Sunday, April 26, 2009

Weekly Winners

This weeks pictures could be all about the lions I shot at Busch Gardens or the sickening cute pictures I took of J but this week it's all about Maddie.

Yesterday was the March of Dimes walk and the Tampa bloggers did it in honor and remembrance of Maddie. Bloggers from around the country have come together to walk and raise money for the March of Dimes in Maddie's honor. I was so happy to be a part of it all!

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You can go to the March for Maddie Flickr pool to see pictures from all across the country of bloggers walking in honor of Maddie. The rest of my walk pictures can be found here

And you know the drill....head to Lotus's to see the rest of the Weekly Winners

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I'm coming out of hiding for a great cause

Yes, I know it's been a looong while since I've been in here...on here or whatever. You know what I mean. But over this last week, I've been surfing the momblogsphere and realized that one of us is going through something that a parent should never have to go through.

Heather and Mike from "The Sphors are Multiplying" had to lay their little girl Maddie to rest this past Tuesday. Maddie was 17 months old. No parent should ever have to do this.

Purple was Maddie's color so in honor of her, I'm purple. Being 3000 miles away from someone that I didn't know but has touched my heart more than words can even express, I thought this was the least I could do.

So now on to the good stuff. The March of Dimes helped Mike and Heather from the beginning of her pregnancy and until the end. Mostly over the next couple of weeks, the March of Dimes "March for Babies" is taking place all over the country. Lotus has stepped up to the home plate and organized all of the "Walks for Maddie". You can head over to see her and check if there's a walk in your area. You don't have to don't have to donate. Go out and cheer these people on that are helping raise money for a wonderful cause!

Another thing you can do is donate on Maddie's March of Dimes page. I never really put into perspective the powers of the internet until this past week. Mom-bloggers from all over the country are teaming up to help this family and honor Maddie. I mean seriously, how cool is that?

I'm not walking this coming Saturday, the 25th, but I will most deifinitely be there cheering on Team Roster who is honoring Maddie in the Tampa area. I'll be out there taking pictures of the whole event.

If you want to know more about what is being done for Heather, Mike and to honot Maddie, again, you can head over to Lotus's page and she's got it all spelled out for ya'.