Sunday, January 24, 2010

WOW! What a Week!

Thank you sooooo much for all your loving comments about my last post, Annie's bracelets.   Your sweet thoughts brought me to tears MANY MANY times! 

I can't believe what this week has been!  We are in bracelets up to our knees over here!  That is one reason I have not been able to visit many of you, my friends.  I have been beading with Annie & our family filling orders.  Even tonight my family sat around making bracelets for Annie to sell.  My mom, Auntie Cake & Annie's cousins have all been called in as reinforcments. 

Here is a picture of our HARDEST WORKING volunteer:

Auntie Cake's "Nature Girl" kicked out more bracelets than anyone this weekend!

She even stayed the night, stayed up late beading & then...spent her whole 13th birthday beading!!!  Seriously, this girl is an angel!

It also turns out Kate's "Captian Awesome" has a serious eye for design :)  All the girls were going crazy trying to think up new patterns & he (14) sits down & starts whipping out the coolest bracelets...who knew!

We have had different people helping us in different ways so we decided to make a special bracelet just for people who volunteer to help us out.

Just kinda Fun.

We had a friend offer to sell some at her 
Salon "La Court Hair Design."

One fun surprise today was finding that a writer Lisa Belkin from the New York Times mentioned Annie's cause on the

Pretty Cool :)

I am not sure we are making a ton of money-the one dollar price tag is not adding up very quickly :)  BUT Annie is learning, caring & inspiring (me).

So we are BUSY & really just enjoying the surprises each day & most importantly, enjoying the support from all of you friends!

So, please forgive me if I don't stop by this week.  Believe me, I MISS YOU!  And I know that life will be back to normal next week :) so I will be back bugging you all :)
It is amazing what a little fist full of bracelets & a whole bunch of caring hearts can turn into.

It is amazing how many smiles you have given our family.

Thank You.


marie said...

You can't possibly know how many smiles (and tears)you've given all of us! I shared your last post with family and co-workers....each and every person who read it was truly touched and impacred by it!
Annie ~ you have truly blessed my heart! And everyone helping you with your sweet bracelets has too!

The French Bear said...

She is absolutely adorable and so kind and thoughtful, I think you should email Oprah and tell her what your little sweet girl has done! Or Martha, they need to know how selfless and kindhearted your angel is!!!
Wow, at such a young age too, God bless her and you for instilling such compassion in her heart!
Margaret B

honeypiehorse said...

Your last post was the first blog post I've ever shared on FB. Sounds like you've started a business! Congratulations, great job.

Natasha said...

Libbie, you and your family are truly inspirational! You have certainly raised a true angel for a daughter. Well done to you beautiful little Annie!

Blessings and best wishes always, Natasha.

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

I knew it! I just knew it... you have an AMAZING family! Really, all of you, Kate and her gang too, how blessed you all are. Annie looks so proud and happy in all of the pics,so adorable, that's what goodness does. I LOVED this post! Tell Annie thanks for inspiring sooooo many- you know it goes beyond your family, truly it is Annies pay it forward! ~ Theresa

Anonymous said...

WOW.... When she gets famous I will say "Hey, I knew her when she started out...." !!!!!
Great Job!!

Sage said...

Congratulations! What fantastic kids!
I have to mention the cupcake cake; I'm sure they were a hit; great posts; brought tears to my eyes.

Lori R. said...

How sweet and compassionate your little Annie is! I love how a child can get so passionate over a real need to help others and especially at such a young age. Good job mom, because I do think it starts with parents teaching little ones to care!

Laurie said...

I can't get over how beautiful Sophia is! This was a beautiful project and I'm sure she'll never forget it! I meant to tell you that I loved your Christmas post with Sophia in that snazzy red dress. It made me think back to all the years my mom bought Christmas dresses for me and how I walked a little bit taller in a few of them. And sometimes I walked a little shorter - my mom didn't always have the best taste - ha! But sometimes she just got it right!!! Hope all is well!

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow this post just made my heart smile. What a sweet little girl you have and those bracelets are amazing and her donations will be multiplied because of her heart. God can stretch every dollar raised.
Nice write up too.

Obee Designs said...

Hey Libbie,
You go girl! The NEW YORK TIMES BLOG. WOOO WHO!! Ok, she's only five and she's already a sensation. But come on, look at her, Hello! That smile is infectious. She just radiates love and sweetness. YOU have yourself to thank for that!
Isn't it great that you are teaching her to be a giver. That is a quality that will carry her through life. They say a child's personality is formed my the time they are 7. You've sealed the deal there for sure!!!!
Kudos to your niece for being so selfless and sacrificing her birthday the way she did too. Kate's gotta be so proud too. You guys are a great family!
Happy beading and when you come up for air we'll have to visit. Enjoy the project!

Jeanette said...

I have shared your story with so many! Such a lovely family.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

You all have such sweet selfless hearts, Hugs and blessings! Can't wait to get mine!

Rose said...

I am not sure what warms my heart more; the pictures of Annie with her bracelets or the story itself. She is such a treasure!

karen said...

oh my, What have I missed.
Libbie Your little angel is truly an inspiration to us all and you should be very very proud both of her and of yourself for doing such an amazing job as a parent.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet project! I wish you the best of luck. It is so precious to see the desire to help others in our children. You must be very proud!

Libbie said...

Dear Libbie in Minnesota...
Darling blog...your little Annie is an inspiration!
From Libbie in Michigan...

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

what a great little kid you have!!! and she has a smile that is truly infectious!!! I hope she sells lots of these..give her a great big hug for me..:)

Marla said...

It just keeps getting better!!!

Deborah Ann said...

Cute bracelets! You're invited to sell them on a new blog:

We'd love to have you!

Just Breathe said...

Hi, I am over from Altered Glass. Congratulations on your award. Wow, I just love the bracelets. How beautiful is that.

christy rose said...

Those bracelets are so cute and what an inspiring post to hear of so many kids who are willing to do something for others in need!

Clare said...

Thanks for popping by my blog, I love having visitors!Have a great week

Wylie said...


Karen said...

Libbie, just think of the smiles you and your family will be giving those in Haiti. God bless your sweet, caring hearts.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I heard about your precious little daughter from Maggie's place. Annie is beautiful on the inside and out. The bracelets are so very pretty and I am so inspired and touched to hear of her generous and giving spirit. May God bless your little one immensely. Peace & blessings, Tammy

koralee said...

What an inspiring story my friend...your daughter Annie is amazing..not to mention you and the rest of your family. Your sweet story really touched my heart. Blessings to you all.xoxoxo

Life is good! said...

what an amazing daughter you have! what wonderful things she will do in this life, this is probably only the beginning!

Anonymous said...

Dear Libbie and Annie,
Our lovely bracelets have arrived in Northern Ireland and we just love them. We are putting together a reply for you and posting it tomorrow. Rebecca will be busy later today; she has come up with a lovely idea of how to say thank you to Annie... but we'll keep it a surprise until you get your parcel ♡ xo Caroline and Rebecca