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Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Birthday!

This is going to be a post of gift-giving and also asking for a birthday gift. I will start with the super exciting news of announcing the winner of my birthday celebration.

Drum roll, please....

Chantele Sedgwick - you are the winner! Woo-hoo! Either leave a comment or e-mail me with your choice of Amazon or Barnes and Noble and I will e-mail you an electronic gift certificate. I'm so happy for you.

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Now I'm going to ask all of you for a gift. As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In April of 2000 we lost my mother-in-law, Beth Nolan, to breast cancer. She was diagnosed in October of 1999 and passed away only six months later. At the time she was diagnosed my husband was deployed to Kosovo and my son was only four months old. My husband got back just a few weeks before she passed away and we were fortunate to be able to go see her before she got too sick. We were so glad that we got to see her before we lost her. However,  we are sad that our children will never get to know their grandma. She was an amazing woman who had ten children and a husband in the Air Force and she was so strong and there is rarely a day when I don't think about our loss. I don't want people to have to go through the same thing. Ever. So, for my birthday I am asking you to do me a favor. If you can spare the money, I would love it if you would donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Any amount can help them out. Thank you all so much!


  1. Congrats to Chantele! So sorry to hear about your mom, cancer is an awful demon that takes too many wonderful people from us.

  2. WHAT? THANK YOU!! I never win anything!! LOL :D And I've lost several family members to cancer. My grandma died of breast cancer a few years ago, so I think Susan G. Komen is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  3. Congrats Chantele!

    I know it was a while ago but sorry for your loss. Susan G Komen is a great organization.

  4. Yay, Chantele! I think it's awesome that you're calling attention to such a great cause.