Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Holden the Hotdog!

Friday, October 29, 2010

It's that time again

It's that time of the month again. As the month comes to an end, I am starting to think about the Holden's Hope shirt for the month of November! {October where did you go??} I LOVE doing the Holden's Hope shirt every month but I couldn't do it without all of your help! If you are new to Holden's Hut, Holden's hope shirts are a shirt or onesie that I give away once a month on the 16th to one little boy or girl who is in need of a little extra prayers. This will be the 5th month to send one to a special little one. In July, I sent a shirt to a little boy named Jed with cancer and a little boy Cooper who's Daddy has cancer{but he is doing wonderful now! Both of them!!}. In August, Brianna a sweet little girl who was about to have surgery. September went to sweet little Wyatt as he waited for his new heart and GOT IT!! And October went to little Larkin who's sweet Mommy just adopted him from Ethiopia. So do you know a special little on who would be perfect for November?? And since December will be our 6th month sending a shirt, we will be sending TWO Holden's Hop shirts out! So send in your names! I couldn't do this with out all of your help! So thank you so much!! 

To send me a name e-mail me at Holdenshut{at}yahoo{dot}com

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sample page

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have finally updates the Samples page! Don't forget to stop but and enter to win one of TWO $10 off coupons!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm Back

Ok so I know that for awhile I have been here and there and not posting nearly as much at all as I would like. If I do at all. But today that is all changing for me! With the year coming to an end and almost a new year in front of us, it's time to get busy! And lucky for you that means that I am going to give away Two FREE $10 off coupons {good on orders over $30- hey a girls gotta work : ) }. So who would like one?? Here is a few ways that you can get one of these for yourself....
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Follow this blog and suggest this blog to your friends
  • Leave me a comment here about what your favorite item is and how you would use your $10 off coupon!
  • Add our button to your webpage and leave me a link where I can find it.
You can get up to FOUR chances to win of of these Two $10 off coupons! Maybe you can use it for one of your sweet little ones or for a start to Holiday shopping!
** Please make sure that you leave me a comment here for each one of these 4 things that you that you do! : )

 This giveaway will end Friday, October 29th and the winners will be announced Monday, November 1st! Good Luck!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Holden's Hope October

Meet Larkin! Isn't this little boy just beautiful?? This little boy has to be one of the luckiest little boys in the whole world. Do you want to know why?? As of September 18, 2010 not only did he officially become a American citizen but he was adopted from the country of Ethiopia by his wonderful Mommy!

Here is a little about how Larkin's Mommy Shay went about wanting to adopt and getting her sweet little boy!
I went to Ethiopia in 2008 on a mission trip and worked in orphanages for two weeks. After the first visit to an orphanage, I knew that I wanted to adopt. I knew that God was calling me to adopt. As soon as I returned home, I began looking at the different agencies and chose America World. After two long years of fundraising and paperwork, I got a call about an adorable two year old boy. I immediately fell in love with his chubby cheeks and big brown eyes. I traveled back to Ethiopia in August of this year for a court appointment and got to spend almost two weeks getting to know my son.  And I was able to travel back again a month later to bring him home!!!! Larkin Elam Sanderson became an official American citizen on September 18, 2010.

I am a fifth and sixth grade Language Arts teacher in a small town outside of Nashville, TN. I have been a teacher for seven years and love every moment spent with my students! I like to read, watch television, and spend time outdoors on the river. Over the past two years, my heart has developed a soft spot for Africa and its wonderfully loving people. I am very lucky to have a supportive group of family and friends who love Larkin as much as I do and are always willing to help with anything I need!
Larkin turned two in May and is very smart! He loves to play with his tool set and cement truck, making as much noise as possible! His favorite television show is Glee. He loves the dancing and singing, and usually joins in with his own dance! He has already learned a few English words. His first word was Mommy, and my heart completely melted! He never goes anywhere without his Elmo doll. So it's no surprise that Elmo was his second word. He loves to explore and check out his new world.

We are so lucky to be able to share this special shirt with so many amazing families! This month I thought that Larkin's story was just so amazing and so uplifting! Welcome to America Larkin! I hope that you always know how much you were wanted and prayed for!