Monday, March 30, 2009

Most people think I am CRAZY!!!

I can hardly believe the support we have received for our first March for Babies! Timothy's team is up to 27 walkers!!! Our team has already collected $375.00 in donations (Thanks to several of my readers!). I am not very good at this fundraising thing but I thought I would just do my best. Below is my fundraising letter. I have been told by many people that I am crazy!

I like "cooking for Timothy". I feel like this is a very motherly thing for me to do. I will never get to make him all of the dinners that I wanted too, and I feel like there isn't a better way for me to raise money in his honor.

If you live local (sorry I haven't been able to figure out how to ship these frozen meals!) and would like to place an order, I would love to cook for you! You can click on my email button on my side bar and place your order. Just leave me your name, phone number, address and order.

Dear friends, family and fellow walkers,

I am filled with excitement! I can hardly wait until May 3rd!

In memory of Timothy, our family and many of our friends are going to join the March for Babies and walk 3.5 miles to raise awareness, find treatment, and prevent premature babies, birth defects and infant mortality.

We would like to personally invite everyone to join our team and walk with us. We would be thrilled and honored to have a huge group to ROCK that stadium! Signing up is simple. Just click on the link below and click on the “walk with me” button. The walk is 3.5 miles and will be at a slow pace because we will have a bunch of little children with us…which mean’s you are also welcome to bring your little ones!

Below are a few ways that you can help our walk... and you could end up with some really cool stuff!

1) I will be taking your pizza orders!!! I plan to personally slave over a hot stove for hours making hundreds of pizza’s just to feed YOUR family! I love to have a freezer full of food so I can give my children a healthy meal without cooking all day long. One of my favorite dishes is pizza. I will be putting these pizza’s together for you to have in your freezer for a wonderful, quick, healthy and fun dinner. I will be using a fully cooked prepared pizza crust and adding all the necessary ingredients in separate bags. I will package all the items together and flash freezing them for you. When you are ready for your own “Jennifer” made dinner all you have to do is pull it out of the freezer, slightly thaw the ingredients, put everything together, then…presto…DINNER!

You will be able to order Cheese, Pepperoni, or Hawaiian. The price will be 2-12 inch pizzas for $12.00. About $5.00 for each order will go directly to our March for Babies. You can order as many as you would like…the more the better! I will have several meet and greet times available for pizza pick-up…dates to be determined. If any of those dates won’t work for you, no problem, we will make a special meeting!

2) What would dinner be without dessert?? I will make a full pan of cinnamon rolls for your enjoyment. These will also be flash frozen. All you have to do is take them out of your freezer about 30 minutes prior to baking, put in the oven for 20-25 minutes and you have 12 hot, homemade cinnamon rolls. You can use them for breakfast, dessert, or a midnight snack (my favorite).

They will be available for a small fee of $6.00 per pan of 12 rolls. About $3.00 will go towards our walk.

3) Have you ever wanted to attend one of those fun and energizing girl nights out where you get to explore your wild creative side? I am planning on hosting a Stamping up Party! I know…I have heard all the excuses. I’m not creative…I can’t do that… But I am here to tell you that is not the case! Tani McCann, our wonderful coordinator, puts everything together for us. She even makes a template for us to follow! We will all be able to go home with 6 beautiful handmade cards that will either sit in our drawers (like mine) or will be sent to someone very special…like me (hint, hint). As an extra incentive I might just bring a couple pans of those delicious cinnamon rolls you have heard all about!

The party will be Friday April 17th at 6:30 pm. We will be able to talk and create together until about 9:00 pm! The party will be at Tani’s house in Kent. Please let me know if you plan to come so that I can arrange enough supplies for everyone. I will send you her address.

The cost for this fun filled event will be $10.00 per person. $5.00 for each guest and 20% of all orders will go directly to our team walk (Thank you Tani for donating so much of your time and resources for this event!).

I would like to thank everyone for joining us on this journey over the last year. You have loved Timothy and allowed him to become part of all of our lives even after we lost him. Your prayers and support have meant more to our family then I can begin to explain.

If you would like to visit my team page please go to There is a really cute picture of Timothy for you to enjoy!

If you would like to get caught up with our family you can visit


Jennifer and family

To place an order:

Please respond to this email. Provide your Name, Phone Number, Address and Order. Don’t forget to add your pizza preference (mix and match is okay).


mrsrubly said...

your timothy is just beautiful along with the rest of your family. good luck with your walk!!i don't think your crazy. i think it's great you are pregnant. may god bless you and this precious baby in your womb!

Jessica said...

I really respect you. I have an award waiting for you on my blog.