Bloggers For Babies: a success!

Posted on | May 1, 2011 | 10 Comments

the day i’d been planning and thinking about for over 4 months (well a year really!) finally came on saturday. a group of northwest bloggers, their babes and friends and family met bright and early, coffee in hand, babies in strollers and sleep in their eyes. we walked for over 4 miles on a scenic route through downtown tacoma, along dock street past the glass museum, around to pacific ave and back to the tacoma dome. we walked to help insure that someday, all babies will be born healthy.

i want to take the time to thank my team of pure awesomeness:

chelsey from the paper mama, melissa from hi, baby, andrea from peanut butter handprint, tessa from life according to lennox, michelle and justin, jill from chronicles of corbin, amanda from raising reese, amanda from pretty little life, susan, erika from bird e studios, fiona from letters to littles, amy and my beautiful mama for raising over $2400 for March of Dimes. i’m so amazed by what we did and can’t wait to smash that record next year. i hope those of you who couldn’t join us this year will consider walking with us next year – it was a blast for an amazing cause.

thank you to EVERYONE who donated. your money goes to a good place – helping families dealing with babies born too soon, research to find answers to problems that threaten babies, community programs that help moms have healthy, full term pregnancies. it means the world to me that so many of you helped us meet, make a new, then smash our goal. here are the winners of the giveaway!

$50 credit to bird e studios – tricia miller
spunky stork tee or onesie – jenna rosener
twenty five design headband – meghan evans
$20 credit to tres jolie bebe – elizabeth myrick
mama necklace from ripegoods – toni kessler
$50 credit to opal vintage – lindsey muth

congrats to everyone! please email me to claim your prizes! if you didn’t win you can still rest assured you helped some babies and families in need. and that is a pretty awesome gift if you ask me. i’ll leave you with a photo of our team – people i’m so proud of. people who were before strangers and i can now call friends.

l to r – michelle and lulu, amanda and ellie, andrea and griffin, me and harper, my mama, fiona and elle, amanda and reese, tessa, melissa and rowan and stella, chelsey, amy, jill and corbin. we missed those of you who couldn’t make it!

(photos by myself, amanda, melissa and chelsey)

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  • http://www.mybabymonitorreviews.com Kerri

    Looks like you had such a fun day! And for such a good cause too…. your all amazing!

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  • http://asortafairytaleblog.com mandy at asortafairytale

    That is so amazing that you girls raised that much money!! So proud of you!

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  • http://tidbitsparenting.blogspot.com/ Lindsey

    That very last picture is my favorite. Brought tears to my eyes, for real. (well i admit i’m feeling a little teary today but still it’s overwhelming to be in any way connected to this community of mom bloggers that never ceases to astound me with its generosity and capacity for love). oh and I won! I won! Yay! Emailing you and thank you! xo,

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  • http://thechroniclesofcorbin.blogspot.com jill

    such a great day! even if i was sore from walking after just walking to the starting point from the parking garage! ;) thanks so much for organizing this and im so proud of all the money we raised! it was nice meeting you and the other bloggers i hadn’t met yet too!vcant wait to do it again next year!

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  • michelle

    such a fun day!!!! and a great cause too! love the pic of lulu and harper together, but her blog didn’t make it in to the post??? :(
    lulupgregg.blogspot.com

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    Mandy Reply:

    fixed!

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  • http://profiles.google.com/uwmomma Amanda Pawlak

    It was seriously so great to meet you this weekend!
    Thanks for putting this together….all of your hard work definitely paid off! I’m so proud of this group of ladies….and walking with you all was just an added bonus :)

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  • http://www.babybeddingplus.com shirley

    well done for the tremendous effort! such a worthy cause!

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  • Anonymous

    My heart is broken that I couldn’t get there in time. But I’m oh-so-excited that I won something! You all must have had such an awesome time!

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