Friday, December 10, 2010

Helping Jenny

my aunt jenny, taken by her daughter melissa

My Aunt Jenny is one of my very favorite people in the world. Every memory I have of her, which go back as far as I can remember, she is smiling. She is just one of those people who is naturally happy all the time. And she has breast cancer. I was a senior in high school when she was diagnosed for the first time at the age of 37. After intense chemotherapy and radiation treatments, she entered remission for 8 years. But the cancer returned, and it has since spread to her bones, brain, and lungs. Needless to say the cost of treatment has been astronomical, and Jenny's sweet daughter, my cousin Melissa, has put together an online auction to raise money to help her parents out at a time when much help is needed. The auction will go from Saturday, December 11 through midnight (mst) on Monday, December 13th. Please consider bidding on an item, they have some really great stuff. It can all be viewed here.

Instructions on how to bid are there as well. I have donated a custom-made cake to a local bidder. So I need you guys, my local friends and family (and blog stalkers) to bid on it, cause I obviously can't ship a cake somewhere! Bid on my cake here. And I'll tell you this--this cake can be as large as you want it, as decked out as you want get the idea. It will be worth your money, I promise you that! So please, go bid. Not just on my cake but anything else you'd like. It could not be for a better cause. So bid! Bid! Bid!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Sorry for my failure to follow through with what I said...I realize I was supposed to post the winner yesterday, but I was busy sewing, sewing, sewing and completely forgot. A big thanks to my sister for calling me today and pointing out that I had yet to announce the winner. D'oh!

So without further ado, the winner of the awesome game Trek to Zion, created by my dear cousin Jen, is...

who wanted to win it for her daughter.

Congratulations Mary! (And NaDell) Please email me your shipping address at

Thanks everyone for playing! And if you didn't win, remember you can still purchase the game at Far West Books or any of the links on my earlier posts. It will be well worth your money, I'm sure! And thanks to Jen for sponsoring this giveaway! You rock, as always.