Thursday, April 8, 2010

Great News!

   Besides the great little news, like Rocco did not play in ONE toilet today, (am I the ONLY ONE who can shut the door :) a few weeks ago we got some good news about Annie's bracelets!

   First, I want to share a BIG thanks to many of you who supported Haiti by buying a bracelet from Annie or by leaving sweet comments to encourage our family.  She raised 677$s!!!  I am soooo proud of her!  It was an interesting adventure for the whole family!  A lot of time & love went into making them & all the boys in our family were VERY patient with us, although my husband is very glad we are done. 

   This simple idea turned into a HUGE learing oppurtunity for Annie.  She learned about mailing, money, & how to be a good saleswoman.  We mailed bracelets to 11 different states and even Ireland!  She had her bracelets sold in a salon and she had a fun oppurtunity to sell some at Chatfield High School where my sister-in-law teaches.  Most importantly she learned how to share her love for Jesus to others when they would ask her, "Why are you doing this?"  It was pretty cool for a mom to see.



AND NOW FOR THE COOL NEWS! 

   A few weeks ago GOODHOUSKEEPING magazine...
...contacted me & asked if they could feauture my Annie's Bracelets post in their July issue...YES!!!!  Of course!  Now the contract is signed, all the photos have been submitted & we are sooo excited!    And now...we wait...for July :) 

   So THANK YOU to all my friends (YOU) for all your love & support for my baby girl and Haiti!  You will never know how your support has touched me and my family!  Thanks again!!!!

XOXO
Lib

21 comments:

Catherine said...

How wonderful!!! Not only for your sweet girl helping to raise money for others, but to be featured in a magazine!!! Fantastic! I will be watching for it to come out in July! Fun fun fun!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Way To Go ~ Annie.....

Now That's Great News ~ You all must be So Proud of Annie & All the Love & Lessons Learned

Can't wait to get the Magazine in July

christy rose said...

Oh Wow! That is so awesome!I can not wait to get my issue!

Osmosis said...

That is so cool, Lib! You are a great mom!

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Libby,
I know you and Annie are excited!!! What a sweet blessing for you two!!! Annie is so adorable. She is so young . . . which goes to show . . . the Lord will allow the little ones to tell others about HIM. God bless you my friend.
You and your sweet family are in my prayers.
Bren

Auntie Cake said...

Can't wait for July!

Chrissy said...

It is PRECIOUS how hard she worked, and so amazing that she is getting recognized for it! I can just imagine how proud you must be!

koralee said...

Congratulations that is amazing news....wow..it is so nice that a magazine picked your story up. I will be waiting as well for it..xoxo
Thank you so much for the sweet caring comment you left me concerning my daughter's migraines..what a blessing it is to have you as a friend..thank you so so much. xoxoxo

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Woo Hoo Annie! Congratulations! Libbie, you must be floating on clouds for her and just filled with pride knowing she is exactly the kind of loving child our world needs more of. It is yet another example of the wonderful parents you and your husband are. I can't wait to see her in print! Theresa

Marilyn said...

Wow Wee!! We have a budding celebrity in our midsts!! How wonderful for you all!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!
Love,
Marilyn

Anonymous said...

LIB! how COOL is that?!?!? :-)
yay!
Dawn

They call me "Deb" said...

WOW!!! CONGRATS TO ANNIE!! Okay... now I'm thinking she'll soon be planning a mission trip?

Me....bunny said...

Although I never venture to read a good housekeeping mag being that I couldn't stand the pressure, I will make an effort to purchase one in July...for Annie's sake. WOW, I could say I knew her when..lol
Congrats to Annie!

tootles,
bunny

The Neffs said...

That is great news!! You must be so proud! Congrats!

ilovemyhouse said...

Hi Libbie, thanks for following my blog. What a great daughter you have, you must be a great mum! (love her hair :))xx

MS/AC Fan said...

So exciting!!!!!!!

Two Shades of Pink said...

Wait, wait...how did I miss this post? Are you serious????!!! Congratulations to ANNIE! To all of you! Ooooh...I am so excited for you and can not wait until JULY! This is so wonderful and God is totally going to use this for His Glory! I wish I could give you and Annie a hug!

Marla said...

This is AWESOME!!!!! I can hardly wait for July.

Karen said...

Oh Libbie, that is wonderful!!! I wrote it on my calender to look for the July mag. Whoo Hooo!

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh my word that is so exciting and awesome. Not only for you and your family but for the lives that were touched by Annie.

Andy said...

Just saw the article and you should be so proud of your daughter. She reminds me of my own daughter (who is 25 years old now). She was is and still is such a loving, giving person. You are in for a real treat watching her grow :) I would love to get some bracelets if you could tell me how. my email address is: andy.king.26@gmail.com