I know I spilled the beans just a little bit with a sneak peek photo on Instagram last week but now I’m thrilled to tell the story of how a couple’s dream comes true through adoption and how I got to meet Al Roker and rock the $ sign on the Today Show. So that’s a mouthful, right?! Well, here’s the scoop…
My neighbor friends reached out about a week before this reveal aired live on television and asked if I would be a contact person since they were selected as finalists to win 25K through a partnership with the Today Show and State Farm. Of course, I couldn’t have been more excited for them and agreed. Soon after I confirmed, two lovely producers from the Today Show gave me a call to discuss some of the details.
I knew what this 25K really meant for their growing family – not a new car, not a lavish vacation (I mean those things are important, too), BUT more importantly, it meant a BIG contribution towards the costs of adopting their new son!
They adopted a sweet girl two years ago who is such a joy and I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying play dates with the mama and her daughter through the years as neighbors. This is one of the sweetest, most loving families and when I recently found out that they would be adopting Mylania’s birth brother in the fall, tears of joy filled me!
So the big news is we prepared for the day only being told they were finalists but when Al Roker showed up to REVEAL they were the winners, we were shocked! I’m excited to share some of the behind the scenes footage of this memorable occasion!
So if you follow the blog, you may have heard me mention that we live in a what I refer to as our tiny house. Well, when the producers contacted me they asked if the guests could meet at my house beforehand, I mean it was a surprise and all. It turned out to be quite the adventure since I thought we would congregate in one of the common areas but before I knew it, our house was full of people.
My hubby and boys found themselves a place to play across the street since our house was a bit too crowded. Eeek!
I was asked to hold a sign! How exciting!! That’s me rocking the $ sign!
And here comes, the man of the hour…hello Al Roker!!
Guys, I can honestly say I had no idea how much time and prep goes behind a small segment of a show. Cameras, wires, shuffling all around…super cool stuff!
And Click Here to Watch the Today Show BIG REVEAL
YAY! It was a morning filled with excitement and surprise! Congratulations to this sweet, deserving family! We absolutely can not wait to meet their little bundle in the fall!