Monday, June 23, 2008

Quick things

Thanks to:
Jamie C - $18
Sara F - $10
Amanda S-$15
Ashley C - $5
Amy C -$10
Nikki W -$5
Marc G -$10
For sending formula check to Matt and Maddy, you all are great! They appreciate it!

For those of you that have been here since the beginning you know that I have been trying to get frequent flyer miles donated to M&M. Well for the longest time I couldn't get anywhere, but now a few creepy friends of mine have jumped on the band wagon. No specific details yet but I will let you know as soon as I know anything. So keep checking back! Thanks so much.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Nevermind ;)

It has been brought to my attention that some of Matt's co-worker/friends out in the LA are already in the process of setting up a cleaning service. Great!!! So...on to the next project (not sure what it will be)


Tuesday, June 17, 2008


First of all, thank you to all of you who sent Father's day cards for Matt. We are getting together tomorrow and I will hand them all over :) I know how much Matt appreciates the handwritten notes and letters and so THANKS he is really going to enjoy it!

Another awesome piece of news! Marcy P. contacted me a few days ago, she owns a store called "Dream Dinners" it's kind of along the same lines of a "Let's Dish" type of place here in the MN. Anyway, she contacted a store out in Matt's area and they have agreed to donate 6-months worth of meals to Matt and Madeline!!!! Amazing! Thank you so much Marcy for all of your work on this project!

Thanks to Patrick K. over at the MN Twins, he hooked me up with a ridiculous amount of Twins merchandise for Matt and Madeline! Also, Matt is heading to a Twins game this week and there will be a welcome sign for him on the megatron from all of his stranger friends :) Thanks Patrick!

So here's the next thing. A few people have contacted me about finding a cleaning service to help out at Matt's home every so often. Do any of you wonderful people have any connections to cleaning/maid services. It seems to be easier to get things done if there is an inside connection, so if you know of anything please let me know!

Once again, you all are amazing...I'm so thankful for all of you!


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Father's Day Card collection

With Father's Day fast approaching let's honor Matt! Kate sent me an e-mail today saying that we should collect Father's Day cards for Matt and send them his way!!! Awesome. He will actually be in the MN on Father's Day with family and I think I will see him at some point while he is here, so if people want to send the cards to me I can hand deliver them to Matt!!!

E-mail me and I will send you my address! We have to get on this quick seeing as how Father's day is only a week and a half away! Happy sending! And thanks Kate for the awesome idea!


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Madeline's Book

Here is one of those concrete ideas that I promised you in my earlier post. I received the following e-mail from Carrie a few days ago and just love it!

I am making Madeline a book ( in my head I see it crafty almost like a scrapbook) of mom-isms that we all had and continue to have with a short story. So, like one lady wrote to me and said her grandmother (I said any woman in your life that has been influential) told her that if she swallowed her gum her stomach would stick together. Then she tells a short story of how she believed it surprisingly until she was 18!!! and then some aren't as funny but more serious. I thought if I start collecting now I will have a ton by the time Madeline can read and appreciate them.

Also I am collecting "Girly Stuff" for Madeline and am sorting them into age appropriate boxes that I plan to send to her (even hand deliver a few too) to her each year. So like a lady sent a video on how to do "up do's" for a school dance that I put in a high school pile. Another lady wrote a cute note about wearing shorts under dresses so when you hang upside down on the monkey bars at school people don't laugh cause they can see your panties. Basically Rachel I want to just collect stuff that we all learned and heard from our moms, aunties, grandmas - whoever about growing up a girl and pass them on to Madeline.


This is one of those awesome projects that I love and it's awesome that Carrie has already got a collection started. Please feel free to contribute to either/both of her projects and feel free to contact either of us with questions.

I was also contacted by another person who would like to make a book about Liz which includes memories of her from family and friends as well as the new community that now supports Matt and Madeline. The details for this are still in the works however so I will have to keep you updated on that front.

Thanks to those of you who have volunteered to help, I will be sure to let you know what things arise!!!

Once again I am blown away by this community of strangers and I feel honored to be a part of it! Blessings to all of you,

Thank you

Thank you to:

Jill K - $70
Shannon D - $15
Melissa - $18
Aubrey C - $10
Nancy B - $10
Amy M - $10
Crystal Q - $15
Heather F - $18
Kristen C - $15
Jennifer L $40
Shauna B $10
Nicole C $10
Trinity - Huggies coupons

for sending formula checks! You all are awesome!!!!


Monday, June 2, 2008

mini update

Hey everyone,

Just a quick update...I hope to have some more concrete info to post later on tonight and tomorrow. I am still waiting to hear back from Matt on a few things and we all know how busy he is so it may take a little time.

In the meantime, ideas are still flowing in and I sooo appreciate it. To be honest it's a little overwhelming so at this point I am trying to break up the projects so more people can be involved. Let me know if you would be willing to help out. I will hopefully have some more details tonight or tomorrow. Sorry for a little bit of a pointless post I promise to have more later! Thanks so much,