6 am & before we opened the garage doors

Once the garage doors were closed on Saturday, we tallied up our profits and the grand total came to $1,200 ($400 per family)! God is so good!

Now...drum roll please! We have an update on Beatrice!

We received confirmation that her birth certificate was produced and picked up from the mayor's office in Jeremie. It is now on its way to an attorney in Port-au-Prince. It should take him approximately one week to prepare his file before it is delivered to the director at the creche. If everything is in order, then our baby girl will be moved to PAP. At that point, it may take another 12 months before she is home with us. Yes! That's tough to hear, but we truly believe that God's timing is and always will be PERFECT!

Saturday, October 29, 2011
6 pm - 10 pm

Details for our
Hayride/Bonfire coming soon!