Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I am thankful for so many things...a husband who loves me, loves God and is an amazing dad.
Our son who makes me so proud to be his mom.
And thanks to God's blessings on my art this year, our adoption is paid for!!!!!!

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Our Connection Group with the shoeboxes

Our Connection Group at PRCC has been challenged to raise 150 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. We got the word out but didn't know what the result would be. Last night we had our packing party and I was amazed at the bags and bags of shoebox gift items that people kept bringing in! One person got their local grocery store to donate a gift card and went shopping. Another person invited her facebook friends to participate...and one of the friends even showed up!

That night we filled 105 shoeboxes...AND STILL COUNTING!!!!!!

That's 105 kids who will receive a special Christmas gift and hear the good news about Jesus. YES! I'm so excited and proud of our group. Woo hoo!!!!
The assembly line

Monday, November 14, 2011


Mom amongst the butterflies....

While visiting my brother in Cincinnati, my parents discovered my art on a bath collection in Kohl's!! Didn't realize it was in those stores yet so I will have to do an "I Spy" in our local Kohl's. On the tag it reads ©Denise Sullivan by Saturday Knight Ltd. So exciting!!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Friend Patty & son M, donating 4 shoeboxes!

I am STOKED about the Operation Christmas Child shoebox stories from everyone. We have to raise 10 boxes per person by next week and so far we've raised 13! Three were donated by us, 3 more from a friend Wendi, who I have never met but we have connected through this adoption blog. Wendi & fam also adopted 3 beautiful kids from Columbia so we have another connection. I was thrilled when she facebooked me and said, "Our kids want to participate."

Another friend, Patty, who I have not seen in nearly 15 years donated 4 boxes! We hooked up in Phx while we were attending a wedding and it was great to see her and meet her kids. Then our next door neighbor wanted to pay me for some art product samples so I said, instead of paying me, why not donate she donated 3 more! Very excited to know that 13 more kids will have special gifts this year, but more importantly, knowing the best gift...Jesus!

We only need 7 MORE SHOEBOXES so if you are out of town and want to participate, you can! It's approximately $15 to fill a shoebox and you can send the money via PayPal or giftcard. If you are in Tucson, I can meet you for a pickup...just email me:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Adoption Update

Adoption update:

For those who have asked, it looks like wait time for our child-to-be is approximately 1 year (for us that is next March). However, since we requested a toddler, it's possible the wait time may be shorter. Still so much to do so we are not in a hurry!

Thanks for prayers.

Trick or Treats

We had a fun night Trick or Treating. Nate went as the Transformer, Bumble Bee and we handed 120 rice krispy treats before we ran out and had to turn off the lights. And there were still kids running around! One of the benefits of having a small bucket means you're not stuck with a ton of candy to tempt you. haha. It was fun seeing the families in our neighborhood. Best costumes were 2 Geisha girls, a Dorothy holding a live Toto dog, & a homeless boy with a cardboard sign "Will work for candy".

Angry Birds pumpkins