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Hugs & Kisses is a family owned and family run children's consignment sale...with the help of a lot of dear family and friends!  We've been doing this for nine years, right here in Cumberland County.  This Fall Sale will be our 27th sale in Fayetteville.  And both our sale and our family has continued to grow.  We have ten children, and honestly, our sales are the main way that we clothe them.  We're like any other parents with kids - we never want to pay those high retail prices!  We have found that our sales allow us to do most of our shopping for our family.  The prices are reasonable and the quality is great.  We also confess that we really enjoy the sale itself.  Our volunteers are a delight to work with and it's just wonderful meeting so many people from the community.  And even though it is an exhausting week (there's a lot of work to do to keep the sale running smoothly); we do look forward to each and every sale because, yes...it's fun!

Another aspect of our sale that is we are able to give to others through your donations.  Our church in the past has had a clothing giveaway to help others.  It was a huge success and we are grateful to our consignors who donate in order to help others.  We also give out donations to other charities and even individuals and families in need.  After our spring sale in 2011, most of our donations went to help victims of the tornados that came through our area in April 2011.  It made an immediate impact.  This past sale, we dispersed all of your donations to several ministries and charities in Cumberland County and surrounding areas.

Now back to our family...we know some of you are still brain locked because you haven't gotten past the size of our family.  You're probably thinking "TEN KIDS?" "What are they...crazy?"  Well, it's actually bigger than that.  Our oldest married in 2011 and our second oldest married in 2015, and so we now have two beautiful daughters-in-law.  So we continue to grow.  And currently, we (Boyd & Lori) have three grandchildren and one more on the way. So add to more to that total.

Now here's our story - the short version.  Boyd and I will have been married for 28 years.  We also are both, unashamedly, followers of Jesus Christ and committed to raising our children according to the principles and unchanging truth of God's Holy Word, the Bible.  Our desire is for our family to love Jesus and love others.  And one thing God clearly expressed in the scriptures is the blessing of children.  We take God seriously on that and have discovered for ourselves that all ten of our children have been a tremendous blessing to our family.  We would not trade all the money in the world for one of them, much less all ten of them.  So from that stand point...we're rich! 

And some of the older children, you may meet at the sale.  But in case you're just itching to know more about them...here they are. 

The kids in Virginia City, Nevada...June 2008
The kids on the way to the Grand Canyon in June 2008...

Thomas (26) & Mary - Thomas left the nest in 2010 and was married in 2011.  He lives and works in Charlotte, NC.  His wife, Mary, also works at our sale.  You can usually find her running a register.  Mary is due with her third baby in November of this year.  Mary is such a joy in our life.    

John Paul (24)- In June of 2015, JP married a precious young lady - Eady Haigh.  (Eady's mom is our sales floor manager.)  You'll find John Paul helping at the sale with anything that has to do with heavy lifting.  You'll usually find Eady running a register.  John Paul's biggests fans are Jacob & Maggie.  Eady and Jomp had their first child in January of this year.

Luke (21) - moved to Charlotte in 2016 to work for Thomas.  He just recently traveled with Thomas and Mary to Israel.  Currently, he's living with Boyd's mom in the house Boyd was raised in.  And yep, he sleeps in Boyd's childhood room.  Luke enjoys people, playing guitar, steak and playing ice hockey.   If he makes it back for the sale, you'll see him helping unload and doing whatever else needs to be done.  His favorite though is talking and laughing with the Crown Expo staff.  Sale Responsibilities: Luke assists with check-out and large ticket items as well as set-up and tear-down.

Michal (19) -  Michal is a great asset to the family business.  She loves to help with all aspects of our sale.  Recently, she's jumped in with updating our website.  Michal  also enjoys decorating our home and making it look like what she finds on pinterest.  She also has a blog.  She's currently getting her certification in being a personal trainer.  Sale Responsibilities: Michal assists with check-out and set-up.

Daniel (17) - is our silent, strong one.  He's grown a lot in the past year and we have another man in the house.  Daniel is a diligent worker and enjoys athletics.  He also enjoys playing the drums and working out with Boozy.    Sale Responsibilities: Daniel assists with check-out, large ticket items, and set-up and tear-down.

Joshua (15) - is hilarious.  He's always making us laugh.  He really loves to sing, and sing LOUD.  Also, he's seldom called Joshua - usually Boozy.  Boozy loves to "experiment" with cooking when he's not playing, fishing, mowing our yard or aggravating his younger siblings.  Sale Responsibilities: Joshua assists with check-out, large ticket items, and set-up and tear down. 

Tabby (13) - loves to read, and read, and read, and she is also taking violin lessons.  She has played her violin a few times for our veterans at the V.A. Hospital.  She also enjoys being in the kitchen, and playing soccer,.  Sale Responsibilites: Just smiles a lot and shows Maggie where the shoes are.

Gracie (11) - loves to socialize.  She also to watch Hallmark movies.  She's our flower child and enjoys playing "house."  Gracie also loves to dance.  Sale Responsibilities: Ooohs and aahhs over everything on the sale floor.

Jacob (9) - is such a delight to our family.  And he and John-Paul are best friends.  When our grandson was about to be born, we told him he was going to be an uncle.  He then ran out of the room crying.  When asked why, he said he didn't want to be an uncle, he wanted to be a fireman.  Sale Responsibilities: Staying with JP.

Maggi (7) - is the queen.  We all love to play with her, and snuggle with her, and watch her just be silly. We can't remember what we did before she came along and we can't imagine life without her.  She is soooo loved in this family.    Sale Responsibilities:  Making us smile when we're tired.

Well, there you have it.  Thanks for taking the time to find out more about us.  Below, we've also listed a variety of websites to share with you that are personal to us in many different ways. 
Thanks again...and we'll see you at the Sale! 

Hugs & Kisses!
Boyd and Lori Dellinger

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